Activism

Activism, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • how to change the world
    Politics

    How to become an activist and make the change you want to see in the world

  • Author Sophie Williams and the cover of 'Millennial Black'
    People

    How to be an anti-racist ally in every area of your life

  • A woman walking through a shining door
    Books

    Why trying to ‘make the most of a bad situation’ isn’t always the answer

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Podcasts

How to reframe the feeling that you’ve “lost a year” to the pandemic

This podcast is super helpful.

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Hollie Richardson
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womens march 2021
Women

The Women’s Marches aren’t happening in 2021 – here’s what to expect instead

The Global Count is a digital initiative designed to amplify the voices of women around the world.

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Moya Crockett
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TV

The true story of the Mangrove Nine is the best (and most impactful) thing on TV

Re-telling the forgotten history behind Steve McQueen's Mangrove

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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Politics

“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

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Olivia Pace
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Victoria Sanusi
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Black British activists share their hopes for the future

Spotlighting the leading voices for change with some wise words for a better future

EndSARS protestors in Nigeria
Politics

This how you can help the #EndSARS movement from the UK

Everything you need to know about what's going on in Nigeria.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Hope, positivity and power: “What I learned when I met Black Lives Matter’s Alicia Garza”

Stylist magazine's guest editor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza on what drives her to keep going.

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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Leanne Pero
Health

“I’m a Black breast cancer survivor – this is why I’m campaigning for more support”

Leanne Pero was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 30.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hauwa Ojeifo
People

Meet the woman giving mental health a voice in Nigeria

Nigeria hasn’t had a new piece of mental health legislation since 1958. Hauwa Ojeifo wants to change that.

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Lauren Geall
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Gina Miller: UK police are investigating a "Kill Gina Miller" crowdfunding page.
People

Gina Miller says fundraising sites should face tighter regulation after “Kill Gina Miller” scandal

Her calls come after a fundraiser seeking £10,000 to hire a hitman to kill the political activist was left live for five months.

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Lauren Geall
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Viola Davis beautifully explains why she has bought a former slave plantation
People

Viola Davis beautifully explains why she has bought a former slave plantation

“It is the birthplace of my story.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Rene Germain
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How hashtags have played a crucial role in Black women’s activism online

Black women are using hashtags to call for equality and expose injustices on social media, now I am doing the same

Destroyed buildings are visible a day after a massive explosion occurred at the port on Aug. 5, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. As of Wednesday morning, more than 100 people were confirmed dead, with thousands injured, when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital. Officials said a waterfront warehouse storing explosive materials, reportedly 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, was the cause of the blast. (Photo by Daniel Carde/Getty Images)
Life

The situation in Lebanon requires action beyond our Twitter feeds

Years of tragedy in Syria, Palestine and Algeria prove that those well intentioned “thoughts and prayers” will only go so far. It’s time to do more.

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Kayleigh Dray
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The real story behind those ‘Challenge Accepted’ posts on Instagram
Life

The real story behind those black-and-white selfies on Instagram

Read this before you jump on that ‘Challenge Accepted’ bandwagon.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Black Lives Matter protestor Jen Reid poses for a photograph in front of a sculpture of herself, by local artist Marc Quinn, on the plinth where the Edward Colston statue used to stand on July 15, 2020 in Bristol, England. A statue of slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down and thrown into Bristol Harbour during Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of an African American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police in the United States of America. The Mayor of Bristol has since announced the setting up of a commission of historians and academics to reassess Bristol's landmarks and buildings that feature the name of Colston and others who made fortunes in trades linked to slavery. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
People

We need to talk about the Jen Reid statue

Stylist turns the spotlight on the activist who inspired Bristol’s A Surge of Power.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Meghan Markle
People

Meghan Markle discusses the “discomfort” we need to experience right now

She took part in a video call with her husband Harry.

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Hollie Richardson
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A city scape of people stuck inside
People

What’s it going to take to build a better world after coronavirus?

Activists Vanessa Nakate, Trisha Shetty and Amika George discuss how we can create a ‘new normal’ which works for everyone.

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Lauren Geall
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Malala Yousafzai
People

Malala Yousafzai just celebrated her graduation in a very relatable way

Huge congratulations!

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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Ellen Pompeo wants to know why police are carrying machine guns at anti-racism protests

“At the Women’s March, there were no machine guns. At Pride marches, there were no machine guns. But the Black Lives Matter march? Machine guns everywhere.”

Blackout Tuesday: write to your MP.
Life

Posted a black square? Write to your MP next – here’s how

Here are the demands we should make to our local MP.

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Hollie Richardson
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