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This Black History Month, we are amplifying the important organisations, resources, and stories that celebrate and support Black young people. 

 

This month is about uplifting stories, celebrating successes and highlighting the issues the Black community face, and what can be done to overcome them. 

 

We want to share the mic with the crucial individuals and organisations that are championing Black voices in 2021, especially Black care-experienced voices.

 

That’s why we also asked the Become team to share the books, articles, videos, and individuals they think incapsulate Black History Month. You can find out what they said below.

What to read

 

Black mental health matters: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/blog/black-mental-health-matters/

 

The Black Care Experience - Stories: https://theblackcareexperience.wordpress.com/our-stories/

 

The Black Care Directory: https://theblackcareexperience.wordpress.com/the-black-care-directory/

 

'I fostered 3 teenage boys when I was 25 years old - and now I think I will always foster': https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/i-fostered-3-teenage-boys-21515061

 

How young black people in care made their voices heard: https://theconversation.com/how-young-black-people-in-care-made-their-voices-heard-141410

 

The experience of care for children and young people who are Black, Asian or part of other ethnic minorities: https://www.staf.scot/blog/experience-of-care-children-and-young-people-who-are-black-asian-or-part-of-other-ethnic-minorities

 

Black LGBTQ+ organisations you should know about: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/blog/communities/black-lgbtq-organisations-you-should-know-about

 

Black History Month 2020 - Drive Forward: https://driveforwardfoundation.org/black-history-month-2020/

 

Betty Campbell: Statue of Welsh black heroine to be unveiled: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58721710

 

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire: https://www.waterstones.com/book/natives/akala/9781473661233

 

Meet 18 Care Leavers you should all know about: https://www.careleaverlegacy.co.uk/post/meet-18-care-leavers-you-should-all-know-about

 

Black Cultural Archives: https://blackculturalarchives.org/

 

 

 

Who to follow

Groups and organisations

The Black Care Experience - @TheBlackCareExp

Black History Month UK - @BhmUK

Black Girls Book Club - @bg_bookclub

The Halo Code - @thehalocode

The Runnymede Trust - @RunnymedeTrust

UK Fully Focused - @UKfullyfocused 

 

Individuals

David Olusoga, Historian - @DavidOlusoga

Lemm Sissay, Poet - @lemmsissay

Malorie Blackman, Author - @malorieblackman

 

Events

https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/listings/

 

More resources

The Black Care Experience 2021 Report: https://theblackcareexperience.wordpress.com/our-report/