Welcome. Black Community Matters is a constituted group of co-creators of the Black Lives Matter Derby Manifesto which was launched in July 2020; we are now building on this work ensuring that agencies act upon the manifesto and developing grassroots projects.

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Take part in our survey: The Status of The Black Community in Derby This survey is aimed at better understanding how the black community is feeling on a number of issues at this point in our history. The results from this study will assist Black Community Matters (BCM) and other agencies to better understand and map the needs of the black community in Derby and help us to create a Black Community Matters Factsheet. We will also use the results of the survey to identify and highlight changes we can make to improve local community provision, including areas that we need to highlight in order to campaign for change on a wider scale but also to provide information to statutory services and organisations. This is a study about US, for US, by US.

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Above: We were co-creators of this Black Lives Matter Derby Manifesto with action points for local agencies, institutions and community pledges – read the manifesto above
Above: Video story capturing the launch of the Black Lives Matter Derby Manifesto on 31st July 2020, with Emancipation Day commemorations, outside Derby City Council House, with thanks to film maker Hardy D. Saleh