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On Tuesday evening, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Star Jones to join him for an emotional, face to face conversation that comes amidst an unsolved Michigan murder.
A well-known television personality with a law background, Jones is using her public platform to gain attention for a case she feels might otherwise suffer from a lack of attention:
"A young woman in her 30's went out to run an errand that any mother would, at just before three o'clock in the morning, and was never seen again alive. Her body was found near a lake in Pontiac, Michigan," explained the former co-host of "The View." "Somebody knows something, Piers. Somebody heard something. Somebody saw something. And what we're trying to do is to get that person or those people to come forward and share that information with authorities."
Jones is close friends with the sister of the victim – 32-year-old Rosaline “Rhonda” Ransom Lee – and contends skin color plays a large role in dictating the coverage of national journalists:
"It's not just my opinion, it's fact, that the majority of stories that are done in the media really are about Caucasian women being missing or being killed. African-American women don't get the amount of attention, and it takes a lot to get that attention."
Recognizing the influence that Jones' platform allows her, she told Piers Morgan she pleased with the response that has come from her speaking out:
"Since I've opened my mouth, all aspects of the media has come out and been very, very supportive. The squeaky wheel really does get the grease," noted Jones. "The louder you talk, the more you talk, the more consistent you are in saying that we cared about this person – you have to put a real face to a tragedy."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, and then visit Jones' website to learn more about the ways in which she's helping to advise other woman as a tribute to that late Rosaline “Rhonda” Ransom Lee.
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