Black-lives-matter

Coventry Police Officer Jokes About Shooting Black Suspect And Mocks Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

An investigation is underway after a police officer was filmed making racial comments to a young black man in Coventry. The video, which has gone vira...

Young People, Social Media And The Fight For Social Justice

Gafar Kuku | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gafar Kuku

Must we as a society wait around for someone to tell us what social justice looks like and whether or not it can look like more than one thing? It seems that young people have answered this question and are paving the way towards even more social justice

Why We Need To Examine Ourselves, Not Just Charlottesville

Juno Lily Kelly | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Juno Lily Kelly

Video footage of the Charlottesville riots has confirmed fears that Trump's leadership has plunged America into a time warp. Despite a plethora of preventative efforts, America has reverted to a time whereby bigoted and violent white supremacists are excused by the establishment.

The Deaths Of Charles, Da Costa And Cumberbatch Must Not Be Swept Under The Carpet

Weyman Bennett | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Weyman Bennett

Year after year the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigate the deaths, yet year on year nobody faces prosecution. There have been some 1600 deaths in police custody since 1990 but not a single successful prosecution. Officers involved often remain in post and the protests of the families and their friends are forgotten.

Teen's Black Lives Matter Prom Dress Proves You Can Have Style And Substance

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Style

A teenager’s prom dress has gone viral for sending a politically-charged message about police brutality against black men, women and children. Many ...

Kendall Jenner's Slammed Pepsi Ad Is Proof Advertising Needs Diversity

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

It isn't necessarily a bad thing for brands to want to be involved in activism. They have the money and the influence to potentially drive real change forward. But throwing Muslim photographers, Asian cellists and transgender activists into the supporting cast of a Kendall Jenner publicity stunt is not the way to go about it.

Kendall Jenner's Protest-Themed Pepsi Advert Pulled After Huge Backlash

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Pepsi has been forced to pull a new advert starring Kendall Jenner following a huge social media backlash. The drinks brand has apologised for causing...

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

13th is a documentary film produced by Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, exploring the history of racial inequality in the US, that has manifested itself in dif...

Our Obama: What Will We Tell Our Kids?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

To that end, we would point them to one such giant whose birthday we marked this week. Although Martin Luther King, Jr. would not live to see the day when his children would play, as equals, with white children, he spoke prophetic wisdom when he observed, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." The Obamas have done their part in politics. Now it's up to us.

Fascism Must Never Trump Democracy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.

How Serious Is The Segregation Of Britain's Communities?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Post-Brexit Britain has seen anti-immigrant hate crime and racial violence in some areas; this has highlighted insecurity within minority and immigrant communities. Political leadership has to tackle this robustly, before this starts reversing the positive achievement.

Why I Will No Longer Complain To White People About Race

Jean Gasho | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK
Jean Gasho

As a black woman, I have experienced my fair share of racism. I have dealt with it by calling it out and raising awareness about it. But I realised that no matter how hard I tried, nothing was ever achieved. It was always a losing battle

Five Reasons Black Lives Matter Failed in the UK

Sarah Peace | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Peace

While Africans would unanimously support the original aims of BLM, few are convinced by their actions and rhetoric. Indeed, there are urgent challenges faced by African migrants to the UK but many doubt that BLMUK is competent enough to attend to any of those, given its juvenile tactics and campaigns based on exaggerated figures, which have served to alienate, rather than capture the hearts and minds of the UK's black African populace.

This Girl's Tearful Speech On Racism And Police Left A Whole Room Stunned

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

A young girl gave a tearful speech protesting against the killing of Black Americans by police that left everyone stunned. Zianna Oliphant had to cli...

Trauma And Social Media: When Black Death Goes Viral

Whitney Iles | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Whitney Iles

Now there are some more points that I feel need to be explored from a UK perspective and what it is like being Black in Britain and still having to see these images. Many people dismiss the effect black death in America, especially by the hands of the police, has on the Black community in the UK and especially on our inner-city youth.

Why Can't Male Officers Be 'Emotional,' Too?

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Tinsley

Why is one of the only people to be convicted for these crimes a woman? Why is she the only one too emotional to handle a difficult situation? It needs to be acknowledged that, in difficult times, men can get just as emotional and overwrought as women. They are just as likely to make ridiculous decisions. And they should be brought to account for them.

This Man Wants You To Meet The 7 Kids Killed By Guns Every Day In America

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

“You don’t know where they are going to die, or who they are going to be,” says Gary Younge, referring to the fact that an average of seven chil...

James O'Brien Skewers US Politician's Claim BLM Protesters 'Hate White People'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

A US politician has derided Black Lives Matter protesters, claiming they “hate white people because white people are successful”. Congressman Robe...

Social Media Isn't Just Changing How We Engage With Politics - It's Creating A New Kind Of Politician

Philip Ellis | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Ellis

The threat of the echo chamber is something of a recurring theme at Social Media Week London. In a session on social news, Twitter's Nick Owers assert...

Judge Struggles To See Link Between Black Lives Matter Airport Protest And Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

A judge has criticised nine Black Lives Matter protestors who occupied the runway of a busy London airport, disrupting thousands of travellers holiday...

The Non-Issue Of White Black Lives Matter Protestors

William Crona | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

I support Black Lives Matter. The ones I stand opposed to are those who think that my 'and' ought to be a 'but'. These things are in no way at odds with each other.

In Defence of The London 9

Megan Sherman | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sherman

Outrage against these activists is misplaced. They have succeeded in shining a bright light on environmental issues that most politicians are keen to keep on the back burner. They have forced daylight on to the ugly reality of environmental racism in Britain. Their civil disobedience is a reminder that complacency in the face of injustice is not an option. Attacks against their person only prove that their position is right.

The Police: Notting Hill Carnival Heroes Or Racist Oppressors?

Chris Hobbs | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Perhaps the biggest, almost unnoticed compliment paid to the police came as the popular Rampage sound system was closing. The DJ's, who had exercised a remarkable degree of control over a large and boisterous crowd, put a 'shout out' for the officers of the Metropolitan Police. Praise indeed.

Black Lives Matter Airport Protesters 'Appropriating Someone's Else's Struggle'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Black Lives Matter demonstrators have been accused of “appropriating someone else’s struggle” for their “embarrassing” protest at London’s...

Black Lives Matter Occupy London City Airport Runway To Ground Flights

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

London City Airport if fully operational after a Black Lives Matter protest occupied the runway and grounded all flights in and out. Police were call...