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Star's Tragedy Renews Focus On Missing Minorities

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Star's Tragedy Renews Focus On Missing Minorities

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Star's Tragedy Renews Focus On Missing Minorities

Star's Tragedy Renews Focus On Missing Minorities

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Police continue to search for Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's nephew. Seven-year-old Julian King remains missing since his grandmother and uncle — Hudson's mother and brother — were shot to death last week. The organization Black & Missing, Inc. works to raise awareness for cases involving missing persons of color, many of which are seldom given national media attention, except in high-profile tragedies like Hudson's.

Derrica Wilson, a Virginia police officer and co-founder of Black & Missing, Inc., is joined by Darnell Fernandez to discuss a current case out of South Carolina. Fernandez' sister, Aretha Maria Fernandez, has been missing since the beginning of September.