#BlackLivesMatter Resources

This page exists to provide our community with vital information and resources on how to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement, both within the UK and internationally.

This list is not conclusive; there are many more resources out there and we will constantly look to update this page with new information.

We invite you to learn and share.

For any feedback or suggestions, please get in touch on info@womeninmind.co 

 

Petitions

#BlackLivesMatter Endorsed Petitions 
A list of #BlackLivesMatter endorsed petitions. 

#BlackLivesMatter #DefundThePolice 

Black British History is British History
Teach British Children about British Imperialism and Colonialism
Petition to add Black British History to the school curriculum in the UK. 

#JusticeforFloyd
Justice for Floyd
George Floyd died as a result of police brutality exhibited by the Minneapolis Police Department on 25th May 2020. Petition to raise funds for the family and support the condemning of officers involved. 

Justice for Belly Mujinga
Belly Mujinga, a railway worker in London, died of Covid-19 a few weeks after reporting she had been spat at by a man claiming to have the virus. Her husband is petitioning to have the case reopened and investigated further by British Transport Police. 

Stand With Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor, a health-worker, was shot 8 times by police who entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky on 13th March 2020. They raided her address when executing a search warrant as part of a drugs investigation. No drugs were found on the property and it was later revealed that they had the wrong house. Petition for justice. 

Justice for Tony McDade
Tony McDade, a Black LGBTQ+ person, was shot and killed by a Tallahassee Police Department officer on 27th May 2020. Petition for justice and the release of the officer's name.

Petition for UK Government to condemn President Trump's response to BLM protests

 

Donate

Black Lives MatterBlack Visions Collective

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Donation Split Between 60 Funds

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Say Her Name

Websites

Most of these websites also have petitions, fundraisers and ways to donate so explore these to learn more. 

Black Lives Matter

Color of Change

Show Racism The Red Card

Runnymede Trust

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Stand Against Racism and Inequality

Stop Hate UK

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights

The Racial Justice Network

London Campaign Against Police and State Violence

Amnesty International

Stand Up To Racism UK

Southhall Black Sisters

Where Change Started 

Books & Readings

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 

All About Love by Bell Hooks

Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton 

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by  Charlene Carruthers

Assata by Assata Shakur

I Write What I Like by Steve Biko 

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde 

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown 

How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde

Roundtable Children's Books

 

Magazines & Periodicals 

Womanly

Gal Dem

Nataal

Irin Journal

Azeema

Roundtable Journal

Off-Kilter

 

Documentaries & Series on Netflix

 When They See Us (2019) 

13th (2016) 

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Who Killed Malcolm X? (2020)

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)

Becoming (2020)

Dear White People  (2017)

Podcasts

Wellness 

Black Girl in Om

The Friend Zone

Therapy for Black Girls

Gettin' Grown

Power Hour

The Gurls Talk Podcast

Parenting 

Modern Mommies

Sisters in Loss

Shades of Black: Parenting Podcast

NATAL 

Good Moms Bad Choices

 

Influential Figures & Creatives 

Aja Barber Writer & Fashion Consultant

George the Poet Podcast @haveyouheardgeorgespodcast

Rachel Cargle Teacher & Storyteller

Ijeoma Oluo Author of So You Want to Talk About Race

Munroe Bergdorf Founder of @goddessplatform

Layla F. Saad Author of Me and White Supremacy 

Afua Hirsch Writer, broadcaster & author of 'Brit (ish)'

Lady Phyll Co-Founder & Executive Director of @ukblackpride

Liv Little Founder & CEO @galdemzine

Josh Rivers Head of Communications @ukblackpride & Founder @_busybeingblack

Tanya Compas Award Winning Youth Engagement Specialist

Kelechi Okafor Podcast @sayyourmindpod

KUCHENGA Writer and Journalist

Camille A Brown Dancer & choreographer 

Nana Yaa Performance artist 

Danielle Acoff Dancer, actor and model 

Misty Copeland Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

Debbie Allen Artistic Director @officialdadance Choreographer, dancer & actor

Faith Couch Photography & video art highlights themes dealing with race, gender, sexuality and nationality 

Cassie Clare Actor, dancer, singer, model & choreographer

 

Support Black Businesses & Organisations

Directories

Pay Womxn Of Colour Online Directory of Black & Indigenous Womxn of Colour in Business 

Buy Black Global Promoting Black businesses through markets, grants and workshops

All Black Creatives Resources, connections, and opportunities that help the Black creative community to them to live out their greatest potential

Black 2 Business UK Black-Owned Businesses & Service Providers

Black Bronze Business Directory Online business & shopping directory of Black-owned brands

 

Wellness 

Authentic Harmony Yoga & Spirituality 

Sofia Roe Chef & Wellness

Loom Wellness classes for women

Alexandra Elle Wellness Consultant 

Pillow Talk Sessions Building community & conversations

Who Women Community for working women

For Working Ladies Community for entrepreneurial thinking women 

Bloom and Plume Floral Designer

Black Girl Festival Celebrating Black British women, girls & non-binary people

ThySelf Actualising self-love, self-care & diversifying wellness

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Tatiana Zamir Movement Therapist 

Hazel Nathaniel-James Mindset & habits coach

 

Haircare

The Afro Hair and Skin Company

Afrocenchix

Bouchème

Briogeo Hair Care

 

Beauty

Beauty Stack Makeup 

Hanahana Beauty Skincare

KLUR Skincare

Suite Leven Nails

Breed Love Beauty Co. Skincare

Redoux NYC Skincare

 

Home & Lifestyle

Denniston House Homewear

Bespoke Binny Textiles

Prick Plants

Tactile Matter Ceramics & Textiles

Photodom. Photography