One that stood out for me was the Black British Museum Project, a collaboration between museum professionals, curators, academics, researchers, and creatives, all on a mission to develop a museum celebrating Black British history and culture.
There are over 2,500 museums in the UK and not a single museum dedicated to the history and culture of Black British people. Until Sandra Shakespeare, a museum and heritage consultant, and her colleague Dr. Tola Dabiri, an equality and inclusion consultant and academic of British Caribbean history, decided to change that.
It’s about time.
Smashing Glass Ceilings
On the heels of the annual Baton Awards ceremony, I was thrilled to see so many stories about women smashing glass ceilings.
One of them is a woman of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azubuike, who has been promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Brigadier General of the United States Army at a military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA. Born in London, United Kingdom, to Nigerian parents, Azubuike joined the US Army in 1994 and became an aviator after passing the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course.
People going missing.
An East London man behind a group dedicated to finding missing Black people is training teenagers to create new ways of helping solve issues that the police cannot due to the distrust they have earned. Dominic Norton, from Newham, founded Missing Black People in 2021 after seeing how the number of missing Black people was disproportionate.
Black Wall St Media reported on the vast disparities in maternal care and outcomes and police treatment when it comes to black people.