Below is a collation of the resources bought together from the e-publications to date.
This is a dynamic directory, evolving with the release of each edition; please continue to check back for further updates.
1. Black professionals are going through a lot! Is an emotive articulation of how many may be feeling as employees, within dispassionate, structurally racist orgsnisations.
2. Building our economic 'blackbone': the absence of economic strength, is the absence of influence, power, platform.
3. The Marcus Garvey documentary, is the perfect starting point for anyone newly introduced, to the concept of Black nationalism, wanting to better understand the advantages of unity.
4. Apart from being a comprehensive Black educational platform, Black History Studies has an online store, where a range of quality learning resources, can be purchased. The staff are knowledgeable, professional and deliver excellent customer service.
1. Simon education is a root-to-branch online educational platform. Expect to find everything from resources, to delivering best-in-class tuition, to innovate approaches on capacity building educators within the local and global Black community.
3. The Investigator, offers a range of courses and workshops, designed to promote, repair and restore the forgotten virtues of our community.
4.Manhood Academy the phrase 'school to prison pipeline' has unfortunately become an all to familiar feature on the discourse of Black male youths. Manhood Academy have not only made it their mission to stem the flow; the organisation is tooling up the entire black family, steering thos in need in the right direction.
6. The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise aiming to deliver Black British history accross the UK.
1. Lineage Innovation have intricately pieced together a six feet long, Visual Timeline capturing 9000 years of African civilisation and culture in all its glory, available to purchase here.
2. Our Black Politicians, Bernie Grant, Paul Boateng and Diane Abbott on 33 years since being the first African and Caribbean politicians sworn into parliament. Dianne Abbott is no stranger to online abuse, even in today's ‘progressive’ and ‘tolerant’ British society.
3. The life of 83 years old, living legend and activist, Paul Stevenson. He was instrumental in bringing in the first Race Relations Act in 1965, criminalising discrimination in public places.
4. Entitled Dahomey, after the strong and perhaps controversially framed female warriors, this track from Teka records, has a distinctly tribal sound.
5. Traditionally called Laamb in the native language Wolof, Senegalese wrestling, is one of, if not the most popular sport in the country. Laamb has its foundation rooted in spiritual practices, but is only performed on sand. Find out more about this sport that has been adopted in France and other countries.
1. Black Cultural Archives who have pioneered a digital space to showcase exhibitions comprising of artists that speak to your psyche. With relatable notions of Black culture and events that highlight the faces of the evolving Black community. Pieces by Felix Taylor and Ufuoma Essi are uniquely inspired, with themes on history, comfort, theory, film and co-existing subjects of race, gender and class.
2. Despite being privy to the representations of Black culture in television, we are able to revisit moments of nostalgia through Collection 4 at the BFI: a scheme for media studies students, to explore how the portrayal of Black British life on TV has “progressed”.
3. Deep dive into true reflections of our innate excellence and ingenuity through the rich, free online educational resource from the Boukman Academy.
4. Reelblack YouTube channel
5. Stuart Hall's Book Essential Essays Vol2, to find out how his valuable contribution to cultural studies is destined to heighten your knowledge of political and sociological influences in society. Head on over to meet the man with a legacy of controversial truths.
1. Mind The mental health charity explores the long-held myth of ‘hard to reach’ when it comes to Black people accessing mental health services.
2. Young Minds Matter is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Find out more about their mission and how they are supporting young people.
3. Black Minds Matter UK connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services. BMM UK are culturally adept to restore Black minds through their resources and therapy.
4. The Black African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) - Studies show that the psychology workforce is 85 per cent White and only 2 per cent Black! BAATN is the home of the Largest Community of Therapists of Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK.
5. Black Help is the Holistic Empowerment Lifestyle Program (H.E.L.P)created as a support to achieve levels of optimum health during challenging times like lock-down.
6. Colourful Minds Sustains ways of improving public understanding of mental health and illness, through the education in the Black and minority ethnic community.
7. Brainwashed Add this book, by Tom Burrell to your list. An uncompromising summary, detailing the stifled mindsets of the Black community in the 21st century and the psychological impacts, a recommended and insightful read.
8. Society of Black lawyers - SBL are legal professional of social and ethnically diverse backgrounds, they hold an adequate understanding of providing protective and lawful services to a community that mirrors their culture.
9. Januss Solutions provide targeted services on wellbeing, criminal justice and diversity, specialising in substance misuse, drugs and alcohol. An environment with a warm welcome and were learning, growth, choice and awareness are all paramount.
10. Reform Pursuit - a non-profit organisation with the fundamental intention of pushing for amendments to the current UK laws with the intention of improving and combating institutionalised racism.
11. The unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health - Fancy a book that will speak to your emotional and psychological senses, then ‘The unapologetic guide to Black mental health’ may be the one you are looking for.
12. Journey to Empowerment - As longstanding and common threads, bullying, harassment and victimisation are perpetuated throughout organisations in today’s world. Read the ‘lived experience’ of Jacqueline Hinds, on her journey to empowerment. To benefit from her very generous offer of 10% off, please head over to her website and type in the exclusive code “JtEPromo10” at checkout (limited to the first ten purchases).
13. @theBlackboxforBlackmen The mission of The Black Box is to maintain an inclusive space that further develops the Black man and his community through honest group dialogue focused on the Healing, Education, and Freedom of all Black Men.
14. @Black.menhealing Checkout this Instagram platform for Black men, dive into their safe space focusing on building the engagement of men to unpack their traumas, share and connect with like-minded men in the absence of judgement.
1. For more information on Manhood Academy Official visit their website, or WhatsApp the organisation a message. Instagram: @ManhoodAcademyOfficial Facebook: @We are Manhood Academy Youtube: Manhood Academy Official Tel: 07599504680
2. Black Child Promotions is an Afrocentric literary trove, stocking some of the most scarce and sought after titles. The pop-up bookstore provides literary works of fiction and nonfiction for all the family. Check out their instagram page for details on where they’ll be. Delivery options also available.
3. 13th - Full Feature In this thought provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyse the criminalisation of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
4. The 100 Black Men of London is an award winning community mentoring program for 10-16 year olds, delivering programs and activities focused on mentoring, education, economics empowerment, and health & wellness.
5. Akua Healing is named after the Queen of the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. Akua was an Ashanti woman who was enslaved, but escaped to Jamaica and became a herbal healer, treating enslaved Africans. She was involved in the Tacky Rebellion and was given the title, Queen of Kingston. This family enterprise specialises in natural skin and hair care products, and organic herbs for healing the body. The young family behind the business have been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle for three years. Founder and Director, Sarai shares her wisdom on adopting healthy family nutrition habits through great tutorials via the business Instagram
6. Father Figure Children and Family Services are a designed to support and maximise the role that parents play in the lives of their children. They carry a unique unrivalled specialism in supporting fathers.
7. Young Mum’s Support Network provides a safe and relevant space for young mums to find support and training programs that empower them to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
8. Taking Positive Steps are doing just that, with their focus on children, they engage with parents, social workers and their partner organisations to foster safer communities, through training programs. The organisation acknowledges that strength is in every family and recognises the important role they play in addressing community trauma.
9. Hackney Quest offers family support programs, they believe that developing strong supportive relationships within families is central to the success of their work with young people. Their only agenda is to listen, not judge and provide sound advice for improvement.
10. Family Based Solutions - is offering a free service until 2022 for their programme ‘family-based relationships’ (FBR). Their approach is to replace problematic behaviours and turn them into effective solution behaviour, visit their website for more detail.
11. Dope Black Dads is a platform dedicated to healing, educating, inspiring and celebrating our dope Black fathers. Tune into their podcast and hear what they have to say.
12. Based in Suffolk, the Black Families Support Group (BFSG) is a new online community, led by founder, Sherine Kerr – a qualified integrative therapist (MBACP and BAATN). The group meet weekly to discuss and promote healing from issues affecting the Black community. The organisation is keen to hear from regional and national volunteers, who wish to be part of meaningful change. Sherine also has her own private counselling service and for a limited time, is offering a limited number of free one-to-one counselling sessions for adults from the Black community. Contact her via @life_changingtherapy, on Instagram for terms and conditions of this offer.