The Black Lives Movement has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s International Prize for Peace. The award comes with a cash prize of $50,000 and recognises “the vital contributions of leading global peacemakers.” The Black Lives Matter movement has been “striving for justice every single day.”
Arguably one of the most high profile cases for freedom of creative expression to occur during 2016 involved the performance artist Jelili Atiku, a prominent member of the Lagos art community, a Prince Claus Award winner and a member of Arterial Network Nigeria. Atiku was arrested as a result of a public performance held in January 2016.
The name of ANC struggle hero Chris Hani, who was assassinated in 1993, is regularly invoked to win political arguments in South Africa.
South Africa has lost a liberation hero with the passing of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, aged 87. Affectionately known as Kathy, Kathrada was a Robben Island prisoner and one of Walter Sisulu, and Nelson Mandela’s closest cadres in the struggle against apartheid. Kathrada dedicated is life to fighting racial inequality and the apartheid regime’s racist and unjust policies. We share with you 10 of his profound and timeless quotes.
Sharon-Rose Khumalo, the Rose of Mamelodi: she’s a beauty queen, smart, beautiful, and identifies as intersex. Don’t go making her into something strange. The beauty queen is using her platform and status to raise awareness and highlight a condition generally not talked about.
In a world where nothing is for free, Tiffany Kagure Mugo asks, why are hard-working activists, especially women, still asked to give of their time and talent for next to nothing? It is time that society recognised the value of their labour.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America is a holiday to celebrate the birthday of renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., born on 15 January, 1929. The special day continues to become more important in many people’s lives across the world. We look at some important moments in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life in pictures.
We remember an African struggle icon Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Sobukwe founded, and led the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), an anti-apartheid movement. Affectionately known as the Professor or simply “Prof”, Sobukwe dedicated is life to fighting racial inequality and the apartheid regime’s racist and unjust policies. We share with you seven of his profound and timeless quotes.
Today Africa celebrates the legacy of a South African struggle icon, Oliver Reginald Tambo, born in Bizana, Transkei (now Eastern Cape) in 1917. We pay homage to the struggle hero by remembering the words he left us with in his quest to see South Africa free.