When the #BringBackOurGirls movement started years ago, nobody expected that in 2017, 195 girls would still be missing and so little has been done about it. Similarly, on our own turf, specifically in the DMV area, young black girls are being abducted at outrageous numbers, and it somehow hasn’t made national news.
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These cases of missing young girls more often than not are directly linked to sex trafficking. People have trouble believing this, however, usually because of some of the myths that are widely believed instead. Jeff Johnson breaks down these myths and reveals the truth. Click on the audio player to hear more in this crucial exclusive clip from 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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Black & Missing: May 2013 Edition
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1. Terrilynn Monette, age 26 - Missing since 03/02/13 from New Orleans, LA
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2. Alyssiah Wiley- Missing Since 4/20/13 from Willimantic, CT
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3. Jashayla Hopson, age 6- Missing since April 30, 2013 from Scooba, Ms.
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4. Dominique Taylor, age 15 - Missing since Mar 29, 2013 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
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5. Keiosha Felix- Missing since April 20, 2012 from Duson, LA.
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6. Tarasha Benjamin- Missing since June 26, 2010 from Selma, AL.
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7. Patrick Kennedy Alford- Missing since Jan 22, 2010 from Brooklyn, NY.
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8. Asha Jaquilla Degree- Missing since Feb 14, 2000 from Shelby, NC.
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9. Alexis S. Patterson- Missing since May 3, 2002 from Milwaukee, WI.
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10. Adji Desir- Missing since Jan.10, 2009 from Immokalee, FL.
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