Dark Background

A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A

Light Background

A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A

A A A A 1

BLM: Resources

We have put together some essential books, documentaries, social media accounts to follow as well as lots of other useful resources on and connecting to #BlackLivesMatter:

 

Books
Brit-ish by Afua Hirsch 
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri 
How to be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendri 
Slay in Your Lane by Elizabeth Uviebiené & Yomi Adegoke 
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala 
Sway by Prada Agarwal  
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge 
Me and My White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad 
White Fragility by Robin DiAngela  
Antagonist, Advocates and Allies: The Wake Up Call Guide for White Women Who Want to Become Allies with Black Women by Catrice M Jackson 
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 
“I Will Not Be Erased”: Our Stories about Growing Up As People of Colour by Gal-Dem 
White Privilege Unmasked by Judy Ryde 
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon 
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
Women, Class and Race by Angela Y. Davis 
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexamder 
Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty - First Century - Barbara Ransby 
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation - Keeanga - Yamahtta Taylor 
The End of Policing by Alex S Vitale - free ebook of Verso

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Taking Up Space by Chelsea Kwakya and Ore Ogunbiyi

 

TV Shows and Films:
13th (Netflix) 
Dear White People (Netflix)  
When They See Us (Netflix) 
The Hate U Give 
Just Mercy 
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 
See You Yesterday 
Clemency 
Strong Island (Netflix) 
Fruitvale Station (Netflix) 
Whose Streets?  
Seven Seconds (Netflix) 
Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement Documentary on YouTube

 

Social Media Resources:

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship

5 Self-Care Tips for Black Students

Racism & The UK: What They Didn't Teach Us in School (a guide for white Brits)

Good News newspaper: @goodgoodgoodco

Black Lives Matter designs by @courtneyahndesign

How Can I Help? Allyship Against the Injustice towards the Black Community by @osmansalahuddin

Guides from @vicelife

Self-care tips for Black people who are struggling with this very painful week from @vicelife

Black Lives Matter UK Twitter

Black Lives Matter UK Facebook

No White Saviors @nowhitesaviors 
Layla Saad @laylafsaad 
Rachel Cargle @rachel.cargale 
Check Your Privledge @ckyourprivledge 
Reni Eddo-Lodge @renieddolodge 
Ibram X. Kendi @ibramxk 
Rachel Ricketts @iamrachelricketts  
Ericka Hart @ihartericka 

 

Podcasts: 
About Race 
Intersectionaility Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw 
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast 
Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Delcolonised Podcast Hosted by Ericka Hart 
 

Resources to Support the Black Community:

The BIPOC Project

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Black Thrive

Mind: Young Black Men

Sharing Voices

UK Black therapists & mental health orgs

 

Here's a guide to becoming an Ally, and a list of anti-racism resources for white people here and here.

 

Sign petitions! This is a collective and powerful way for our voices to be heard. Black Lives Matter website has a list of petitions you can sign today to help support the movement.  Here you can demand Justice for George FloydJustice for Ahmaud ArberyJustice for Belly Mujinga, support the #WeAreDoneDying Campaign. Here you can sign petitions in relation to the UK;

Suspend the export of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets and Riot Shields to USA

Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the UK

Anti-Racism Education to be Compulsory in UK Schools

Teach British Children About the Realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism

Battle Racism by Updating GCSE Reading Lists

Protect Afro-Textured Hair

Include Afro Hair Education In The Hairdressing NVQ

 

Do you have any other ideas of how we can collectively make change and demand justice and equality across the world? If so, get in touch with the Student Voice and Campaign Team and share your ideas, use your voice and make change email them at: studentvoice@ljmu.ac.uk 

 

#BlackLivesMatter 

 

First written in June 2020, updated September 2020.