*Alicia Keys is trying to make sure no one forgets the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.
Six months later their story has been pushed out of the news cycle, so to mark the half-year anniversary of the incident, the singer organized a protest in front of the Nigerian consulate in New York on Tuesday. [Scroll down to watch.]
The 33-year-old held a rally along with 30 women, with several holding signs that read “We Are Here To Bring Back Our Girls Now.” The pregnant star, dressed in a black and white pullover, denim jeans and a black head wrap, was also joined by her producer husband Swizz Beatz.
“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,” she said.
“It is just outrageous that that’s going on,” she continued. “Some people have even told me they’ve heard things about ‘there’s been progress,’ but there hasn’t been progress because the girls aren’t back.”
She added: “So I think that we get mixed information. We don’t know, so we just have to keep being made aware of what’s happening.”