Did the media forget #BringBackOurGirls?

Another week has passed and we have yet to #BringBackOurGirls.

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Every week I scour the news sites- CNN, NPR, Nytimes to try to see what progress is being made. I used to be able to scan CNN and find a report or two to fuel my thoughts for the day. This week I have had to dig deep.

I have found nothing.

No progress. No reports.

No one apparently giving any consideration to what is going on with this story. No one sending someone to help these people regain their precious daughters.

Sometimes I wonder is it worse to be forgotten in the news of celebrities and soccer and the latest scandals, or is it worse to never have been recognized at all? I have no answers to this question.

Nigeria has not forgotten this I suspect. The terror groups are still there. Still making life unpleasant. Still threatening.

I decided to head to twitter to see how our hashtag is doing.

I found a few articles in some less frequented sites, and they are not promising:

Forgetting Nigeria’sĀ girls

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/24/5837836/forgetting-nigerias-girls?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_name=staff&utm_campaign=voxdotcom&utm_content=tuesday

 

and this story, which is making me cry as I type this. How does this end up in a fashion magazine? I don’t know, but I really feel this one.

NIGERIA’S KIDNAPPED GIRLS: WHAT REMAINS OF THE MISSING

http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/nigerias-missing-girls?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1448_66738962&linkId=8612308

The words in this notebook.

 

From Elle magazine

“Hello (Dorcass) [sic], When I’m away from you I’m still with you. When my eyes are closed, I can still see you. When I’m awake, I still dream of you. When I feel I have everything, I still need you and no matter what, I will always love you. “

 

I have nothing else I can say today. Keep the hashtag going. Do not lose interest in this story. I have not forgotten. I care.

#BringBackOurGirls

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