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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. “Find Our Missing” airs on TV One on Wednesdays.

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Anisia Marie Williams Anisia Marie Williams

Case Type: Endangered

DOB: April 8, 1995

Missing Date: January 14, 2012

Age Now: 16

Missing City: Buford

Missing State: Ga.

Case Number: 12-004636

Gender: Female

Race: Black

Complexion: Medium

Height: 5’3″

Weight: 160

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Shoulder length

Eye Color: Brown

Wear Glasses or Contacts: Yes

Location Last Seen: Mall Of Georgia, Buford, Ga.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Anisia was dropped of at the mall around 6:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 14,2012. She was not there when it was time for her to be picked up by her parents.

Last Seen Wearing: Blue jeans, black boots, red Georgia pullover hooded sweatshirt.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Both of Anisia’s ears are doubled pierced and her cartilage is pierced on both ears.

Anyone with information about what happened to Williams may contact the Black and Missing Foundation’s tip line.

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