Black Lives Matter founders to receive 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

The co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, will be receiving this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The International Prize for Peace from The Sydney Peace Foundation honors nominees who have fought for goals such as nonviolence and justice.

Black Lives Matter founders meet Australia’s Indigenous community

The co-founders of the global Black Lives Matter movement have met with Australia’s Indigenous community and say there are parallels between the experiences here and in the United States. Since it began in 2013, Black Lives Matter has been on the frontlines of protests across the US, leading the fight against police brutality and high incarceration rates among the country’s black community.

#MeToo: From social campaign to social change?

Since #MeToo went viral two weeks ago in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, Twitter reports that more than 1.7 million women and men have used the hashtag in 85 countries.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Declares that Schools “Have Been Turned into Spaces of Criminalization

A national movement is currently taking place to address the pervasive criminalization of Black boys and men in our nation’s schools, colleges, and universities. The field of education has been abuzz this past week over the launch of the public course Black Minds Matter – A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education.

Lawyer for Gemmel Moore’s Family Accuses Sheriff’s Department of ‘Dragging Their Feet’ in Investigating his Death at Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s Home – Los Angeles Sentinel

Civil rights attorney and legal consultant  Nana Gyamfi accused the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department of “dragging their feet” in their investigation into the death of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old Black gay man who was found dead on July 27 in the apartment of prominent Democratic Donor Ed Buck.

Travel back to 1968 with Yayoi Kusama, Ron Athey and the Joshua Light Show

Los Angeles knows a thing or two about Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. Those kaleidoscopic chambers, now on view at the Broad museum downtown, are triggering a blizzard of multicolored, polka-dotted and pumpkin-patch selfies to hit your social media feed.

Pillars of Black Community celebrated

On Friday, Sept. 29, the Pan African Studies Department held its fourth annual Black Community Honors. This years honorees included individuals who have worked hard to create a better world for black people to live in. Department Chair, Dr. Melina Abdullah, was the Master of Ceremony.

Black Lives Matter is a revolutionary peace movement

This article is the first in the Black Lives Matter Everywhere series, a collaboration between The Conversation, the Sydney Democracy Network and the Sydney Peace Foundation. To mark the awarding of the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the authors reflect on the roots of and responses to a movement that has reignited a global conversation about racism.

Patrisse Cullors Talks Co-Founding Black Lives Matter

We talked to the activist about her new memoir, motherhood, and being a leader of the resistance. A few weeks ago, when I got on the phone with Los Angeles-based Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, I asked her a very loaded question: “How are you?”