Black History Month

At Psycle, we are committed to using our platform to celebrate the Black community. This October - and beyond - we will honour, acknowledge, celebrate and educate ourselves about Britain's rich Black history. Please make use of the selected resources below, and check back for further updates.


WEBSITES

Black Lives Matter (Global)

Stand Up to Racism (UK)

The Black Curriculum (UK)

Colour of Change (US)

Equal Justice Initiative (US)

The Bail Project (US)

 

UK CHARITIES

Show Racism the Red Card

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Runnymede

Stop Hate

 

BOOKS

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Policing the Black Man by Toni Morrison

Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored by Jeffrey Boakye

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (ages 1+)

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold (ages 1+)

Anti-Racist Baby (coming soon) by Ibram X. Kendi (ages 1+)

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung (ages 1+)

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (ages 3+)

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine (ages 5+)

Little People, Big Dreams (various) (ages 5+)

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black HistoryLittle Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison (ages 5+)

Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson (ages 5+)

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions by Nikesh Shukla and Claire Heuchan (ages 10+)

 

DOCUMENTARIES & FILMS 

13th - Netflix

American Son - Netflix

Black Sheep - Youtube

Dear White People - Netflix

Fruitvale Station - Netflix

If Beale Street Could Talk Youtube, Amazon and Google Play

Little Fires Everywhere - Amazon

Selma - Youtube, Amazon and Google Play

The Hate U Give - Youtube, Amazon and Google Play

Time: The Kalief Browder Story - Netflix

When They See Us - Netflix (Find a learning companion here.)

 

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

@blklivesmatter and @ldnblm

@akalamusic - British rapper, journalist, author, activist and poet

@blackhistorywalks - Guided walking, bus and river tours focusing on London's 2000 years of Black history

@ckyourprivilege - Informative posts and ways to take action

@florencegiven - UK-based artist and author

@georgethepoet - British spoken-word artist, poet, rapper, and podcast host with an interest in social and political issues

@ladyphyll - co-founder of UK Black Pride

@laylafsaad - Author and teacher

@munroebergdorf - English model and activist

@rachel.cargle - public academic, writer, and lecturer