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Black lives matter, and learning resources

Black Lives Matter, and learning resources

This section is a hub for the Black Lives Matter Movements in the UK, and US.

Black Lives Matter Movement (UK)
"The Black Lives Matters Movement website (not connected to BLMUK) was set up in July 2016 following the racist police killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the US. WE do not claim to speak for anyone but ourselves – concerned activists that fighting for racial and social justice in the UK."
Black Lives Matter Movement | UK

Black Voices Matter (UK)
Our aim is to amplify the voices of black people the unheard and those living in pain with racial trauma that are suffering in silence, afraid to speak out due to the structural, systematic racism, oppression and inequality.
Black Voices Matter | UK

Black Lives Matter Movement (US)
"#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives."
Black Lives Matter Movement | US

Learning resources

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources | US | A Stamborski, N Zimmermann, B Gregory
This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible.
Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives | US | Compiled by Carlisa Johnson
This is a live document updated daily as more resources and information becomes available.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Education Resources: UK Organisations | UCL Institute of Education
Details of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) education resources (UK) by UCL Institute of Education
A coalition of Race Equality Organisations (CORE) | UK | ROTA
CORE (formerly the Coalition of BME VCS organisations) brings together many of the UK's leading black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations for the promotion of race equality.

The History Makers

The HistoryMakers (USA) was born our of our founder’s dream to address this problem, by capturing – one person at a time – the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans, and by creating a priceless video collection giving those involved their special place in history.

The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history.

The History Makers

Related internal links to other parts of this website

Racism and gay men | MEN R US
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic LGBT+ organisations | MEN R US
How to be an ally | MEN R US
The word is out | MEN R US


Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil | The Guardian | 11 Oct 2020
Black History Month is a chance to introduce forgotten historical episodes into the curriculum, from the British black panthers to the Bristol bus boycott

  1. West Indian soldiers in the first world war
  2. The Bristol bus boycott
  3. The Notting Hill carnival
  4. John Blanke, the black trumpeter
  5. ‘Beachy Head woman’
  6. ‘Ivory bangle lady’
  7. Britain’s black miners
  8. The sacking of Benin
  9. The Haitian Revolution
  10. The British Black Panthers

Young British and Black | The Guardian | 29 Jul 2020

Black history Tube map | TfL/ Black Cultural Archives | October 2021

Black Cultural Archives
Only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

Downing Street rewrote ‘independent’ report on race, experts claim | The Guardian | 11 Apr 2021
Race report: Boris Johnson urged to withdraw 'whitewashing' inquiry | BBC News | 10 Apr 2021
Business chiefs say their advice ignored in No 10’s race report | The Guardian | 3 Apr 2021
 Race commission report: the rights and wrongs | The Conversation | 1 Apr 2021
Define, Divide and Rule: The Race Report Shows the State is Not Interested in Racial Liberation | Novara Media | 1 Apr 2021
Experts cited in No 10's race report claim they were not properly consulted | The Guardian | 1 Apr 2021


Britain ‘not close to being a racially just society’, finds two-year research project | 9 Apr 2023
Black Lives Matter UK gives £350,000 in funding for black-led organisations | The Guardian | 5 Mar 2023

BBC News - Anger and grief as crowds rally to support Child Q | BBC | 21 Mar 2022
NHS 'riddled with racism' against ethnic minority doctors | BBC | 2 Feb 2022
The Black Cop: a villain, a victim and a hero​ | The Guardian | Jan 2022

 Black History Month 2021

Britain’s rich history of black literature | The Guardian | 18 Oct 2021
 Black History Month launches in UK with ‘proud to be’ campaign | 1 Oct 2021
England’s footballers speak for the new generation better than any politician | The Guardian | 14 Jul 2021
England's Tyrone Mings criticises Patel over racism response | BBC News | 14 Jul 2021
Race crisis threatening police legitimacy, police chair warns | BBC News | 29 Mar 2021
‘This is radical love’ – the history of black queer Britain in pictures | The Guardian | 22 Mar 2021
The events of the last few days: our full statement | UK Black Pride | 19 Mar 2021
'Eye watering': top police officer laments rate of stop and search on young black men | The Guardian | 19 Jan 2021
'The UK's black gay icons are worthy of recognition' | BBC 3 | 15 Jan 2021
UK government accused of pursuing 'white nationalist' agenda | The Guardian | 29 Dec 2020
National curriculum ‘systematically omits' black British history | The Guardian | 25 Nov 2020
Windrush scandal a 'shameful stain on British history', says Equality Commission | HuffPost | 25 Nov 2020
An ongoing anti-racist reading list for non-Black allies | i-D | 4 Jun 2020
Educate yourself about structural racism and white privilege, starting with these 7 essential texts
universities perpetuate institutional racism, report says | The Guardian | 24 Nov 2020
BLM UK gains legal status and renames as Black Liberation Movement UK | The Guardian | 23 Oct 2020
 Movies that did Black history justice | Digital Spy | 16 Oct 2020
 The forgotten Black radicals | Huck | 14 Oct 2020
'It isn't a tick-box': young BLM activists on Black History Month in UK schools | The Guardian | 11 Oct 2020
Black History Month is now an established part of the year. Let’s celebrate its success | 4 Oct 2020
 Black Lives Matter in the UK: 'We're still not being heard' | BBC News | 25 Aug 2020
 David Olusoga: racism in British TV has led to 'lost generation' of black talent | The Guardian | 24 Aug 2020
 How the shadow of slavery still hangs over global finance | The Conversation | 21 Aug 2020
 The rise and fall of Black British writing | The Conversation | 14 Aug 2020
 It’s been nine years since the London riots: what’s changed? (The answer is nothing) | Huck | 14 Aug 2020
Road rage, stop and search and vehicle stereotypes: why cars drive so much racism | The Conversation | 12 Aug 2020
 How racist is Britain today? What the evidence tells us | The Conversation | 1 Jul 2020
 Top director Steve McQueen attacks racism in British film and TV industry | The Guardian | 20 Jun 2020
 Marcus Rashford, Black Lives Matter and a British premier who is out of his league | The Conversation | 19 Jun 2020
32 pictures that show what white privilege looks like | BuzzFeed | US | 11 Jun 2020
 A letter to Roy. He’s the black guy in my pictures | US | Scot Lloyd | 11 Jun 2020
 An ongoing anti-racist reading list for non-Black allies | i-D | 4 June 2020

Ethnicity facts and figures | GOV.UK

What White People Can Do Next | Novara Media | 25 May 2021 | 36m 36s
What's changed? Newsbeat explored Black Lives Matter UK protests in 2016 | Nesta McGregor | BBC Newsbeat | 8 Jul 2020 | 31m 45s
 Black Lives Matter: What is systemic racism? Kids’ questions answered | BBC | 9 Jul 2020 | 3m 56s
 What is Black radicalism with Kehinde Andrews | Novara Media | 16 Jun 2020 | 1h 2m 49m
 Akala deconstructs race, class, and Britain's modern myths | Joe Unfiltered | 21 May 2020 | 1h 4m 6s
 Revealed: How Racism, Meth and Sex Are Combining to Destroy Queer Black Lives | US | BuzzFeed | 27 Feb 2020

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