The Five at Five: Black Lives Matter
4 Jun 2020
This week’s Five at Five is dedicated to continuing the conversation for Black Lives Matter, by sharing a selection of the recommendations we’ve found online and black-owned businesses you can support from our community.
Anything from Roundtable Books – they specialise in selling children’s books with BAME main characters after they found out they only made up 1% of children’s books. Roundtable Books started out as a pop-up in Brixton but due to popular demand they turned it into a permanent store. While their space is currently closed during the lockdown, you can use their online site to pre-order once restrictions lift. Check out co-founder Aimées reccomendations here.
The 13th. This award-winning documentary, shares in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality
The Nod. Stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. Host’s Brittany and Eric celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.
Janet’s List. A great place to discover black-owned businesses is Janet’s List, which was launched by barrister turned entrepreneur, Janet Oganah. She created a place to discover and support independent brands owned by black women through her online store and series of pop-ups.
Head to Black Lives Matter to support these fundraisers which assist the families of the victims with financial support and with legal fees.
If you’re not in a position to donate funds you can donate by simply streaming the video. All ad revenue from Zoe Amira’s YouTube video will be donated to Black Lives Matter and to protester bail funds.
Prints of the illustration above by Erin Aniker are for sale, with all proceeds being split between Black Vision Collective and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in the UK.