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”

Black languages throughout the Diaspora 

By Sophia Purdy-Moore Black British English, West African Creole, Jamaican Patois and more… Although Black British people only make up 3% of the UK’s general population, Black British English has had a profound impact on British and global culture. Black British English is a combination of The Jamaican Language (Patois), West African Creole (Pidgin) andContinue reading “Black languages throughout the Diaspora “

FESTAC 77: The Revival of Black and African Cultural Values

By Oluwatosin Attah ‘For the first time since the Slave Trade, for the first time in 500 years, the black family was together again, was whole again, was one again.’ – May 1977 Edition of Ebony Magazine This article highlights the cultural importance of the Second World Black Festival of Arts and Culture whilst underliningContinue reading “FESTAC 77: The Revival of Black and African Cultural Values”

BLAM UK Press Release: BLAM UK is now a AQA Award Unit centre

Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health UK CIC (BLAM UK) is now an Approved AQA Unit Award Centre. We are currently providing AQA award Units on Black British history and in the process of creating our own AQA BLAM Black History Module. We provide this service for All Key stages 1-5. AQA provides the UnitContinue reading “BLAM UK Press Release: BLAM UK is now a AQA Award Unit centre”

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”

The Race Today Collective: Why Press and Media are Vital in the Fight for Racial Equity

By: Michelle Aboagye Race Today was a collective focused on uplifting Black communities, showcasing our narratives and pushing back against racist institutions and interpersonal racism in the UK . The collective produced  a journal  of the same name, where they platformed art, culture, and gave a voice to Black communities in the UK and theContinue reading “The Race Today Collective: Why Press and Media are Vital in the Fight for Racial Equity”

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”