#BlackLivesMatter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

The Black Lives Matter campaign for social justice and equality, resurrected in May 2020 by the violent death of African-American George Floyd by white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was nominated by a Norwegian parliamentarian, Petter Eideide, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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

Tens of thousands of individuals (parliamentarians and ministers of all nationalities, past laureates, university professors, etc.) are entitled to nominate themselves for the Nobel Peace Prize before the deadline of 31 January.

#Black Lives Matter has called on numerous organisations around the world to seek reform and increased racial representation, opening up many debates on the lasting consequences of the invasion of Africa by Europe, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the consequential racism that permeates all facets of society around the world.

In early October, the Nobel Prize will be awarded. Last year, the World Food Programme (WFP) won the honour

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