POC Specific Resources

https://www.imkaan.org.uk/covid19-position-paper Report on black women and covid.

https://southallblacksisters.org.uk  Southall Black Sisters, a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation, was established in 1979 to meet the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Our aims are to highlight and challenge all forms gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives; live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom.

https://www.ubele.org/ The Ubele Initiative is an African Diaspora led intergenerational social enterprise founded in 2014. Ubele supports a wide range of communities, community-based organisations and groups with their community assets (people and physical spaces), though social action, community enterprise development and next generation leadership initiatives.

Books by Black Activists.

The Combahee River Collective Statement Statement on Black feminism.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/coretta-scott-king-book-award-winners The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

https://newint.org/features/2019/08/28/british-blackpanthers-neil-kenlock – An article about the British Black Panthers

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/sisterhood/clips/race-place-and-nation/civil-rights/143178.html – British Library Archive on OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent)

https://www.redpepper.org.uk/do-you-remember-olive-morris/ – An article about black communist feminist, Olive Morris

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/9bz5ee/neil-kenlocks-photos-give-the-british-blackpanthers-the-legacy-they-deserve – An Article with Neil Kinnock, the Official photographer for the British Black Panthers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007b0y – Radio 4 documentary on the British Black Panthers

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a01baa7d7bdcee985c80c15/t/5a08920ae2c483d6cb7d8229/1510511116192/2016_Womens-Movement-updated.pdf – Black Cultural Archives Subject Guide on the Black Women’s Movement in the UK

https://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~sj6/carby%20white%20woman%20listen.pdf – Hazel Carby’s “White Women Listen!” an essay on black feminism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU2ns_nKbds – A conversation on the Black British Feminisms between Stella Dadzie, Susanne Scafe and Lola Okolosie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f959_4A16iY&t=520s – A conversation between Angela Davis and Jackie Kay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP81anwwLkU – Black Sisters from Sisters Uncut explain why they occupied a council flat in East London

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/ngLisy0k2BYFJA – Black Cultural Archives resource of influential black women in Black British History

https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/uk.secondwave/jones.pdf – An extract from “Left of Karl Marx” about Claudia Jones’ communism

https://ica.art/learning/the-politics-of-pleasure – an ongoing series of events on black women and pleasure at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

https://www.stylist.co.uk/visible-women/altheia-jones-lecointe-black-british-civil-rights-activists-panther-mangrove-nine-notting-hill/232959 – An article about Altheia Jones Le Cointe, one of two women in the Mangrove 9


Practical ways to support BLM mainly women in the UK

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Email your MP and the British Transport Police Authority demanding Justice for Belly Mujinga. Email template here.

Email TSSA (Belly Mujinga’s union) demanding that collective action be taken to secure robust protections for workers. Email template here.

Email Patrick Verwer (Govia Thameslink CEO) enquiring as to the circumstances of Belly Mujinga’s workplace during COVID & the Company’s treatment of the criminal investigation Email template here.

Email UK PM, Mayor of London, the Rail Ombudsman, Go-Ahead, the Secretary of State for Transport, the Deputy Mayor for Transport at London City Hall and MOPAC demanding justice for Belly Mujinga. The link is an automatic email generator that will open your inbox and fill in the template and email addresses for you.

Justice for Belly Mujinga petition

Donate in memory of Belly Mujinga, who was assaulted while at work and died from COVID-19, which she allegedly contracted while at work. She left behind a family including an 11 y/o daughter: all funds will go towards supporting them.

Petition to Hackney Council: extend the tenancy of Sistah Space (a charity that provides support to African and Caribbean victims of domestic violence) to 31 March 2021

Donate to Sistah Space, a charity providing specialist support to African- and Caribbean-heritage women and girls who are victims of domestic violence. N.B. the original fundraiser was to pay for a retreat for service users to take following lockdown, in which many most likely would have been ‘locked down’ with their abusers. Excess funds are now going towards infrastructural support for the charity.


Petition to UK Parliament: Improve maternal mortality rates and healthcare for Black women

Subscribe to Gal-Dem (or provide a one-off donation) – an online and print magazine run by women and non-binary people of colour. Its founder, Liv Little, has pledged that gal-dem’s content in the coming days and months will be focused on writing by Black people, on ways to support the Black community at this time.

               “The death of Shukri Abdi: ‘she was failed when she was alive and she’s still being failed now.'” – Nino Omer.     An investigative report into the death of 12 y/o Shukri Abdi, a refugee whose body was found drowned in a river in Greater Manchester in June 2019.

Justice for Shukri Abdi petition

Email your MP demanding justice for Shukri Abdi, including for a robust accountability response to the safeguarding failures of Hazel Wood High School; an inquiry into Greater Manchester Police’s investigation into Shukri’s death; and for Shukri’s treatment in life to inform the formulation and implementation of humane policy towards asylum seekers and immigrants. Email template here.

Justice for Breonna Taylor petition

Petition to the Governor of Texas to reopen the criminal investigation into the death of Sandra Bland

Donate in memory of Salina Shaw, a mother who died from COVID-19 just eight days after giving birth to her third child. The money will be used to support her family.

Donate to UK Black Pride

A list of anti-racist books for all children and teenagers

Donate to Newham Bookshop to distribute free books on race-relations history and racial justice (including Superior – A. Saini and children’s books on racism) to those who can’t afford them. Essentially a pay it forward scheme to help people learn and access knowledge.,

Donate to Black LGBTQIA Therapy Fund

Donate to the Exist Loudly Fund, to support Black queer young people in the UK with workshops, sustained mentoring opportunities, community programmes. Extra funds raised will go towards Queer Black Christmas, where queer Black people who are either homeless or whose personal circumstances are difficult, can celebrate Christmas in a safe, loving environment.

Donate to Black Cultural Archives, the only national heritage centre in the UK to document and preserve the histories of African and Caribbean people in the UK. Also provides the space for Windrush Action legal clinics.

Donate to the Free Black University, so it can establish teaching & educational delivery mechanisms (including a physical hub, an annual conference, a podcast, and publications) to distribute critical knowledge on racism and racial justice.

Donate to the Black Curriculum, an organisation campaigning for the inclusion of Black British history in school curricula.

A list of Black-led racial justice and community organisations in the UK to donate to.