Erika Marie (journalist)

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BornJuly 11, 1982
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Poet

Erika Marie Rivers (born July 11, 1982) is a journalist, reporter, and poet who founded the Nonprofit organization|nonprofit organization, Our Black Girls, Inc[1][2][3][4].[5], that focuses on sharing underrepresented stories of missing and murdered Black women[6][7]. Although known as a true crime writer, Rivers has spent much of her career in the entertainment industry writing for publications such as HotNewHipHop[8] and Necole Bitchie. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Rivers moved with her mother to Long Beach, California at a young age and would go on to study ballet and theatrical arts, ultimately graduating from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Although she attended college for two years, Rivers opted to instead pursue a career in the music industry before becoming nestled in entertainment blogging and news reporting.

Personal life

Erika Marie currently resides in California.


  1. ""I shouldn't have to beg": Petito search finds missing white woman syndrome at forefront of conversation". Seattle Gay News. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  2. "The Nation's First Task Force On Missing And Murdered African American Women Has Launched". MadameNoire. 2021-12-02. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  3. Hathaway, Ashantai (2021-09-27). "This Website Highlights the Tens of Thousands of Black Girls Who Go Missing Every Year". Black Enterprise. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  4. Pruitt-Young, Sharon (2021-09-24). "Tens Of Thousands Of Black Women Vanish Each Year. This Website Tells Their Stories". NPR. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  5. "Home • Our Black Girls". Our Black Girls. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  6. Lara, Jovana (2021-10-02). "SoCal woman shines spotlight on cases involving missing, murdered women of color". ABC7 Los Angeles. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  7. Robles, Frances (2021-09-30). "Authorities Searched Exhaustively for Gabrielle Petito. What About Others?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  8. "Erika Marie". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2022-01-25.

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