This post comes at a time of mourning and loss for many. We are currently in the midst of two pandemics. Both are diseases, that can be invisible. Both can be fatal.
We, in the UK, are completely underprepared and unequipped to deal with COVID-19, and as a result, have suffered a death toll of more than thirty-nine thousand (39K). But the death toll for racism is far higher and far less controllable.
CUB Magazine is writing to you, to explicitly condemn and fight back against these senseless acts of violence and murder of black people that are plaguing our planet.
For Britons, these issues may feel far away, and Americanised. But police brutality occurs every single day, around the world – and that includes in our own back garden.
We understand that as writers for CUB Magazine, we have this platform, and a subsequent duty to raise our voices to speak out against racism, transphobia and violence, and to protect black lives.
So What is CUB Doing To Fight Racism and Aid the #BlackLivesMatter Movement?
The main action we are taking is to raise our voices against injustice. This includes via social media, in person, and right here on CUBMAGAZINE.CO.UK. Over the next coming weeks, each section of CUB has committed to using their voices to call out racial injustice in a series of articles we’re titling, simply, #BLM.
Look out for articles with a title preceded by #BLM, to read this series. Scroll down to see the full list of articles, updated as they are released.
In addition to writing articles, our Head Writer for Music – Gem Stokes – has spent many hours creating a collaborative Google doc with a compilation of resources for every area of the #BLM movement. This includes general information on how to help, info about protests, contact details for change, places to donate, petitions to sign, and more.
Please feel free to use, share and contribute to this resource.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are some of the countless people of colour that were viciously murdered because of the colour of their skin.
Say their names. They will not be forgotten.
It’s not enough to be ‘not racist’. We must be ANTI-RACIST.
Black Lives Matter. Forever.
List of articles in the #BLM Series
- COLUMNS – A Brief History of Rights, Riots and Rebellion
- MUSIC – Pride: Playlisted – Black Queer Musicians to Soundtrack Your Month
- MUSIC – Black Music is the Foundation of American Activism
- MUSIC – Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry’s ‘Pig Feet’ Tackles Police Brutality
- UNISEX – Grindr’s Ethnicity Filter