I am Charlie, I am Baga.” Although few in the West probably even know what this means, the media apparently couldn’t find the time to explain what it represents.
While the eyes of the Western world were averted to the massacre in Paris, a different kind of slaughter was happening in Nigeria. By the lack of media outrage, apparently no one cared.
While social media sites turned their attention to feel good stories about animals, Boko Haram continued with its campaign of terror and killing. Some 10,000 persons were killed in the conflict with Boko Haram last year alone. Baga was simply the ‘deadliest massacre’ in its brief history according to Amnesty International.
The media cannot be myopic covering this bloodbath happening in Baga. It must shine a light on evil wherever it exists or wherever the victims are.
Damon K. Jones
Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York.
Mr. Jones is a Spiritual Life Coach, Couples and Family Therapy Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach.
Mr. Jones is a 32-year Law Enforcement Practioner New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America.
Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am), WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM), and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts, including Westchester News 12 "News Makers" and Public Television "Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS at 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show.