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Alicia Keys Spends Son’s Birthday Leading #BringBackOurGirls Rally in NYC

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Multi-award winning singer and humanitarian, Alicia Keys, spent yesterday, which was her son’s birthday, leading a peaceful #BringBackourGirls rally in New York City.

She led a group of women to the United Nations headquarters, where she called for continued pressure on authorities to ensure the release of the girls.

Keys posted the above photo on Instagram with the following caption:

It’s my son’s birthday today which makes me feel even more in solidarity with the parents of the Chibok girls in Nigeria who were abducted 6 months ago today by Boko Haram. They are still missing!!! At the moment of this rally those parents were marching on the Presidential Palace in Abuja to call on Goodluck Jonathan to pay attention to what can be done to free those girls from a situation too horrible to imagine. It’s difficult and it won’t be easy but we have to keep the pressure on because these girls represent all the girls being kept from an education, they represent all girls who are looked upon as property and they represent rape and violence against women as a weapon of war all over the world! The @WeAreHereMovement is about direct action! Sign your name to join the movement and sign the petition to bring back our girls!! #BringBackOurGirlsNOW #weareheremovement Sign here: http://bit.ly/1v8MMkK

Photo Credit: Instagram

16 Comments

  1. efe

    October 15, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Hope Jona and his cabin crew would get the Message.
    #Bringbackourgirls.

  2. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

    And Mike Omeri is spewing idiocy on another page. Twat.

    Alicia, thank you for adding your voice to this cause.

  3. BellaNoire (www.thebellanoireshop.com)

    October 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

    This is just heart rending and terrible. This is a failure for us all as a nation. 6 months and all Oga Jona is focused on is getting another term. For those in power who can do something about this but have focused on chasing and looting money and election, Karma is closer to you than you can imagine.

  4. Andrew

    October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I think it was disrespectful of her to just say “Goodluck Jonathan” without pre-fixing the “President”. She can’t make a public statement about President Obama that way.

    • kiki

      October 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Is our president acting as one?

    • Nonzwakazi Marubelela

      October 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      He doesn’t deserve that respect. She should have said that dog

    • D

      October 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Nigerians and their obsession with lame a*** titles. Who said the POTUS is not called Obama? Infact we all know many address him as just Obama. What sort of disrespect is there by calling you by your name??? is that not what your parents named you and you have answered to all this while? rubbish!!! 300 girls are still missing and it is title you are sitting on.

    • keepingitreal

      October 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      U must be kidding!!!

  5. the generous economist

    October 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Of all the issues highlighted… it’s one of title you could pick… smh… IMO.. mentioning his name witout any insult attached is more than enuff respect..

  6. Kiki

    October 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Cos Our president is not acting like one..

  7. The Queen

    October 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Forget titles (president or whatever), just #BringBackOurGirls

  8. Mind ya business

    October 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Please take several seats at the stadium! Respect is deserved, Oga Jonathan is yet to do anything demanding that.

  9. Fols

    October 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    We too have celebrities ohhhh…From the same country as the Chibok girls. I wonder what they are doing with their own fame…oh yes ! Photoshoots!

  10. Fols

    October 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    We too have celebrities ohhhh…From the same country as the Chibok girls. I wonder what they are doing with their own fame…oh yes ! Photoshoots…and more photoshoots!

  11. bills

    October 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Title kwa! People’s children have been missing for 6 straight months and all you are concerned about is a prefix? Have you considered the mental and physical state of health of those girls after all these months? Biko, did Goodluck Jonathan bring that title from Otuoke? You need to focus on important issues, dude. Ignore the mundane.

  12. halia

    October 16, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Thank you Alicia for bringing it back! Or At least being a part of that… I don’t know what Mr. “President” is doing but he clearly needs more reminders of his inefficient leadership in this case. #changethroughpeople #[email protected]

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