Black Lives Matter


A new exhibition pays tribute to the memory of Breonna Taylor

A portrait of Breonna by Amy Sherald, which previously appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, will be part of the show.
Roisin Lanigan

Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

The movement has been selected in recognition of the huge “call for systemic change” that it’s spread across the world.
Roisin Lanigan

The charity using poetry to change young people’s lives

Football Beyond Borders' spoken word project, 'Beyond Bars', looks to empower disadvantaged UK youth. 16-year-old poet Abi Simms is proof of how.
Mahoro Seward

Meet the Black designers rallying against racism in Italy

In Milan, a new initiative seeks to dismantle racism in Italian fashion and spotlight a new generation of Black designers.
Chidozie Obasi

It’s official: 2020 has ruined generation Z’s mental health

A study of stress levels in America shows that 13-23 year olds have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic and violence against Black people.
Douglas Greenwood
straight ups

Black Japanese youth discuss BLM and their experiences of racism

The East Asian nation is home to a sizeable Black diaspora, but the experiences of its members are rarely represented in Japan's cultural mainstream.
Sogo Hiraiwa
Up + Rising

Nialah Edari: "By the time this essay drops, the police state will have murdered another Black person"

The co-founder of Freedom March NYC is tired but not deterred.
Nialah Edari
Up + Rising

LaLa Zannell: "We cannot advocate for Black lives if we are not advocating for Black trans lives"

The Trans Justice Campaign Manager in the Liberty Division at the American Civil Liberties Union has spoken at the White House and here asks for justice for Black trans lives.
LaLa Zannell
Up + Rising

Patrisse Cullors-Brignac: "Invest into a culture of dignity and care for Black people"

The founder of BLM discusses the need for momentum in the fight for justice.
Amira Rasool
Up + Rising

Winter Breeanne: "To merely exist in this world requires immense labour"

The youth organiser says it's time to reimagine liberation.
Winter Breeanne
Up + Rising

Wynta-Amor Rogers: "No matter the colour of our skin, we are one"

She's the 7-year-old Back Lives Matter protester who captured the hearts of the world with her impassioned speech at a New York march this summer. This is her message to you.
Wynta-Amor Rogers
Up + Rising

Patia Borja: "Sometimes we want to laugh rather than Instagram be a triggering thing"

The creator of @patiasfantasyworld and that infamous database of BLM-related resources discusses the state of our world, performative activism and learning to organise IRL.
Moya Lothian-McLean