Black Lives Matter

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    Video caption: John Boyega stars in director Steve McQueen's latest Small Axe film: Red, White and Blue

    Life imitates art for John Boyega as he plays a police officer fighting racism, in the same year he took centre stage at the Black Lives Matters protest.

  2. Young, Rural and Black

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    Video caption: Khady Gueye wants to organise a demonstration to address racism in the Forest of Dean.

    What happens when you try to organise a demonstration in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in a rural area of Gloucestershire?

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    Video caption: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on racism in the US and cancel culture

    As her novel Half of a Yellow Sun is awarded the Women’s Prize ‘winner of winners’, the Nigerian-born, US-based writer talks about racism in the US and the cancel culture movement.

  4. 'No regrets' over Nottingham tram track protest

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    One of four Black Lives Matter activists who blocked tram tracks in Nottingham four years ago as part of a national day of action has said she has never regretted what she did.

    Lisa Robinson, a director of a Nottingham-based Bright Ideas and trustee of BLM UK, was found guilty of wilful obstruction of a highway following a trial at Nottingham Magistrates' Court in 2016.

    Tram track protesters in 2016

    She told BBC Radio Nottingham's Jodi Law: "One of the aims of the action was to get the issues facing the black community in the UK in the public spotlight.

    "Somebody had to do it and I was one of them.

    "It was a very controversial thing to do and I know that people were divided... but there were a lot of supporters.

    "I have no regrets about the action, I would do it again."

    Ms Robinson said following George Floyd's death in police custody in the US, which sparked protests all over the world, about £1.2m has been raised for the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK.

    Malachi Thomas, Lisa Robinson, Yvonne Francis-Parmar and Eshe Graham
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    Video caption: Rapper,10, on mission to end knife crime

    Kaide is also an ambassador for a knife crime charity in Nottingham.

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    Video caption: 'We highlight our blackness to show our Irishness'

    Three friends set up an Instagram page showing the struggles and successes of black people living in ireland.