A new HBO docuseries highlighting racial disparities in missing persons cases across the country is receiving praise on Twitter for bringing attention to an issue many say is oft-overlooked.
The four-part series Black and Missing is a joint effort from Emmy-winner Geeta Gandbhir and journalist, author and activist Soledad O’Brien. It follows Derrica and Natalie Wilson, sisters-in-law and founders of the Black and Missing Foundation, a nonprofit that strives to prove “equal opportunity for all missing.”
The series highlights the foundation’s “uphill battle to bring awareness to the Black missing persons cases that are marginalized by law enforcement and national media.”
The first two episodes debuted on Nov. 23, with the final two episodes airing the following day on Nov. 24. All four episodes are now available to stream on HBO Max.
“If you have access to HBO, please take the time to watch the documentary ‘Black and Missing,’” a Twitter user wrote. “It needs to be seen and this subject needs needs so much more attention. Missing black people, especially women, get so very little attention and media coverage. This needs to change.”
BNC News correspondent Candace Kelley praised the “must watch” series for bringing “awareness to the Black missing persons cases that are marginalized by – well – everyone.”
“‘Black and Missing’ was such an awesome documentary…,” another wrote, adding that “The Black and Missing Foundation is doing the Lord’s work, and the hard work, for our loved ones!!”
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SOURCE: The Grio, Jaelen Ogadhoh