A Voice In The Wilderness...
While working on the post for Karyn McConnell Hancock, I researched via Google, the subject of missing black women and little or no media coverage.
Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon a blog that is dedicated to missing/found/or recovered black people who's garnered little or no media attention.
Check out Mz.
Deidra's blog and add it to your blogroll:
Black and Missing but Not Forgotten
The dedication that's necessary to continually update a blog of this type is nothing short of divine.
Deidra refers to herself as "Just a concerned black female :)"
I beg to differ.
Deidra has chosen to become a warrior in the fight against disparate treatment of minorities in the media-and has wielded her blog as her weapon.
And for that I say
Not only is keeping up this type of blog an arduous one, but it can be frustrating, as well as rewarding. Check out an interview with Deidra: Deidra Speaks. I too remember the case of Stepha Henry and the planned interview surrounding her disappearance. I also remember MSNBC decided Paris Hilton going to jail took precedent over a black woman who was missing. Ratings wouldn't be high enough.
I was heated!
Deidra, I just wanted to throw some love your way...I can't imagine how much comfort you've brought to the missing people's families and loved ones-knowing they indeed are not alone.
God bless you!