Black History Month: Important Causes
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. Missingblackpeople.com 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
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.
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.