Who Is Killing Us


TV One, in partnership with the Black and Missing Foundation, is currently embarking on a project that will begin to act as a corrective to the national media landscape, and even more importantly, will hopefully help spur a national conversation about the value of black lives and how we might go about saving them. On Wednesday, January 18 at 10 PM ET the first of a ten-part series devoted to bringing attention to disappeared black people called Find Our Missing will begin airing. The series, which is hosted by S. Epatha Merkerson of Law & Order and Lackawanna Blues, will be complemented by social media and online content that will provide information on additional missing persons cases and other social justice issues.

Of the twenty people to be featured over the course of the series, nine are women, six are girls between the ages of two and fifteen, three are boys between the ages of three and twelve, and two are men. Tia Smith, one of the executives in charge of production at TV One, says the intention of the show is to represent a full spectrum of black Americans who are declared missing, and that the hope is not just that it will be something of a corrective to the lack of media coverage of disappeared black people, but that it will also serve as a “clarion call for activeness and community involvement.”


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