black history month

Jennifer Pringle was just 14 when she arrived to the UK from Jamaica as part of the Windrush generation, when thousands of people from the Commonwealth came to take up jobs in key industries. Here, she talks with her daughter and granddaughter about growing up in Britain and what Black History Month means to them.
If all our children are taught is that black people were slaves, what does that do to our children’s confidence, pride and self-esteem
They push supposed values of multiculturalism, meritocracy and equality, but we must look at how the government acts, not just how it looks
One has to ask why natural black hair is always labelled as unprofessional, wild or unacceptable
Discussing racism constantly through the prism of the past allows us to get complacent and think that’s the only place it exists
“Audiences in this country have shown they will go and see films of all kinds – regardless of what colour the cast is."
Photographer and filmmaker, Simon Frederick, talks about his new BBC series about Black Hollywood and what Black History Month means to him.
It’s really important to remember that ‘colonial’ isn’t just a historical concept referring to the bygone days of the British Empire
The media only shows black people as shining examples or bad stereotypes - we are not a monolith