Marie Curie Blog: Families Like Mine Are Being Forgotten

“Losing my brother-in-law during lockdown inspired me to create a fund for grieving Black and Minority Ethnic families” Alex’s death inspired me to take action and launch the Majonzi Fund. As a family, we needed a way to say goodbye. As a social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian, throughout my career I’ve documented the inequalities […]

‘We are tired, traumatised and fatigued’: Black Britons’ ongoing fight for mental health and rights

We have come a long way as a society from ‘Negro History Week’, established by Carter G. Woodson in 1926 at the height of the Jim Crow laws enforcing segregation in the US, and renamed ‘Black History Month’ during the rise of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s. In the 1980s it was taken […]

New ‘Diversity Built Britain’ coin unveiled

It is great that the campaign has influenced the government and the Royal Mint to recognise the Black and Minority Ethnic contribution to Britain. I was inspired to be involved in the ‘We Too Built Britain’ as result of the successful 100 Great Black Britons Campaign which Mary Seacole was voted Greatest Black Briton in […]

EVENT – 100 Great Black Britons Official Book Launch

A long-overdue book, 100 Great Black Britons honours the remarkable achievements of key Black British individuals over history, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Angelina Osborne. With a foreword written by David Olusoga, this book includes a list of Black British names and […]