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Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok girls years after they were kidnapped, many more remain missing

The girls still face an uphill battle for justice.

Kylie Cheung | October 14, 2016 - 11:27 am

Nigeria’s Buhari Willing To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Schoolgirls

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told CNN that he is negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of 200 schoolgirls captured by the militant group in the village of Chibok.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

“Mattress Girl” Matters, Whether Meghan Daum Has Had “Enough” Or Not

“Time for young feminists to …”

So starts the headline on Meghan Daum’s latest Los Angeles Times column, a sure sign that the nosy-neighbor finger-wagging was just getting started…

Katrin Higher | May 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Hillary Clinton Is Having Brainstorming Sessions With Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren to brainstorm policy in December. [New York Times]
A new strain of HIV has been identified in Cuba. [MSN]
Women scientists…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm

So, Did You Hear This Guy Rescued 500 Girls From Boko Haram Two Months Ago?

In April of last year, Boko Haram abducted nearly 279 girls from their school in Chibok. Two months ago, they attempted to do the same to 470 girls who were boarding…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.

Beejoli Shah | January 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Are Allegedly Using Young Girls As Suicide Bombers

In case the mere act of attacking innocent passersby isn’t insidious enough on its own, terror group Boko Haram is allegedly using young Nigerian girls to do their dirty work…

Claire Hannum | January 12, 2015 - 11:10 am

Revlon CEO: “I Can Smell Black People When They Enter A Room”

According to a lawsuit, Revlon’s CEO claimed that he could “smell Black people when they enter a room.” [The Grio]
The investigation into the Cleveland police shooting and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

#BringBackOurGirls Could Actually Happen Soon

The Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram allegedly held numerous negotiations in August with the Red Cross and the Nigerian government to swap prisoners for the over 200 school girls…

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

60+ Women And Girls Escape From Boko Haram

Over 60 girls and women escaped from Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that has staged kidnappings in Nigeria for several months.  According to security sources who spoke to the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

Nigerian Pop Singer Adokiye Ruffles Feathers Offering Her Virginity In Place Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram

Well, that’s one way to get attention. Adokiye Kyrian, a Nigerian pop singer, ruffled some feathers this week when she (jokingly?) offered up her virginity if the Islamic extremist group…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2014 - 4:30 pm
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