Black History Month: Important Causes

With October being Black History Month, we have dedicated our blog posts to celebrating some of the key figures within our past, present and those who are looking to shape the future. We have looked at inspirational figures from a plethora of backgrounds: from fashion and the arts, to sport and politics, we have celebrated figures who serve as an inspiration and who continue to inspire us to this day.
There are too many inspirational men and women to celebrate in the short space of a month, and it is imperative that we shine a light on people within our community all year round, celebrating each other and inspiring one another. It is this idea of community and people fighting for each other that is the theme of our final Black History Month blog post, and certainly, the most important post of them all.
This week, we wanted to highlight some important causes, led by people who are seeking to make a difference, and it is integral that as many people as possible join and support them.


Sadly, the number of people who go missing every year is alarmingly high and many do not receive the media attention that they deserve. This is even more true when it comes to Black Communities, where too often a reaction from the media and authorities is severely lacking and the treatment they receive from these two entities is criminally below standard, resulting in a painful, stressful and anxious experience for families and communities. aims to help reunite families with their missing loved ones, and keeps the website updated with missing people so that we as a community can do our utmost to help bring people back together.

Stephen Lawrence Day

In memory of Stephen Lawrence, Stephen Lawrence Day and the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation seek to celebrate Stephen's life and legacy, the latter of which comes in the form of extraordinary work within local communities. Three of the key areas that the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation work in are:
Classrooms: Inspire children to dream freely without barriers and to realise the absolute importance of education to attaining those dreams.
Communities: To support and create new connections within all types of communities.
Careers: To give marginalised young people access to careers in the world’s leading companies and organisations.


Southall Black Sisters


Founded in 1979, Southall Black Sisters is made up of black and minority women who have spent over 40 years fighting for women's human rights. They have campaigned and challenged domestic and gender-related violence both in a local and national capacity, and there work became all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. With lockdown bringing a new danger to victims of domestic violence and sought to be there for people during those difficult times and continue to be a constant voice, listener and advocate for all victims of gender-related violence.


Windrush Foundation



The Windrush Scandal has gained a lot of notoriety over the past few years for the abhorrent treatment of Commonwealth citizens who settled in the UK decades ago, and have been threatened with deportation, lost their jobs and homes, been detained and been refused vital health and social assistance. The Windrush Foundation seeks to fight for those affected, and educate communities.

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