TV One's 'Find Our Missing' premiere draws new tips
Pamela Butler, left, and Hasanni Campbell are featured on the first episode of TV One's "Find Our Missing."
January 19th, 2012
04:40 PM ET

TV One's 'Find Our Missing' premiere draws new tips

Editor's note: Dr. Drew and his guests explored the issue of whether the media ignores missing minorities. Watch "Dr. Drew" at 9 p.m. ET and PT weeknights on HLN.

By Sarah Springer, CNN

(CNN) –The series premiere of TV One's “Find Our Missing" on Wednesday has already drawn new tips on some missing persons cases.

"Find Our Missing," hosted by “Law & Order” actress S. Epatha Merkerson, documents unsolved cases of missing black people in the United States. The premiere episode shared the stories of 47-year-old Pamela Butler, who disappeared in 2009 in Washington, D.C., and 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell, who vanished in Oakland, California, that same year. Eight more stories will be shared throughout the season.

The cases come from the files of The Black and Missing Foundation Inc., , which helps publicize cases of missing people of color in the United States.

The organization, founded in 2008 by sisters-in-law Derrica and Natalie Wilson, has seen a huge jump in web traffic and some new tips since the show aired, Natalie Wilson said.

Derrica Wilson, the organization’s president and CEO, said the show provides awareness about missing people whose stories often go under-reported in traditional media. The organization has helped reunite a number of families using a tip line, emergency alerts, social media and other sources. The show's website includes message boards and other platforms to help people share information.

“This show complements the efforts of the foundation," Derrica Wilson said. “Right now there is no platform. We don’t have any platforms such as this series to bring attention to missing persons of color.”

Craig Henry, director of programming and production for TV One, said cases involving missing black people are often overlooked because of stereotypes surrounding the black community.

“I just think that the general belief about black people is that most of us live in impoverished conditions and crime is a regular part of our lives. When you hear about people who happen to be missing, we are a bit desensitized, unfairly so, to black people and crime,” Henry said.

“Once we developed the idea we found there was an overwhelming volume of cases, the best ones were the ones that really had a lot of unanswered questions, but they also had to be of diverse backgrounds."

The show includes interviews and re-enactments that tell the story from the day the person went missing.

“We wanted to take more of a mystery story approach," Henry said. “The best thing would be to talk to these people and then do re-creations to pull it all together to get a well-rounded story.

“It’ll remind you of people you know. To think that someone would vanish without a shred of evidence is unthinkable, if you can imagine. The viewer is left wanting answers, too, and that’s where they do their call to action to submit information and to get involved."

Although TV One’s audience is predominantly black, Henry doesn’t believe that will hinder outreach to a broader audience.

“We are focused on black Americans because they are so disproportionately represented. The point is we felt that it was important to utilize our audience, which is primarily an African-American audience, to help," he said. “The more the black community is aware of how disproportionately we are being affected by a missing persons cases, they will start going to their media outlets. They’ll begin expecting more from their communities and the people that support them, which will break outside of the immediate grouping.

"'Please get involved, call this number' - I think that’s a powerful message.”

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  1. Howardhuntine

    well kevin if you are still in need of them i think this is there contact
    and details,ring them for advice ,just say Howard said you would sort him out

    June 3, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. techwiz

    Ther eisnt a single European nation on the face of the planet that does not trace its fortune back to crime against Africans, not one, and these petty pale theifs today have the audacity to say ,get your own money. The immigrants in america are following their fortunes from el salvador, from nicaragua, they follow their money and the whites say, go back home an cal them nasty names..are you seeing a pattern, they have never ever done anything but steal, exploit, rape and murder. How could you possibly expect them to relate to anyone on the earth, they have foul words on the lips and cling to their stolen spoils, what they dont realize is the resources and things dont mean anything, we are a single human family, but they place all things and resources as greater value and drive themselves to an insanity. The lack of genetic diversity in the biological makeup means they will continue to have greater incidence of genetic afflications, weaker eyes, weaker skin, weaker muscle mass, they will die out in their greed. They cannot come to the table of brotherhood, the Natives taught them to live and they butchered them, the chinese invited them in and the opium wars, the Africans invited them in and look there, the People of india invited them in and look. There isnt a single interaction in the history of the world or people where this warlike animal has not demonstrated the inability to join the human family without stealing, raping murdering and lying about having done it...Then their petty progeny rape everything on the earth with sandusky scholarships and Priests altering boys in the rectory, they are sick. They used to get in their sunday best, pull out food and a band and light a slave on fire, put him out before death, cut off fingers and toes and genitals and make jewlery and hang them around the necks of their children and wives for over 500 years, this is a beast, do you think that doesnt scar their physche forever, is it even possible they could do that and not be made sick...We should never touch their hands, their children we should completely get away from them. The lack of genetic divrsity by definition makes them sub-human.

    January 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • mr. Magoooooooooo

      Wow... Hate much?

      February 1, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
      • techwhiz

        No hate, I have adopted childrn of other races, FACTS..Refute or dispute any one of them a mirror is a hard and cold place and because those who have suffered under the worst of your proclivities can articulate it, it must be hate huh..No..I love, thats what allows me to speak quite clearly to what UGLY is and what it looks like.

        If there was no historical basis for these points, then perhaps I could be dismissed as a Hater, I can provide historical reference for every single assertion, It is not hate to relay a fact.

        February 1, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Techwhiz

    !1 Sentence response to all the poor afflicted reverse racism criers..in 2011 a White man was stabbing Black men to DEATH and killed 15 of them before ANY news station even gave us a heads up as to where this was happening, description, nothing...10 years ago 17,000 aborted fetus were found behind a California laboratory 90 percent were black, 5 years ago 300 Black boys disappeared from British society, only 2 were ever found, case closed...

    In 1963 a census question asked white america if they thought all things were equal racially in relation to access to Jobs, housing, Education, healthcare and ever metric along the human equation, 85 % answered yes..this was the year of Medgar Evers...Dont even waste time trying to convince them, they cling to their purses and cannot see how every white nation on this earth traces its financial stability to the Crime against ours..so Stop trying to educate them, work on our agendas and our minds and close the faucet of African resources to them, THEN see how much they are more open to actual conversation.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mamma Beans

      LOL!!!! YOu really take yourself seriously, don't you?

      January 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • mr. Magoooooooooo

      "in 1963..." 85% of HOW MANY White people? All of them? You should try using updated data to make a point in the context of a current topic. By the way, if you despise Whites so much and ALL of us are beasts then stop using any technology created by US. Starting with the internet. Thank you.

      February 1, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • J

      The first publicized and actual EMPIRICAL use of binary numbers was done by a German, it's very likely but not empirically proven that the greeks used it as well.... I have no clue where you're getting your.... ahem... fallaciously amusing "bone from 37,000" years ago... no doubt probably from some prejudice based afro/black panther party. Pedantism is a good thing when done objectively.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Libby

    The point some of us are trying to make is most white individuals could care less if you have a black only missing person's site. Most of the white race could care less if you have black only anything. The POINT being made is if the white race would have anything restricted simply to whites, all hell would break lose. There would be fires, shootings, marching in the streets, law suits, Jessie and friends would be there, etc. What is acceptable for the black race should be acceptable to ALL races.

    January 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • AD

      Funny you say that. When everything was restricted only for whites the fires and shootings you saw were happening to black people by whites!

      January 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Flamingo Kid

      I totally agree.

      January 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Azgal

      I agree! Why does the media accept blacks Only?.. But if this were for Asians, Native Amer., especially a show for missing whites- the program would be racist! How can we the people be equal when this type of programs go on? I refuse to watch the show!

      January 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Siobhan27

      The reason that shows like this highlight African Americans is because often the news does not report them missing. News outlets often think of ratings, and nothing draws in more ratings than young, White, blonde haired women. Not to say that if they go missing people shouldn't go looking for them either, but what can a parent of a Black child do when media outlets refuse to circulate information regarding a missing child? It's not racist, it's reality. We are still struggling with the race question many decades later even when it comes to missing persons. The best thing anyone can do if they want this to not be "racist," is demand that ALL missing people get equal coverage on t.v. and radio and amber alerts feature people of color as well. Until that happens....well then....foundations for African Americans and other people of color will continue to exist.

      August 22, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. AD

    White people live in an entire society steered towards their interests. Almost everything is geared towards their enjoyment and they just can't take stuff that doesn't focus on them. I bet no white person born in America could handle a world where they aren't the majority.

    January 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Flamingo Kid

      Actually, White MEN are the ones who are dominating everything. Gender discrimination is far more important to address than racial.

      January 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • techwhiz

        Did I see some irrational statement that Gender discrimination is far more important.

        This is the problem with the European mindset, it tries to assign a value where none belongs, ANY Disparity creates a rift that can potentially never be repaired. However a breif view of the American suffrage movement reveals that the demure white woman learned the principals , resilience and strength to assert herself, from where...Oh right..from Mammies, so Black women whispered in her ear to stand up and that she deserved, well what happned, did my Grandmother get promoted with that white woman, NO so you can keep your Gender discriminations and all other poisons you have unleashed upon the earth. Every single port the European arrived at from the SECOND HE LEARNED he brought his rape and discriminations and nasty names for the people, EVERY single plot of earth since 311 B.C.E

        Today all they can do is defend their right to the lions share and the loudest voice in all affairs, there isnt a single life form on the face of the earth that has not been infected with the knowledge of what they want, like, feel, need.

        Challenge 1 WORD ANYONE..

        January 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazz

    I hope one day we can stop seeing in color. We should all be color blind. And what makes it worse it to read stories like this and then read the comments posted afterwards. And from where I stand I see ignorant comments coming from both sides. When someone goes missing, they need all the media attention they can get to be brought home regardless of whether they are Caucasian, African America, Hispanic, Asian or Indian. And we really need to stop referring to one another as "Whites" or "Blacks". A person is a person and ignorant is ignorant regardless or race or skin color. A lot of you guys need to check yourselves and grow up. We can't be equal if we're always playing the race card.

    January 26, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • LisaS

      I agree with you Jazz it should be about the fact that MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN are missing.

      January 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. biracial

    My mom is white and my dad is black. They have been married for 22 years. When they started dating they snuck around and when people found out, people did have a problem with it. When they got married behind my grandparents back, they decided not to care about all the stupid opinions. They were happy. They put up with the looks,words,and hate from people who didn't approve of their relationship. My parents can now go anywhere and not be looked at like their a disease. People have changed and things have changed. Yes their are those who still have a problem but now that problem is frowned upon. No one cares anymore except for the few who refuse to accept change. The show could have been named something different, but this show is about all the people who weren't blessed to see this change and fell through the cracks because it didn't come sooner. Me and my siblings are all biracial, we fall under both categories. I'm tired of people being angry over a black show. There are plenty of shows that feature missing people, the majority of them are white people.This being because the media feels they are a bigger story and will get more sympathy and coverage. Now that there is a show that is for black people only, some have a problem. Their issues shouldn't be with the show and what it represents, it should be with the things in our past that made it come to this point for the forgotten. IDC if you have denial about the past. The reality is black people didn't always recieve what they deserved and for those who are lost, their family most likely never got the investigation that would have been giving to white people. This show is about giving those people a chance to get justice for what happend to them and/or a chance for their families to see them again. This show isn't rascist, it's an opportunity for the people who never had a chance to be found in a time where people were very ignorant and a time where some media feel that the only story that can help their stupid rating are ones about white girls put in dumb situation and things happen. Everyone matters and everyone deserves a chance to be found whether it's media about a white person or a show for black people.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jim

    If god (whether you believe or not) posted a reply to all of you negative people who make comments that belittle and/or preach hate, I would love to see what your response would be. Anyone that takes time out to cause hate and discontent for no reason will eventually have to answer for their behavior when it's your time to leave this earth, I hope and pray that some of you will change prior to that day because if not, your in for a big surprise.

    January 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SoaringHigh

    I get so sad reading all the posts here that are of a negative nature, may you all be at peace with your maker.

    January 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SoaringHigh

    CobraKiller ......Are you reallythe way you sound?

    January 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Interesting

    So- I read many of the comments that have been posted and I figure..why not bring some actual research into the mix...
    First, I think anytime a news outlet focuses on missing people, it is a good thing...it does not matter what the reason or color of the person is. These people are missing and need to be found. PERIOD. I think that everyone can agree to that, at least, I would hope. For those making this into an issue about welfare and clubs...let's really look at that. First, research will show that the majority of those on welfare are white. The only reason people believe differently is because of the inability to do research while believing the race baiting that often goes along with media coverage. Now, that being said, in some states the percentages of one race being on welfare is much more prevalent depending on the majority of race in those states (obviously), however, overall whites are at a much higher percentage than other races. The other piece that has been argued is the "clubs", "colleges", and other places where races can claim as their "own". This is laughable to me as there are still plenty of clubs that are for "whites" only and for those that believe this not to be true, do the research. Many country clubs in cities are "whites only", or what about white supremacists? Is that not a club for whites only? How many "secret" fraternities exist for "whites only". The only difference is that white people try to be more undercover about their clubs and gatherings. I love the melting pot that should exist in our country...however...we are a long way from truly reaching acceptance if the comments on here are any indication. If you have previous knowledge of the missing people on this show before it aired..good for you...but I suspect you didn't and if it doesn't make you think about how you can help ANYONE that is missing..then you have completely missed the point of the entire article.

    January 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ginger315

    Do you think the media is primarily focused on "white" stories because the population is 90% (or 89% on another site) white? Hmmmm

    January 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Is No One Paying Attention??


      72%. You're an idiot, and obviously didn't ever learn to write a research paper and use credible sources.

      January 25, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
      • ginamero

        This post may have been wrong but using the word, 'idiot' is completely uncalled for...you sound as bad as all the others. What's with people being so hateful because they can't be found? Why is it you give yourself such high moral standing then call someone idiot?

        January 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Is No One Paying Attention??

        Well I give myself that moral ground because the smugness and arrogance of the racism used in the post I responded too was astounding. To throw around false statistics as if they are fact and then base a racist claim off of them is appalling and happens far too often in this country.

        We collectively do not hold people accountable to what they say in these posts, and you talk about me posting whatever I want because of anonymity?? How many people read that statistic and took it at face value?? It's reckless, and people need to start being called out for writing whatever they want.

        January 30, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. white boy

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa all you cryin black people Grow up. Always whining, that person racist, this person racist. My god you blacks or worse then anyone when it comes to being racist. Deal with it, nothing gonna change in your lifetime...

    January 24, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Fannie

      Im a black female and those women just like me go missing every day. plus people tend not to care when people of other races are killed or missing so please read a book.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
      • ginamero

        That may be true for you...not caring about the pains of people who aren't your color...but I don't feel that way at all. Anytime I see all the murder and rape and slavery that goes on in Africa or Haiti I'm quite sad. It's completely distressing to see all that, how can you say it doesn't matter because the skin is different. That's the world you live in...maybe you should read a book as well.

        January 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Black Man

      First, you need to proofread before you send anything. Second, how do you figure black people are more racist than white? It doesn't matter who is more racist. The only thing that matters are the people that are missing whether they are black or white that need to be found. If anyone needs to grow up it is you. I guess you love to see when something comes up about black people so you can comment something crazy and dumb as quick as you can. Next time if you have some thing crazy to say don't even bother reading the stories just click on something else and keep your dumb comments to yourself. GOT IT!

      January 25, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      WHITE BOY, you are entirely correct in that statement. As long as WHITE BOYS like you think like that!

      January 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Wendy

    Missing persons isnt the only thing the media is bias about....politics is another. This is a great show. Whether you like it or not, people go missing every single day. We do not get national coverage on them all, but if you look at the storys that are put out there, they are predominantly white. That is the media choosing what stories to put on the air. Does it really matter if this show is an outlet for the black community to join together and try to help find the missing? 20 years ago, racism was still extremely perverse in everything. Things ARE and have gotten better. This show is taking a look at those cases that got no attention years ago in hopes to find peace for their FAMILIES. I think instead of saying "this is racist" maybe you should watch the show and see if there is a way to help. Crying racisim is exactly what you claim the black community does on a daily basis. Maybe, one person at a time, we can start to truly overcome....from both sides! I think it is a great show. it is sad when ANYONE is taken from their family. Everyone, regardless of their skin color, has a mother or father or someone that will miss and does miss them everyday. NO ONE deserves to live with that pain! I hope this show gains momentum!

    January 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    CobraKiller, you've been spewing poison on this topic since the story was first posted. Take your meds and move on. You don't seem to have anything valid to say to anyone, white, black or whatever.

    There is nothing wrong with a portion of the population feeling that they are under-represented and speaking out about it. We are talking about missing victims of crime! We should all be doing anything we can to find out what happened to ALL of these poor people anyway possible. CobraKiller, I have a feeling if this was a Native American show, or an Asian-American show, you wouldn't object as strongly, or as loudly. I as a white person do see the difference in coverage, but it is a basic concept of the media at fault. Sensationalism sells. Every journalism grad student knows that.

    January 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Correction: I am not a "white person", I am a Irish-German American. And if anyone wanted to do a show on missing people of my ethnic background, nobody would give it much thought. So why the fuss here? Good luck to the show.

      January 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Katie

    Pathetic.. If there was a show based on missing 'white' people, it would be called racist...

    January 23, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Candice

      Really Katie? I think the "show" you're talking about is called the general media. You already have a show my friend. Obviously if things were equal as far as media coverage for black people, this organization wouldn't need to exist right? Think about it. It's really funny to me when white people complain about black colleges or any black organization. If you were the minority in a country, wouldn't you want some type of organization looking out for you? Obviously this country is going to do more for the majority whether it were white or any other color. Minorities make up a much smaller portion of the population, obviously they are going to get railroaded at times which is why organizations like this exist. Stop taking is so personal, like it's an attack on you.

      January 23, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Kadee

        Yes, minorities DO make up a much smaller portion of the population. But really, you think black people get railroaded?? How could that EVER happen, it’s NOT happening because it’s not allowed to happen. Not with the NAACP, Rev Jesse Jackson, and others like them always lurking and at the ready for a fight. Btw, the minority in this country is really becoming no longer about black, Asian, Hispanic, etc. Nope, the minority is becoming about white people. Since the high rate of groups like Hispanics and other nationals coming into this country, having one child after another as well, white people are very soon going to be the minority. How can we not take this offensive and racist show personally, Candice?! White people are not allowed to do anything remotely close to that, so why are black people allowed to do it? Special treatment because of the NAACP lurking in the shadows is why they’re allowed to get away with it. *smh*

        January 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      What is pathetic is your comment. Should not ALL people be important. Take the RACE CARD out into the back yard and bury it. I get so tired of both sides pulling it out , to play like a cheap deck of cards!

      January 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      So true! If it had the words "white missing people" there would be front page racist protests.

      January 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Black Man

        You can create your own show and put "White" in front of it. No one is stopping you or anyone else who thinks that from doing it. If this had something to do with Asian or Native American I bet all of you wouldn't have one thing to say about it but you just love to open your mouth as soon as an African American comes into play. I guess black people need to get on the white stories and do the same.

        January 25, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Lise C

      Yup, lets not care about people missing. Lets just care it's not about "white" people missing. I am white and I always notice how the cute little white girl or the pretty white mother of 3, etc etc...get splashed all over the media but the minorities are rarely mentioned. Can you name me one minority missing person without looking it up that has made front page or major news channels? Very sad....

      January 24, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Well Katie there are plenty of show that focus solely on white people. I have been watching Disappeared for quite some time now on ID and have yet to see a black person featured on this show. They are all white. Ever watched Nancy Grace? When was the last time you saw anyone on that show that wasnt white. Your comment is ridiculous and quite ignorant in fact. All you have to do is look around you and turn the TV on to understand that most shows on TV are for white people. And believe or not Katie I am white.

      January 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. QuietStormX

    It's a shame it has to come to this on TV One. This shoud be on the major media and news shows with a much wider audience but NOT. It drove me crazy whenever I see only whites broadcast and or blonde. Someone knows something like in AMW. Says alot about out Media and News dominated by white old men. In charge of what is broadcast or published for us to see or read when we are not all pale or natural blonde.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  18. Janet

    "Finding Our Own" sounds like a pick and choose type of segregation: It's not all right to seperate people based on race, but we're going to be selfish and self-serving when it comes to a select race of choice. People go missing everyday for whatever reason. When it's a domestic problem, not a lot of coverage by the media will make things go faster. Look at poor Nicole Brown-Simpson: everyone forgot about her and were constantly worried about OJ.

    Quit making this a racial issue when it's not.

    January 23, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
    • PD

      I think you totally missed the point.

      January 23, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
    • QuietStormX

      If it's not about race, what is it? When you don't see or hear about these cases of missing people. When was the last time you've seen heavy rotation on local or national news and media of a person of color missing like you see for white girls?????? I see some in the Washington, D.C. metro area and P.G. County in Maryland that leads the local news daily than anyother area around here with crime or fires. With some getting in with the wrong croud or wrong area of Maryland.

      January 23, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  19. Actually

    Has no one here never seen 'Disappeared' on Investigation Discovery? Missing persons of all races and ages are featured on the show ... people of color AND 'white' people.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mischievious

      I watch that channel religiously and your right it does show all races. Sometimes I think in trying to desegregate ourselves we wind up doing just the opposite. The fact that there is a need for a channel for people of color in this day and age is just plain sad. I really believe its counter productive because it once again segregates us by race. We should instead make pests out of ourselves to make sure people of all walks of life get equal media attention, especially where the missing are concerned. I think Discovery ID is a prime example of a great start.

      January 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • PD

      Seriously? What is covered on a cable channel's forensic/reality tv/crime show is your comparison to the mainstream news media's headline coverage?

      January 23, 2012 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. in agreement

    A bunch of the missing have probably been abducted in sold to the slave trade. You know this country is famous for enslaving people. When the earthquake hit Haiti they even ran over there and tried to steal the children.Claiming they were "a christian"group.Yep that's probably where they are. Especially the children, white men love them. Thomas Jefferson raped Sally Hemmings for years. She was 13 and he was 30 years older than her. Your history book didn't tell you that did it.Your deceived if you think your skin color,or your social status,makes you better. Everything America has, they got it on the backs of slaves. What a disgrace.

    January 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. t-bone

    Is this show about finding black men that mysteriously disappear after knocking up a woman?

    January 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      It was probably your old miss!

      January 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Haha

    I doubt this show will help. All black people look the same.

    January 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      THAT is what your MAMA said, fool!

      January 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  23. bigrockcreek

    Black or not, the cases being aired involve people whose disappearances did not attract enough attention for justice to be served. I applaud the effort of this show in bringing closure to families who are hurting. Also, to those saying people need to "pick themselves up by their bootstraps," I used to feel that way too. However, I've learned that some people are at such a disadvantage socioeconomic-wise and have no opportunities in this world to succeed. It isn't that they are lazy, stupid, etc. Go into a poor neighborhood some time and ask those kids how many of them have been to a zoo. How many of them have had a chance to see exotic animals, a beach, try ice skating, or go to a library. Those are opportunities many of us take for granted. My kids have had a chance to see animals from all over the world, ask questions about different terrain, see a body of water, and all the while they are learning about what they see. My kids have an advantage in this world because my parents gave me an advantage in this world.

    January 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ron

    Answer me this... Why is it that Black people can have a black college, black clubs and now apparently black only tv shows... (This is disgusting btw, who cares what color skin you are if you are missing you are in need of help!)... if I, yes as a white person, started a show that only searched for white people... I would have 5000 black people on my lawn tomorrow holding signs... Get off your high horse, there is NO white man keeping you down.. There are MANY black people that are better off than me. This is just an excuse for the lazy living off welfare. You people and yes I do mean YOU people need to get a clue. The future is ahead, stop looking back.

    January 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • RN

      Totally agree. Pick yourselves up by your bootstraps and make something for yourself. The only thing holding you back today is laziness.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • It's Me

        Since you seemed to have missed the memo, this is a prime example of picking one's self up by the bootstraps...

        I think you guys don't know what you want. On one hand you say "stop whining and do something for youself", but when we actually do, you whine about us being "self-serving" and how if you did it you'd be the bad guy. Make up your mind.

        January 23, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Just what the HELL does that have to do with MISSING PEOPLE?

        January 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Research. You are being lazy.You are holdin yourself down. You lack understanding. Search.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Well said Ron – thank you. We do not need segregation and separation.

      January 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • candyz1

        Yes...yes...and ignorant white people have spoken. Lol

        January 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Sense YOU decided to get into my business. What I think about anything like you is really not the issue here. The most important of all matters is not to let you win. And that is a fact. You will never be anything but what you are , and of that Iam not really sure, LO!

        January 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      I tried to post this earlier, but racism will end when white people get over the mentality that blacks somehow owe them an explanation for the projects that they develop. This show is doing a good work and all some of you can do is be indignant that it's about people of color.

      January 23, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Kadee

        I could agree with you about this show being a good project if it were geared at helping ALL people instead of just helping to find missing minorities. The show IS about people of color, ME. There’s every reason and every right to be feeling offended and insulted by this show. It is outright and blatantly racist. I mean, come on, the show describes itself as dedicating to finding ONLY missing minorities. WTH is up with that nonsense?!? How can it NOT be considered racist?? If white people developed a show like this, just exactly like this show, and geared it towards finding strictly white women and children, well, my GOD!! Ole’ Revie Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Benjamin T. Jealous, Roslyn Brock, and well oh shoot, the entire board of directors of the NAACP would immediately be yelling & screaming about it. The next thing we know they would be requesting a special meeting to be held with the creators and producers of the show, pronto!! Sorry but, racism will end once black people realize that no one is out to get them, no one is holding them back, also if they got out of the past and joined the rest of the human race in the present day they could see no one cares about what they’re doing.

        January 23, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
      • me

        @kadee this conversation is like trying to explain trig to one of the kardashian sisters....they just don't get it. But here I go again, if anything you seem to be taking this show way too personally because White people aren't on it. Why is that?? I'm starting to think that people who think like you are too indoctrinated to see the other side of the issue. And I also think that this is something that you need to get over- Black people are not looking for white people's approval anymore...those days are over and done with. That's the real issue that you and others have with the show. It's like 'how dare these black people do something that we disapprove of'? Well, we don't answer to you, so get over that.

        January 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      YOU PEOPLE? Now that was really original. People like you will never understand that caring about people other than just ourselves, is what makes SOME OF US HUMAN. MAN OR WOMAN is supposed to be more intelligent than any of the other , but comments make me wonder about that!

      January 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      RON, how long did it take to get those BLACK COLLEGES? And all of the other things to go with them, that we of color now have? I for one do not want, nor need anything that belongs to you. What I do want is for people to stay the HELL out of me FACE with your ANTIQUATED IDEAS,PERIOD!

      January 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      EXCUSE ME! Have you ever been to a FOOD STAMP OFFICE? There are just as many WHITE people as there are BLACK people sitting there. SO YOU SEE that has NOTHING to do with this matter, one way or the other. How do we find MISSING people of any color, by any means necessary, should be the BATTLE CRY for ALL of US!

      January 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      I posted a reply to you, but this site did no let it go through. S o here goes nothing. T he problem here is being obscured by all of the BS that I am reading. If I did not know better I would think that a great deal of you are complete MORONS. But you too have the right to say and think what you will. After all this is AMERICA!

      January 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tara

      Right on RON!!! 🙂 The truth has never been told any better!!

      January 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Since your share the same kind of thoughts as RON, maybe you two get married, and raise another generation of damn fools!

        January 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |

      Hay Rod they do have a show that found white people it called the Nancy Grace. But also we have to think about people and love ones. You have been hurt from your dark pass you need Jesus.

      January 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Penny

      Back the truck up Ron.... no one said that only black people could watch this channel. There are channels out there geared towards many different groups... women, men, children, sports lovers, perverts. There are stations that have Italian or Mandarin News Casts. Why not a channel geared to a certain race? Why not as a white person watch a channel about another race. Why be ignorant about other races? With ignorance comes fear and intollerance. Grow up and learn. Teach not preach.

      January 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Face

    Oooh, wrong story.. I thought this was about the 8 missing Iowa Precincts......

    January 22, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  26. Clark

    You have to be a pretty missing white woman to be noticed. Seriously, you rarely see anything on T.V. about missing White Males or any other group.

    January 22, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Actually

      Watch 'Disappeared' on Investigation Discovery.

      January 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  27. sabina barnes

    Yellow coboose this is about missing blacks,and if you dont like it,do yourself a favor look at peoples court there you will find your people.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  28. LadyJ

    So sad to see such a good cause overshadowed by the ugliness of racism. Even more disturbing to see how white America takes everything African Americans do to try and help ourselves as offensive. Some white Americas will never get it because they don't know how it feels to look out into the world an NOT see images of themselves portrayed in a positive light, and only their dirty laundry aired. They don't know how it feels to have to face stereotypes on a daily basis and try not to live up to them. Not all of them but some just don't have a clue, and frankly don't care to. Why should they? they don't have to, right. I mean there not the one's being ostracized. Maybe once they stop feeling attacked by our efforts to help ourselves they will open their eyes. But then again maybe not. Either way it doesn't matter, we will keep moving forward. As for including more races into the programming I agree. I hope to see more minorities although they do nothing to rally or unite with us for equal inclusion of all ethnicity's. We have always fought and died for everyone to have the same rights. Excuse us if we want to do something just for ourselves as all other minorities now do. Lastly, don't take it so personally white America. We want to get over the past just as much as you, however we find ourselves still having to make way and take what is given to you freely, so it comes across that way. We understand that the sins of the past are your ancestors, but we are still living with the racism as is evident from above posts, and therefore it's effects and so the need for this show. As long as we must be reminded so will you. We are not enemies of each other, the enemy is the mentality of racism. That is something we all want to die.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Well said.

      January 22, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Bbutler1

      Very well said indeed!

      January 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • pam

      While stereotyping can be wrong, there is a reason for it. If I noticed a Mexican who can't speak any English I would assume he is here illegally. There would be a 99% chance that I would be right, but I guess you could call it stereotyping.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kadee

      What’s so sad is how sorry you feel for yourself, Lady J. What’s so sad is how bitter and angry you appear to be because of the color of skin you were born into and how you perceive the world today. White people don’t know how it feels to have to face stereotypes on a daily basis and how to try not to live up to them?? Umm, excuse me Lady J, but what exactly is your post saying?? Your post is filled with nothing BUT stereotypes. So boo-hoo, cry me a river, and get over all this “poor pitiful black me” garbage already. This is 2012, not the 1800’s, or the 1960’s, no this is 2012 and I would say black America is doing just fine thank you very much. They just haven’t stopped feeling sorry for themselves or stopped screaming “poor me, what about my rights” yet to realize that all is fine now. It’s especially people like you who cannot get over it, who are living in the past, and pitying themselves. Black people keep screaming for their own holidays, own tv channels, their own “whatever”, all the while white people are forbidden to say ANYTHING about it. GOD forbid if we do, or GOD forbid if we say why is there special treatment because IF we do, we are called racist. BUT if black people talk about it, they are NOT racist. Hypocrisy at its finest. AND excuse me, but NO you DON’T want to get over the past, you LIVE in the past. It apparent with disgusting examples as this TV show geared ONLY towards helping minorities. Hypocrisy and racism at its finest. If you want to separate America Lady J by saying “white America” and “black America” well then, how about “black America” STOP taking everything, every dang thing, so personally and just get the heck OVER IT already. You are your own enemy.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Very well said LadyJ – however please understand what some of these postings are saying. If the shoe were on the other foot – what would you be saying. I just want everyone to be found that is missing – black, white, green, purple. Fair coverage, fair searches, etc. It's not about Black & White - it's about Rich and Poor and the sooner people wake up to that the better off the world will be. However, your point was very well written.

      January 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Puggy17

      Thank you for that Lady J. When all you see being reported on the news are blond or brunette young women or girls, it does beg the question "what about everybody else who is missing?" For the other folks who post on this site carrying on about this being a "racist" venture...you are right, the world is not seen through our eyes...they only see themselves, in commercials, in sitcoms, in movies, etc., and if you do see another group of people (Asian, Hispanic, African, Arabs, Indians) being highlighted or broadcast, you tend to cheer and say "finally!" Many people are missing daily...Mexicans who venture over the border, Chinese immigrants who are loaded into shipping containers, Africans who are crammed into one bedroom apartments, and when one of these go missing, no one raises the alarm. It is so with African Americans. Only in recent memory with the disappearance of Phylicia Barnes was a young black women featured nightly on the news and I suspect because her case was pushed mightily for it to be so, otherwise missing people of ethnicities other than Caucasian are almost never highlighted. Folks on this site seem to be offended that the show is on a "black" network featuring stories about missing black people in thier communities-well if not them, then who? Would you really care? And as another person pointed out...there may be one black toddler reported missing (if ever) for every 5 white child reported missing and thier story gets told ad infinitum while the black toddler's story falls off the radar. We need to get real people. The network TVOne is doing a service for those families that are looking for thier loved ones. All this viral racial and insensitive hate-mongering does not resolve anything except make the person spewing the vitriol feel better that thier comments are being read and followed by others like themselves. Missing is missing no matter what color they are and if the national media paid attention to this and broadcast ALL missing children and/or people alike, TVOne and other outlets would not have to create a series to highlight the plight of missing in our communities because they would be doing it already.

      January 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  29. sabina barnes

    Hey,cobrakiller ,helen. You two just dont get it.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  30. smiley

    I think everyone forgot the whole purpose of the show, it isn't about color or who has more money, it is about all of us in America, people are missing everyday and no one cares about anyone, because we are worried about crime and self, Sometimes I wish we could be like the Europeans, because when people needed help they would stop and help,

    January 22, 2012 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |


    January 22, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      GEORGE,are you CRAZY?

      January 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Darla sez

    The truth is there are good and bad people in any human group, black, white, muslim, christian etc,. Being poor also does not automatically make you a bad no account. Missing people and especially children should have all sorts of attention and manpower exerted to find them. I hope this tv one program is very successful at solving the cases. But I will not be watching because we have killed off our tv.

    January 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  33. GINA

    CNN.... you are low dogs, your headline is questionable 'TV One's Find Our Missing' Premiere Draws New Tips. Yet no information as to which missing person the tips pertained to, your story line's main focus was to hi-light the fact that it is a missing persons program on a black owned network showcasing missing black adults and children. I can picture your ugly faces smiling and laughing as the comments pour in.... Mission accomplished! There was and is a need for this kind of programing, I'll be watching it as long as it runs what a shame CNN didn't think of it first. Mission accomplished!

    January 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Steve

    Regarding some of the posted comments-I hope that the Hispanic and Asian media have similar shows-the more the better-and don't forget all of the missing men of all groups. Hopefully,TVONE will have short segments on unidentified bodies. Some of the ones on doenetwork.org have very distinctive clothing, jewelry,tattoos.

    January 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      Steve! you are a very SICK PUPPY, but hmmm

      January 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Hi,Robert-I was serious and not sick-people say that there are 40,000 unitdentified bodies in the USA-the show would not show anything gory-in St Louis, a community activist names Alonzo Washington fought to have a little girl's body identified-he succeeded. Please see http://www.doenetwork.org.

        January 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Eli

    What if I being white do not watch this show because it is on a black channel, and I have seen this person or know where they are at, but I dont know they are missing. So are we to the point that we are saying let whites take care of their own and let blacks take care of their own. We all know that saying and doing that is not right. We must work together. You know the old saying a house divided will fall. We are their in politics and race so we will fall.

    January 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Queen

      If it wasn't for this show you wouldn't have known about them anyway. So it wouldn’t matter.
      Americans should be taking care of each other but that’s not the case which is sad.
      With the love of God in your heart you can love all.

      January 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  36. lilgtogirl

    Its quite simple why the police and media do not cover minorities: they are too stupid to realize that "snitching" is what law abiding people do. I am sick of hearing black people say that they are not snitches. Nope, they aren't. They are also not alive, living good lives, or safe in their own home. I don't even know why they bother to call the police. They never want to report anything.

    January 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      Black people have created there own lives. They must now live with it.

      January 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        You know, if I did not feel sorry for a fool like you. What you say, and the way that you think, I would probably get mad. But in your case I will make an example of you. Just ignore you!

        January 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Cool !!! Someone else who thinks the way I do. I would give anything for black people to be recognized as equals, they just make it hard is all

        January 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        Your kind are so ignorant.You poor thing. Your parents created you and now Americans have to live with it. Woe to America.You should remember your same words on September 11,2012.Remember my words too on September 11,2012. Its so unfortunate.

        January 22, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • BD

      Lilgtogirl, by reading your comments and others, I see why America where they are with racism. I'm just glad you are not God and deceive everyone destination. Will pray for you and all the other racism posting. I bet you, along with the others say you're not racism and call yourself outstanding citizens.

      January 22, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Look BRO DO NOT LET IGNORANCE give you a hard time. Let people be who they are and find something constructive to do with your time. Like lets say thinking about how stupid the human race can really be. But then again you did not ask me. So I will just butt out. N o pun intended.

        January 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      would you if your narrow minded ASS was on the line.

      January 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  37. abby

    I hope that this proves extremely successful.

    January 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      Abby, so do I ! We all need a little help sometimes, that is all.

      January 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Anna

    I am very happy this show is being aired. There are many missing people's cases that do not get enough coverage, like Hasani Campbell, Adji Desir, Jhessye Shockley, etc. The insanely overt racism in these posts, decrying such a program as evidence that minorities want special treatment, or that such a program should not be allowed because it caters to one group, shows exactly why such a program is necessary. I am constantly shocked by how narrow minded and uneducated so of my fellow American can be.

    January 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      Sorry about the typo. The last sentence should read: "I am constantly shocked by how narrow minded and uneducated so of my fellow American can be."

      January 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Thats OK, not many here understand I would like them to head back to the motherland " Africa" They would rather moan and groan who the white man wont increase there welfare benefits.

        January 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Welcome to the club. But rest assured it is not just a white thing, sometimes my people makes my ass ache.

        January 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        {{{ you take it up the bum ? }}} that's just plain nasty...

        January 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Zena

        CobraKiller, go back to Europe where you came from, get an education, and get a job. Do us all a favor–we don't need people like you!

        January 22, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        If I was to leave then a big chunk of my tax money would be gone, then there would be less welfare money to spread around for the likes of you. Besides I have been to Europe, nice place, just don't want to live there.

        January 22, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      Sorry about the typo. The last sentence should read: "I am constantly shocked by how narrow minded and uneducated so many of my fellow Americans can be."

      January 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Misti

    Missing Since: May 3rd, 2002
    From Milwaukee, WI
    Was 7 years old at the time of her dissapearance

    I hope something about this child will be featured on this program!

    January 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      So do I

      January 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Misti

        Thank you!

        January 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Misti

    Some of the posts that I have read here are very sad. I think that this new program is a wonderful way to bring attention to the missing. Many of the posts here are very racist. I bet none of you had even heard about these two missing people have you? Neither had I. You should ask yourself why? The reason why is because news agencies dont care to report stories about missing African American people, and not because Pamela Butler or Hasanni Campbell family members love them any less than a white family loves there families.
    When no one is listening to you how do you have a voice? Popular news stations like CNN and FOX are not the voices for African Americans, that is unless they can report something terrible that a black person has done.
    I just want to say that it really is a hurtful feeling to not know where your child is, if they are being hurt, if they are being feed, if they are warm, if they are being treated right, if they are dead or if they are alive, and it doesnt matter what race, religion or economic status the missing person comes from it hurts each and every family the same.

    January 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      While I feel for the missing families, the stark reality is that that that black community is looking for preferential treatment. Not just for the missing but on a large number of fronts. Ever hear of a earned right? Why do we have Ghettos? What is the major race in Ghettos? As sad as it is... I rest my case

      January 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lynda


        You are exactly the reason that this show has to be. There are too many people in this country who are sick and demented just like you. You obviously have low self esteem and the only way to make up for your pathetic existence is to look for someone who you can berate. NEWS FLASH...neither black people or anyone else cares about you or the sickness that you spew. You may now crawl back under your rock and get back in bed with your sister.

        January 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Um I am not Black so I dont sleep a " sista"...Loser

        January 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Misti

        I am a black woman, and I dont want preferential treatment from anyone, just an even playing field!
        I think that you are the fellow that posted something about all black people want is welfare, and go back to Africa! I am not from Africa, I am from America same as you, so I am home. You dont think white people are on welfare? Well they are, and there are more white people in America on welfare and food stamps than therer are black people, LOOK IT UP, IT"S TRUE!
        Yes there are more black people living in ghettos, and most of them are honest, hard working people who work really hard to move their families from there!
        There are more white people living in trailer parks, and most of them are probably hard working honest people who want to move their families from there too!
        Everyone is significant, and deserve to be heard no matter what your color is!

        January 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        You have no case, nor class. Either we learn to swim together or we will damn sure drown TOGETHER.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Let me ask you a question. Have you ever been to NAM? Well I have,and we had things like you there too. As of yet on my worst day I would not have to ask something that resembles you for a DAMN THING!

        January 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        You born stupid or you work at it ?

        January 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        That is the same question that I was going to ask you. However you have more than made up my mind on that matter. There will be no further meed to tire myself with any future comment. Not to the likes of you anyway! Have a nice day!

        January 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        I work hard at what I do, so as not to be bothered by someone like YOU!

        January 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ali

      In a reply to one of your commenters, you claim you want an even playing field. There is no network nor television show that is strictly for "whites only". Are missing minorities underreported? Yes. I'll agree with you. However, creating a show that is ONLY for one race or another doesn't even anything out. It just creates the opposite problem. As I said in another comment, create a show that covers all the races fairly, and you'll get everyone watching. We should be opening EVERYONE'S eyes.... not just one racial group at a time. If you want to be treated equally, treat others equally as well. Serve as the example for others to follow. Someone has to step up and be that voice of reason. If you feel there is unfairness, then create something that IS fair. Don't create something that is equally unfair but on the opposite side of the scale. That doesn't balance things. It just creates more opposition. The black community says, "White TV doesn't fairly cover black issues." The white community says, "Blacks want their own programming, so they must want special treatment." It's not solving any problems... it's creating more.

      January 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        To that I being a black person will agree to. What you say has merit. Any show that profiles just one segment of society is wrong for all of us, and keeps us at odds. A show should include everybody, that way we all are included.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        You should tell that to CNN.

        January 22, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • chelsea12345

      Very well put Misti. Some people just cannot see past their own small worlds.

      January 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Who the hell do you think runs CNN? It damn sure is nothing BLACK!

        January 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yellow Caboose

      lol – complaining about racist comments when the show itself is racist by focusing on "black people." When is people is gonna just be people ?

      January 22, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        LET US RIDE TOGETHER ON THAT ONE, OR MAYBE NOT.Sounded pretty good for a minute!

        January 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Puggy17

      Thank you Misti. Very sensible and clear-headed response to those who would make this a "race" issue. It is not. Loved ones are missing and there is no venue available in certain communities to get the word out that they are. No widespread press, only locally distributed "have you seen this person?" posters which are very limited in scope and reach. Were that the media could have a small piece each night that highlights the missing and make it a part of each broadcast (CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc.) and not only make it news when a Caucasian person (woman, child or man) is missing..that's where the disparity enters in and for all those who are decrying the status of a "black only" network having a series about missing folks, if the above were true then it would not be necessary. Who said you could not watch a network that highlights concerns of the black community? Your choice...I watch CMT and any other network that tickles my fancy, I don't limit myself to a network just because it (seemingly) caters to one group. I learn stuff about others in this country by watching and often it is very inspiring, interesting, humorous and enlightening...try it sometimes. For those who also think that networks like BET and TVOne is only for black folks, try again...your kids are probably watching it in any case and are a lot more informed than a lot of you seem to be. Once again, a loved one is MISSING and anyway there is to get the word out to find them will work..if the national media won't do it, another way has been found. Simply put.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  41. derrrrrrr

    Are people honestly calling this racist? If you don't like it don't watch it...

    That would be like saying the phantom gourmets beach barbecue is insensitive to vegetarians and shouldn't be hosted.

    January 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      Oh! I love BBQ's!! They have good fried chicken, ribs, and watermelon at those things!!!

      January 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        MITCH I like you, because you an idiot! You make no sense at all.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      Robert, you like me because "I an idiot and I make no sense at all"? Hmmm, K. Same could be said for you too bra'! Yous know what I'm sayin' bra', always lots of ribs, chicken, watermelon served up at southern bbq's. Gots ta gets me some dat goot stuff. Maybe some collard greens too. Lovin' me some southern cookin' at those bbq's! 😉

      January 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Mitch, since I am a CHEF, I could prepare RIBS and all the rest, that would just tickle your taste buds! Have a good life.

        January 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Rae

    For how many more years must we as white Americans be required to pay the debt created by our slave-owning ancestors? Slavery has ended, yet we are forced to continue to walk on eggshells with our words and our actions so as not to "offend" African Americans. It has been claimed all over this page that African American's receive less media attention when they go missing and I think that's utterly ridiculous. It's not about skin color, it's about socioeconomic status. A child from a middle class family with supportive and present parents is going to get more media coverage than one living in poverty with non-present parents. I understand that TV One is a network directed towards black American's, but I think therein lies the initial problem. If there was a channel specifically oriented for white American's, it would raise hell in the black community. Whereas, we are supposed to sit back, have this thrown in our face, and accept it without argument. If only things really were equal...

    January 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heidi Reeves

      You will have to deal with it the rest of your life,,,Unless U as a White Person, start advocating for the rights of all men and women regardless of "Race, Creeed, or Color"...that is how long it will take.

      January 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • chelsea12345

      You are paying a debt to black people because there is a TV show bringing attention to missing children? Is everything about you?

      January 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Debt payment, my ass. Where is my mule and the 40acres that is due me. If you really want to do something for me just get the hell out of my way. I have taken care of myself since I was 6years old, so why in the heck do you think I need from any of you now?

        January 21, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Minnie

      So you think all black are poor? You are just ignorant. Statistics do not back up your claim.

      January 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      Rae, I am black and I AGREE with you. Sometimes the real issues get lost in all the confusion of side issues, that it is hard to keep focus one the things that really important. Where are all of the people that are missing?

      January 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      By the way, I have taken care of more people than I can count. color was not the issue not then and certainly not now, just between us, it is a GOD THING. Thank you very much. Just keep on living, Life is far from through with any of us. Back and humbled.

      January 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      200+ years. That's how long you will have to walk on eggshells. Don't blame the black community blame your ancestors.Re-read your comment.Not all missing black people come from poverty. Even if that were true THEY ARE LOVED. Look at the poverty of a racist heart,your family loves you don't they?

      January 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  43. Plato68

    Is it abour race? If 10% of the population is left-handed, and a store stocks 90% of its golf clubs for right-handers, but only 10% left-handed clubs, it is about hands? If 80% of the population identifies with a missing child because they remind her of little Mary Jo, but only 20% identify with little Kaesha, that's a simple part of humanity.

    And, a network wants viewers. Do they produce programs to get max viewers, so the sponsors will pay a better price per minute, or go for a lower volume of viewers? Their employees want to be paid, and they don't want a smaller paycheck because their sales are to a smaller number of customers, or to be laid off because of a drop in sales.

    Viewers decide what they WANT to watch, not what some social organization tells them they SHOULD watch. We wouldn't be watching car repossession shows if we let someone tell us how we are supposed to spend our time.

    This whole "my race" and "your race" thing gets tossed into a very simple equation where it usually doesn't belong. I want to pay my bills and feed my kids. If left-handed Liithuanians like it, or not, I'm going to build and sell to the largest number of people I can find. If 2% of the population of the US is left-handed Lithuanians, I'm not going to produce 50% of my stock for them and watch it rot while my kids go hungry.

    We all need to stop "race-whining" about what we want, and deal the best we can with our own individual lives.

    January 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  44. CobraKiller

    Look complain all you want. I have a great idea !!! Since this country Ignores you as you say, why don't you make us all miserable and pack up and head back to the motherland... AFRICA !!! No wait, that won't work.. They don't have Welfare there.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  45. sabina barnes

    Hey,cobra killer whats wrong with the names that african american ladies have you dont get it this isnt about you ,so stick with the subject at hand.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      yes, you are correct, keep the topic at hand about missing Black people that even the vast majority of Black people don't care about.

      A very few people here even care about the missing. I applaud those few, but still all missing should be searched for, not just those with weird names.

      January 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        What is wrong with having a weird name anyway.It gives people something to try and project as rational speech.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        um, er, ok , sure, if you say so.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        It seems as though Mr.CobraKiller has been reading those lying "history books".He's been watching that one-eyed-devil(T.V.) a bit too much. He thought he was becoming more intelligent.Decieved again.Now that's a small,unintellegent mind.LOL LOL LOL LOL OMG LOL Ignorance has bred ignorance.

        January 22, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        I guess that explains why your here then. :O)

        January 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  46. sabina barnes

    To the one who is just saying, you aint saying nothing. If you feel that way ,thats your problem this a program for missin black children,if you dont like it Watch something that you can comment about.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • helen

      learn how to spell

      January 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Who the hell are you? A school teacher? Did you think that up on your own, or did you need help? I understood what she meant. Find some place to park your mind!

        January 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Cherie

    Another double standard and a situation of "wanting your cake and eating it too." If white people had a program on any channel called "Find Our Missing" and ony featured white people, an uprising would occur and lawsuits would be launched. The only reason we see more missing white people featured is that the families of those people keep pushing it in the media. There was nothing special about Natalee Holloway but even to this day, her mother has not kept quiet. There have been many missing African American children receive media coverage. What I can't stand about black people is they are always looking for an excuse for their failures, poverty, absent fathers etc, no media coverage for their people. It's easy to blame white people but GET OVER IT and get off your duffs, pull your pants up, learn to speak properly, clean up your filthy language (using the n word) and make something of yourselves.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      Awesome post !!! To bad that Black people cannot, will not accept the truth !! I still say all missing people should be accounted for... not just blacks.

      January 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dana

      Cherie there is a show that caters to Caucasian's. It is called the nightly news. People of color are rarely represented on traditional cable shows. Name a regular black character on Freinds, Seinfield or how about Cheers. There is nothing wrong with an entertainment channel or show that represents people of color. Every time I see something on the news regarding a missing person, they are almost always white. There are PLENTY on lazy, foul mouthed white people too. By the way I am white.

      January 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eli

        Family Matters, Cosby Show, Jamie Fox Show, Meet the Browns, even way back with the Jeffersons, Whats Happening, Sandford and Son, gone are the days that anyone can complain that there are not shows mainly for with black characters. Please dont use this as an example. There are many more than this but I wasn naming some of my favorites.
        If we all want to get along we have to come to an uderstanding there are idiots in any race that is racist, but overall I do believe people are not racist. Folks we elected our first African American as our President 4 years ago. That should have solved people playing the race card all the time.

        January 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      You do have a r.v show just for missing white children, Nancy Grace. Are you crazy?Blind? Or just plain stupid?

      January 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Learn to speak properly, clean up your language using the N word. Oh does speaking proper english make one American better than another?Deceived a-gain. The N-word. Not its bad when it comes out of your mouth,because when it comes out of your mouth it comes out of a dirty heart.What you hate about black people?Get yourself together. That's just it -you are full of hate. Who cares what you hate about black people. Tell us what you hate about yourself. I hate that the history books are full of lies, so called heroes, murderer, rapist, thieves,cheaters,liars just to name a few.They are heroes alright.Satans heroes. We can say the n word if we want to,but you better not let it come out of your mouth. Especially in our presence. That's right.

      January 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  48. HillClimber

    Why is CNN promoting this obviously racist program?

    January 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Because they promote racism. You probably just cant tell.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  49. sabina barnes

    Attention for those. Who arent african american,the program is on tv one. You have enough channels. ,that just for once we can at least have something of our own that we can enjoy,and dont have to explain why this very,very, very important program is needed so for all you complainers. Go look at some programs that are intended for you,and leave tv one to us.

    January 21, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  50. teresa, ohio

    Again, I mean no disrespect.... but PLEASE blacks/ african americans/ hispanics... make this show a hit. PROVE to America that YOU care. He11, prove to YOURSELF you care. But, I will tell you the ending of this show.... It will be cancelled within two seasons. No one will watch other than the first few episodes. I hope I'm wrong.

    January 21, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  51. Old White Lady In Charlotte, NC

    @joan mccormick – Yes Joan, I live in Charlotte and followed the tragic disappearance of Ms. Barnes. This young lady was mentioned and shown on a daily basis and I was so saddened at the outcome. I most certainly wish ALL missing children were given this much coverage

    January 21, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Misti

      I am an avid news watcher on CNN, Headline News, and FOX News stations and I never heard this story. I live in Milwaukee, so maybe it was publicized locally, but not nationally!

      January 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Aggie

    To whites, stop saying You People and finding a reverse discrimination slant to everything...to blacks, stop saying the n word which is offensive to EVERYONE and making that squishy sound with your mouth when you are annoyed. There, I've solved 90% of the racial problems in the U.S.

    January 21, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  53. Mary

    We all know that the "blonde missing coed" gets all the airtime. It's just to sell news. Do you think as an over 50 missing person, I would get any more attention than a 2 sentence paragraph in the local news referring to me as elderly, or even better, "Granny". They are all tragic situations, but do remember that behind every one of these people, there are wonderful dedicated detectives who keep their cases open year after year, hoping to get that one break they can take to their families. Go on the doenetwork.com,, possibly the saddest website you will ever see, for their cases. We all in NYC would like nothing more than to get our little missing boy, Patrick Alford, back.

    January 21, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary


      January 21, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Misti

      I am going to look at that website frequently and I hope they find him too!

      January 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  54. sabina barnes

    First of all, tv one is a african amercian. Net work and anyone getting all upset because they feel that we dont have. Aright to look for missing, african americans,needs to realize our missing people are just as important to us as, There ,missing loved ones are to them.

    January 21, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  55. Marisa

    why is this show focusing on black american? Shouldn't a show like this focus on ALL missing americans? Shouldn't matter if they are black, orange, yellow, green or purple with spring yellow polka dots. Drives me insane when one 'group' is focused on. Its flipping america. It shouldn't be you, me and them.. it should be US.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • meee

      If there was a show all about missing white people it would be considered racist...just saying

      January 21, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Yellow Caboose

        I agree. Organizations like naacp continue to foster racism instead of mending it.

        January 22, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        You people are absolutely crazy!!! You don't even notice the dispariities, that's why this subject will continue to be "in your face". You watch t.v every day are you going to honestly say that all missing people of all colors get fair coverage? You people are very,very pitiful.My prayers are with you.

        January 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • toadears

      It's true that sectioning off pieces of America by race is polarizing and exclusive. However, it is also true when Ms. Merkeson says that for years nobody in conventional law enforcement or the main stream media cared if black children and adults went missing.

      January 21, 2012 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  56. fandango

    Here is this stupid SOB COMMENTING AGAIN....CobraKiller
    Kuaneshia, Shardenay ? That's another thing, these weird foolish names. Wake up people, in case you did not know it you were born in America, not the bushes of Africa. And you wonder why your getting singled out. YOU BRING IT ON YOURSELF...Sheeesh

    Africa is our motherland, as it is yours, fool. All human life emanated from Africa and we want to distinguish our names from the ones the slave owners in this country gave us and we are proud of these names. Whether you and other whites like them or not, we don't really give a damn. Just like the names Hugo, Otto, Rebecca, Mary Frances are all ethnic names from European countries. Arabs, Jews, Latinos all name their children from names in their own culture. We don't have to have "white" names. They are no more attractive than the Shena-nays, etc. in our culture. We love these names. As for you, go to hell.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • TellDaTruth

      Now you know those people are ignorant!!!!

      January 21, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  57. CobraKiller

    Question ? Why is this even worth discussion? It's quite obvious that black people feel hurt when we don't agree with the majority of there meaningless drival. They will run crying foul to some of there Black leaders. CHANGE THE PERSPECTIVE OF YOUR PEOPLE, rather then whining about it. There are many famous and respected Black people out there. Quit trying to force white people to respect you. EARN IT.


    January 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • fandango

      Look, SOB, we don't need you and your racist comments on here. This is about African Americans and Latinos whose relative go missing and the white media doesn't feel it necessary to report it. So take your trailer trash white a$$ back to the Ron Paul KKK newspaper you are used to reading. We do not need your crap.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • fandango

      QUESTION, WHY THE HELL ARE YOU ON HERE COMMENTING ABOUT EVERY RACIST THOUGHT YOU CAN CONJURE UP. Hurt? Are you some kind of fool? Oh, wait, you are taking your usual drug, Meth, right? What parent wouldn't be hurt when their children disappear. And by the way, no, white media doesn't just report only on two-parent black families with missing kids. If two parents were the criteria, a lot of white cases would never be reported. Ever notice how many whites go missing and the mother has no clue who the father is? Just saying.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      We will continue to force you to respect us. That's why you wouldn't say 1% of what you are saying in the average black mans face. You are a whimp. Brave behind a keyboard. You are the weakest.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Maybe so, but heaven help you if there is ever an open season on Black people... Moron

        January 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      Now on that I CAN AGREE, RESPECT IS EARNED, not given away. However I do have and always have had white friends who respected me for who I am, and the feeling is mutual. But negative conversation, no matter from what quarter it comes from is a waste of the human intellect, PERIOD!

      January 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  58. DaveinCincy

    I'm not against the show...whatever helps bring missing people back home or brings comfort to the families.
    But let's be real.....maybe it's not all the media's fault that there is less coverage for missing blacks. Maybe it's much more socio-economic than race. Maybe it's when the police officer asks the mom "when did you last see your son"..and the mom replies "He always stays out late but show's up in the morning for breakfast"....and he's 12 or 13. It's just not going to get the same attention as parents who know where their kids are 24*7 and the kids veer from that schedule.

    January 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee

      there are white peple who lie about the last time they seen there kids and it turns out to be them that killed them. so its not a race thing.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • fandango

      And that same thing doesn't apply to whites? And what mother tells the cops her 3 year old stays out all night and comes home in the morning. There is something wrong with you and your kind. Something foul and evil.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • toadears

        I am white. It is true that for many years, centuries even, nobody but the black family and community cared if somebody went missing. Not the police, not the media, not the other citizens. It is also true that it does not matter what kind of background, parent or problem the missing person had in their life. Something caused them to disappear and we need to react to that. So, I agree with what the article says and I agree with you. However, it is not helping your position when you answer a racist with more name calling. Please learn to rise above him/her and take the high road when answering the ignorant people online. It will give much more credence to your points.

        January 21, 2012 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Let me help you. You are trying to rationalize irrational behavior. Case in point. Honor Roll Student from South or North Carolina, visits family in Maryland. Never heard a word from the media until about 3 or 4 months later.The family reported that they had tried very hard to contact Nancy Grace's show to get coverage. They got it 4 months later. That's one reason I don't watch her show anymore, that's trash. All she covered was Casey and Kaylee. Waste.Pathetic, uncaring. That yound lady from Carolina missing in Maryland. Who in Maryland,besides her two sister could have ever known she was missing. Stop making excuses. Black folk aren't the only ones who make excuses for unrighteous behavior.

      January 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        @toaders You first state that you are white. Well it seems you would correct the racisms coming from that end. See what we mean. You all support that hatred, You agree with us,but your chastising us for defending ourselves? Interesting.

        January 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Puggy17

      I don't think so Dave. You made a poor example of a mother who replies to an officer's query about her son who does not come home (supposedly) at a decent hour and it (supposedly) is customary for him to stay out late or at odd hours. But what about the businesswoman coming home from work who is jacked in her car? or the high school student coming home after attending extra-curricular activities after school? or the child plucked from her backyard playing alone? What about them? And it is not about any socio-economic issues...it really is about the low regard the larger society has about African-Americans and other ethnicities in general. Historically, law enforcement shrugs off reports about missing black individuals, but ramp up their efforts if the individual were Caucasian. Sure the case remains open, but too often it goes into a "cold case" file and does not get much attention. The comments above really should focus on finding our loved ones and anyone who is missing a child, father, mother, aunt, sister, brother, uncle, etc., knows the pain of being in limbo and not having any closure simply because they do not know where their loved one is and the national media and cable news networks does not lend itself to finding them because it is deemed "unimportant" unless and I will state it again...unless it is a Caucasian person and that person does not have to have money or be prominent, simply be "white". So your assertion that it is a socio-economic issue is way off. Kaylee Anthony and Natalee Holloway are two names we are going to be hearing about seemingly forever..not so with others in the black community who remain missing and unaccounted for....in part due to the perception that you and others hold about their status in society and the misconception that they really do not count and thus do not deserve airtime. Note: I will agree with others on this post and say that until Asians, Hispanics, Arabs, Indians and people of other ethnic persuasions are made as important to find as Caucasians, then this debate will rage on forever. Our society at large is quite responsible for this and until the "race" issue is resolved....regrettably we will be at each other's throats over this.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  59. Rawil75

    It's amazing how many people live in the dark. Someone made a comment that Black people accept the disappearing and murdering of their loved ones as normal behavior,,and that they do not want to find their loved ones because of this acceptance. Are you really that ignorant? So I guess when a White person spazzes out and goes on a killing spree or becomes a serial killer White people are supposed to accept that as normal behavior??..Hey...the profile for a serial killer is usually a White man. That doesnt make any sense. The point is that Black people DO report their loved ones missing but they get very little media attention. Yeah..your local station may broadcast it on the news..but you're probably not going to catch it on CNN every week. Everyone deserves to find their loved ones no matter their color. This show just happens to be hosted by an African-American woman on an African-American station. If someone wanted to televise a show on a Latino station or otherwise I would watch that too....STOP THE IGNORANCE PEOPLE.....

    January 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaveinCincy

      Whatever brings peace to some of these families....more power to them. I think the problem people have is that the show is basically saying their only going to highlight black families. That's hurtful to families who may not get the media attention you talk about...and yes...there are white families with missing people who don't get coverage. At least the more well known programs don't brazenly say they're only covering certain races. Even if 60% are white. (Guessing..not actual data)

      January 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |


    January 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      Could be I guess, as I stated as well, this is the second show for missing Black People, the first is
      " Americas Most Wanted " were they are "missing" aw well.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rawil75

        and the show for missing Whites is.. To Catch a Predator.....

        January 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        They should make a show To Catch Molestors. Oh yeah they have one To Catch A Predator.LOL LOL LOL NAS-TAY. You can't hide forever. They need to put that in the History books. Warn your children people, watch those coaches, and boy scout leaders. They are not what they appear to be.LOL LOL LOL LOL

        January 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Dees

      George, sorry for forgetting what your comment was. But after reading all the weirdness that was going on, my eyes are tired and I am shutting down for the night.

      January 22, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  61. Lisa

    Glad to see there is a show that promotes finding missing people of ALL backgrounds. It is unfortunate that our media tends to highlight "blonde hair, blue eyes" that go missing. One needs took to Natalie Holloway, the run-away bride, the Peterson case (in CA). You rarely hear a thing about a Black or Asian or Hispanic woman that goes missing, unless they are a known individual.

    January 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • helen

      not true

      January 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Excuse me Natalie was not missing. She was a premiscuous American girl whoring after strangers in a strange land. That's the problem the media sugar coat what they choose. CobraKiller is not reporting on that.

      January 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        its people like you that have put Black people in the light they are in. You are pitiful just plain pitiful

        January 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. twang

    Blacks will not be equal as long as there is affirmitive action, and preferential hireing for blacks. When they can stand on their own merrits they will be equal

    January 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynda

      @ twang...so which is it? Are black people all poor and live in the ghetto or is it that all black people receiver preferential treatement via affirmative action. Don't you realize that these two things are opposites? Please stop just spewing some mess you heard and actually do some research. People are just people. There are poor, middle class, and rich people in every race. And race doesn't determine a person's mindset, it is what they are exposed to that accomplishes that. So if you will expose yourself to better information then you might be able to come up with something intelligent to say here.

      January 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      Blacks are equal now. Excuse me. Eyes, nose,lips teeth, arms,legs, blood, brain,fingers,brains, and the list goes on and on. Some people feel intimidated by others, so they create stereotypes and deceptions to make themselves feel superior. But it is all DECEPTION> A BIG LIE> Just Like the History books. Now how ignorant are you if you don't know that?If you don't know that more than likely you don't know anything. Thank God for OUR AFRICAN and African American Ancestors.

      January 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. SherwoodOR

    It is interesting, isn't it, to see just who promotes racial segregation in our country today.

    The idea that there exists a Black and Missing Foundation Inc., the fact that there is a TV show just for missing black people, is offensive to me.

    Racism will not end until we let go of it. And it's amazing to see who clings to it today.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud

      Get over it. Next year the series will be 'Hindi and Missing'.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn Simpson

      If the mainstream media focused on finding people of color, the black foundation for missing persons would not be needed. It is a fact that minorities do not get the same coverage when missing reports are filed. Minorities do not get national media attention when they are reported missing.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jeanette

    I don't believe Louis, he did something to Hasani! Are they stupid?

    January 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud

      Really Jeanette, it's one thing to say you don't believe Louis, but quite another (ie libel/slander) to say that he did something is not fair because you and I don't know. The show is looking for tips from those who know some facts.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  65. WowReally

    From reading all this i am getting the impression everyone is racist and everyone is a victim. The show has value but is also marketed to keep lines drawn between all races. Too bad the comments section on articles like this proves there are so many of us who just cannot evolve past the primitive view of the world set by our ancestors. Oh well, maybe a few more millenia it will get figured out. Good luck to us.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • toadears

      Yes, in regards to being online and commenting, all are victims and racist. And you left out bona fide geniuses. Oh,yes, definitely brilliant. I've met individuals online in message boards who were medical, political, religious, social, mathematical, and quantum physics geniuses, all in one. And usually underage and unemployed.

      January 21, 2012 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  66. Christie

    Here's an idea. Let's make things equitable. The media should report on missing people based on the percentage of the population that their race encompasses. Would that make anyone happy? These arguments are ridiculous! Instead of focusing on who gets more media attention, we should be focusing on the real problem – the criminals (murderers, rapists, kidnappers, etc.) who are causing the issue. We need to work together to strengthen our laws and punishments. Until we get a handle on the crime in this nation, these sad stories of missing people will never end. Until then there will always be someone who doesn't agree that a person gets enough media play. It doesn't matter if a network shows only whites or only blacks. The fact is the family of the white or the black missing person who isn't featured is going to be upset because they weren't. There will never be a resolution to this until the crimes are eradicated. People should applaud the successes of others rather than try to tear down the positive things they do. And we as a nation should work together toward the common interests we have and show a stand of unity rather than plaster our ignorance all over the Internet.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Initnow

    This show will be on TVOne...Do white people watch this channel? Hmm.... White folks have their own missing persons shows it's called the nightly news on HLN, CNN, Nancy Grace, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. Black folk are not segregating themselves; we've been segregated by folks in mainstream media. If y'all want to call it racist go ahead (I'd look the word up first seeing as how most of you are using the word in the wrong context), but it's about time somebody paid attention to missing people of colour. We have families, and loved ones too. Just.like.white.folks.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • rlkoontz

      I find your comments offensive. I am white. And I devote a good amount of my time to an organization called Doenetwork which is a group of people, most of whom are white, who also devote more han a goodly amount of their time to the plight of ALL OF the missing, and unidentified deceased persons in this country (and other countries too). And since I also have 3 children and a full time job, its not exactly like I have spare time, ya know? But I find the time.... do you? Do you know how many unidentified remains exist in the state you live in? How many are black? How many are white? How many missing persons are their for the state you live in? How many are white? How many are black? I live in Maryland. There are currently 251 unidentified remains on file with Namus, and 134 of them are of black persons. Why don't you go to Namus.(indentifyus.org) do a search on your state, and pitch in?

      January 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Initnow

        What['s offensive about what I wrote? I'm not an American and I don't live in the States. What I know about the missing where I'm from is provided through media that is less biased than yours, and through church, hospital and University organizations. American media can be very entertaining, there's no denying that. but fair and unbiased...hell to the naw.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • rlkoontz

        You don't see what you said as a statement that white people don't care that black people go missing in this country? Lets see what you wrote..
        This show will be on TVOne...Do white people watch this channel? You said.

        I say... so black people have a tv channel I can't watch because I have CNN?

        Hmm.... White folks have their own missing persons shows it's called the nightly news on HLN, CNN, Nancy Grace, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. You said.

        I say... I agree that *most* news programs do not cover many missing persons of color HOWEVER living in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.... I disagree as far as my local coverage goes.

        Black folk are not segregating themselves; we've been segregated by folks in mainstream media. If y'all want to call it racist go ahead (I'd look the word up first seeing as how most of you are using the word in the wrong context), You said.

        I say.. Not sure what you are talking about as far as mainstream media... frankly there are too many persons of color to count on almost every major TV show, There are countless major musicians of color, countless movie starts. There are black musicians I prefer over white, and there are black actors and actresses that I would choose to watch as well.

        but it's about time somebody paid attention to missing people of colour. You said.

        And that was where the offending started... your statement indicates that until Black and Missing started, and this new television show started that NO ONE paid attention to missing people of color and I tell you that is crap. Doenetwork has been around for a decade, I've been a member for over 5 years, and all 3 of my pet cases are black men (the absolutely most under-reported set of all) I mean come on... there is a case in NJ where a 300 pound man wearing Sean John from head to toe, and a very expensive watch was found floating in a major body of water and remains unidentified to this day. How can this man have gone missing and NO ONE REPORTED HIM MISSING??????? There is a black man found in Baltimore's Inner Harbor with not one, but the names of multiple women tattooed on his body and he remains unidentified because NO ONE REPORTED HIM MISSING. What is wrong with this picture? Do people value other people so little that when they disappear they are just assumed to have moved on without telling someone? And trust me, there are thousands of people of all races and ethnicities that are found deceased that clearly could be identified if someone would just report that person missing and give a picture or some details.

        We have families, and loved ones too. Just.like.white.folks. You said.

        I say, So by saying "we have families and loved ones too, Just.like.white.folks" You don't think you didn't say that you were black by saying that? You claimed you were black by saying "WE HAVE" against the context of the rest of your post and this article.

        January 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  68. RJohn

    White people are so dumb and alot of you are showing why with ya'll comments. It not that black people want to be seperated or not focusing on children all together, it is about the equal opportunity. Yeah, there a lot of missing children but the only missing children that actually get shown on TV are WHITE!!!!!!!! TV One actually give black families hope to finding their children like white people do on CNN and all those other news networks. There are actually more black children missing then most think. 1 out of 1000 black kids get shown on TV a year but let one WHITE baby go missing and there will be breaking news on every channel. If you white people stop acting like everyone get a fair share and that racism isn't real you might see that. Too bad that it has to take a black channel to find humans in America.

    January 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ali

      "White people are so dumb....." Ok, let's work with that, shall we?

      alot = a lot
      ya'll = combination of you and all should be y'all. But in the context of the sentence the word used should be "your".
      seperated = separated
      then = than

      Get an education before you start calling other races names. Or at least a spellchecker.

      As for the show, I am all for exposing missing minorities more because, yes, I agree that they are underreported. But it's a shame that other races are being EXCLUDED. Taking the extreme opposite approach doesn't solve the issue. Make it show that addresses missing people on a national level regardless of race and then you'll get me watching.

      January 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eco Velle

        Well said, Ali!

        January 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ms Pee

        I have to agree with you completely Ali !

        January 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • me

        you know that you've made a good point when the best that they can come up with is your grammatical errors!

        January 21, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  69. TDiddy

    What do you mean "You People"????!!!!!

    January 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • helen

      That would be you as "our people".Wake up

      January 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Kim

    This show is an awesome help to finding missing people. it reminds me of Unsolved Mysteries. It's a 10 part series and if we're lucky it will be on the air as a long term program. True, all people deserve to be found, but people of color have a harder time getting media attention. I personally have a blog page that covers the cases of missing people. The link is posted below. Please take time to read the stories as we try to get to the bottom of these cases and find the truth. Every child and adult of every race deserves to be found. No matter what the outcome is, these familes need closure.


    January 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |


    January 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynda

      Boo and hiss on you using all caps. Stop it.

      January 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  72. wassup

    What happened to all the missing Asians... dn't they need equal coverage too? (LOL on the race card being played here too.) A helpful consoling fact is that so many of these people listed as "missing" are just mis-placed...likely with non-custodial parent, or similar situations, rather than abducted for hurtful purposes.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chastiexy

      @ wassup: A 42-year old woman is not "mis-placed" to a non-custodial parent or whatever that BS was you spouted...Moron!

      January 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Eco Velle

    There are pleny of cases of missing caucasians in economically challenged communities that seem to get far less attention than those involving people in affluent neighborhoods. Sometimes they get no more than a brief message on the local news and then we never hear another word aboout them. Would it be socially acceptable to create a program specifically for those missing caucasian individuals or to set up an organization such as "White and Missing Foundation, Inc." or would that be considered racist?

    January 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC_VA

      Yes it would, but if they do it it's not racism. Funny world we live in...

      January 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tradok

        Well historically, whites thought that people of color were below them. So essentially they invent the whole racist notion.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eco Velle

        It just baffles me how caucasians have to be so careful not to make any type of reference to the fact that something is intended for only caucasians. Yet people of color can openly create television programs, television channels, and organizations that state that they are specifically for people of color. And we are supposed to praise them for their efforts in standing up for their race when we can't do so without being called racist.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tradok

        @Eco Velle – because being the oppressed (non-white) is different from the group that historically were doing the oppressing (whites).

        January 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • lfrom

      The point here is that whites get a disproportionate amount of attention in the media when they go missing. Blacks on the other hand, statistically speaking, tend to get little or no coverage. This show is to help restore some balance in that attention. Whites don't need their own show, they already have several and garner far more coverage when abducted. Now try this: Name three white girls you remember going missing; now try to name three black girls you remember going missing...

      January 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynda

      Do you realize that black people don't care if you start a White and Missing Foundation? In fact we simply don't care what y'all do (and y'all is a perfectly acceptable Texas contraction so don't even go there).

      January 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  74. tom

    why is it that ANY other race can say whatever/whenever against the white man. ya know why, its because we are expendible

    January 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynda

      It is pretty sad that you feel that way. No race of people is expendable. This show is not about hate. Hate is just being stirred up here. It is no better for a black person to hate a white person or other race than it is coming the other way.

      I don't think most people on here are racist, they are just getting caught up in emotion and drama and perhaps everyone should take a deep breath and catch a reality check.

      January 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  75. teresa, ohio

    I challenge all people of color to make this a hit show. I challenge you. I have a theory about why whites and blacks dont seem to get equal media attention. It's pretty simple really. Blacks EXPECT and ACCEPT this type of murder and disappearing as kind of normal. Yes, normal. Many wont speak up for their missing family memebers because they fear being investigated for some illegal activity. Yes, I said it. I mean no disrespect, and someone please please please prove me wrong: it appears the majority of blacks dont care about other blacks. sad , but true.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Tradok

    @not the same – whites don't need a show, they have the cops already looking for "white" missing people. More cops investigate a missing person in Beverly Hills or Bel-Air than Compton or Watts. Plus is someone goes missing in "white neighborhoods" the media is more likely to follow the event and it'll get airtime than other "colored" neighborhoods.Just saying.....

    January 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eco Velle

      I don't think it is so much about NEEDING a "White" missing persons show. I believe the comment was intended to point out how, if caucasians were to make a television show solely intended to find missing caucasians, it would be met with intense criticism and deemed racist.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tradok

        I understand that's what he meant but this show is focusing on the forgotten people of color that don't get the police attention that many "white" neighborhoods do.

        For example, if someone goes missing in East LA, why would the cops care? It's a neighborhood that is very economically challenged that does have some people breaking the law (i.e. gangs, drugs dealers etc) just like any other economically challenged neighborhood. However, if a "white" person in Calabasas or Orange County the response would be more in depth from the police. They actually will investigate it rather than just taking a report and sweeping it under the rug.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chastiexy

        If media attention were given to non-whites, there would be no need for this type of show. The purpose of the show is simply to say, we have some missing folk too that you never hear about even when they come out of "affluent" homes as it has been phrased. Thus, it's not really about racism, it's about equal media coverage.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        That is what I believe to. Very correct

        January 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Optimistic

      Hello, Tradok. I am white and I understand the premise, however, it's like someone else said – Black people should actually act like they care. They need to make their voices heard! I am white and I think all missing persons should be sought. Not just white, or just black, or just Hispanic, etc. We are all human beings and should all look out for each other. I am saddened by any story of a person missing, regardless of their race. It's hard to even fathom what those families are going through. Just the thought of not being able to know where my son is makes me want to cry.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • OhReally

        What makes you think we don't care? Have you ever been on the website Black and Missing? Ever even heard of it? There are stories on there that were NEVER on the news of missing black people. Yes we should care about ALL missing people...but as you can see by watching any other missing persons show it's biased.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      Here we go again playing the race card. In that case lets investigate the missing " Hispanics and latinos " I dont see much publicity at all but you dont see me playing the race card and crying about it. I live in houston , tx and the same thing happens here, the race card is always played by the " african americans" . Just a bunch people wasting media time feeling sorry for themselves.

      January 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      Besides this is not the first program devoted to missing Blacks anyways. The first show for missing Blacks is called
      " Americas most wanted " So now there's 2 shows looking for the "missing"

      January 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  77. not the same

    Can you imagine the out cry if we had a "missing whites only" show? My god there would be a riot and screams that would be heard around the world. ANY and ALL missing children should be shown !! Or perhaps we aren't living in an EQUAL country after all.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Just saying

      We do have a show for just white missing people. It is called Disappeared. This show very rarely showcases minorities. They over arching theme is missing whites, women for that matter.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  78. AEinVA

    I am always surprised when a story I think is generally a good news item generates such vitriol. I think any outlet that highlights those people who are missing from their loved ones is worthwhile. I watch Beth Holloway's show when I can, and I will watch this show as well. The loss these families must feel is unfathomable to me. Regardless of race all these families deserve to have answers to the questions surrounding the dissapearance of their loved ones. The fact of the matter is that the dissapearance of Baby Lisa and Ayla were big stories on the national news, but baby Bianca, not as much. The pain these families feel is no different, even if their skin color is, and Baby Bianca's family deserves ongoing national coverage just as the other familes do. Those of you who espouse your racist rantings should be ashamed of yourselves. I am quite sure you save your backward thinking for your internet posts and wouldn't dare say these things in actual mixed company. SHAME!

    January 20, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      @AEinVA: WELL SAID!!!! It's nice to see that not all those that post are mean and ignorant people.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  79. VCU12

    It's sad that people can't focus on the point of the story. While reading it I already knew ignorant comments would follow. Just because we have 'free speech' doesn't mean everything needs to be said. It's so easy to hide behind a screen name. The story presented the facts that white people are represented more then people of color when someone goes missing. Regardardless of race, it is IMPORTANT that they ALL be found and brought home. The point of this show is to bring awareness to the counteless faces that aren't being showed in the media. We're not trying to segregate ourselves, we're trying to have our voices heard. It's not a personal attack on white people or anyone else. I'm sure plenty will comment unnecessarily but seriously take the time to think about it. I'm a young, black, educated woman trying to make it in a world where peopel don't take the time to listen and understand peoples differences. I for one am happy that this show is on the air.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • VCU12

      Please excuse the typos.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  80. NPost

    We really need to get children educated about the human race. A wonderful site 'nationalgenographic.com' details the movement of early humans out of Africa. We are all essentially Africians. TV shows and articles which try to divide humanity into classes based on pigmentation are counter productive. Modern countries need to go through this education in order to become enlightened. I'm looking forward to the day that pigmentation will not be a factor in grouping people. Human beings are more complex and deserve a chance to aspire to a better life.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  81. Rubysue

    This show is great! ANYTHING that helps find missing people should be supported. I wish there was a public service channel on television that listed the info on every missing person ALL day EVERY day.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  82. Pauline

    seems to me that blacks WANT to be segregated... they have their own clicks their own music even their own way of life.... and now we have a show solely based on only finding the black ones????? i dont know about everyone else but THAT IS RACIST....... IM PULLING THE RACE CARD NOW...... this show should be about EVERYONE not just BLACKS... i think they should either shut the show down or start showing everyone thats muissing....

    January 20, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • reallyomg

      WOW! You are soooo far into the belief that we are all created equal that I want to barf in your lap.... good grief!

      January 20, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Reggie Smith

      Every time a white woman or child is missing it makes national news. When was the last time you've seen a missing black or brown face on TV that is missing? I'm so glad this show is on.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Emily

        It is about money. There a lot of white people out there that are missing that do not make the news. This show is racist, as it is not about the people whose families can not afford to spend money to make their disappearance known. If people of color are so upset and claim that white people and the news is racist then they shouldn't be producing a show that is based solely on race. The people of color are segregating themselves by creating shows such as this one. They are keeping themselves separate from white people instead of trying to be their equal. They are creating racism by not including everyone.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
      • NPost

        I watch our three Atlanta news networks every morning and FOX routinely has stories about missing people of any ethnicity. A lake in the Atlanta area is currently being searched for a missing woman, yes she is 'black', as some people would claim. To me she is a missing daughter of two greiving parents.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
      • joan mccormick

        Last year when the barnes girl went missing here in maryland. she was on the news every night so don't give me that crap about not being on the news.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • OhReally

        Emily this show is for the black and missing that received little to no media coverage and that goes for all you others giving ONE black persons name that is getting some media coverage. No one is trying to segregate from any one else they are just trying to give the other missing people of color equal media coverage even if it is only from a CABLE CHANNEL!!! It's not like ABC, NBC or CBS hell even FOX is showing this program!!!!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laurie

      Pauline, you are an idiot. This show is an attempt by people of color to count in this society that tries to keep them second class citizens. I say it's about time. Good for them and good for all of us!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • MySay500

      Apparently, you missed the point. What was you rational for watching the show? Perhaps, it was over your head and you failed to comprehend that the reason for this show is to help locate missing blacks.

      We need assistance just lilke whites to find our missing. However, the media does almost nothing to assist in the search for missing black children and does nothing when it comes to adults. This is not racism on our part. Hopefully once the major stations pick up on our need maybe they will treat our missing the same as they do for whites.

      Also, I do believe this program will only in the future be a show for just blacks but other minority races that are also under-represened in the media.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Reggie Smith

        Answer the question Emiliy!!! When was the last time you saw a black or brown face on TV stating they are missing? Get over yourself!!!

        January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Reggie Smith

      Blacks have their own music? If that's the case, whites have their own music...country, blue grass, hard rock. Stupid stupid analogy.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Reggie Smith

      Reggie Smith

      Blacks have their own music? If that's the case, whites have their own music...country, blue grass, hard rock. Stupid stupid analogy.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Pauline... watching the national news, you would swear the only missing people in this country are georgous blonds and adorable little white kids. I for one (speaking as a WHITE person) am glad this show is on the air, wish it was on network tv for more exposure. I cannot imagine the pain of someone you love going missing and knowing that its not going to be seen on tv would hurt even worse. Its not racist AT ALL for this show to address these issues. Or would you prefer they cover the same missing white folks? Have some compassion. Its sorely lacking in this world today.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Now that's a great post.

        January 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • OhReally

      Umm...it's a black owned television station with black only programming...you OBVIOUSLY have never watched it or you wouldn't have made that comment.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  83. real talk

    We are not equal wake up people and stop this lie. I tell my students and I am a black teacher. We have never been equal. That is reality. Are there mean spririted people who are still teaching and practicing hate. Yes but it is up to us to make a difference and practice the flip side. Case in point. The new show. media wont help our people. We will then hopfully in the future they will show other minorities that have gone missing on there. Thats how it works. Equal...ha ha

    January 20, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      So, as a teacher, shaping the minds of our future, you nurture racism by impressing upon then your personal beliefs that african americans are not treated equally. I shudder to think of the number of minds you have the opportunity to warp. Why not try teaching our students about steps taken for equality rather then state your personal opinion as fact.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
      • OhReally

        No one will have to press upon them that Blacks are not treated equally they'll find that out (if they don't already know) when/if they attend college or look for employment/equal pay in their field. What you should be teaching them is how much HARDER they will have to work to prove they are capable. Be Honest!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sinncere

        Compassion is very lacking. We are not treated equally in this country and many people feel that very same way whether they are white, black, hispanic, etc. If equality existed so many of these converstaions about racism and discrimination would not need to be had... You have racism and reverse racism that still creates many tensions in this country. I would like to add that the show is a great idea and I do not see how bringing awareness of the missing people that did not receive attention can be considered racist especially when it is fact that many do not know they are missing because of the lack of equality!!!!

        January 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder. I dont think i would want you as my childs teacher. You seperate yourself by acting this way. The students i am sure know you are a " Black teacher " No need to announce it . I guess i should wear a sign on my neck telling all my patients here in the childrens hospital that i am " A MEXICAN NURSE " !! RIDICULOUS THE WAY YOU ACT.

      January 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • in agreement

        Children need to be taught reality not deception. This country is full of deception. Teach the children brother. Teach them the truth. The only reason alot of these Mexicans (many illegal-immigrants) are so happy is because they didn't have anything when they came, They work for cheap and as long as you do that they love you. READ READ READ> GET THE TRUE STORY Not just HIS STORY

        January 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  84. inColorado

    I just don't understand the separation...the Black community appears to want segregation. And I also want to remind you that the 2008 census says the Black population in the United States is just 13%. Enough of this 50/50, "you get one I get one" argument.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • in agreement

      What are you talking about? Blacks have been seperated for 200+ years.People have taught their children to hate these people for NO REASON.That has taken place for 200 + years. What are you Crazy. I see why you all are on medicine. I mean no disrespect but dang. They want to seperate theselves, that's crazy.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  85. sabina barnes

    If this is a free country. Why is this very, Needed, program on missing black Indiv making people say anything Unkind , Martin luther king would be so upset with the way people are talking about our missing black children ,im black and proud of my people .

    January 20, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  86. sabina barnes

    If this is a free country

    January 20, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |

    I wonder why they don't have a show for missing gypsy people. Believe it or not the fact is there are a whole lot of gypsy people going missing on a daily basis.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • reallyomg

      OOOH! Yer jest STOOPID!

      January 20, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Libby

      Lol! That is awesome. If you do that though, Jesse and friends will show up because to narrow it down to just gypsy people would be racist.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  88. mcox

    Reading this and the comments on the Canadian skier make me so sad. I did not realize there were so many mean, evil and vicious people out there.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • CobraKiller

      Then all the people pounding the drum for separate rights for Blacks should change and say lets all be equals, Now that would be progress, but they don't want that, a strangle hold against is what they are after. The minute we complain, then again out comes the " R " card. Its getting to the point were we can never win. Sad really, Just Sad

      January 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • J.R.

        I couldn't respond to your post below, but have you seen the miss america pagaent?? what color are most of the contestants?? I'll wait......
        The problem with people that think like you do is that you want to control everything. Segregation was cool when it was your idea..the n word was was great when you were using it, but once Black people try to do things on their own, u got a problem with it. Look around you everywhere and you see whites doing their thing, but you take offense to when Black people are developing their own projects that reflect their own interests. The crazy thing is that you see nothing at all wrong with your position.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        Cobra Killer, did not the KKK throw out the first race card? Just between you and I, maybe we all need to take a couple of steps back and figure out what we really need to be worrying about. Wii we live to see 2013?

        January 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      I completely agree with you. Everyone is equal and no one should be treated differently. People can be so harsh and negative.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • c

      and now u know ....

      January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Opalescence

    Let me explain what may not be obvious to you critics. Black people who go missing are factually and collectively underrepresented in the media. All you have to do is some basic research, but no, the missing people who're highlighted on this show aren't worth the time or effort. I can't tell you how many times I've seen front page news and relentless coverage about white people who've gone missing, but when it comes to missing blacks, the majority of these missing do not get nearly the same coverage in most cases. Shows like this are created because they are necessary, plain and simple. If mainstream media doesn't highlight all of the missing with equal compassion and focus, then other means become critical. Life is precious regardless of ethnicity. I declare, such ignorant and callous comments and thought processes make me realize that this country has so far to go in eradicating racism.

    January 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.R.

      Great post, but they won't get it because they don't care. I'm finding this to be great indicator of a person being racist- if you can't stand the thought of a minority group having anything of their own (such as colleges, tvshows, magazines..etc) then there's a good chance that you are racist.

      January 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        If it means trying to have the same rights which Blacks now demand and chastise Whites for, well I guess your right then. I am just curious what the response would be if we demanded a " Miss White America Contest" ? Hmmm? Just as I thought, throw out the race card knowing many will flee.

        January 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • OhReally

        Thank you JR!!! That is exactly what the complaints about this show is...WE are showing WE care about our own!!! Now they want to say WE are racist for having and wanting this show when it is well up in your face on any mainstream channel that showing 1 minority out of 10 white missing people should appease us and get down right ANGRY when we say forget it we'll take care of our own... NOW THAT'S SAD!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nadara

      This is so true, members of the media have acknowledged it several times in the past, but say there is nothing they can do about it, they run stories they think their viewers want to see. So unfortunately, our race has once again been put into the position that we have to look out for ourselves, that the coverage or assistance offered to the families of white missing persons is simply not provided to us. I ask you, is a missing 2 year old black toddler less of a tragedy than a missing 2 year old white toddler? Is a missing 12 year old black girl less of a tragedy than a missing 12 year old white girl? We have all seen it, if you are a blond, blue eyed honor student who comes up missing, your face is plastered all over every news broadcast, newspaper, bulletin, etc. However, a missing Black honor student, with college acceptance letters and scholarship offers receives a passing mention on the news for 1 day, maybe two and that's it. Shame.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  90. CobraKiller

    Why is it that blacks are allowed to do these times of things? If White people started showing a show about missing white people we would be crucified. "black scholarships, black collages, black heritage day, its goes on and on... EVERYBODY MISSING IS IMPORTANT, not just blacks. I find being segregated once again by blacks vulgar and offensive. Our politicians with no spine to fight back are the biggest problem we face, they fear upsetting the minority voters.

    January 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • DERRON

      That show exists already, its called Nancy Grace!

      January 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsT

      Look around, just because they don't call Ivy League colleges "Historically White" doesnt mean that isn't what they are. Historically Black Colleges and Universities don't exclude anyone from applying and attending their schools. The only thing being designated an HBCU says is that at a time when no one else would except blacks, blacks made their own way through these schools. TV One, BET, and Centric are stations that are dedicated to African Americans, but they shouldn't be needed. If the other 500 stations on TV had more black representation they wouldn't be needed. Take an honest look though, and you tell me if that is what truly happens. Even the hispanics have more stations than blacks do! So if blacks can't get anyone else to recogniize them, they create their own recognition. Sadly if little Amber goes missing at the same time that little Kuaneshia goes missing they wont both get equal time. If 23 year old Holly goes missing she'll get more airtime than 23 year old Shardenay.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Kuaneshia, Shardenay ? That's another thing, these weird foolish names. Wake up people, in case you did not know it you were born in America, not the bushes of Africa. And you wonder why your getting singled out. YOU BRING IT ON YOURSELF...Sheeesh

        January 20, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
      • MsT

        I used those names to prove a point. Regardless of what a persons name is their life is still important. Once again you've proven the point I was trying to make. If it's not exactly what you're used to it's wrong. I've said it before I know people with "normal" names and I know people with what people might consider "ghetto" names. The names mean nothing when it comes to where they are going in life. The ones with "ghetto" names are married school teachers. One of their husbands is a college recruiter, and the other is a school teacher as well. They both own homes and live pretty well. The ones with "normal" names have multiple children most dont have jobs and live in the projects or are on section 8 and aren't trying to do anything else. Having a "normal" name means nothing if you aren't going to do anything. Just like having a "ghetto" name means nothing if you have enough ambition to get up and make something of yourself.

        January 20, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • reallyomg

      WOW! My eyes are on fire reading this!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
      • reallyomg

        cobrakiller is also STOOPID

        January 20, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Maybe I am, but look in a mirror, looks like I am in good company... Fool

        January 20, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
      • reallyomg

        that was 4 u cobrakiller

        January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
      • reallyomg

        ouch....... the point should be..... anyone missing deserves equal everything..... but it is a FACT that there is no equality of race in this country... ANYWHERE!

        January 20, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
      • reallyomg

        cobrakiller- U R toooooo much and are now just a waste of everyones time– bye!

        January 20, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      I totally agree with u.... black people are in the news all the time b/c they are killing each other over drugs and money... but they can't get a real job so they have to rob the white men and women in order for them to survive.. so for all of u out there saying that black people are not getting enough attention are wrong..

      January 20, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
      • OhReally

        That's also the point LISA (glad to see you're not scared to show that racism)! There are plenty of other races committing equal amount of crimes as blacks but you won't see them on the news all day every day, that will screw up the propaganda that is being pushed in AMERICA!!!!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • helen

        so so true..

        January 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • TellDaTruth


        January 21, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
      • reallyomg

        Lisa is cobrakiller's next door neighbor.......... YIKES! It must be the water.

        January 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • CobraKiller

        Not likely, I live in an area were Intelligence prevails, hence no Black people live here.

        January 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • helen

        so right.

        January 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Eli

    So I guess all the other shows need to quit showing the missing black Americans they air since this show is doing that. It seems to me we just went back 50 years. Blacks take care of their own and the whites take care of their own. I thought we were past all this seperate stuff

    January 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • DERRON

      TV One is an African American based channel. Almost like CMT???

      January 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eli

        I believe we have some black country singers these days. CMT is not designated just for whites. Not a great comparison on your part. I did not write my coment above to be racist. I was writing saying that shows should not be seperate. Push for the other shows to air these missing people. What if I dont watch this show because its on a black channel and I see this person are know there where abouts but dont know they are missing.

        January 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Dees

        You all have points of value in positive thinking. However the ones with negative agendas are to be looked on as someone who covers there eyes and refuse to see the big picture, WHERE are THE MISSING? But what really gripes my ASS is when I try to post a reply to one of you ignorant MOTHERS this site sends me to HELL only n knows WHERE.

        January 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • OhReally

      What made you think we were past all that??? Because we have a black President??? LMAO!!! Have you seen how he's been treated???? Yet you think we are past this....MARS must be NICE!

      January 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eli

        I voted for President Obama and I will again in a few short months. I despised Bush but he got the same rippin everyday that President Obama is getting. We are so divided in this country that one polictical party will never say the other side is right on anything. Yes I believe we have come a long way and voting our first African American as our President 4 years ago shows it. If you do not think so then you or your children will never feel good about being Americans because you will always think someone is being racist towards you. Im a white man that has been committed the last 11 years to a black man. Our parents did well we were both raised to believe that everyone we meet is not racist. If we had been raised any otherway we might not would have ever met.

        January 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  92. bcinwi

    waste of time and money

    January 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Opalescence

      Wow, really? You think trying to find the missing is a waste of time and money? Do you even acknowledge that these are human beings, and that the value of a human life is priceless? It's not your time or money, but you couldn't wait to show your ignorance and callousness by your post. Well done.

      January 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  93. E S Mason

    If less detail is given about each person's life, it would be possible to make
    the public aware of more than two missing persons each week. Thanks for bringing this
    tragic situation to viewers' attention.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Kay

    Very happy to see that there's a show like this. It is a shame that missing blacks are underrepresented in the media. Further proof that the news isn't about news, just ratings.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • reallyomg

      Sooooooo true

      January 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Virginia Cieslewicz

    What time is the Republican debate tonight? It never seems to be listed in the newspaper.

    January 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Grateful

    Thank you for taking up this brave battle to get Everyone who is missing noticed and Media attention. All life is valuable!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |