California has a new emergency alert, the "Ebony alert," created to help locate missing Black people.
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Missing Black people in California will have a specialized alert notification after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill creating the "Ebony Alert."
The new alert, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, is aimed to help bring missing Black children and women home in California. Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, wrote the bill and praised Newsom's support. Bradford said the state's missing Black children and Black women are disproportionately represented in missing persons lists and is a crisis for the state.
Newsom, a Democrat, signed the bill on Sunday.
“The Ebony Alert will ensure that vital resources and attention are given so we can bring home missing Black children and women in the same way we search for any missing child and missing person,” Bradford said in the release.
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