Moms of missing Black women gather in Loop to ensure cases are not forgotten: ‘Our babies are gone’

Moms of missing Black women gather in Loop to ensure cases are not forgotten: ‘Our babies are gone’

CHICAGO (TOC) — The moms of a number of lacking Black girls and youngsters have been talking out on Mom’s Day to ensure their instances aren’t forgotten.

They gathered in Daley Plaza to plead for details about their lacking family members. They embrace Kierra Coles, a Chicago postal employee who disappeared 4 years in the past.

“We would like this to remain up entrance so everyone can hold saying, ‘they don’t seem to be going to surrender about discovering her, and we’re not,'” mentioned Karen Phillips, Coles’ mom.

Diamond Bynum and King Walker have been final seen in Gary, Indiana six years in the past.

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“If something we’re simply praying from the underside of our hearts, if you happen to might simply say one thing,” mentioned La Shann Walker, Bynum’s mom and Walker’s grandmother.

Jerrica Legal guidelines is a Park Forest girl who has been lacking for seven years.

“No household ought to need to undergo what we have gone via and we now have to endure,” mentioned Shantinel Howard, Legal guidelines’ mom. “Our world has stopped as a result of our infants are gone.”

At this time’s occasion ended with a prayer.

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