I received a link to a site that has dedicated its’ existence to bringing more awareness for people of colour who are missing. This is a painful (but true) part of this country’s imbalance– national Mainstream media offer little to no attention with the same concern as they do when a white women and white children are missing. Shame on them for their indifference. “Why O’ Why” is posting their link to our blogroll as well, for a secondary location for the important work they are doing. I’m highlighting their latest posting of a young black woman named Chrissita Cage from Detroit.
Police are asking the public to assist them in finding a missing local woman. Twenty-eight-year-old Chrissita Cage has been missing since Oct. 26 and suffers from bipolar disorder. Officials said they found her vehicle on Belle Isle with all of her personal items in it. Here is Ms. Cages’ photo:
If you recognize her or know of her whereabouts, please report any information you have to the local Detroit police department.
Again, it’s a real disgrace that this indifference occurs, but it is more than great to discover that there is an organization out there who has devoted their energies to this worthy mission. People are people and should all be given the same attention when a loved one is missing. Black people have families members too and are just as devastated when their children go missing. Ms. Cage IS someone’s daughter. Our prayers are with her family. Again, the site is called; Blackandmissing.org and they are also under our blogroll (to the right).
EDITORS NOTE: UPDATED 4/15/2011– that note should now be to the left on the blogroll. I’ve been utilizing a new format since this original posting. Thanks.