Five mindfulness activities that can improve mental health

by Dr Stella Bolaki   This blog post is part of our Summer Showcase series, celebrating our free festival of ideas for curious minds. In an ever-more complicated world, mental health problems are on the rise, and have been since the early 1990s. In the UK, approximately one in four people will experienceContinue Reading

Year Old Black Entrepreneur Makes History With Homemade Lemonade Brand

Be Brave! Be Bold! Be True! Be You! These are all amazing affirmations from Kinyah Bean, the 12-year old founder and CEO of B Chill Lemonade, Inc. when she reminds herself daily of her uniqueness and purpose. It’s not every day that you find such a young person interested in being “the Boss!”Continue Reading

Meet the First Woman to Receive a Year College Football Scholarship

Antoinette “Toni” Harris, a 22-year old Black woman, is the first woman ever to attend college on a full football scholarship. She has overcome challenges brought about by her gender, build, what other people say, and even a fatal illness she was diagnosed with. In fact, she dreams of beingContinue Reading

Black CPA Creates Course to Teach Teens and Children How to Stop Generational Poverty

Nationwide — Meet Michael Charles Pridgeon, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that is the visionary of Break the Cycle, a program that will provide a resource for elementary and teenage children to learn and practice financial literacy. His vision for Break the Cycle is to demolish the generational curses of poverty,Continue Reading

Vaccine rollouts school testing and contact tracing could all be improved – heres how

A bitter lesson of the past month is that viruses move fast. The good news of the deployment of the first COVID-19 vaccines was accompanied by the bad news that a new variant of the virus had emerged, quickening the disease’s spread and pushing up the number of patients treated in hospital.Continue Reading

Nigerian parents have fears of ‘parenting while Black in Britain

Negative experiences of Britain’s immigration system and other key institutions are taking their toll on Black African parents’ trust of and engagement with child welfare services. In the face of historical issues, it’s not surprising that many parents are afraid that authorities (including the police and courts) are unfair, and therefore likely toContinue Reading

Mandatory remote teaching could reduce inequality during the pandemic

The lives of millions of parents and children were turned upside down when COVID-19 forced school lockdowns in April 2020. With a new national lockdown announced for England on January 4 2021, many parents and schools have once again been caught unprepared. This time, however, schools in England are legallyContinue Reading

Coronavirus school closures whats the evidence

The COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous for many children, whose education and development have been badly affected by repeated school closures. Schools in the UK were first closed to most pupils as a pandemic control measure in March 2020 and again in January 2021 in response to the spread of the new variantContinue Reading

Former NBA Player Vince Carter Announces Launch of the Vince Carter Scholarship and Mentorship Program

NBA legend Vince Carter has announced the official launch of the Vince Carter Scholarship and Mentorship Program in the Toronto area of Canada. The scholarship, which amounts to $25,000 per student, will be primarily targeting high school students who have taken up a passion for sports, music, film, fashion, broadcasting, media, or science, technology, engineering,Continue Reading

Mass testing for Covid-19 to be extended to secondary school pupils

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailSecondary school pupils in Liverpool will be offered a Covid-19…Continue Reading