Black Lives Matter are said to be delighted by the donations from the UK public in battling the causes of racism and has reached over £1million.
Six days after launching a fundraising drive, Black Lives Matter UK had raised more than £750,000. Money pledged to other groups, including organisations helping black people with their mental health, providing legal assistance for protesters and holding memorials for loved ones who have died from Covid-19 (kwanda.co), took the total figure to more than £1million.
The group said the funds would go towards a number of aims including advocacy to effect changes in the law, developing and distributing educational resources, healing practices in black communities, police monitoring, strategies for the abolition of the police and supporting the United Family and Friends Campaign to help friends and loved ones of people killed by British police to access justice.
It said it was organising “in the black radical tradition, using political education, direct action and political leadership toward black liberation”. A by product towards black liberation has been a wave of new initiatives including LoveUsBlack.com amongst many others that focus on the elevation of black economic development which plan to lay the circulate money within the black community.