An Instagram post announcing that 14 black girls went missing in D.C. within a 24-hour period sent people into a tizzy. Celebrities such as Taraji P. Henson, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union began posting about the missing Black girls in D.C. Soon, the Congressional Black Caucus was involved and called for the FBI to investigate. That's not all. Press conferences were held and demands made for authorities to pay more attention to the plight of missing black women in D.C. Problem was, the information was incorrect.


The Court of Special Appeals in Maryland, the state’s second-highest court, has ordered another trial and restored charges against a man from Northwest Baltimore who was acquitted in the murder of North Carolina native Phylicia Barnes. The court says Circuit Judge John Addison Howard committed a mistake in January 2015 when he acquitted Michael Johnson of […]


A judge has dropped all murder charges against Michael Johnson (pictured) in Phylicia Barnes’ case, the Baltimore Sun reports. RELATED: Arrest Made In Phylicia Barnes’ Murder Judge John Addison Howard acquitted Johnson of second-degree murder charges Tuesday, noting that prosecutors produced insufficient evidence against him. The decision comes a month after Howard declared a mistrial in […]


The family of North Carolina high school student who was slain in Baltimore in 2010 will have to wait for justice a bit longer. Reports WBFF-Fox 45: A high profile Baltimore murder case ends in a mistrial Monday morning leaving a family looking for answers. 30-year-old Michael Maurice Johnson is accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia […]

Baltimore police have arrested Michael Johnson in the murder of Monroe, N.C., 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, who was murdered as she visited her half-siblings in the area, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. SEE ALSO: When Background Checks Violate Civil Rights Barnes, an honors student and athlete, went missing on December 28, 2010, and her body wasn’t […]

CONYERS, Ga. — Funeral services were held for North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes, who went missing while visiting a relative in Baltimore. Her body was found unclothed in a Maryland river on April 20, over three months after she vanished from a relative’s apartment. The Root reports: Barnes’ funeral was held at Springfield Baptist Church […]

Baltimore — 11 News in Baltimore is reporting that two bodies have been pulled from the Susquehanna River and one of them is missing teenager Phylicia Barnes from North Carolina. See video on this story here Barnes disappeared from her home on December 28th. The Monroe, N.C., 16-year-old was visiting family in northwest Baltimore over […]

North Carolina– The mother of a missing 17-year-old honor student from North Carolina said she was stunned to learn that “20 different guys” passed through the home where the girl was staying and that the girl was allowed to drink alcohol while visiting family in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE — The search continues for Phylicia Simone Barnes, a star high school student from North Carolina who went missing in Baltimore last week. The 16-year-old honor student from Monroe, N.C., was visiting her half-sister when she disappeared three days after Christmas. Phylicia was last heard from Dec.28 via Facebook when she posted a note […]

BALTIMORE, MD — The FBI is now in on the search to find a missing teen from our state. Phylicia Barnes was reported missing last week while she was in Baltimore to visit family. Barnes, who is from Monroe, North Carolina, left the apartment she was staying at on December 28 to get something to […]