We stand together as a social civil rights movement in solidarity in the UK and across the globe to change the world. We kneel together for peace and unity asserting Black Lives Matter, and that Black people are treated as humanely and fairly as White people. It is a human right to receive racial equality, social and criminal justice in the societies where we live, and to receive parity as full citizens of the country and as a nation.
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We operate in a humanitarian capacity and concern first and foremost. We believe racism transcends politics and endeavour to avoid distractions that attempt to get in the way of dismantling racist systems and harm that racism causes right across and around the world.
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Racial equality and social justice are the main goals of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
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Hackney council has challenged the Met to “again, accept that institutional racism as defined in the Stephen Lawrence report – is a consistent factor in the relationship between the police and the Black and Global Majority communities, and in their wider experiences”. They said this might prevent a similar incident happening again and restore trust and confidence.
The girl was strip-searched at her east London school by two female officers in Hackney in December 2020, after being wrongly suspected of carrying drugs.
Protests were held in London last month after a report by the City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership, which found that Child Q – who was having her period at the time – was made to remove her clothing, underwear and a sanitary pad, spread her buttocks and cough.
The review concluded that racism was “likely” to have been a factor, Child Q should never have been strip-searched and there was an absence of a safeguarding-first approach.
Read more in the guardian - click here
Black schoolgirl strip searched by police while on her period – report
A safeguarding review found that ‘racism was likely to have been an influencing factor’.
No Police in Schools Demo - 4pm Friday 18th March Stoke Newington Police Station
Metropolitan Police officers based at Stoke Newington Police Station were almost certainly influenced by racism, racist attitudes and perceptions and adultification of Black girls when they decided to strip-searched a 15-year-old Black schoolgirl who was menstruating.
The MET has now apologised after the secondary school pupil, who was wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis, was searched without another adult present, in a breach of the rules.
Diane Abbott MP on Twitter: "The indignities that Child Q was subjected to are not an aberration, they're part of a bigger picture of institutional racism and discrimination within policing. I’m appalled this happened in Hackney and I've written to the Borough Commander demanding an urgent meeting #ChildQ
@HackneyCopWatch and other groups are organising against the harms of policing in schools and elsewhere. For further reading on the issue of police in schools you can find a range of resources here: Resources | No Police In Schools
•••► Friday 18th March 2022 @4pm
The anti-racism campaigner Lowri Davies shared the recording with the Guardian to raise awareness of what she alleges were “distressing” techniques used to try to manipulate her into providing information to the police.
UPDATE: 14 Feb 2022
BLMSwansea. We’re dissolving our organisation for a number of reasons, including the physical and mental safety of all of our team members. Whilst we have found that our organisation has done some important work Read Twitter thread 1-5
SPY COPS - Police in Swansea, South Wales, UK attempt to recruit Black Lives Matter activist as an informant
What happened to the #Swansea #BlackLivesMatter organiser, @_lowridavies, was unacceptable— Sioned Williams AS/MS (@Sioned_W) November 2, 2021
The freedom to protest peacefully & without police interference is a fundamental democratic right@swpolice must apologise to Lowri & protect activists' rights rather than intimidate them pic.twitter.com/i49pxva7Ef
A glimpse into the Black Lives Matter march in Bristol, England on June 7th 2020. Thousands of people gathered at College Green to make a stand against the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota, and the continued institutionalised oppression and dehumanization of black people...
Sage Willoughby, Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford and Jake Skuse accused of illegally removing a statue of Edward Colston have been cleared of criminal damage.
Sage Willoughby, Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford and Jake Skuse
All four were charged after a monument to the 17th Century slave trader was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest in the city and thrown into Bristol's harbourside June 2020.
Britain and America were built up, on the backs, blood, and souls of Black African slaves
In Britain, Kelso Cochrane worked as a carpenter whilst saving to attend law school. On May 17, three weeks before his wedding he was murdered.
Around midnight on May 16, Cochrane left his fiancée’s flat in Notting Hill for Paddington General Hospital to seek treatment for a thumb injury. In order to reach the hospital, Cochrane had to pass a popular pub frequented by Sir Oswald Mosley, a well-known white nationalist and staunch anti-immigrant advocate, and his supporters. From across the street, six white men shouted, “Hey, Jim Crow” at Cochrane. The men then descended upon him and stabbed him. A taxi driver rushed Cochrane to St. Charles’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:00 a.m. Cochrane’s last words were, “They asked me for money. I told them I had none.” Read Blackpast article
Mosley led his campaign on an anti-immigration platform, calling for forced repatriation of Caribbean immigrants as well as a prohibition upon mixed-race marriages.
Oxford University Professor Lawrence Goldman has spoken up on the current issue of the donation from the Mosley charitable trust and warned that the Mosley millions must be rejected. He said: ‘Some might call it blood money. Everything about the Mosley family and the Mosley name is contaminated.’
He continued: ‘My story is not uncommon. My grandfather lost two siblings, their spouses and five nieces and nephews in the holocaust.’ Professor Goldman has written an Open Letter to all of the governing body fellows of St Peters College appealing to each of them personally to use their vote to stop the donation.
He has warned that accepting such a donation would be a disaster for the college and pose a threat to the existence of Oxford University.
In fact, the students’ and workers’ unions at Oxford must now take a stand and tell the governing body that it will take strike action all along the line unless this donation is returned to its bloody sender at once.
There shouldn't be a need to cram Black history into a single month of October, each year.
The teaching of Black history should be a part of a continuous education viewed through the wider lens of human history. And furthermore, it’s high time that the often sanitised version of black history taught in schools is radically transformed...Richard Sudan argues that black history underpins the present-day struggle for equity. Read > The Voice Online
Introduction to Breakfast Clubs Against Racism
Breakfast Clubs Against Racism launches its first 3 breakfast clubs in London. Breakfast clubs are a 10-week project, every Saturday morning, designed to guide the students through topics such as:
Breakfast Clubs Against Racism has been developed to teach children about racism and to deliver education and leadership skills to young people.
This is a FREE project to attend and we will have 15 spaces on each club.
Breakfast Clubs Against Racism still have spaces at their clubs in Peckham and Lewisham and they would love for it to be at full capacity. Sign Up!
KICK IT OUT ONLINE
ONLINE REPORTING FORM
You can report an incident of discrimination in football - whether it took place online or at a grassroots, non-league or professional game - by filling in the online reporting form below.
Documentary maker Aaron Roach Bridgeman who has been stopped and searched himself multiple times, investigates the stop and search terminology, its interpretation and finds out more from suspects, police, campaigners and others directly affecte. He stresses the importance of remaining calm.
DRUG POLICY FIT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
FOR FIFTY YEARS THE MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT HAS DAMAGED PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES, UNDERMINED SCIENCE AND ENTRENCHED SOCIAL INJUSTICE
People across the country are calling for reform of our drugs laws. This is not only a matter of political debate, but an issue that affects real people from all backgrounds.
Listen to the voices of those directly affected by drug policy, and why they want change now, on our 50 Voices page.
Meet the families. The stories below tell how the members of Anyone’s Child have been negatively affected by the drug war, and why they chose to become part of this campaign. Please read and share - Read more...
Families, activists, lawyers, politicians, police officers are all part of our growing movement calling for change. Watch our 50 stories to hear why more and more people are calling for an end to the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Please read - Read more...
There is a troubling racial disparity in the targeting and punishment of Black people for drug related offences. Despite being no more or even less likely to use drugs than white people, Black people are far more likely to be charged for possession rather than cautioned, to be taken to court, to be fined or imprisoned and to get a criminal record than their white counterparts. Black people are also nearly more than 10 times as likely to get stopped and searched for drugs than white people.
The criminalisation of young Black boys needs to STOP where White counterparts mostly walk free without ever having a criminal record for social drug use.
The Police need to STOP racially using the misuse of drugs act to victimising young Black people.
Dea-John Ried, 14-year-old was chased and stabbed to death in Birmingham on Monday 31 May 2021 and was subjected to racial abuse before the assault, police understand.
West Midlands Police today named the victim as teenager Dea-John Reid and said that racist language was directed towards him and his friends before the attack.
We were honoured to accept the award and with you are collaborating for change
The Black Lives Matter Movement were publicly voted as the most important Media Moment of the year alongside 9 other diverse and important nominees If you’d like to look at the full list, please look here: ethnicityawards.com