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Missing Mondays: Athena Joy Curry (ATLANTA)

November 2nd, just a few days shy from her 21st birthday, Athena Curry should be making plans for one of her biggest party nights in her life.  All her friends and family should be thinking of ways to help her … Continue reading

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Tyler Perry and Kim Kardashian… movie match made in heaven?

*sigh*

Welp.  Where do I begin?  I’m not the biggest Tyler Perry fan.  His body of work is a little suspect to me.  His movies that are not so Meet-The-Browns-ish are the ones I can stomach but anything else I avoid like the plague.

His latest installment, “The Marriage Counselor”, has landed reality “star” Kim Kardashian a role.  Kardashian will play Ava, a friend and coworker of the titular counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett of “The Defenders”, “Eve’s Bayou” and “Friday Night Lights”), whose marriage takes a turn when she gets bored dispensing good advice and decides to sleep with a suave client, according to Deadline. But not to worry, Ava is there to give the counselor a big-city makeover when her life is in the dumps.

The one thing about Tyler’s movies that I like is most of his casting.  Getting someone like Jurnee Smollett, who’s been around for ages but never really getting the respect she deserves, is good for movies.  But I’m not feeling Kim Kardashian in ANY movie.  Just because she’s a hot commodity doesn’t mean it’s good for EVERYTHING.  I guess I’ll be waiting for the DVD *shrugs*

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Occupy the Hood Boston

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I’m a big supporter of people taking action.  The recent Occupy Wall Street protests taking place all over the country puts a little smile on my face.  FINALLY people not just talking and finally doing something.  Will I be at … Continue reading

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Missing Mondays: Jahessye Shockley (AZ)

It saddens me that my first blog after a very extended hibernation is about a missing little girl out of Arizona named Jahessye Shockley.  But as a Director at Black and Missing but Not Forgotten, I’m happy that today is the first day of our Missing Mondays campaign where we feature a missing child every Monday to bring awareness to their case.

Missing Mondays: Blogging for Awareness Jahessye Shockley (AZ)

Tomorrow will mark one week since 5 year-old Jahessye (pronouced JES-ee) Shockley went missing from her Glendale, Arizona’s home. She was last seen on October 11, 2011 at her apartment with her older siblings while her mother was out running an errand. One hour later around 5 pm, her mother came back to find that she was gone. Her siblings did not know where she went. The police believes that there is a possibility that she wandered off on her own, but when she never returned, their concerns increased.

An Amber Alert was issued last Wednesday when someone reported a girl matching Jahessye’s description being placed in a car by a 25-30-year-old black female but the alert was canceled by the police Friday because there was no break in the case. Police said the woman was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans rolled up to mid-calf. The vehicle was a black 1998 to 2000 4-door Chevy Malibu, which drove away from the area eastbound on Glendale Avenue.

An extensive search of the area surrounding her apartment complex was completed last week but the police are still actively searching for Jahessye. All leads were followed up but so far, none were helpful to the case.
Now the case has taken on a weird turn:

On Sunday, the mother of a missing 5-year-old, Jerice Hunter,  told a Phoenix news station that she is a suspect in her daughter’s disappearance, but a police spokesman denied that claim.

“They’re focusing on me as a suspect but I don’t mind…The number one priority is my baby,” Jerice Hunter said to CNN affiliate KPNX.

Glendale police Sgt. Brent Coombs told KPNX that Hunter’s 2006 conviction for abusing her other children is a part of their investigation, but Hunter is not considered a suspect in Jahessye’s disappearance at this time.

Coombs could not be reached for comment Monday morning.

While relatives and members of the family’s church passed out fliers and urged residents to call in tips Sunday, grandmother Shirley Johnson said that Hunter’s three other children, ages 6, 9 and 13, have been placed in foster care.

“Why would they take them kids and make them grieve all by themselves?” Johnson asked.

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Jahessye is a black female, approximately 3-feet-5-inches tall, 55 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

Jahessye has long hair that was in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a solid white T-shirt, blue jean shorts, and pink flip flops.

Glendale police are asking for the community’s assistance to locate Jahessye.

If you have any information, you’re encouraged to contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-HELP (4357).

Readers/Followers, this is our first Missing Mondays blog. Every Monday we will showcase a missing child, and today’s missing child is Jahessye Shockley. We ask that any bloggers (or if you don’t have a blog) to write about Jahessye Shockley on this day to show that we all care and we will all stand together and share her case until she is found.

We are bigger in numbers,  if you don’t have a post up about Jahessye, feel free to share this post on Facebook or Retweet our tweet on Twitter. The more eyes on this case, the better. Jahessye’s case has gained some national attention, but not the type of attention that will keep her in the spotlight.

Jahessye and others like her need a voice, will you be that voice for her? Thanks for reading and sharing!

Here are the other bloggers posting about Jahessye Shockley:

http://blackamericansmissing.blogspot.com/

http://www.dlsparks.com/

http://imblacknitravel.com/

http://medicshae.squarespace.com/missing-mondays/2011/10/17/jahessye-shockley.html

https://www.facebook.com/BlackWomenDeserveBetter

http://jsqueen625.blogspot.com/2011/10/missing-jahessye-shockleyhave-you-seen.html#!/2011/10/missing-jahessye-shockleyhave-you-seen.html

http://mauro-paim.blogspot.com/2011/10/amber-alert.html?spref=fb

http://textnomore.com/missing-children/