Top Ten Videos to watch

HISTORY Brings 'Roots' Cast And Crew To The White House For Screening
Graduates tossing caps into the air
Freddie Gray Baltimore Protests
Mid section of man in graduation gown holding diploma
Legendary Baseball Player Tony Gwynn's Family Files A Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco
ME.jailhouse#2.0117.CW Montebello City Council has approved use of a private contractor to run the n
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Addresses Police Misconduct At Chicago City Council Meeting
WWII Soldiers Standing In A Flag Draped Sunset - SIlhouette
Students Taking a College Exam
Bill Cosby Preliminary Hearing
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Worried black businesswoman at desk
Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry
Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
FBI Officials Discuss Apprehension Of Explosions Suspect After Three-Day Manhunt
NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons
Protests Erupt In Chicago After Video Of Police Shooting Of Teen Is Released
Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
Portrait of senior African woman holding money
President Bush Speals At Federalist Society's Gala
Police Line Tape
Senior Woman's Hands
Police officers running
New Orleans Residents Return to Housing Projects
David Banner
Leave a comment

Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation and TV One to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.

To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile a missing person weekly and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing, while TV One‘s newest show, “Find Our Missing,” hosted by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, tells these stories in visual form.

Brandon+Graves2Brandon Rodrigues Graves

Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: January 1, 1987
Missing Date: January 30, 2010
Age Now: 26
Missing City: Myrtle Beach
Missing State: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Complexion: Dark
Height: 5-4
Weight: 150
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Medium
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

Location Last Seen: Graves was last seen January 30th. He had attended Morris College’s homecoming festivities. He was last seen at a Sabastian’s Nightclub, on 3289 Broad Street, where he was removed by bouncers for being intoxicated while celebrating his fraternity brothers’ victory in a step competition. The last known video shows Graves walking back up to the club before being escorted away. He also left a message on a friend’s phone at about 3 a.m., according to police.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Three years after Graves was last seen, family and police suspect foul play in his disappearance. Given his close relationship with family, it is unlikely Graves would go this long without contact. Police questioned someone in relation to the case but have found no new details.

“It’s been a disaster since he been gone. We been hoping and praying and we still have our family prayer,”Graves’ aunt Jacqueline Graves told News Channel 15.

Graves had worked as a trainer for a college football team and went by the nickname “Peanut.”

Natalie Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, said Graves’ disappearance is a reminder to college-aged kids and alumni as they celebrate Homecoming at their colleges and HBCU’s.

“Be careful while you are out partying,” said Wilson.

Last Seen Wearing: Blue t-shirt with a black thermal shirt underneath, black jeans and a black ball cap.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Graves has long black dreadlocks.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Brandon Rodrigues Graves may contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Black and Missing Foundation’s Tip Line.

Also On News One: