30 October 2020
Black Lives Matter UK has renamed itself as Black Liberation Movement UK and legally registered as a community benefit society, and is set to start using some of the £1.2 million in donations it has received so far this year.
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BLM UK gains legal status and renames as Black Liberation Movement UK (The Guardian, link)
"According to a registration document filed with the Financial Conduct Authority, the purpose of the BLM UK community benefit society is to be a “national campaigning organisation which supports black African and black Caribbean communities in the UK”.
“The society aims to alleviate racial injustice and discrimination specifically amongst the black African and black Caribbean communities,” the document says. “Black African and Caribbean communities have historically suffered social, economic and environmental injustice because of their race, and the society aims to challenge and remove the injustices faced by these communities.”
In a hint at what it intends to do with the money raised, the document says BLM UK will “provide funding in the form of grants to community groups and campaign organisations” and “organise events and … deliver educational resources and learning on the issues of racism and discrimination that affect black African and Caribbean communities”."
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