29 episodes

This is a podcast where I cover missing persons, unsolved cases and cases where the conclusion still raises questions involving people of color. Bringing light to the stories that are often pushed to the side or left untold and uncared for. Welcome to Cases of Color.

Cases of Color Randi Johnson

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 192 Ratings

This is a podcast where I cover missing persons, unsolved cases and cases where the conclusion still raises questions involving people of color. Bringing light to the stories that are often pushed to the side or left untold and uncared for. Welcome to Cases of Color.

    Episode 27: Joseph Smedley

    Episode 27: Joseph Smedley

    How does a 20 year old biochemistry major end up at the bottom of a lake with 66 pounds of rocks attached to him. And why was the Bloomington Police Department so quick to call it a suicide. This is the case of Joseph Smedley.

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    JUSTICE FOR JOSEPEH: www.Instagram.com/justiceforjoseph

    Petition to Reopen the case: https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-joseph?recruiter=300702833&recruited_by_id=6f401d90-fe27-11e4-8e55-b1656c258159&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi

    • 34 min
    Emergency Episode: Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Racial Injustice and More. ft. Cases of Color

    Emergency Episode: Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Racial Injustice and More. ft. Cases of Color

    This was an emergency episode of Cases of Color that Anna from AnnaTudePod Pod asked me to join her on. I was honored to be on to discuss these topics. And I’m glad we made this episode together.

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    • 48 min
    Episode 26: Phoenix Coldon PART 1

    Episode 26: Phoenix Coldon PART 1

    This is a 2 part episode about Phoenix Coldon. Who has been missing with no answers for years. I partnered with Anna of AnnaTude Podcast to bring this story back to the forefront of our attention.

    Once you finish this episode please head over to AnnaTude Pod to hear Part 2 of this story. https://linktr.ee/annatude

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    Email me- Annatudepod@gmail.com

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    • 25 min
    CASE UPDATES...Happy New Year

    CASE UPDATES...Happy New Year

    Here are some case updates for some of the cases I have covered since the podcast started.

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    • 20 min
    Episode 25: Quawan "Bobby" Charles

    Episode 25: Quawan "Bobby" Charles

    On October 30th a 15 year old boy went missing. On November 3rd his body was found in ankle deep water and his death was ruled a drowning. Listen to this episode to learn more about Quawan “Bobby” Charles.

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    • 25 min
    Episode 24: Alberta Jones

    Episode 24: Alberta Jones

    This woman was a trailblazer...a first in many ways and a pillar in her community. She was also murdered and it’s been unsolved for over 50 years.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Katherine P. M. ,

So glad I found this podcast

What a refreshing change from the standard true crime genre that’s dominated by white women and former law enforcement officers. It’s tiring to hear about the same cases and similar victim profiles when there are so many victims of violence out there who’s stories never get told.

I also appreciate that the host doesn’t engage in sensationalism or faux shock that is so common in true crime. This feels genuine and it’s great that she encourages listeners to engage and ask questions about her content. Thank you!

ashleeenic0le ,

Such a good podcast

I love that Randi gets straight to the point and is bringing attention to these cases. This is my new favorite podcast.

Pppmntgrl45nu ,

Nope

Full disclosure: I’ve only listened to one episode, the one regarding Relisha Rudd.
As the seventh anniversary of her disappearance looms, I found myself looking for any podcasts that may have new developments of the case and I figured since I know about her case, I could judge the podcast based on how well (or not) it was covered.
The word that comes to mind to describe this episode is sloppy. The show was full of unsubstantiated rumors, false information and “facts” clearly gleaned from quick and dirty google searches. Missing people of color deserve so much better than this level of disorganization. Their cases are complex. Their voices need to come through.
The host advances theories that law enforcement has already ruled out, including that this child was trafficked into “sex slavery”. The timeless she provides is vague and adds no value to the story.
She unfairly piles onto the mother who not only was diagnosed with learning disabilities but whose past she feels free to judge without any actual investigation. Those “five” evictions? How many actually resulted in eviction and how many were rent disputes over living conditions? How many were evictions many poor DC resident face because emergency rent programs are underfunded? Why was the city’s own policies about hiring felons and letting them fraternize with families ignored?

You won’t find out if you listen to this podcast.

Bottom line is there is no value added here to Relisha’s story by this podcast. So I’ve got legitimate doubts there will be for another other POC’s story. I may try another one or two, the jury is still out on that.

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