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Diversity is inviting someone to the party. Inclusion is asking them to dance.

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.#tvpresenter #journalist #newadventures #bristol #monument #bbc #diversity #representation #iamwhereiseemyself #diversemedia
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Very happy to have shot this wall during filming today, painted by the wonderful @lanie__rose @elliehandoll @asablackpersonintheuk πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€

Pinch it, read it, understand it and change it. Just because #BLM isn't trending anymore, doesn't mean racism is solved. This is the reality and the work is NOT done. It began hundreds of years ago and needs everyone to call out ignorance, lazy stereotypes and damaging rhetorics in order to keep Black people safe. We cannot - and should not - do this alone
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#blacklivesmatter #BeyondTheHashtag #protectblacklives #protectblackwomen #protectblacktranswomen #protectblackchildren #protectblackmen #protectblackpeople
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Without a DOUBT my proudest festival moment of last year was being able to take the whole @bootybassdj crew to Glastonbury where we SHELLED as a team. I've written a post about it on ngaiomusic.com (link in bio)
It was such a huge moment for us. First time going to a festival as a crew. Hit up Silver Hayes on Thursday, The Rum Shack on Friday, took over the Sistxrhood on Saturday night and played a couple of sets at the Clash stage πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Watching this πŸ“½ from @sophie.alicia just filled me with such happiness. Can't wait to be together with this crew again. What a team of utter diamonds πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
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#Repost @sophiebass_illustration couldn't have said it better πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’š Don't be distracted by the front pages today, poisoned by racists with no agenda other than hate. Keep asking the government where their loyalties lie and why. #justiceforgrenfell ・・・ For every life lost, for every community, family member, friend, colleague, neighbour left forever affected. We must demand justice for Grenfell.

Three years later and no one held to account, we have to fight for a society that puts people over profit, with safe housing for all. A basic human right that is denied to so many. Justice for Grenfell, forever in our hearts.
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#justiceforgrenfell #grenfell #artforchange #community #protestart #socialjustice #solidarity #grenfellart #unity #growth #london #housingisahumanright #artivism #grenfellmemorial #artforgrenfell #illustration #gouache #painting #heart #nojusticenopeace #peopleoverprofit
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We are BLACK WOMEN!....We build....We don’t tear down other BLACK WOMEN!....We have felt the pain of being torn down and have decided we will be deliberate about building others! β€’
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If I didn’t tag you, please don’t be offended. I tried to pick people I thought would do this challenge! With all the negativity going around let’s do something positive!!
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Upload 1 picture of yourself....ONLY you. Then tag as many sisters to do the same. Let’s build ourselves up COPY AND PASTE
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If I tagged you, let’s keep this going and continue the momentum #BLM Nominated by @nayjayz @eboniusorobrown @muneera_pilgrim πŸ§‘πŸ–€πŸ§‘
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We are Bold. We are Vibrant. We are Queens πŸ‘‘

The past couple of weeks I've been finding it hard to find much to laugh about. But today I woke up with a smile on my face after a very enjoyable @sofarsounds show last night (will post on IGTV soon) and was reminded of this day. We met that morning and laughed SO MUCH - it reminded me of how much joy & beauty there is in the world and how many new friends are yet to come.
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It's been a really intense couple of weeks and to be honest I'm pretty spent but today I read, tomorrow I'll walk and on Wednesday I'll be singing through everything for the @sofarsounds livestream.
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8pm in the UK, 3pm ENT - links in my bio to join me and @abomic_tom in my living room. First time we've been able to play together since pre-lockdown and I really can't wait to sing out my soul. Feelings been felt 🧑
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#acoustic #livestream #bristol #singer #songwriter #lyricist #spokenword #sofarsounds #liveperformance
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Everytime I've tried to post this in the past, the tears haven't allowed me. This is who Blackbird was written for - this beautiful, talented, vibrant little girl whose smile melts my heart. I spoke to @lrgroove at length while Blackbird was being developed and before I released it. I was nervous. He told me that I would start a riot with Blackbird but that I was the one who could say these things and that as a tall, black man, he wouldn't be able to get people to listen in the same way. He was right - that is my privelege. He had to be the one to remix Blackbird and to have put it out on @durkledisco a couple of months back and have it be relevant so soon is devastating and unsurprising. All I can say is Thank You to all the people who have supported me, the song and the message and THANK YOU Klareice who helped create a movement @_beyondthehashtag with her creativity πŸ–€βœŠπŸ½πŸ–€
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Daughter of @lrgroove 8 year old Klareice sparked @ngaioamusic idea to offer Blackbird to this movement as a catalyst for creative expression. Klareice’s connection with the song expressed through dance showed how art can connect us all, no matter how far away. #BeyondTheHashtag
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#EducateYourself - Buy the books, read them, spread the knowledge #blacklivesmatter
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Black & British - David Olusoga // Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Renni Edo-Lodge // Black Gold of the Sun - @ekoweshun // Natives - @akalamusic // Brit-ish @afuahirsch (not pictured as it has been lent out) // The Good Immigrant - @nikeshshuklawriter // The Scramble For Africa - Thomas Pekenham // Voices from 20th Century Africa - Chinweizu // Origins - Bristol specific, from @gloriaoju .
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I've been working through these slowly. Sometimes I need a break because it's not easy to read some of these words, see these pictures; really take in the history and collective experiences. But I read them because I need to. These should have been part of the education system long ago. Thank you to the authors for the labour - physical and emotional - of putting these together so they could be used as a resource for others.
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Any other reccomendations, let me know πŸ–€
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