Mami Wata, La Sirene, Mama Dlo

Mermaids in African & Caribbean Mythology By Michelle The myth of the mermaid is a universal cultural staple. They feature in fairytales, fantasies, adventures, and the like. The concept of mysterious beings who live in the sea and other bodies of water has captivated the minds of those who live on land for milenia. TheContinue reading “Mami Wata, La Sirene, Mama Dlo”

Blam UK condemns the recent anti-Black language racism from UK white-owned media outlets

Blam UK condemns the recent articles by a range of white-owned media companies that further entrench language discrimination and the erasure of Black British English speakers in British society. The British media has a long history in shaping racist, discriminatory and anti-Black racial discourse. The highlighted articles make repeated, unfounded statements about Black British EnglishContinue reading “Blam UK condemns the recent anti-Black language racism from UK white-owned media outlets”

Exploring Black Languages, a quick look at AAVE (African American Vernacular English)

By Temi Oyenuga Surely, you’ve heard of the words ‘bae’… ‘lit’… ‘trippin’, ‘what’s good’. In your music, on social media, or maybe just in everyday conversation. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these words actually come from? The renowned lingo forms part of a language called AAVE. For those who don’t know, AAVEContinue reading “Exploring Black Languages, a quick look at AAVE (African American Vernacular English)”

Zero Tolerance policies, a tool that entrenches anti-Blackness in UK Schools

By Ife Thompson Since the advent of the US-based charter Schools in the early 1990s, there has been a steady increase in UK schools towards the use of zero-tolerance behaviour policies. This is a behavioural policy that increases the likely hood of pupils in general, but Black pupils in particular, of being placed in Pupil ReferralContinue reading “Zero Tolerance policies, a tool that entrenches anti-Blackness in UK Schools”

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””