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NY Judge’s Death Now Being Viewed as ‘Suspicious’ by Police

The New York region was shocked to learn that a groundbreaking judge had been found dead on the banks of the Hudson River, having reportedly taken her own life. But now new information has surfaced indicating that police believe that the death of Sheila Abdus-Salaam was “suspicious.” Abdus-Salaam, 65, the first African-American woman to serve on the New York

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Remains of Missing Black Woman Identified as Those of Monica Sykes

The human remains of a missing Berkeley, Mo,, Black woman have been found. Police identified remains found in Kinloch, Mo., as those of Monica Elaine Sykes, who went missing in October of last year, KMOV reports. Sykes, 25, was last seen five months ago and police say she left her Berkeley home and got in a

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Why the Crisis of Missing Black Girls Needs More Attention Than It’s Getting

An academic study analyzed news coverage of missing children and found that only 20 percent of reported stories focused on missing Black children. This, despite the fact that Black children account for 33 percent of total missing children cases. In other words, missing Black youth are grossly underreported in the news. For missing girls, it’s

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Police: 15-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live

Police in Chicago are searching for five or six suspects, each of them men or boys, who they believe raped a 15-year-old girl who had been missing and broadcast it on Facebook Live. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the girl went missing on Sunday, the Associated Press reports, but police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was

MISSING PERSON: Athena Joy Curry

Athena Joy Curry disappeared on May 27, 2011. The 21-year-old was seen with her boyfriend, who is also the father of her 21-month-old son, on Beecher Street and Cascade Road in Atlanta. Her boyfriend reported to police that Curry stormed off at 3AM after a physical fight, leaving her son behind. Curry was last seen wearing

MISSING CHILD: Bianca Lily Jones

Little Bianca disappeared following a reported carjacking of her father’s car on December 2, 2011. The car, a silver Mercury Grand Marquis, was stolen from Bianca’s father at gunpoint. It was later located by local police with the engine running, the doors open, and Bianca’s car seat still inside. Bianca is light in complexion, with short

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