Black Lives Have Always Mattered

Research. Listen. Educate. Donate. Discuss. Share. 

Take action and do not remain complicit. Knowledge Is power. We want to educate ourselves & we encourage you to as well. Here are some helpful resources to read, watch, listen to, donate to & sign. We will continue to actively work with diverse individuals as we believe everyone is equal. We will continue to add & share any new resources on our blog & social platforms. We stand in solidarity against discrimination & always will. Year 2020 is the year we stand together & change. 

READ

1. Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Written by a British journalist, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Who sheds light on Britains hidden history of racism.

2. White Fragility- Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism 

Providing strategies for those who are passionate about making a difference.

3. So You Want To Talk About Race

A Thought Provoking & Challenging book that discusses the complex topic of race in America. 

4. Me And White Supremacy

As essential to read for anyone who want to challenge white supremacy but doesn't  know where to start.

 

WATCH

1. Fruitvale Station

A true story film based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, killed by a bart police offer. Truly heartbreaking film. R.I.P Oscar Grant you deserved more justice. 

2. When They See Us

A Netflix mini series about the Central Park five who were wrongly imprisoned. If you haven't watched this already you need to do so. 

3. Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now 

Oprah Winfrey talks with the exonerated men once known as the Central Park Five, plus the cast and producers who tell their story in "When They See Us." 

4. Dark Girls 

A documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system.

5. 13th 

A Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system. 

6. Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

A Netflix documentary to help understand the concept of 'white privilege'.

 7. Strong Island

This true crime documentary is directed by Yance Ford who’s brother was a black teacher shot by a white mechanic. Yance’s brother, William died and Mark P. Reilly was not charged for his crime by an all white jury.

 

LISTEN

1. Hear To Slay

'The black feminist podcast of your dreams' with Roxane Gay & Tressie McMillan Cottom.

2. Scene On Radio: "Seeing White"

The series is academic in its scope of exploring the roots & meaning of white supremacy.

3. 1619 - The New York Times

Insight into the four centuries since American slavery began.

4. Beyond Prisons 

Explores the possibilities in divesting from policing and prisons as we know them 

5. Code Switch

A NPR podcast tackling race from all angles.

6. No Country For Young Women

This BBC Sounds podcast is seasonal and is hosted by Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga. The two women discuss what it’s like being a British woman of colour in the UK today and all their experiences.

7. Slay In Your Lane: The Podcast

This new podcast by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, who wrote the book “Slay In Your Lane”, looks at the news and pop culture from a black British woman’s perspective.

 

DONATE 

1. Offical George Floyd Memorial Fund 

A crowdfunding to cover Mr Floyd's funeral and burial expenses, as well as mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist his family and children in their continuing fight for justice.

2. The Movement For Black Lives

A global initiative which aims to support Black organisations to conduct conversations about current political conditions.

3. Black Lives Matter UK

A coalition of black activists and organisers across the UK that started in 2016, who have currently raised over £333,000.

4.  Black Protest Legal Support UK

A hub of Lawyers & legal advisors providing free legal advice and representation to UK Black Lives Matter activists and protesters.

5. Black Minds Matter Uk

Fundraising to offer free therapy sessions for black individuals and families in the UK with certified, professional, black practitioners for sessions as soon as possible.

 

 SIGN

1. Justice For George Floyd

Justice for George Floyd, a petition in which has already gathered over 15 million signatures.

2. #WeCan'tBreathe

This petition is demanding the police officers involved in George Floyd's death are arrested and charged with second degree murder.

3. Stand With Bre

Sign this petition to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the black emergency medical technician who was fatally shot in her apartment by the Louisville Metro Police Department

4. UK government must condemn Trump's response to George Floyd's murder

This petition is demanding the UK government must condemn Trump's response to the murder of George Floyd and the continued racially motivated police brutality in the US. 

5. Teach British children about the realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism

This petition is demanding to teach British children in school about the realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism.

We are louder and stronger together. #BlackLivesMatter

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