We are listening. This is just the beginning...
Dear END. Community...
Like you, we were shocked and disgusted by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minnesota on the 25th May. The video of this horrific act has brought to the surface racial fault lines across all walks of life. Like many others, we posted the Black Box on our social media channels, but this is simply not enough.
END. is unequivocally against all forms of racism, hate, prejudice and police brutality.
We have spent the last week reflecting, listening to others, learning and thinking about how we can do better. We must work hard to do better and to make real change.
We understand that our platform and community provide us with a voice, and we want to use this positively to help spread awareness and initiate positive change for the world we want to live in. Actions speak louder than words.
We pledge to continue to listen, learn and grow to fulfil our goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive brand for our community.
Below are some of the charities we have donated to and an inexhaustive list of resources for education and activism surrounding anti-racism in the UK and across the world.
Black Lives Matter
Stop Hate UK
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Color Of Change
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Me and White Supremacy
Layla F Saad
How to be an Anti-Racist
Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race
The New Jim Crow
Notes of a Native Son
Black and British: A Forgotten History
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
No Country for Young Women
The New York Times
The African American Policy Forum
Follow & Amplify
Black Lives Matter (@blklivesmatter)
The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid)
100 Black Men of London (@100bmol)
Barrington Reeves (@too_gallus)
Creative Director/Community Organiser/Activist
Kai Isaiah-Jamal (kai_isaiah_jamal)
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@sholamos1)