A little over a month ago, I posted about a young lady named Deidra who has dedicated her blog to missing black people. She's done what mainstream media has REFUSED to do...REPORT OUR MISSING PEOPLE. I felt she deserved a repost. Family, PLEASE add Deidra to your blogroll, and visit her blog and get some of the stories and post them. We never know what may come of it.
It's your time to shine, Deidra :)
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!
Black & Missing
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