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 must be treated as humanely and as fairly as white people. It is a fundemental and basic human right to receive racial equality, and social justice in the societies we live and co-exist woth others, and to receive parity as full citizens of the country, and nation.
We are apolitcal - Meaning this is a non-political, non-partisan, non-violence platform. Some content published on this website may have limited political content due the very nature of a state governed country, and system of democracy.
We operate in a humanitarian capacity and concern first and foremost. We believe racism transcends politics and endeavour to avoid distractions, and provocateurs that attempt to get in the way of dismantling racist systems and the harm racism cause, right here and around the world.
We are are not operating in any political capacity. We are not a member of or connected with any political party nor are we staging a political campaign.
Racial equality and social justice are the main goals of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Disclaimer: To avoid confusion, distinction and clarity – BLACKLIVESMATTER.UK is NOT the political organisation registered and known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Inc, US. Neither are we affiliated with its UK chapter @ukblm the political collective registered in the UK under ' Black Liberation Movement'. We are NOT generally operating in a political capacity, not affiliated with any political parties or groups in the UK or abroad. We along with many anti-racists fighting systems, institution and structures to embeded racial equality, equity and justice. We operate within the Black Lives Matter Movement, supporting individuals, groups and organisations in Britain and abroad when resources allow and available. We are a cause and movement for good, and active to end racial discrimination for social equality and justice.
We work for Black Lives to Matter, to exist without racial discrimination. To live and breathe...and to matter as equals in all the spaces and areas we co-exist and hat white people are privileged to enjoy as a human right.
The Casey Report unveils shocking catalogue of racist, misogynist and homophobic behaviour and abuse across the force.
YET STILL the SO call leader, Police Commissioner Rowley refuses to accept the label. The racist culture is deeply embedded. Institutional racism is woven in its make up and design. Baroness Casey, has advised leaders of change to accept the report in full as conditions and descriptions as described in the report. However, Mark Rowley STILLrefuses to acknowledge the tight fitting label and discription of 'institutional racism', He's just NOT prepared or willing to recognises the findings in its entirety, deeming labels are not useful and political and ambiguous.
Mark Rowley views institutional racism as political.
We of course have an opposing view -
BLACKLIVESMATTER.UK see Mark Rowley is an integral part of the problem of racism in the MET and he clearly demonstrates his attitude with racist micro-aggression towards Black citizens by continuing to gaslight Black people experience, and trauma.
Baroness Casey, laid it all out in the latest report. These been previous commisioned reports - The Lammy, MacPherson and Lord Scarman report, 3 previous reports before this 4th Casey Report. Past reports eventually gathered dust and all but disregarded.
How can/will the Casey report be different. Will the rug and brush just get that much bigger to help shift the dirt deeper underneath for another few decades more. NOT if we have anything to do with the landscape to help break the old fashioned out of date model of policing.
Mark Rowley is now 30yrs in the establishment and part of the old establishment, seems rolling him out may be a waste of time, a waste-man who cannot be reformed himself let alone become a leader to have any sort of acumen to reform the MET.
The MET police force either needs to be abolished, broken up and disbanded. Subjected too a Royal Commission is the best way forward, some are suggesting.
We won’t let it lie. Our children physical and mental health rely on us to create waves strong enough to change the tide.
Contrary to guidance, 6% of strip searches were conducted with at least one officer of a different gender than the child present. Over half of all cases saw no further action taken against the child.
Police strip searched nearly 3,000 children between 2018 and mid-2022It confirms just how badly our children are being failed by the the police AND as young as eight strip-searched by police.
OUR RESPONSE IN BRIEF
We BLACKLIVESMATTER.UK believe there are many sexual predators, voyeurs, power crazed and obsessed police officers serving an preying on Black vulnerable minors participating in invasive strip searches absent of parent/s and or appropriate adult.
WE CONSIDER STRIP SEARCH IS STATE SANCTIONED SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ITS TIME TO CHANGE THE LAW.
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red. media’s first ever documentary delves into the experiences of Britain’s Black community, including insights from Kaba’s family and other families who have lost loved ones due to racist police violence. We also hear from international athletes and young Black men residing in London’s council estates, providing a raw and intimate glimpse into their lived experiences of institutional racism in the UK.
JUSTICE FOR CHRIS KABA CAMPAIGN.
The IOPC must launch a homicide investigation into Chris'deathfrom the outset.
The Metropolitan Police must suspend the officer responsible for shooting Chris.
The IOPC must release the body-worn camerafootageof the incident to Chris'family.
The IOPC must share timeline for the investigation with Chris' family.
The Metropolitan Police firearms officer charged (September 2023) with murdering Chris Kaba will be named, the Old Bailey has decided. Mr Kaba, 24, died after being shot in a police operation in Streatham, south London, last year. A judge dismissed concerns about the "real and immediate risk" to the officer, named only as NX121, if his identity was made public. -
1,833 people have died in police custody or following police contact in the UK since 1990. The recent killing of Chris Kaba has led to renewed calls for justice as Black people continue to be disproportionately targeted by police violence...READ MORE
What a juxtaposition, albeit little change in UK history; Today 10 Sep ‘22 proclamation of new King Charles III, St James Palace with cries “God save the King”, while simultaneously Black people & allies convene 20 mins down road STILL crying… #JusticeForChrisKaba @metpoliceuk pic.twitter.com/gMmP7T0ou0— BLACK KIDS MATTER 🐦 (@BLMKidsUK) September 10, 2022
…STILL crying for justice. Black people and allies will NEVER stop fighting for justice and while many white families will teach their kids about proclamation of new King III, we will teach our kids, truth, the horrible history taking place on same day too. #JusticeForChrisKaba— BLACK KIDS MATTER 🐦 (@BLMKidsUK) September 10, 2022
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.
Assault in Salcombe Road, Thomas Knyvett College, Ashford
Incident 2.30 pm Monday 6th Feb 2023
First and foremost our hearts and concern goes out to the victim seen in the widely shared video, a young Black girl racially assaulted by a group of acting 'feral' white children who were ecouraged by irresponsible, some would have good cause to reasonably argue unfit parents who were heard tgo egged on a phyiscial group attack on the young girl victim, in the most horrific manner. We now underdand there was a 2nd victime a white girl.
We like many hundreds of thousands who feels outrage and are appalled as well as saddened by the footage of the animalistic viscious, violent assault inflicted upon a young Black girl outside Thomas Knyvett school in Ashford, Surrey. This inhumane attack took place in front of many onlookers, adults, including parents and Thomas Knyvett teachers who had a duty of care BUT choose not to act ot intervene, instead looked on and did nothing. These adults have a lot to answer to, take full responsibility, accountablilty of failing to safeguard and protect minors being assaulted and consequences must be laid at the feet of indviduals as well as the institution the teachers represent.
Police have appealed for information, which is regarded as a 'serious racially aggravated assault'. The parents of the aggressors who are moniors were heard verbally to encouraged their own children to attack the victims, a Black girl, who sought hospital treatment after the horrific attack, which included racial slurs and a threat to kill was heard. The white child victim did not seek or need hospital or medical attention to our knowledge.
The incident took place outside Thomas Knyvett College in Ashford. The child attacked, and her family will be deeply impacted and traumatised by this incident, forever, and affected longterm by this heinous and traumatic event in their life and will need as much outpouring of love and support as available.
The Black community are traumatised too by this racial act of violence, at the same time we appreciate the acknowledgment and equal feeling of outrage from the white (anti-racist) community, who stand with us calling for justice, and for those responsible to be held to account and all involved feel the consequences and the full weight of the law to follow in due course.
If you like many of us feel the school should be closed until a full investigation has been carried out make your voices heard.
Thomas Knyvett College
Tel: 01784 243824
Police Reference No: 45230014226
8th Feb 2023 - Five people including three girls aged 10 to 16 have been arrested, with police seeking a sixth girl age 15yrs to come forward, as they appeal for witnesses.
9 Feb 2023
I am beyond angry about this. I've signed this letter to the Home Secretary and I will be writing to the school. Children should be protected by teachers. I would also like to invite the girl and her family to Parliament to meet with a group of MPs so we can show her our support. pic.twitter.com/kkuOfIM2iy— Dawn Butler MP✊🏾💙 (@DawnButlerBrent) February 9, 2023
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 did not chose to ignore George Floyd's death in 2020 nor will we choose to ignore George Floyd's memory how ever many years ahead. George Floyd you changed the world forever. RIP 25/05/2020.
We believe in a world where everyone belongs and we reject racism that stands in the way.
MAKE THAT STAND WITH US
ZERO TOLERANCE TO RACISM
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