The #BlackLivesMatter Has Officially Become A Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

by Duke Magazine

The movement for racial justice and equality #BlackLivesMatter, which was resurged May last year at the wake of the killing of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Norwegian parliamentarian, Petter Eide. 


Founded in 2013 in the United State by three queer African-American women (Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi), the movement has taken on an even more powerful global force, seeing a collective Afro-consciousness awakening worldwide as it relates to the rights and human dignities of black people of African descent in every sphere of society.

#BlackLivesMatter has called on many institutions around the world to demand change and better color representation, opening up many conversations on the lingering effects of Europe’s colonization of Africa, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the consequential racism that permeates all aspects of society around the world.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people (parliamentarians and ministers of all nationalities, former laureates, some university professors, etc.) are eligible to submit a Nobel Peace Prize nomination before the January 31 deadline.

Recall, the World Food Program (WFP) won the honor last year.

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