Lawmakers to host town hall on missing black girls


Lawmakers to host town hall on missing black girls

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The Black and Missing Foundation reported that 64,000 Black women and girls were missing nationwide
A New Jersey lawmaker called the incident a “national emergency”

The announcement by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls comes amid calls for federal assistance to help locate missing African-American girls whose profiles are posted almost daily on the Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Twitter feed.
“In 2014, the Black and Missing Foundation reported that 64,000 black women and girls were missing nationwide,” Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-New Jersey, said Friday in a statement. “It appears that there are many structural and institutional components contributing …

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