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Missing Black Women and Girls: Congress Woman Robin Kelly and Publisher Michael Taylor Fighting To Raise Awareness

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South Suburban News Publisher Michael Taylor, said recently on WGN Radio 720 that he will continued to publish the names of missing women and girls from the Chicago south land area. During a radio broadcast this week, he told WGN radio personality Lisa Dent, that through his publications he will keep the focus on missing women and girls in the south land and Chicago Area. Taylor who publishes over 14 periodicals including the South Suburban News, The Chicago Gospel Tribune, Tinley Park Progress and Vibrant Magazine, will use them all to shine the light on the plight of missing black women and girls for 2023.

“The numbers are breathtakingly sad because there are over 300,000 missing black women and girls in America, “Taylor said.

When asked about the numbers, Taylor discussed particular cases, saying after the interview that he feels that if he belts out numbers and statistics we get caught of up in the sheer numbers and not the individuality of the problem. Taylor went on to name the names of the women and girls; some of which are listed below. He also called on young people on social media to shed a light on the problem by posting pictures and information on their social media platforms. He has vowed to spend all of 2023 showcasing these cases.

“It is the cold-case files which trouble me the most. There are thousands of them and those families just have not had closure.”

Lisa Dent pledge here support to Taylor’s efforts. Here is a link to hear the interview:

Taylor said the he is also happy to see Congresswoman Robin Kelly and the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls shine a spotlight on the issue as well.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly and the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls will host “Not My Girls,” an interactive virtual forum focused on missing Black women and girls from Chicagoland on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 10AM CST.

“I look forward to hosting the Not My Girls forum next month, because it is critical that we discuss the many missing Black women and girls in our community and across the country,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “For too long, the cases of missing Black women and girls and other women of color have not received the attention they deserve. Our girls are at greater risk of interpersonal violence and human trafficking. I am hosting this event to help educate our community about the issue and to discuss what we can do to save our girls.”

The event will feature a panel of experts with both personal and professional experience with violence against women, human trafficking, or missing women and girls. Panelists will discuss the latest research on human trafficking, the need for increased focus on missing Black women and other women of color, and safety tips for protecting women and girls in our communities.

The panel will be moderated by Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mary Mitchell, who is the recipient of numerous journalism awards and has been inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. Panelist bios and headshots can be found at

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