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MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR 1965
MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR 1965
COLIN KAEPERNICK 'MADE A STAND' BY TAKING A KNEE IN 2016
COLIN KAEPERNICK 'MADE A STAND' BY TAKING A KNEE IN 2016
MIKE TYSON TAKES A KNEE 2020
MIKE TYSON TAKES A KNEE 2020
LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES A KNEE 2020
LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES A KNEE 2020
NANCY PELOSI Speaker US House of Representatives
NANCY PELOSI Speaker US House of Representatives
"DEFINING MOMENT" - KEIR STARMER Member of Parliament UK
"DEFINING MOMENT" - KEIR STARMER Member of Parliament UK


Those of all ethnicities and from all nations who believe in racial equality are anti-racists, we stand together, we can choose to kneel together in peace and solidarity asserting black people are treated as equals to white people and is a human right to receive racial equality, social and criminal justice in the societies we live together, as full citizens of the country and as a united nation.


We are operating as non-political, non-partisan, non-violence Black Lives Matter platform. Some content published on this website may have political elements by the nature of a society and state governed under a system of democracy; however we operate in a humanitarian capacity and concern before all else.


We are NOT operating as a member of nor connected with any political party.


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Cathy May
Cathy May
I find it inconceivable that someone should hold prejudice or discriminate against another human being because they have a different skin colour, ethnicity or religion, as that just isn't something I am capable of.

Our differences are what makes up the rich tapestry of the world and we should embrace, nurture and learn from each other, not hate.

CATHY MAY
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BLACK AND BRITISH...
BLACK AND BRITISH...
When may black people stand proud to be British?

When systemic and systematic racism is eradicated, dead and gone from our shores!

JOIN US AND MAKE SOME NOISE!
Secondary School Teacher
Secondary School Teacher
I am an art teacher in secondary school. I will break white silence by incorporating black artists into my curriculum and promoting learning and discussion of the racism they face or have faced and, where appropriate, how they address this in their work. I will give my pupils the opportunity to think about the privileges they may enjoy or be denied, and express positive messages of equality through art.
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
The black community have shouldered this burden alone for too long. It is time for us to pick up the fight. Too late but we promise it won't be too little. I have already spoken to hundreds of people in my big organisation about the change we need to see. I will speak to a thousand more. But more importantly we will help you dismantle white supremacy in every facet that it exists.
Secondary School Teacher
Secondary School Teacher
I'm a secondary school teacher and the kids in our school (past and present) have already put together an open letter/petition to get more and better diversity education and to stamp out racism in school. I will find as many ways as I can to help push this.
ONGOING JOURNEY
ONGOING JOURNEY
I'm on an ongoing journey of learning about my own privilege and how I can combat white supremacy. I know that I have benefitted from being white and I am tired of seeing inequality rife across the world. I need to speak up and do more to support people of colour - and I will
Secondary School Teacher
Secondary School Teacher
I am a teacher in a UK secondary school I have started a group with all staff to think of ways we can help and stop racism. We are supporting the campaign run by the black curriculum.

We will be implementing change and challenging where we can. I have asked for a speaker at the next school INSET (September) to support the cause.

We can make a difference through education
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
I am happy to stand up for what's right. A man on the train one day accused a man of acting suspiciously. The man was doing nothing wrong. I had a discussion with the accusing man and pointed out I felt he was being racist, the man had done nothing & wasn't acting suspiciously. We had a lengthy exchange and people on the train started clapping...
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
I will not be silent any longer in fear of upsetting friends colleagues etc.

I will speak out at every opportunity.

Even if the only thing I can do is share on social media I will advance into my old age fighting for BLM
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
I will ask why when family members like posts that are racist. I will break my silence and challenge their opinions when they post messages or share messages from others that spread hate and fear. I will educate myself and my children and speak out and challenge where I can.

All lives matter.
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
I will kneel in solidarity tomorrow in Chichester but I already speak out & will continue to do so.
Telling my own family that Black Lives Matter
Telling my own family that Black Lives Matter
Telling my boyfriend's parents that they/we are not in a position to discuss what we think is and isn't racist if a Black person has called it out as racist when they brought up L*wrence F*x. Telling my own family that Black Lives Matter doesn't mean you as a white person haven't had any hardship but that the hardship did NOT come from the colour of your skin. White people can never experience racism. We perpetuate it and we must be the ones to end racism, oppression and white supremacy.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Black lives matter. Nobody should be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin or their ancestry. But it happens every day. I'm sure I make mistakes all the time when interacting with/talking about people of colour. I apologise and I will try harder.
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
I am 34 year old white woman with three children, one of whom is part black American.
I am ashamed to say I have never educated her on her heritage or helped her get to know her culture, I will ensure I educate myself so I can educate all of my children.

I will support the fight for justice and actively encourage them to be a part of it...
 I am determined to continue to educate myself
I am determined to continue to educate myself
Over the last few years I have become aware my privilege and the opportunities afforded to me because of my white skin. I am ashamed to say that although I have been 'non-racist' I have until now not understood the difference between this an anti-racism...

I have over the last few months I have been working on my understanding and knowledge of the racism and challenges faced by black and brown people by reading, watching and listening to the words spoken by anti-racist campaigners and writers a
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
Major political and social change takes a long time unfortunately, but with small steps and a determination from many sections of society, it will happen. I stand against discrimination of any kind and with hope a better society will come.
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
As a white man in the UK I definitely can do more to help end this culture of racism.
WE ARE ALL HUMANS
WE ARE ALL HUMANS
We are all human, we all love, we all hurt, we are the same. Race, creed, religion will never change that.

The mistreatment of people based on something so ridiculous as race is ludicrous. How can this still be happening?

I’m breaking the white silence and am determined to see a positive change for all worldwide.
BROKEN SILENCE
BROKEN SILENCE
I support you. I am examining myself for nuances of racism and bias. I am watching videos, reading articles on the history of racism and slavery and sharing them with many others. Although I have a migrant history and childhood experiences of prejudice I recognise that my white skin meant I could hide. I'm proud of what the Bristol protest achieved in one historic moment that years of debate couldn't.

I'm old now but will if possible attend local protests.
Black female, disabled and living in Hackney
Black female, disabled and living in Hackney
As a black disabled lady living in Hackney, I have had to overcome so many barriers and challenges to get where I am today following my passion. I'm determined to give children and young people opportunities in life I never got. We need to challenge our talented young people never give up.
EMD
SILENCE BROKEN
SILENCE BROKEN
I will not ignore or stay silent to racist views shared by some of my family and friends.

I will educate my daughter about the wrongs of the past and present and show by example how to respect ALL
I will be anti-racist
I will be anti-racist
I will use my white privilege wisely in the fight against discrimination.

I will be anti-racist

I will learn about racism from people who have experienced it.

I will acknowledge my whiteness and also not fall into white guilt that makes me inactive aganst the fight.

I will no longer be colour blind

I will put myself in a position to be corrected and take risks. I will make myself uncomfortable.
That isn't always easy but I will keep trying...
That isn't always easy but I will keep trying...
I am the Chairperson of...

We have begun a campaign to explain to members what Black Lives Matter is all about and the importance of standing up as anti racist. I would not describe any of our members as racist but the unconscious biases do break through and I know that to be anti- racist I must challenge them.

That isn't always easy but I will keep trying...
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I will have the difficult conversations
I will have the difficult conversations
I will tackle the awkward uncomfortable feelings and call out racism when I see it. I will have the difficult conversations, I will let meetings get off topic, I will run late on time, to take the time, courage and patience to challenge when challenge is needed. It’s only the small scale racism that I encounter very rarely but I see it now for what it is and will act each and every time. That’s my promise.

Voices of children matter!



British children want to talk about racism


Thank you Lily Roughan age 10 (Halloween Pumpkin) & Thomas Roughan age 7 (RUBY RED Poem)

We hear you and the viewers and  readers will too!



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Listen to Thomas Roughan in his own words; age just 7 he wrote this poem titled RUBY RED with the Black Lives Matter Movement in mind. Click here to go to where we've published Thomas's poem for the world to read the words of an innocent child on his early experience of racism in the playgroud of his old school. You'll also get to listen to his recent radio interview on radio Solent!


Thomas wrote this poem for a 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition


St John’s College a progressive educational establishment encourages important conversations at home, at school and across the nation, the themes and issues was relating to what was emerging from the Black Lives Matter movements all around globe. The initiative encouraged children to think of what’s going on in the world, and Thomas told us!

 

St John’s College wrote “Year 4 student Thomas wrote an incredibly powerful poem in response to the movement and got through to the first round.

Read his compelling piece below:”


The same poem is also on Thomas's new school website St John’s College, Hampshire, here is the link below:

Thomas Roughan - RUBY RED 



FROM THOMAS ROUGHAN A CHILD ABOVE TO CONSTANTINE A AN ADULT'S BELOW WHO FEEL, WHO KNOWS RACISM IN WRONG



June 2020 in midst of COVID-19, like so many of us across the world Constantine waslike millions impacted and affected by the visual and moving images of George Floyd being murdered in front of the eyes of the world, he sent in a poem and went on to recite using his words and voice.take a listen to the author...


I AM NOT "OTHER"



Author: Constantine

"To give them context, I am not a writer, far less a poet. These words came out spontaneously in the wake of the George Floyd murder. I just wrote them down as they came, and didn't edit or re-write, although there might have been some benefit in that!"


Read Constantine go to quotes...


AUDIO

Diversity Troupe

Ashley Banjo: "The fight for Justice should not become a ‘trend’🖤 Love this powerful & moving video by the team!"

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO BE TAUGHT THE WHOLE STORY OF BRITISH HISTORY IN SCHOOLS


FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY


WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH


Protesting is a human right?


Both in common law and the Human Rights Act 1998

Article 11 of the European Convention of Human Rights provides freedom of assembly. This means that every individual, regardless of cause, has the right to protest, march or demonstrate in a public space.



Protests and marches:


Letting the police know

By law you must tell the police in writing 6 days before a public march if you’re the organiser.

If you arrange a march at short notice, you must still tell the police as soon as you can.


If there’s no march involved

If there’s no march organised as part of your protest, you do not have to tell the police.


Go to Gov.uk Info


 

STORIES MATTER

Read it direct from Disney: storiesmatter.thewaltdisneycompany.com




It's long believed that old animations have racist undertones or even blatant racism portrayed in its character depiction.

 

Several Disney films have been criticised in the past for how they portray stereotypes of people from different countries.

 

Sep 2020 Disney decided to be progressive with its sensitivity surrounding racial discrimination and racism and how it relates to modern times and is now issuing tougher warnings against racial stereotypes in some of its classic films on its Disney+ streaming service.

 

Original cartoon versions of movies such as Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Lady And The Tramp, Aladdin, and The Aristocats now feature a stark message condemning some of the characters.

 

Subscribers to the service will see the following message when they click on certain films:

 

"This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.

 

These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together."

 

"Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience across the globe."

 

IN 2019 Disney featured a shorter disclaimer message on some of its films, and it read:

"This programme is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions."

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

BLACK LIVES MATTER


COREI SHY © 2020


“James Brown was an inspirational activist throughout his career. Using his platform to fight and raise awareness around the issues regarding oppression of black people. This song by Corei Shy is a nod to him, "is my humble way of doing the same” says Corei. 


...After hearing the story from this warm, socially awkward yet endearing Producer / DJ, you’ll understand why he decided to explore the relationship between the police and the Black British community in the music video for his uptempo club anthem James Brown. Co-Written with long time collaborator & hitmaker DaVinChe


GET TO KNOW COREI SHY - CLICK HERE TO SEE PROFILE!



COREI SHY © 2020

BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES 


THE LEGACY LIVES ON - REST IN POWER 



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In Discussion - Prejudice


Music stars including Lewis Capaldi and Rita Ora call for end to racism

More than 700 signatories from the UK music industry - including artists, managers, producers and companies - have written an open letter urging people to "stand together" and "wipe out racism now".


We believe in the power of imagery to change the world and we choose to amplify imagery for positive change with Agora


#StopRacism by Agora photographers worldwide


Now more than ever, the world is taking a stand against racismAgora photographers included!


2,120 photos have been submitted from all corners of the world, and 48 were selected to make it to the final voting rounds.


Click image to see all the finalist photos, discover the stories behind the pictures and learn a little more about Agora.




YouTube Video Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Full Band Version)

Published Date: 16 March 2016



Description: Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1971)


As the US Civil Rights Movement gained momentum in the late 1960s, Scott-Heron recorded this musical poem that attacks the lethargy of the nation, spouting lame TV advertising slogans to parody the seriousness of the struggle:


“The revolution will not go better with Coke / The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath / The revolution will put YOU in the driver's seat.” 



YouTube Video SWISS - CAN'T BREATHE (PROD: SKY BEATS) #CantBreatheSwiss

Published Date: 30 May 2020



Description: Made in 2014 after 'Eric Garner' was murdered, and it's sad that these words are still so relevant. So I decided to do a video release in light of the recent murder of 'George Floyd' to release the shock-energy I received after watching his death yesterday (29.05.20) which I tried to avoid doing.


George Floyd "I CAN'T BREATHE" MAY 2020


Sometimes while we adjust to a trauma music can often speaks for us can evokes emotions much louder and deeper than our own words at times.

 

These 3 songs tell a story, a journey of struggle and pain, all three songs takes us there, to a place where it all makes sense...

 

You may have a different song you can call upon, what we do know It's time for a NEW Revolution ~ Black & White Revolution.

 

It has to be together, it cannot work apart and together we can make it through.

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

HOW DO WE CONVEY EMOTIONAL PAIN AND MOURN BRUTAL MURDERS OF BLACK BODIES


Please take a listen to these 4 thought provoking YouTube videos 


SWISS from So Solid crew (BRIT, PRS ,MOBO award winners)

WITH

'I CAN'T BREATHE'

 

Legend Gill Scott Heron an American soul and jazz poet

'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'


Ajay Stephens - Memories (Drinks Bring Back Memories)


AND


Last but not least

Age just 12yr

Keedron Bryant

Sings a heartbreaking song

ft Will.i.am

I Just Wanna Live ( I Can’t Breathe ) 

(Scroll Down Down Page to view)


GEORGE FLOYD

(RIP 25-05-2020)

...

Keedron Bryant - I Just Wanna Live (Official Music Video)

I Just Wanna Live ( I Can’t Breathe ) - Keedron Bryant ft Will.i.am

Published Date: 27 July 2020



Description: Emotional massage from Keedron Bryant & Will.I.Am Just Wanna Live ( I Can’t Breathe ) expressing the frustration of every black African-American in the United States.


#JusticesForGeorgeFloyd #Icantbreathe

#KeedronBryant #IJustWannaLive #BlackLivesMatter

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