Brittany Jackson

Nobel Laureate Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison Receives UCLA Medal and Discusses the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – On Monday, October 5, 2015, Nobel Laureate Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison was honored at UCLA’s Royce Hall for her remarkable contributions to American literature and culture. The prized author, professor, playwright and social activist joined the event in a videoconference to accept the campus’ highest honor and prestige, the UCLA Medal. The event also featured a panel discussion from UCLA artists and intellectuals to revel in Morrison’s rich history, addressing topics such as the #BlackLivesMatter movement of today, “the genocide” of black people in America, the media’s influence on journalism, and how to be “dangerous”


A large crowd of community members, social activists, preachers and children gathered at the Park and Ride on Crenshaw Boulevard and 120th Street to bring awareness to the senseless gun violence impacting families and children in Los Angeles and abroad. The rally, which called for peace and social resolve through unity, faith, and prayer, sought to eradicate the cloud of darkness hovering over Los Angeles communities.