• Black History Month: Conflict, courage and campaigning

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. My sister is a writer. She is also a northerner and a mixed heritage woman; proud of her Yorkshire and Nigerian roots. We sometimes talk about ideas for […]

  • Black History Month: there’s power in our history

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. These days I feel really comfortable talking about my race, but when I was younger it was a different story. People used to take the mick out of […]

  • Black History Month: A mile in my shoes

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. Black History Month for me has never been a time for tokenistic celebrations of Black history nor a time to remind myself of the racial inequalities that exist […]

  • Black History Month: Let’s talk about the UK civil rights movement

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. During the icebreaker of a recent all-staff meeting, we were asked, ‘what skill do you wish you had?’ I took this in its broadest sense and chose the […]