Self-Defense Class in the DMV Area July 22



I am all for women, especially Black women from all walks of life, knowing how to defend themselves in everyday life. There are enough stats of missing girls and women within the DMV area alone that is staggering and hits close to home. My sister pushed me to take a self-defense class and I thank her for it because it showed me how much strength I had that I didn’t know and how poor my boundaries were. I would silently suffer while people crossed boundaries that made me feel red hot angry. But boundaries are about self preservation. If someone crosses them it activates our fight or flight response. And I am still learning to enforce those boundaries I have learned. But for those who are confused and unsure there is a Self-Defense class taking place on Andrews AFB from 9:30am-12:30pm. You can purchase tickets and find more detail on the link above. The price of learning to protect yourself and your loved ones is priceless.

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Missing: 14-year-old Rikaya Walker of Temple Hill MD

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) — Police are looking for 14-year-old girl who went missing on Tuesday.

Prince George’s County Police Department said Rikaya Walker of Temple Hill was last seen in the 4900 block of Brinkley Road around 3:40 p.m., Tuesday.

Walker is 4’9” and 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing khaki pants, a red polo shirt, a blue jean jacket and red Chuck Taylor shoes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division Southern Region at 301-749-5064.…girl/238009926

Missing: Latoya Galloway,25,Upper Marlboro, MD *Found*

ByVYCVBIYAA4LlcLaToya Galloway

Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: March 11, 1989
Missing Date: September 20, 2014
Age Now: 25
Missing City: Upper Marlboro
Missing State: Maryland
Case Number: 14-266-1648
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Complexion: Dark
Height: 5’1″
Weight: 150
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

Location Last Seen: At the Wawa on Crain Highway. Her vehicle is a white 4-door 2005 Hyundai with Virginia plates: VAC8660.

Circumstances of Disappearance: According to Galloway’s mother, Valarie Bowden, of Fredericksburg, Va., the last time she heard from her daughter was on the afternoon of  Saturday, Sept. 20th, after she had been away from home for a couple of days. Bowden said her daughter told another relative Thursday evening that she would be home Friday after spending the night out with friends.

Friday came and went and Galloway didn’t show up to pick up a relative.

The family had tried earlier and unsuccessfully to file a missing persons report, but were told they had to file in the proper jurisdiction. Bowden says she was recovering from a recent hospitalization and illness and her children didn’t want to worry her.

And then came the call Saturday from a blocked number.

“She didn’t sound like herself. She’s normally chipper and outgoing, but she sounded sluggish and scared,” Bowden told NewsOne in an interview. “She said she would be home the next day, but it didn’t sound like how she normally sounds. It sounded like someone was telling her what to say.”

When it became clear that her daughter wasn’t coming home, Bowden began going through her cell phone calls and texts since they share a phone plan. She called some of the last numbers listed and found a man who says he last saw Galloway at the Wawa on Thursday, Sept. 18th.

The man claims he had given Galloway money for gas but that he left when he noticed two men approach Galloway whom appeared to know her.

“He thought they were friends of hers so he says he just left,” said Bowden who says she doesn’t know why her daughter, who worked for a contractor in Fairfax, Va., was in Upper Marlboro.

Bowden says her daughter normally calls if she’s going to stay out overnight with friends and she certainly wouldn’t leave her 4-year-old daughter behind whom she doted on. Her boyfriend is also baffled by her disappearance.

“She would have called and said, ‘I’m not coming home. Here’s the number where I’m at.’ She didn’t do any of that,” said Bowden. “She was very responsible with her daughter.”

Galloway was missing at the family’s weekly Sunday dinner gathering. “The heartbreak her family is feeling is insurmountable. I can’t take pleasure in anything in my life. Every bite of food, every drink of water, I’m thinking, Does she have these things,” said Bowden.

But she is trying to stay strong for her 4-year-old granddaughter who keeps asking when her mother will return. So far, the family has just told the girl that her mother is out and will be back the next day. But they know that can only work for so long.

“Every night she’s asking for her mother. Now, she’s started singing songs about her mother. She knows something is wrong,” said Bowden.

Bowden says her daughter, the youngest of three girls, grew up as a military brat and may be used to the more insular atmosphere on military bases.

“Sometimes she can be too trusting of others. The world is not like the closed environment on a military base. My fear is she may have trusted the wrong individuals,” Bowden said.

Bowden is doing all she can to help find her daughter. The family recently went to Upper Marlboro to post missing persons fliers and talk to people in the area for clues. Bowden has also turned the cell phone records and other information over to Prince George’s County Police who are investigating the case.

So far, there aren’t many leads. There’s been no activity on Galloway’s bank card or social media accounts. Her phone now just goes to voice mail.

“With each hour she is missing my fears increase for her safety. I feel helpless and powerless,” said Bowden. “If anyone has her, please let her come home. She is a good girl with a family that loves her. If they have any compassion in their heart, they will let her come home and be a Mother to her daughter.”

Last Seen Wearing: Unknown.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Tattoos: “Kenny” on wrist; “Princess” lower back.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts or circumstances surrounding the disappearance of LaToya Galloway, please contact Prince George’s County Police at 301-352-1200 or theBlack and Missing Foundation’s confidential Tip Line.

Please let us spread the word through every part of the DMV, from county to county. Please let us aid in bringing this young woman home to her family safely.

URGENT: Missing Terrence R. Barfield, 18, Norfolk, VA

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are looking for an 18-year-old who went missing last week.

Terrence R. Barfield was last seen last Tuesday, August 5 at his residence on Colley Avenue, according to Officer Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department. At the time he was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and grey tennis shoes.

Hudson said Barfield has medical conditions that require medication, which he does not have with him.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 1-888-562-5887.…nce-last-week/

Missing: Stella Jawara, 65, Silverspring, MD

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) — Prince George’s County Police are looking for a 65-year-old critical missing woman from Silver Spring, who was last seen near her home Saturday.

Police said Stella Jawara was last seen around 11 a.m. on Greenwich Woods Drive. Jawara suffers from Alzheimer’s and may be in need of medication.

Jawara is described as a black woman, 5’5″ and weighs around 185 pounds, police said.
She wears glasses and was last seen wearing a brown sweater with brown pants.

If anyone has information on her whereabouts, please call the Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.c  om and submit a tip online.…woman/6741949/

Missing: James Francis Green, 85, Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person.

Police say 85-year-old James Francis Green, of Maria Avenue in Suitland, Md., was last seen leaving his home for a doctor’s appointment around 11:30 am on March 20, 2014. Green suffers from Alzheimer’s and may be in need of medication.

Green is described as a black male, 5’3″ and 170 pounds with gray hair. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a dark gray coat and blue jeans. Green may be driving a gray 2004 Honda Element with MD tag 395M826.

If anyone has information on his whereabouts, please call the Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region at 301-749-5064. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.…ssing/6725561/


Missing: Jessie James, 84, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Police are searching for a missing 84-year-old man from DC who was last seen on Tuesday.

Jessie James was last seen on Tuesday in the 1000 block of 5th Street, N.W. on March 11. Officials describe him as a ‘black male, 5’7″ tall, weighs approximately 160-165 pounds, medium build, white & grey hair, brown eyes, and has a medium complexion’.

James was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket and blue pants, officials said.

If you have seen him, call Police at 202-727-9099.…on-dc/6300721/