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07/14/2014 01:01 pm ET | Updated Jul 14, 2014

The Faces Of The Forgotten: Heartbreaking Plight Of The 64,000 Black Women Missing Across America As The Country Turns A Blind Eye

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A renewed campaign to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched amid ongoing criticism that less attention is given to their cases by authorities and the media.

According to the National Crime Information Center, nearly 40 per cent of those who have disappeared, often in suspicious circumstances, are black. However critics allege that public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished.

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