Showing posts from June, 2014

June 2 Rally at Nigeria House, NYC by The Interfaith Religious Leaders of African Ancestry to Save the Children of Nigeria

Do you know there is a Brooklyn College TV?  I had a vague idea, but since I'm not much of a TV person, I never really consumed any of the products of that fine establishment.  However, I am happy to say that Tiy Hampton's coverage of some of my #BringBackOurGirlsNYC activism has almost made a convert out of me.   Tiy Hampton is a student in the TV Broadcasting program at Brooklyn College.   She was at the rally organized by The Interfaith Religious Leaders of African Ancestry to Save the Children of Nigeria at Nigeria House 828 Second Avenue at East 44th Street, NYC on June 2, 2014.  Here is a clip of her coverage:  bring back our girls .   For more of her work, see  Tiy Hampton's wordpress page . Here below is the  press release by the rally organizers:  The Interfaith Religious Leaders of African Ancestry to Save the Children of Nigeria. Kudos to Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry and the other members of the group, which includes but is not limited to:  Bishop Orlando Findl

Professor #BringBackOurGirlsNYC: It's more than Hacktivism

Read Jamilah Simmons' hot off the press article about Professor #BringBackOurGirls:  Call Her Professor #BringBackOurGirls Jamilah has been most kind.  Her article on the Brooklyn College website does a good job of presenting why I'm doing what I'm doing concerning #BringBackOurGirls.  It's a pity some people want to reduce this to Hackvitism and portray the thoughtful and most meaningful responses of Nigerian citizens to the injustices and inequities in our political system as empty hashtag symbolism.  While I am gearing up to write my own essay, I encourage you to read: You could also follow me on Facebook You can read some of my writings that are posted online . You can see the journal I edit  Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration You can see one or two of my recent presentations on my Youtube Channel #BringBackOurGirlsNYC is also gearing up for another rally at the UN on June 16, 2014, International Day of the African Child, from 12 noon to 2 pm a

Nigerian Police Force Bans all protests in Abuja???

It's now 50 days after the Chibok abductions.  Instead of demonstrating through compassionate, well organized, concerted action that it is not only concerned about the abducted girls and their heartbroken families, yesterday, June 2, 2014, 49 days after the abduction, the response of the Federal Government of Nigeria, via the Nigerian Police Force, was to ban all protests in Abuja.   Chibok Schoolgirls: Nigerian Police ban all protests in Abuja And it's curious that the Doyin Okupe, an advisor to President Goodluck Jonathan could go on international media to say with a straight face, that Nigeria is winning the battle against Boko Haram. Nigeria 'not losing Boko Haram battle,' says president's adviser If so, where are our girls? The #BringBackOurGirls Abuja family is taking the right step by bringing a lawsuit that challenges this infringement on the democratic rights of these noble citizens of Nigeria. Here is a statement from the group: In light of the