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#BLM - Be The Change

In today's post we will be sharing how you can support the #BLM movement, from television shows to watch, books to read, podcasts to listen to and where to donate. We want to make sure we share as much info that can help you support (majority of which costs nothing other than your time). 💕

First up, Netflix. Five must watch Netflix documentaries to educate yourself -

Our top five book recommendations when it comes to self educating - 

We shared each of the above recommendations over on the PD Insta #BLM highlights and found quite a lot of you had some recommendations of your own. With this we decided to ask for as many as possible, here is what we found to be the five most popular sources of info - 

Podcasts are a great way to learn if you find it harder to concentrate, whether you're tuning in on a train ride, listening on the drive home from work etc.. Podcasts are quick and key source of info. The top five podcast recommendations we found were - 

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge is the author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race which is the best selling book about exploring issues, from eradicated black history to the topic of white dominance. 

The podcast delves deeper into the conversation as explored in her book. 

Yo, Is This Racist? 

A weekly podcast hosted by Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome. Each week the duo answer viewer submitted conversations sent in via. voicemail and emails. The pair do not shy away from the big questions making this one a must listen! 

Code Switch

Code Switch is a podcast produced by National Public Race. In the podcast the topic of race and identity is broken down to share its impact on the world. Hosted by a range of journalists of colour the podcast helps listeners understand how race shapes the world from politics to pop culture. Want to tackling the subject head on? This is the one for you. 

The Stoop

Hosted by journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day. The pair look into stories that are not always shared, stories people may feel less open to starting a conversation around. The podcast provides a space for stories to be professionally reported on when it comes to what it means to be black and how to talk about it. 

The Echo Chamber 

The Echo Chamber is hosted by friends Jade and Ez. Discussing issues which are relatable to black British people and speaking from the perspective of black working-class women. 

Donation wise, the black lives matter card is a key link in all the current info and websites. On the link there is a donation link listing all of the secure donation sites & explanations of the exact cause you'll be supporting with your donation. Be sure to check it out here - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

In the next of #BLM posts we will be sharing the petitions that still need signatures, if you are unable to donate ATM why not use your time to sign these petitions and show your support this way. 

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