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    Long Reads

    How the domestic abuse bill fails migrant women – and what you can do to help

  • Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
    Opinion

    Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry’s deaths prove the UK needs Black Lives Matter

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    Books

    My Sister, The Serial Killer wins Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2020

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Munroe Bergdorf
People

Munroe Bergdorf on what has made the current anti-racism movement so powerful

“We’re not speaking about awareness, we’re speaking about action.”

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Lauren Geall
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Life

5 black-owned lifestyle brands to support this Black Pound Day

We have power as consumers, let's use it.

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Megan Murray
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Life

Independent UK bookshops dedicated to showcasing black authors to support now

Diverse bookshops to order online from and pay a visit when you can.

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Megan Murray
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Life

“How it feels to be a black woman teaching anti-racism courses right now”

“Through the heartbreak people are waking up to racial justice and my tripled Instagram followers proves it.”

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Nova Reid
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Anna Brech
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Alexandra Burke shares her experience of “heartbreaking” racism in the music industry

The X Factor star says she was told to bleach her skin “to look whiter”.

Fashion

11 beautiful black-owned jewellery brands to shop now

Get ready to add to basket

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Billie Bhatia
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BabyNames.com's black lives matter tribute
People

How a popular baby names website took a stand for #BlackLivesMatter

“Each of these names was somebody’s baby.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Black Lives Matter protestors in London following George Floyd's death
Life

17 UK anti-racism charities and organisations you can support right now

Looking for a way to be a better ally? Start here.

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Lauren Geall
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Alicia Keys attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
People

Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and Michelle Obama join forces to rally and inspire young people

“We won’t solve anything if we’re only willing to do what’s easiest.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Leona Lewis, hair detail, attends the premiere of Focus Features' "Emma." at DGA Theater on February 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
People

Leona Lewis’ story about her confrontation with a white store owner is a must-read

If you don’t think racism is a problem in the UK, you need to listen to what Leona Lewis has to say.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Sophie Turner
People

Sophie Turner responds to those criticising her decision to attend anti-racism protest

“Justice will be done when society reflects our beliefs that we are all equal. Until then there should be no peace.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Mel B explains why it’s so hurtful when white people say they “don’t see colour”

In a revealing interview, the Spice Girls star has revealed what it’s like to be “the only brown girl in the room”.

Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams
People

Serena Williams has a message for those who think she’s responsible for Alexis Ohanian’s resignation

The couple sat down during an Instagram Live to candidly discuss Alexis’ powerful decision to resign from Reddit.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock
People

Leigh-Anne Pinnock speaks openly about her experiences of racism in an emotional new video

“Too often black people are reminded how far we have come as opposed to how far we can go.”

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Lauren Geall
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Belly Mujinga: Tens of thousands of people gather in Hyde Park to protest against the abuse of the rights of Black people across the world and to call for an end to systemic racism and police brutality on 03 June, 2020
People

Over a million people have signed the ‘Justice for Belly Mujinga’ petition

Belly Mujinga died of Covid-19 after she was spat on at work at London’s Victoria station.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Regina King on Black Lives Matter.
People

Regina King recalls why her son’s driving lessons were different to those of his white friends

And everybody should listen to it.

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Hollie Richardson
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People

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.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Netflix's Becoming: Michelle Obama in behind-the-scenes still
Life

30 things to watch on Netflix that put black people front and centre

From Ava DuVernay’s 13th to The Incredible Jessica James.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Billie Bhatia
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13 brilliant black-owned fashion brands for your shopping list

Begin making a change by getting to know these black-owned fashion brands

Meghan Markle
People

Meghan Markle responds to George Floyd’s killing in a powerful new address

The Duchess of Sussex reflected on recent events in an address to students at her former school.

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Lauren Geall
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