Posted October 14, 2014 by Tabby T in Entertainment News

Alicia Keys Holds Protest To Raise Awareness About Abducted Nigerian Girls [Video]

Alicia Keys held a protest today in NYC to raise awareness about the 200+ Nigerian girls that were abducted and held against their will by Boko Haram militants just six months ago. Alicia accompanied by many others held signs reading “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!, along with chanting those words.

Keys, who is pregnant, said in an interview that she felt touched to take action because she is a mother. Her son, Egypt, turned 4 on Tuesday.

“Today is my son’s birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the Chibok girls who have been abducted for six months and are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that’s going on,” the 33-year-old said as others chanted behind her.

Keys recently launched the movement “We Are Here,” which fights for social justice. She also recorded and released a song with the same name.

She was joined by her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz. She said people need a reminder that the schoolgirls are still missing.

Way to go Alicia! This is one you are one of our favorites, Thank you.


Source: NY Daily News