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    Prince Harry apologises for “endemic” institutional racism in a powerful new address

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Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh discusses why she is used to being “the sole Asian person” on set

She has talked about the racism still prevalent in UK television.

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Janelle Monae attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 03, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/Getty Images)
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Janelle Monáe reveals “triggering” story behind new Antebellum trailer

“We were filming most of the stuff at night on a plantation, and I felt everything.”

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Tiffany Haddish
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Tiffany Haddish says she “lost a little bit of my soul” after being raped by police cadet

“I had to learn revenge is not really where it’s at.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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“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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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”.

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Anna Brech
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Podcasts
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15 podcasts that focus on compelling discussions around race

Because we are all part of this conversation.

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Hollie Richardson
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Beyoncé
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Beyoncé calls for justice in moving open letter about Breonna Taylor

“[You must] demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life,” she writes.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Stormzy’s statement behind his £10m donation to fight racial inequality is a vital read

The rapper has made an important pledge following George Floyd's death.

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Hollie Richardson
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BabyNames.com's black lives matter tribute
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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
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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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Reni Eddo-Lodge shares how she feels about becoming the first black woman to top non-fiction chart

“Can’t help but be dismayed by this,” she wrote.

Keisha Buchanan of the Sugababes poses backstage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 5, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)
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Sugababes’ Keisha Buchanan on what it’s like to be the only black woman in a band

“I wasn’t allowed to be upset, I wasn’t allowed to have an opinion.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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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)
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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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The coronavirus crisis is having a disproportionate impact on BAME women, new research has confirmed

A new report from the Fawcett Society has revealed that the pandemic is having a greater impact on BAME women than white women.

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Lauren Geall
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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)
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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
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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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Melanie Janine Brown, known as Mel B walks the red carpet ahead of the Opening Ceremony and the "La Vérité" (The Truth) screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 28, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage,)
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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”.

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Kayleigh Dray
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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.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock
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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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