‘Our Black Girls’ LA Journalist Erika Marie Tells Stories:- Here we are sharing a piece of big news with you. The stress for the family of someone missing is enormous. There is terror, there is despair, but there is also hope. They hope that their beloved ones will come back to him at the end of the day. After Felicia Marie Johnson, 24 years old of Huston went missing her family issued a public plea for information. She has last seen on 15 April when she stopped into the cover Girls Night Club, where she was looking for work. Community activist Quanell X has asserted that Johnson had provided a ride by an unexplained customer after her uber had been late. Johnson has not been heard from since. 

'Our Black Girls' LA Journalist Erika Marie Tells Stories of Forgotten Missing Women'Our Black Girls' LA Journalist Erika Marie Tells Stories of Forgotten Missing Women

Felicia has been missing for a month now. Felicia’s family reportedly hired a private investigator to find her blood-covered mobile. While Houston police said they are passively investigating the case, nonprofit search, and rescue group Texas EquuSearch has connected to the search for Johnson. Some months ago, the story of missing Gabby Petito enthralled the media and the public. The 22-year-old’s body had been found tragically found within eight days of being reported missing by her family. ‘Our Black Girls’ LA Journalist Erika Marie Tells Stories

What Is “Our Black Girls”?

For Black families, however, Gabby’s story was a prompt that the media is not always equally worried about their missing daughters. There would be a regular update, but no evening special news. Their stories will gradually fade and the families will continue their search alone. This is not something only the Balck families claim, but also data.

As per the National Crime Information Center, 268,884 ladies had been reported missing in 2020. Nearly 100,000 of them were Black ladies and girls. Black ladies allegedly account for less than 15% of the US population, and yet, they made up more than one-third of all missing ladies reported in 2020.

And here is why we do not know their names: In a 2016 study titled “Missing White Women Syndrome,” legal scholar Zach Sommers found that the media covers news of missing Black people with fewer stories compared to when people from other demographic groups go missing. Will families of Black women continue to grieve alone because the stories of their daughters dim away?

Keeping in the mind this issue plaguing society, Erika Marie Rivers, 39, released a website called “OurBlackGirls”. A journalist and activist for many years, Erika lives in Los Angeles. She released the site back in 2018, and calls it her “passion project”. OBG became a trademarked, non-profit organization in 2021. Stay tuned for more updates.

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