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domogoodie2shoes:

I don’t know this beautiful baby girl, nor do I know her family. I happened to come across this on twitter. I decided to make a tumblr post because the word NEEDS to get out about this in every possible way. If you see or hear anything you can reach her sister at the following places. 

TUMBLRhttp://fashionmoneydrugslove.tumblr.com/

TWITTER@TeeHickeyyy

REBLOG THIS POST AND HELP THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD RETURN TO HER HOME!

[images: pictures of My’onna Torres, a little black girl with a round face and dark brown eyes.  she often wears her hair in a few twist braids, or two pigtails.]

text from top image:

Rilya Alert

MY’ONNA TORRES
Age 3
Missing 09/17/2011
BALTIMORE, MD

My’onna Torres, age 3, was abducted from Chuck E. Cheese on Baltimore Nat’l Pike in Catonsvile, MD Sat 9/17.  Last seen wearing Orange Short Sleeve Shirt, Jeans, Brown tights, NO shoes or Jacket!
If seen, please call Balto Co police at 410-887-0872.

Peas In Their Pods www.peasintheirpods.com

there’s an alert out on Facebook, too (link).

(Source: whenamonsterisborn, via )

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i noticed a couple people around saying My’onna Torres has been found.  anybody have a source?  anybody know what’s going on first-hand?

numol:

domogoodie2shoes:

I don’t know this beautiful baby girl, nor do I know her family. I happened to come across this on twitter. I decided to make a tumblr post because the word NEEDS to get out about this in every possible way. If you see or hear anything you can reach her sister at the following places. 

TUMBLRhttp://fashionmoneydrugslove.tumblr.com/

TWITTER@TeeHickeyyy

REBLOG THIS POST AND HELP THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD RETURN TO HER HOME!

[images: pictures of My’onna Torres, a little black girl with a round face and dark brown eyes.  she often wears her hair in a few twist braids, or two pigtails.]

text from top image:

Rilya Alert

MY’ONNA TORRES
Age 3
Missing 09/17/2011
BALTIMORE, MD

My’onna Torres, age 3, was abducted from Chuck E. Cheese on Baltimore Nat’l Pike in Catonsvile, MD Sat 9/17.  Last seen wearing Orange Short Sleeve Shirt, Jeans, Brown tights, NO shoes or Jacket!
If seen, please call Balto Co police at 410-887-0872.

Peas In Their Pods www.peasintheirpods.com

there’s an alert out on Facebook, too (link).

(Source: whenamonsterisborn)

Rilya is an innocent young girl who is missing, you would never have heard of her if she hadn’t been a child of the state. Rilya’s media coverage was based on DCF. NOT based on a beautiful child being missing.

Rilya Alert Criteria

— The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger
— The parent must have contacted law enforcement to report child missing.
— A RILYA Alert may also be issued if the child is classified as a runaway by the police. If the parent has reported missing child and has convincing evidence that child does not have a history of running away, an alert will be initiated within the 1st hour. We recognize that at times, not all information is readily available (ie. license plate numbers, name of abductor, or witness to abduction. In such cases, the available information will be reviewed and verified prior to RILYA Alert.
— The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
— All children of color meeting the criteria for the Amber Alert will also receive the RILYA Alert If these criteria are met, alert information is assembled for public distribution. This information may include descriptions and pictures of the missing child, the suspected abductor, and a suspected vehicle along with any other information available and valuable to identifying the child and suspect.

*The staff at Peas In Their Pods respectfully requests that once a child is found that any organization posting information remove their pictures from their sites.

Peas In Their Pods: Rilya Alert

Rilya Alerts by State (link)

Peas In Thier Pods Facebook page also has Alerts (link)

Rilya is an innocent young girl who is missing, you would never have heard of her if she hadn’t been a child of the state. Rilya’s media coverage was based on DCF. NOT based on a beautiful child being missing.

Rilya Alert Criteria

— The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger
— The parent must have contacted law enforcement to report child missing.
— A RILYA Alert may also be issued if the child is classified as a runaway by the police. If the parent has reported missing child and has convincing evidence that child does not have a history of running away, an alert will be initiated within the 1st hour. We recognize that at times, not all information is readily available (ie. license plate numbers, name of abductor, or witness to abduction. In such cases, the available information will be reviewed and verified prior to RILYA Alert.
— The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
— All children of color meeting the criteria for the Amber Alert will also receive the RILYA Alert If these criteria are met, alert information is assembled for public distribution. This information may include descriptions and pictures of the missing child, the suspected abductor, and a suspected vehicle along with any other information available and valuable to identifying the child and suspect.

*The staff at Peas In Their Pods respectfully requests that once a child is found that any organization posting information remove their pictures from their sites.

Peas In Their Pods: Rilya Alert

Rilya Alerts by State (link)

Peas In Thier Pods Facebook page also has Alerts (link)

(Source: numol)

deliciouskaek:

5 year old Jahessye Shockley missing since Tuesday, 10/11/11:

Police also set up a separate phone line for the case and received a couple dozen tips by Thursday. The number is 623-930-4357.
Police said Jahessye is a black girl with brown eyes. She’s 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds and was last seen wearing a plain white shirt, blue jean shorts and pink sandals.
One woman reported seeing a girl matching Jahessye’s description wandering around the Glendale, AZ neighborhood before being pulled into a black sedan through the passenger door.

Please reblog.

she’s still missing.  here’s the facebook page for anyone who can use it: Jahessye Shockley: Kidnapped from Glendale, Arizona on October 11, 2011 (link)
EDIT: text of the page image flier (link) that has more info:

MISSING CHILD
HAVE YOU SEEN HER???
GLENDALE, ARIZONA
JEHESSYE JASH’UA SHOCKLEY
Missing Since: 10/11/2011
Age: 5
Missing From: GLENDALE, AZ
Sex: Female
Height: 3’5
Weight: 55LBS
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BLACK
Race: AFRICAN AMERICAN
Complexion: DARK
Birth Date: 04/01/2006
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Clothing Description: Solid White=Tshirt, Blue Jean Shorts and Pink Sandals
Jehessye Jash’ua Shockley WAS LAST SEEN AT HER APARTMENT COMPLEX AT 43RD AVE AND GLENDALE. HAIR IS LONG AND WAS IN A PONY TAIL.
Please call the GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT at 911 OR 1 (623) 930-HELP if you have any information about JEHESSYE JASH’UA SHOCKLEY
Web Site: http://www.facebook.com/find.jahessye Email: FORTHEMISSING1S@YAHOO.COM

via Peas In Their Pods on facebook (link)

deliciouskaek:

5 year old Jahessye Shockley missing since Tuesday, 10/11/11:

Police also set up a separate phone line for the case and received a couple dozen tips by Thursday. The number is 623-930-4357.

Police said Jahessye is a black girl with brown eyes. She’s 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds and was last seen wearing a plain white shirt, blue jean shorts and pink sandals.

One woman reported seeing a girl matching Jahessye’s description wandering around the Glendale, AZ neighborhood before being pulled into a black sedan through the passenger door.

Please reblog.

she’s still missing.  here’s the facebook page for anyone who can use it: Jahessye Shockley: Kidnapped from Glendale, Arizona on October 11, 2011 (link)

EDIT: text of the page image flier (link) that has more info:

MISSING CHILD

HAVE YOU SEEN HER???

GLENDALE, ARIZONA

JEHESSYE JASH’UA SHOCKLEY

Missing Since: 10/11/2011

Age: 5

Missing From: GLENDALE, AZ

Sex: Female

Height: 3’5

Weight: 55LBS

Eye Color: BROWN

Hair Color: BLACK

Race: AFRICAN AMERICAN

Complexion: DARK

Birth Date: 04/01/2006

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Clothing Description: Solid White=Tshirt, Blue Jean Shorts and Pink Sandals

Jehessye Jash’ua Shockley WAS LAST SEEN AT HER APARTMENT COMPLEX AT 43RD AVE AND GLENDALE. HAIR IS LONG AND WAS IN A PONY TAIL.

Please call the GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT at 911 OR 1 (623) 930-HELP if you have any information about JEHESSYE JASH’UA SHOCKLEY

Web Site: http://www.facebook.com/find.jahessye Email: FORTHEMISSING1S@YAHOO.COM

via Peas In Their Pods on facebook (link)

(via deliciouskaek)

{ LINK: How to Talk to Little Girls }

karnythia:

strugglingtobeheard:

witchsistah:

soydulcedeleche:

sexismandthecity:

Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.

That’s why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows.

weeeellllll

i sure cant identify w this. is this some more of this lady privilege i never experienced? is it coz i was really dark as a child? and possibly unnattractive?

coz i dont recall anyone oohhing and ahhing over my looks. i do recall very negative comments. and had i had anyone at all saying anything even remotely nice about my looks and not just how “smart and well behaved” i was, perhaps i’d have had a lot easier time keeping some fucking self esteem when all the negative shit came up?

so yeah, sorry. no one fucking fawned over me at all. and thats precisely what made me feel shitty about myself.

theres got to be BALANCE!

i would like to be a whole person too. one whos looks AND intellect are considered.

is this more of this white girl “dont flatter me so much and treat me like a princess, gawd” stuff?

coz i wish, brah. lol

we could say “the point is no one should comment on looks”, and ok. sure. but they still do and will and in the meantime? how do you save the little ones who ARENT gonna be showered w praise…only put downs? how do you deal when the whole world insists youre the ugliest kind of person there could be? not quite the same prollum, innit?

:/

Thank you! Dark-skinned, kinky-haired, thick-lipped, wide-nosed, dark-eyed Black girls don’t get this treatment. We learn early on that we missed the beauty boat entirely and are reminded of that fact throughout our lives.

Truths. You can’t tell people to hold back something they never get. I was fortunate to have a family who fawned over my baby ass, but once I started walking and talking the outside world wasn’t happy or praising shit. A lot of us black women get treated older than we are and demanded of things and talked down to and stepped on and no one talks the time to treat us like we are special at all. 

For the longest the closest I got to praise was pretty for a black girl & I still might hear that one today. I tell my boys how cute they are, how smart they are, how much I love them, & whatever else I can think of to give them that basis for self-esteem that they’ll need to navigate life in the world. I don’t understand people who think you can’t compliment appearance & intelligence.

reblogging for the commentary, if that’s ok.

(Source: equalityandthecity)

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squeetothegee:

thewhitevenetianblinds:

thewhitevenetianblinds:

[Trigger warning for youth in danger, familial abuse]

There are some very good reasons for people to “go missing.”

Particularly if they’re teenagers, which most of the “missing people” being reblogged on my dash are.

And I get that it’s…

Yeah, I was wondering how that 8.6% stat figured in missing minors of color, if it did at all.

reblogging for commentary by soydulcedeleche and squeetothegee (edit: RE-reblogging actually, because i’d reblogged it agreeing with it before without considering any of this, which was really messed-up and racist of me and i’m sorry).

(Source: poorlifechoicesblog, via squeetothegee-deactivated201111)

{ LINK: Please Donate to Toys for Tribes }

custerdiedforyoursins:

livingwithendo:

Every year my family and I do a toy drive for Toys for Tribes, which is for kids and teens back on the Cheyenne River Sioux(Lakota) reservation though Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

Each year, children at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® write letters to Santa about what they want for Christmas. Running Strong and the Cheyenne River Youth Project® try to get each child at least one gift from their list. For many Cheyenne River children, the Toys for Tribes toy drive is their only chance to get a gift for Christmas.
Please help us this year.

This is where my family is from, this directly benefits my cousins. If you have any extra money, please donate. If you don’t a signal boost would be incredibly appreciated.

You can donate directly through Running Strong, or you can go through my family and me. We’ve committed to 200 wish lists and we need your help in making sure that we’re able to fill these wishes- which include things ranging from toys to diapers to underwear to formula to warm winter jackets.

The unemployment back home tends to hover between 80-85% but can get as high as 90% during the winter (source). Even if you can only spare a few dollars, it’ll go a long way in helping. My sister is fundraising toys through her high school and I’m going to be focusing mainly on daily necessities once we fill all the items on the wish lists.

We’re driving to the Running Strong headquarters near DC on December 2nd, so if I could have all donations in by Wednesday November 30th, that would be amazing!

Thank you so much for your donation and/or signal boost. <3

 

I’m going to try to do this. My mom told me that when she was little she was one of those little Children of the World, or some charity like that, kids. She said she always hated them because they gave her a broken doll.

[image above: letter to Santa: “Dear Santa: I have been a very good girl this year. I love horses and puppies. I would like a baby that talks. I would also like a volleyball and a basketball. I would like socks, gloves, scarf and hat. Thank you very much.” -Girl, Age 7]

(via the-original-dtwps)

{ LINK: [facebook link; photo at link] Rilya Alert: Shy'Kemmia Shy'rezz Pate / Missing since September 4, 1998 from Unadilla, Dooly County, Georgia }

edit: direct link to photo, hope that works
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing



Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: October 29, 1989 
Age at Time of Disappearance: 8 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4’4” (132 cm); 59 lbs (27 kg)
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes. She has braided, shoulder length hair with twirls in the front. There are 10 to 12 small gold beads in the twirls.
Marks, Scars: She has a surgical scar along her waistline.
Clothing: She was wearing a bright, neon green, button-up shirt with the word “Braves” in red on the front; Levi blue jeans; and white K-Swiss tennis shoes.
AKA: She needs medication for her asthma.
Medical: Shy-Shy


Circumstances of Disappearance

Pate was last seen near her family’s residence on Crumpler Avenue near The Roxy Club in Unadilla, Georgia at approximately 7:00 p.m. on September 4, 1998. Her family planned to attend a football game that evening and her older sister noticed Pate was missing. The authorities were summoned after Pate’s family was unable to locate her later in the night. She has never been seen again.

Authorities have received numerous tips regarding Pate’s disappearance, but no solid evidence has been located to guide them to her whereabouts. Investigators explored the possibility that Quentin “Droopy” Kendrick, one of her family’s neighbors in 1998, may have been involved in her case. Kendrick was arrested in 2001 and charged with several counts of sexual assault. He resided approximately 300 yards from Pate’s home at the time she vanished. A search of his property did not yield any clues as to Pate’s whereabouts. Kendrick is not believed to have been involved in her disappearance. Authorities believe that Pate may have been abducted by someone she was familiar with at the time. Her case remains unsolved.




-investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Dooly County Sheriff’s Department
229-268-4128 
Or
GBI Tip Line
800-597-8477

taking another break from my break to post this alert and one other.  please pass this around if possible.


KIDNAPPED
FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN
$17,500.00 REWARD
BIANCA JONES
CALL 1-800-SPEAKUP
facebook.com/help.find.bianca

sitwherethelightcorruptsyourface:

cre8ightzandthecity:

Please Reblog!

According to this article, she hasn’t been seen since last Friday (12/2) when her dad’s car was stolen at gunpoint while she was inside. The reward is now $25,000, and anyone with information is being asked to call 313-596-1340 or the number on the poster.

KIDNAPPED

FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN

$17,500.00 REWARD

BIANCA JONES

CALL 1-800-SPEAKUP

facebook.com/help.find.bianca

sitwherethelightcorruptsyourface:

cre8ightzandthecity:

Please Reblog!

According to this article, she hasn’t been seen since last Friday (12/2) when her dad’s car was stolen at gunpoint while she was inside. The reward is now $25,000, and anyone with information is being asked to call 313-596-1340 or the number on the poster.

(via poorlifechoicesblog)