Alicia Keys and husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz hold a protest outside the Nigerian Consulate

Singer Alicia Keys and her music producer husband Swizz Beatz are not satisfied with Nigeria’s response to the plight of 200-plus school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram rebels in April. Alicia and Swizz held a protest outside the Nigerian Consulate to demand the return of the girls.

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First Lady Michelle Obama finally joined the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement. The movement seeks to bring worldwide attention to the 223 missing schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their beds by armed Boko Haram militants last month. The Boko Haram leader, who has taken responsibility for the kidnappings, claims he sold the girls as sex slaves for as little as $12 each.

Mrs. Obama and President Obama failed to show concern for the missing girls until they could no longer ignore the headlines.

Shame on them.

The 223 Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Have Names

A partial list of names of the 223 Nigerian schoolgirls still in captivity has been released. The girls were kidnapped from their beds at a boarding school 3 weeks ago by armed Boko Haram militants. The Boko Haram leader has taken responsibility for the kidnappings and claims he sold the girls as sex slaves for as little as $12 each.

President Barack Obama, who once fancied himself as “president of the world”, dragged his feet and didn’t send help to Nigeria until this week — after the media shamed him into taking action.

See the list of names after the break.

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Incarcerated singer Chris Brown and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran are among the celebrities who have joined forces to bring attention to the 234 missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by militants 2 weeks ago.

Someone updated Brown’s official Twitter account today with this haunting image of a young Nigerian girl in tears. The caption reads “#Bring Back Our Girls.”

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Nigerian girls

16 days have passed since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped at gunpoint by militants who oppose western education for girls.

The militants of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram arrived at the boarding school in the dead of night. They exchanged gunfire with armed security guards outside the school before storming the school and rounding up the girls.

The frightened schoolgirls were herded onto waiting buses and motor scooters by the gunmen who assured them, “Don’t worry. Nothing will happen to you.”

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Child bride

The last few years have tested the longstanding history of traditional marriage. Homosexuals are winning the right to marry in some parts of the world, and a new amendment to Nigeria’s Constitution states that grown men can marry underage girls, even infants.

Correction: Even though Nigerian Senator Ahmed Yerima did marry a 13-year-old girl, that is not the senator pictured above.

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