Is Black History Month Still Relevant Today?
October is Black History Month in the UK – a whole month dedicated to celebrating the rich history and cultures enjoyed by the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in Britain. In the UK where Black citizens are a minority, it’s important to bring to the forefront the valuable contributions of Black figures throughout history. For some, it isn’t seen as a necessity. It’s been a long time since slavery was abolished, Black people have the right to live, work and vote in this country as long as they’re citizens and there are laws that help… Read More
Prominent Black British Figures
“If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from, then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the heck do I think I am.” Bob Marley This week marks the end of Black History Month here in the UK. Initially I wasn’t too bothered about writing a blog to mark the occasion, not because I don’t like Black History Month but because: I didn’t want our audience to feel tired hearing about the Black experience as it has been a high profile topic of conversation in the last… Read More