The #EndSARS Movement Is Just The Beginning

‘You can never beg your oppressor for your freedom, you have to fight for it’ – Seun Kuti  Shortly after celebrating Nigeria’s 60th year of independence, social media was flooded with calls to end police brutality by SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad). SARS is a branch of the Nigerian Police force that was created in 1992 […]

A Broken System: Refugees Crossing The Channel And Indefinite Detention

As 2020 charges on, a refugee crisis rages on the English Channel, with border crossings and indefinite detentions shedding light on the UK government’s approach to this humanitarian issue. For the majority of the 2010s, Conservative politics and press defamed refugees, characterising them as a ‘cultural threat’, linking them to violent crime and misconstruing their […]

London: A Black History Tour

There are a multitude of important Black History landmarks dotted throughout London. Here is a run through of some of the locations you should know about this Black History Month (and beyond).  Brixton Black Cultural Archives –  Founded by activist Len Garrison in 1981, the centre moved to it’s Brixton base in 2014. The archive […]

The Impact of Covid-19 on QTIBPOC

akt is a charity supporting LGBTQ+ young people facing homelessness, experiencing familial rejection and living in a hostile environment. The charity works across London, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol to provide safe refuge and forge better futures for the young people accessing our services.  24% of the U. K’s homeless population identify as LGBTQ+. 68% of […]