A non-exhaustive list of organisations:

Black Lives Matter on Twitter: click here

UFFC, the United Families & Friends Campaign, is a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody, supports others in similar situations. Established in 1997 initially as a network of Black families, over recent years the group has expanded and now includes the families and friends of people from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

United Families & Friends Campaign on Twitter: click here

United Families & Friends Campaign's website: click here

BLKOUT mobilise gay/bi and or/trans men of African descent in the UK to work together to address shared challenges, create platforms for our voices, build networks to support our aspirations, and enable us to play a more active role in the communities of which we are a part.

BLKOUT website: click here

SISTERS FOR CHANGE is an international non-governmental organisation that works to combat violence against women and girls through legal empowerment programmes, legislative reform, technical assistance initiatives and legal advocacy. SFC works to generate systemic change in how governments combat violence against women, structural change to give women voice and agency in justice mechanisms, and social change to end the social acceptance of violence against women and girls.

LONDON'S BLACK WOMEN'S PROJECT website: click here 

INQUEST is working to end deaths caused by unsafe systems of detention, a lack of care, the use of force and by institutional failure, inquest combines family participation with casework, campaigning and sharing knowledge in order to empower families, drive evidence-based policy and prevent deaths. 

INQUEST website: click here

Some practical resources

Collated by Nandini Mitra, the list includes letters to send, petitions to sign, organisations and fundraisers to support. 

Click here 

Some background

  • Articles

The Truth about Racism in the UK” by Jude Yawson

Yes, the UK Does Have a Race Problem. And It’s Just As Troubling as America’s” by Jazmin Kopotsha

Racism is already mainstream – soon it might be the norm” by Angela Saini

The backlash against Meghan and Stormzy shows that Britain is in denial about racism” by Monica Sarkar

Dear America: As A Black British Woman, Your Pain Is My Pain” by Jessica Morgan

Black People Need Stronger White Allies – Here's How You Can Be One” by Stephanie Long


  • Books (please support your local bookshop)

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

“Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire” by Akala

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

“Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World” by Layla Saad

“The Good Immigrant” by Nikesh Shukla

“Black and British” by David Olusoga

“Biased” by Dr Jennifer Eberhardt

“Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored” by Jeffrey Boakye

“I Will Not Be Erased: Our stories about growing up as people of colour” by gal-dem

Don’t Touch My Hair” by Emma Dabiri

“Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions” by Susan Cousins

“There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation” by Paul Gilroy

“So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander (this is directed at the US judicial system but is equally relevant to our own)

“Memoirs of a Black Englishman” by Paul Stephenson

“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

“Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” By Beverly Daniel Tatum

“Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging” by Afua Hirsch

We welcome suggestions for further resources, please send them to [email protected]