Pimlico Students’ Victory- BLAM UK and BPLS Joint Statement

Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (“BLAM”) &  Black Protest Legal Support’s (“BPLS”) “Hair for people of African descent has always been a human rights issue.” Hair Equality Report 2019 BLAM and BPLS are delighted to announce that Pimlico Academy has now agreed that no students will be excluded for exercising their right to protestContinue reading “Pimlico Students’ Victory- BLAM UK and BPLS Joint Statement”

UN Experts Respond to BLAM UK Urgent Communications about No10 Race Report

BLAM UK is a Black-led educational, advocacy and wellbeing Non-Profit. Through our advocacy arm we work with the United Nations to support and protect the human rights of people of African Descent in the UK.  On the 6th April 2021, BLAM UK in response to the dubious, ill-written and dangerous Race Report sent communications toContinue reading “UN Experts Respond to BLAM UK Urgent Communications about No10 Race Report”

BLAM UK Press Release: BLAM UK Issues UN Body Communications over UK Government’s Race Report

Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health UK CIC (BLAM UK) has triggered the Urgent Action Communication procedure of a UN Body, over No10 Report that denies Institutional Racism exists in the UK, arguing that this report violates a number of the UK’s legal obligations under International Law. The Racial Justice civil society organisation warns thatContinue reading “BLAM UK Press Release: BLAM UK Issues UN Body Communications over UK Government’s Race Report”

BLAM UK Triggers UN CERD Committee intervention over UK Government Race Report

BLAM UK has sent an Urgent Action Procedure communication over the recent publication of the Race Report by the UK Government.  An Urgent Procedures Correspondence is issued by the UN CERD Committee to respond to problems within a State parties jurisdiction requiring immediate attention to prevent or limit the scale or number of serious violationsContinue reading “BLAM UK Triggers UN CERD Committee intervention over UK Government Race Report”

BLAM UK Comment on UK Government’s “race report”

“Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. You don’t need anything else.” – Malcolm X Today’s recent race report by the UK Government can only be described as historical negationism, and an outright denialism of theContinue reading “BLAM UK Comment on UK Government’s “race report””

BLAM UK Comment on Schools Exclusions in the UK

A recent Guardian Report has further revealed the insidious and anti-Black nature of School Exclusions in the UK. The report found that ‘exclusion rates for Black Caribbean students in English schools are up to six times higher than those of their white peers in some local authorities’. These figures for organisations like BLAM UK sitContinue reading “BLAM UK Comment on Schools Exclusions in the UK”

BLAM UK Not-for-profit launches The Black Rights Project (TBRP) – Press Release

BLAM UK CIC Press Release, Not-for-profit launches The Black Rights Project (TBRP) BLAM UK is proud to announce the launch of our new international human rights project called The Black Rights Project (TBRP). BLAM UK is a civil society organisation that works with the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)Continue reading “BLAM UK Not-for-profit launches The Black Rights Project (TBRP) – Press Release”

How Dr Joy DeGruy’s theory of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome can help us understand types of Black Trauma

By Vanessa Hutton-Mills Black trauma is defined as psychological, physical and emotional injury from experiencing actual or perceived racism, including overt and covert racism (Carter, 2007). It has been a key feature of many African Diasporic communities, spanning several decades. This trauma has become an intergenerational part of the Black experience, as Black people continueContinue reading “How Dr Joy DeGruy’s theory of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome can help us understand types of Black Trauma”

Lessons on Windrush: The Lesser-Known Stories Behind the Windrush Scandal

By Christina Vassell On March 2019, Windrush Lessons Learned Review was published. It came almost a year after the highly controversial, almost heinous and yet government sanctioned offences against any group of persons within its borders in recent times.  In short, the Windrush Scandal was and still is, a British political scandal concerning those ofContinue reading “Lessons on Windrush: The Lesser-Known Stories Behind the Windrush Scandal”