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The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building challenge:

Reni Eddo-Lodge’s podcasts About Race:

How racist are you? – Jane Elliot brings her approach to the UK:

BBC – Why Are People Racist?

Systemic Racism explained (from the USA):

Let’s get to the root of racial injustice by Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier

Gary Younge:   

Why Every Environmentalist Should Be Anti-Racist by Leah Thomas:

Seeing white:

Sister Outsider by Audrey Lorde

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

Say Your Mind by Kelechi Okafor

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

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

Books and social media feeds of: Afua Hirsch, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Akala, Kehinde Andrews, Darren Chetty 

The Memory of Me by Lemn Sissay. Following the publication of his new memoir My Name Is Why, writer Lemn Sissay tells Alan Yentob what it was like to grow up as the only black child in a sleepy market town outside Wigan in the 1970s.

David Oyelowo discusses the racism he has faced: 
“Link arms with me as we go into a future that is better than the past”

Leona Lewis shares her experience of racism in the UK  “Don’t stay silent. Say something!“:

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock and singer and broadcaster Jamelia share their experiences with racism in their lives, with Jamelia saying “I’ve experienced racism every day of my life.”

Black Lives Matter in Rural England:

Gal-dem.  An online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour:  and on Twitter and Instagram

Emmanuel Acho – Uncomfortable conversations:

Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino in discussion about race in society, “If we stand together in the fight, we’ve got a chance.”

Sonya Renee Taylor on tackling racism with action:

The School That Tried to End Racism, Channel 4:

How to tell someone they sound racist – Jay Smooth:

Focus on the why by Kimberly Jones:

Fighting Anti-Blackness SOAS Student Union Resource Pack:  

Ensuring equal outdoor access for the UK’s black and ethnic minority communities:

A Free Thinking discussion in which Bernardine Evaristo, Keith Piper, Miranda Kaufmann and Kehinde Andrews look at Black British History

The shadow of slavery is discussed by Dr Katie Donington, Dr Christienna Fryar, Rosanna Amaka and Juliet Gilkes Romero

Everything You Never Knew about Indian History

Curtis Austin: Black Panthers, White Lies.

NBC interview with Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 11 months before he was assassinated “After Civil Rights, Black Power”:

The Central Park Five – a film by Ken Burns and When They See Us – a film by Ava DuVernay:

Why We Topple Statues by Jean-Francois Manicam, curator of transatlantic slavery &legacies at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool:

Racism and Resistance – Historic England:

Sheffield walking group take steps to reclaim Black people’s place in British history:

The Guardian’s Black History timeline:

A wonderful record of a piece of Britain’s Black History – The book the article mentions is Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology, published by Pluto Press

Professor Angela Davis –  An Autobiography

Children’s books celebrating equality and diversity:

Black History Month Library:

Great listings:

Cambridge University Press:

Professor Cornel West  “America is a failed social experiment”:

7 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists:

‘You can’t defeat racism with ‘reading lists’. Take it from a feminist – we tried this’ by Jess Crispin:

What is an anti-racist reading list for? by Lauren Michele Jackson in

 JtoJ resources: Children Making Change:

If you missed the Black History Wallcharts in the Guardian, you can buy them here, single copies or the whole set:

What does a Black history curriculum look like?

Difficult histories, and how to tackle them in schools, universities and museums.

Groups of young activists:

Fill in the Blanks:

Young Historians

The Black Curriculum:

Created by Will Essilfie, an educator and researcher with a focus on social justice education through the arts. For Now…

A playlist for these times mainly featuring tracks with people of colour that have appeared on the TWST music blog(

BBC Radio 1 Xtra hosts Black Lives Matter Special:

The Chicks’ rebranding film – March March:

FREEDOM SONG  by Vox Holloway:

A long conversation with Professor Paul Gilroy

and with Linton Kwesi Johnson

The Influence of the Black British art movement discussed by artists Sonia Boyce, Isaac Julien and Eddie Chambers

Afropean Identities discussed by Caryl Philips and Jonny Pitts

Artistic Activism during the Civil Rights Movement:

EachOther bring together journalists, professional storytellers and creatives to increase public knowledge of and support for human rights:

International Slavery Museum links to organisations:–who-to-support

Mental Health

Black Thrive Global to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth: