Black History Month

Mum Dresses 5-Year-Old As Iconic Women To Mark Black History Month With Inspiring Photos

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has been dressing her five-year-old daughter up as iconic black women every day in February to mark Black History Month. Cristi Smith-Jones, fro...

Donald Trump Somehow Manages To Make Black History Month All About Him And Fake News

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has attacked “fake news” and the press in a speech that was meant to be about Black History Month. The president used his comments on...

The National Museum For African American History And Culture: Through a Black-British lens

Paul Reid | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Paul Reid

The struggle to establish Black Cultural Archives took over three decades. The NMAAHC in the United States has been 100 years in the making; however the feat has left me with an indelible mark of what is possible for Black-led organisations here; but there are some major lessons to learn to make our own mark...

Black Women Are Being Ripped Off By The Black Hair Care Industry

Phelena Jean | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Style
Phelena Jean

Black women spend a disproportionate amount of their earnings purchasing hair products, styling tools weaves and wigs. Most often, these establishments are not Black owned, much less owned by Black women.

Why I Believe Every Month Should be Black History Month

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Every month can be Black History Month if we put in a concerted effort to give our young the medicine they need; the self-conception and self-perception that can only be derived from a deeply-rooted cultural identity.

Black History and the Intellectual Golden Triangle

Michael Mumisa | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Michael Mumisa

In his Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte or Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, the German philosopher Hegel divided Afric...

As Someone Who Is BAME and LGBT, I Feel a Duty to Share My Journey

Courtney Francis | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Courtney Francis

For me, being of Caribbean heritage has made me feel an innate pressure to present myself a particular way. Growing up my parents, relatives, and close family friends all held strong cultural and traditional beliefs that influenced how we all felt about subjects relating to anything LGBT.

Black History Month - My American Odyssey

Becky Walsh | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Becky Walsh

Roger's story is full of the things I talk about. His personal story is about resilience, rebuilding your life, being positive and true to yourself. Through understanding his own heritage and discovering his identity he found the value of education.

No, You Don't Get to Decide What Offends Who

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

It seems we live in a climate where those being oppressed cannot even decide what amounts to oppression against them. We must wait to be told by someone from the oppressing class. That is convenient for the oppressing class, but an odd concept otherwise.

Why Me Calling Myself Black-British Troubles My Mum So Much

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

I agree with my mum that acknowledging my African heritage is important, both for the way I understand the world and the way that the world understands me. However, I would argue that how I identify is not entirely my choice.

Being Black and Brown in Britain

Joshua Virasami | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Racism, the point where power meets prejudice, is something we shy away from discussing in Britain, but it is a lived reality for millions on a day-to-day basis, a one-way stream of continued offense on varying scales.

Caroline Frost

'Brad Pitt Uses His Power To Serve His Conscience' | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Interstellar' star David Oyelowo believes that Brad Pitt "uses his power to get things done that otherwise wouldn't". Pitt, previously a producer...

Caroline Frost

'Our Treatment Of Black Culture Is Worse Than In South Africa' | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK is in a worse place than South Africa post-apartheid when it comes to the representation of black faces on screen, according to British actor t...

Black Feminists and Black History Month

Usman Butt | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Usman Butt

It's Black History Month- but from conversations with different people- it would appear that not many people know that it's BHM or even what BHM is. It's tragic that a month, which is designed to raise awareness about African and Afro-Caribbean history- seems to receive little attention and many of who, the month is targeted at aren't fully aware of it.

An Open Letter to Chuka Umunna: I Rather Be Free Than Lazy

T. Anthony Patterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
T. Anthony Patterson

Thank you for your speech Mr. Umunna but unfortunately you do not speak for me. While there is some merit to your remarks, I, for one am, quite annoyed and not having any of it. While its understood that the media should portray an all-encompassing image of black people in hopes of dispelling negative perceptions, your call to action will simply not work.

Does Black History Month Make a Difference? Or Is It Just Timely Tokenist Twaddle?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

My eyebrows raised, internally I grit my teeth, and even more determined to subconsciously push the diversity agenda in the workplace whenever I could, but did I say anything to the boss? Hell no. I would be seen as the latest 'pro-black-chip-on -her -shoulder -ethnic' and being a female of colour in this business is tough enough! Call it double jeopardy.

Black History Month Is About Asians Too

Shahida Rahman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

October marks Black History Month which embraces the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people who have a direct link with the UK through slavery, colonialism or migration. Lascars, or South Asian sailors, must be included in this significant group of survivors.

Bob Marley's 'Ride or Die' Chick Movie

Zaneta Denny | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zaneta Denny

Making of a Legend is an award-winning film made by Esther Anderson, 67, a Jamaican actress and Bob Marley's former lover.

WATCH: Muslim Student Tackles White Supremacy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As part of Black History Month, Muslim student and spoken word poet Ibrahim Sincere has tackled the modern implications of racism and white supremacy....

British Black Panthers Exhibition Marks Black History Month

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

A private view for an exhibition about the British Black Panther took place last night, Tuesday 15th October 6pm-9pm and was attended by former British Black Panther and members of the British Black Power movement as well as acclaimed hip hop artist Akala.

What Has Happened to Black History Month in Britain?

Eva Simpson | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK
Eva Simpson

Black History Month, an event that was established 26 years ago to educate young people on black heritage and celebrate the best of African and Caribbean culture has become an embarrassing, tokenistic and insulting mess.

Richard Wright: The Father of America's Underbelly

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.01.2013 | Home
Tam Hussein

Richard Wright died on 28 November 1960. The Afro-American writer paved the way for future writers like James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison and prepared the ground for the civil rights movement. Both his memoirs Black Boy and Native Son were instant bestsellers and changed the literary scene in the US over night.

'If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything'

Kanja Ibrahim Sesay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kanja Ibrahim Sesay

We know Malcolm X by his later name, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Nine days prior to his death he visited students again in Britain, and was shot wearing the same clothes at the Audubon Ballroom.

What We Might Learn From History...

Dr Rebecca Fraser | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rebecca Fraser

The many events and discussions that have taken place around the UK during Black History Month, which draws to a close next week, have given us the op...

Ten Things You Should Know About Black History Month

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The 1st of October marks the start of Black History Month, a cultural celebration and remembrance for notable people and events in the history of the ...