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Posted on Oct 16, 2017

7 Things You Should Probably Do This Week

What to read, play, and watch this Black History Month.

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1. Check out the Blacklovepower Instagram account.

2. Go for a Black History Walk.

Black History Month Walks / Via blackhistorywalks.co.uk

The Black History Walks offer a guided walking tours of London while telling its African history, history that goes back 3,500 years.

The walks last two hours and you can get your tickets here.

3. Head to the theatre to watch Freeman.

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Inspired by the story of William Freeman, this play explores the relationships between people of colour, the criminal justice system, and mental health.

You can get tickets here.

4. Read this article on fatherhood.

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In this post seven fathers talk about what being a dad means to them.

5. Check out this powerful spoken word poetry.

View this video on YouTube

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This is "What If a Black Girl Knew", a beautiful poem written and performed by spoken-word artist Dylema. It tells the story of all the things a black girl needs to know about her worth.

6. Read The Hate U Give.

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This book is a great read, and very relevant to what we see in the news. It's based on the story of an innocent black boy, killed by the police. You can get a copy here.

7. Check out this list of young British artists.

Mabintou Kolley

This is a list of talent and pure black excellence. It lists 34 artists who are changing the game.

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