As the Black Lives Matter movement spreads around the world, UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah talks about how best you can be an ally to Black people. Also known as Lady Phyll the activist speaks from personal experience about what it means to be proactively anti-racist. After George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis conversations around systemic racism and allyship have increased both in the UK and abroad.
Writer, performer and educator Keith Jarrett has created an original poetic response to the UK’s own history of anti-Black racism. Jarrett, the UK poetry slam champion and Rio International Poetry Slam Winner, was commissioned by HuffPost UK in response to the anti-racism protests in Britain over George Floyd’s death, a Black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
The prime minister also claimed Black Lives Matter protests have been "hijacked by extremists".
From cities defunding police departments to monuments to racists coming down, significant changes have already emerged from anti-racism protests.
A spokesman defended the decision while conceding that slashing tires is “not a typical tactic."
Worldwide protests over anti-Black racism and police brutality renewed efforts to take down Confederate monuments.
“Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed," nine city council members said Sunday.
A viral image shows a man bent over in his wheelchair, blood pouring from above his eye, in front of a line of Los Angeles police officers.
From North Carolina to Tokyo, San Francisco to Berlin, thousands of people took to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death, police brutality and racism.
Two police officers were suspended without pay after shoving a peaceful 75-year-old protester, who was rushed to hospital.