Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson created the organization in 2008. They believed black men, women and children were not receiving the coverage and attention, and law enforcement resources their white counterparts were.
Tuesday night, BET is honoring the women for their work in the community. They were named the BlackGirlsRock! 2017 “Community Change Agents.”
BLACK & MISSING FOUNDATION | NON PROFIT
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAM FI) has been established as a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety.
Founded in 2008 by a veteran law-enforcement official and public relations specialist, BAM FI will create public awareness campaigns for public safety and provide parents and loved ones of missing persons with a forum for spreading the word of their disappearance, with pictures and profiles of missing individuals. BAM FI will use a variety of media, including print, television, and the internet, to help locate missing persons of color for this severely underserved population.
BAM FI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. (Website).