BET to Air Discussion About Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Participants display placards during a vigil in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2014 organized by Amnesty International in support of the abducted Nigerian school girls and their families. Nigeria's military was warned of an attack on a school in which more than 200 girls were abducted by Islamists but failed to act for nearly five hours, Amnesty International said on May 9. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) | JEWEL SAMAD via Getty Images
Participants display placards during a vigil in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2014 organized by Amnesty International in support of the abducted Nigerian school girls and their families. Nigeria’s military was warned of an attack on a school in which more than 200 girls were abducted by Islamists but failed to act for nearly five hours, Amnesty International said on May 9. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) | JEWEL SAMAD via Getty Images

The BET television network is airing a special discussion this week on the sexual exploitation of children, an idea set in motion by the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic extremists.The town hall-style discussion is called “Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters.” It will air Friday night on BET and will be repeated Saturday on the Centric network. It was taped Saturday in Atlanta.

Participants include activist-actors Nicole Ari Parker and Tasha Smith, along with singer India.Arie (IHN’-dee-uh ah-REE’) and minister Dr. Bernice King. BET says the special will discuss the problem of human trafficking throughout the world and its impact on communities. It will also include an update from Nigeria on the latest about the missing girls.

Source: The AP

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