Black Lives Matter

Every June 1 marks the start of Black Lives Matter Month, an opportunity for all to make a stand against racism and racially-motivated violence. Founded as a hashtag in 2013, Black Lives Matter has grown into thousands of decentralised chapters advocating for equality and justice for the Black community, and protesting against violence against black people at the hands of law enforcement.

Black Lives Matter UK

We stand together as a social civil rights movement in solidarity in the UK and across the globe to change the world. We kneel together for peace and unity asserting Black Lives Matter, and that Black people are treated as humanely and fairly as White people.
It is a human right to receive racial equality, social and criminal justice in the societies where we live, and to receive parity as full citizens of the country and as a nation.

Black Lives Matter: The  International Activist Movement

Black Lives Matter (BLM), international social movement, formed in the United States in 2013, dedicated to fighting racism and anti-Black violence, especially in the form of police brutality. The name Black Lives Matter signals condemnation of the unjust killings of Black people by police (Black people are far more likely to be killed by police in the United States than white people) and the demand that society value the lives and humanity of Black people as much as it values the lives and humanity of white people.

Everything you need to know about Black Lives Matter UK

It has been a difficult spring and summer season for Black people across the diaspora. The pain and grief is not new. But with national lockdowns acting as an incubator, the conditions were ideal for something that felt different, larger and more urgent. A global pandemic made time static; our individual world’s smaller but our perspectives wider. It was the perfect atmospheric pressure for new allies to hear collective cries for change. At least for a moment, the world listened.