Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What’s Next? (Slay in Your Lane)
Temi's essay, Building Peace: The Case for Centring Healing in our Approach to Address Violence, provides a detailed exploration of the impacts of violence, grief and bereavement on young people, arguing that frequent exposure results in a state of perpetual community trauma which we have yet to fully acknowledge, let alone address.
Forensic Architecture Reports #1: The Police Shooting of Mark Duggan, ICA and Cabinet Books
Featuring a transcript of a roundtable with activists Temi Mwale and Stafford Scott, scholar Adam Elliott-Cooper, and attorney Marcia Willis Stewart on the complex colonial and legal histories that have shaped the policing of Black Britons in the postwar era.
Being Matrixed – The (Over)policing of gang suspects in London
It is clear from the report that the level and impact of police and wider state intrusion into the lives of people on the Metropolitan Police Service Gangs Violence Matrix cannot be underestimated. This report shows that the Gangs Matrix predominantly and disproportionately infringes on the rights and civil liberties of young black men. Temi supported the research project by conducting several in-depth qualitative interviews with Londoners aged between 17 and 32 who are on the Gangs Matrix.
Calls for more heavy-handed policing show that we’d rather demonise young victims of violence than help them
Although young black boys are disproportionately the victims of this violence, crime remains the only lens through which society is willing to view them. [via The Independent]
After another violent murder in London, this is what needs to be done
The youth murder rate in the capital is rising alarmingly. A public health approach with a community-based strategy needs to be put in place. [via The Guaridan]
Superheroes: Inspiring Stories of Secret Strength
Featured in Merky Books first illustrated children's book 'Superheroes', a comic strip-style book celebrating more than 50 iconic British figures, chosen by Stormzy and the #Merky Books team, with an intention of challenging the lack of representation in children’s publishing. Stormzy has also written an introduction for the book.
This is what Britain’s Black female activists have to say about the impact of George Floyd's murder a year on
Plus what more needs to be done to dismantle institutionalised racism in the UK and achieve racial equality.
Meet the Five Fierce Females Recognised with the 2020 MTV EMA Generation Change Award
These five, fearless women are being recognised for their powerful work on the frontlines of the fight for racial and social justice across the globe. This award elevates and empowers young people who are driving positive change, and this year's winners are no different. From Malaysia to Brazil, this inspiring group of young change-makers are taking the world by storm!
Anthems Podcast: Word of the Day "Peace"
Temi's word of the day is PEACE. #AnthemsBlack is a collection of 31 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional UK Black contributors.
Maro Itoje: Pearl Conversations
Joining Maro Itoje for this week’s episode of Pearl Conversations is racial justice campaigner and the Founding Director of The 4Front Project Temi Mwale. They caught up in May to discuss Temi's campaign work, the impact The 4Front Project is making, the criminal justice system and institutional racism in the UK.
The Policing of Black Youth Projects: From Broadwater Farm to the Present
Black Lives Matter has highlighted the over-policing of Black British youth. Drawing on an interview with veteran Tottenham campaigner Stafford Scott, observations at BLM protests, and historic cases of the policing of the Notting Hill Metro Youth Club in the 1970s and the Broadwater Farm Youth Association in the 1980s, the author reflects on the parallels and continuities between past and present. Ultimately, this piece reveals a lesser-known, but lengthy history of the Metropolitan Police Service targeting Black youth projects.
The youth worker helping to tackle youth violence by empowering local communities
"We need to start being realistic," says Temi Mwale, speaking about the furore over the murders of young people and calls for tougher sentences to be handed down to those caught carrying knives. "Prisons erase people but they don't erase social problems. And when the government confronts the root causes of youth violence, we will see that a lot of people committing these crimes have been punished throughout their lives."
Collective Power: Stormzy And Friends
Platinum-selling rapper, Brit award-winner, Glastonbury headliner - Stormzy is making history on his own terms. Here, he brings together those who inspire him most. This is the future.