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Oct272009

CNN Bumps Story About Ten Missing Black Women for 1 Non-Black Woman

Someone from REACH media contacted me to let me know that the Tom Joyner Morning Show has highlighted this case
"Also, I have a correction to the story regarding the 10 missing young black women in North Carolina on your other blog “What About Our Daughters” today.  The Tom Joyner Morning Show absolutely covered that tragic story a while ago during our “Inside Her Story” segment weeks ago.  We also check for any updates frequently. "

Hat Tip to WAOD reader Honorée Fanonne Jeffers from the blog Phillis Remastered (http://phillisremastered.wordpress.com)

We've already covered this story on this blog when we highlighted the EXTRAORDINARY steps that Black women in North Carolina were taking to attempt to find the killers/ kidnappers of their missing family members.

Action Oriented Citizens Place Billboards About Missing Black Women


They were fundraising to purchase billboards on the side of a highway.

Now Newsweek is telling their story and asking why the rest of the coutnry doesn't know that there is a serial killer in North Carolna killing Black women. Most interesting is when they discuss Nancy Grace's decision to bump this story from her show. As you know, Nancy Grace is the pied piper of missing and murdered women and children.
But the national media did show some interest in the story after it was revealed that five women were murdered in or around the town. "Nancy Grace called and wanted to have some of us on her show, but before it aired there was a white woman from Georgia that went missing. The Nancy Grace show was canceled," Knight says. HLN network, which broadcasts Nancy Grace, confirmed that Knight was booked for the show, which was ultimately canceled to profile the disappearance of Kristi Cornwell, a white woman from Blairsville, Ga., who went missing during an evening walk. Representatives from Nancy Grace told NEWSWEEK, "The booking was changed due to news that was breaking that day," and emphasized the change had nothing to do with the race of the victim. News Week

Sorry Nancy, you need more people. Your show is a parade of missing person's cases, I want to see some STATS. BTW Anderson 360 covered the case so I guess CNN thought that was enough, but I don't think so.

18 million[sic] Black folks and their" play cousins" handed over their eyeballs to CNN for their "Black in America" series, you mean to tell me they can't give these missing Black women 180 seconds? on CNN Headline News? That's 18 seconds a piece.

Here is the link to the Nancy Grace feedback form.

But before you go to the left on Nancy, how much have you heard from the Tom Joyner Morining Show, Monique, Tavis Smiley, AL Sharpton, Michael Baisden, Warren Baby Hair Ballentine about this case? I don't listen or watch any of their offering so I don't know if they covered it or not, but I doubt it. Tell Kathey Hughes to drop one of her performance rights "educational commercials" to run a report about this.

Reader Comments (5)

If the news was breaking that day, the show still could've did a story on a serial killer. With breaking news, there isn't a lot of information to give to the public so they could've done a segment and then got to the story about the serial killer.

What about BET? They need a news division to bring quality news to people even if it's just 1 one hour show or 2 shows that's 30 min. They should hire you and some others to cover some things that's reported on here. Black entertainment television, it’s time to stop entertaining and do something serious and useful for a change because BET is useless and their black and white asses have no excuse to be.

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhp

Good that Tom Joyner covered. I don't get his show in my area, but it's nice to know that someone covered it because not one of the radio hosts here covered it. My area has Baisden, Sharpton, and Smiley. :-|

In other words, good luck with hearing about it in my area. :-|

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpinster

man
thanks for keeping me updated

i will pass this on...

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Tres OMi

I never even heard of this until your post. Seriously! I don't get that much news, but I would have expected to hear about TEN women!

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterm Andrea

I would have expected to hear about ONE woman!!

I shouldn't be surprised, and yet, I am.

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterm Andrea

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