Black History Month 2022

October is Black History Month in the UK. It takes place in February of each year in USA. The theme for USA this year was: Black Health and Wellness. Last year was the first time we did a topic on it. We feel it is something that we will continue to do along our journey, as helping to spread matters that can be deemed taboo are important to us….

Please see Black History Month 2002: Time for Change: Action Not Words which covers:

  1. Introduction to the topic
  2. Black History Month Introduction
  3. Black History Month UK
  4. Black History Month USA
  5. Black History Month Events UK
  6. Black Businesses UK
  7. My plans for starting my own business
  8. Black Mental Health and Wellness
  9. Our Final Thoughts
  10. Our YouTube Video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SOURCED FROM UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES* It is also based on our own experience. *We are not experts in this field, we are speaking purely on our own experience with information sought from the internet to give further examples. *

1. Introduction to the topic

October is Black History Month in the UK. It takes place in February of each year in the USA. The theme for the USA this year was: Black Health and Wellness. “Black Health and Wellness resonates for many, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the racial disparities in health care that were illuminated”.

Last year was the first time we did a topic on it. We feel it is something that we will continue to do along our journey, as helping to spread matters that can be deemed taboo are important to us, at the same time grief is very much connected to this. The many incidents that have been highlighted recently both in the UK and USA are why we feel this is necessary. A small few of these sad unfortunate incidents are below:

We are aware of incidents that because of technology and social media were able to be exposed to the public, but unfortunately despite these high-profile cases, things are not changing.

Since then, unfortunately, such incidents have continued. Most recently in the UK is the story of Chris Kaba and many more. These situations are heartbreaking. And in honesty, there is a sense of fear for the youth of today because of the colour of their skin which should not be so.

Our Dad was all about supporting the community, speaking up about injustices, and supporting people. This was reflected in everything that he did in life. This is another reason why we feel passionate about this. Everything we are doing on this journey is in the hope of honouring our Dad and making him proud.

In this topic, we will speak about both UK and USA and the way we celebrate Black History. We will also speak about the achievement of people that are contributing to the community and trying through their creativity in the business world, and events that are happening throughout the month of October.

Please see Black History Month 2002:


2. Black History Month Introduction

2.1 Why is Black History Month different in the UK and US?

“In the UK, Black History Month celebrates African, Caribbean and Asian communities whereas in the US they exclusively celebrate the achievements of African-Americans”.

2.2 How does the UK celebrate Black History Month?

“Black History Month is also celebrated in the community in places such as museums, care homes and workplaces. A broad range of topics is covered, from Britain’s colonial past to migration and music. Government funding is available to local organisations to help mark Black History Month in their area”. (21 Oct 2020)

2.3 Why do we celebrate Black History Month in October UK?

“Their birthdays fall within this month. There are two reasons thought to be behind why Black History Month is celebrated in October in the UK: October is when African chiefs and leaders gather to settle their differences. So, Akyaaba chose this month to reconnect with African roots”.

2.4 How do you respectfully celebrate Black History Month?

8 Ways to Honor Black History Month

  1. “Support Black-Owned Businesses”: …
  2. “Learn About Noteworthy Black Figures and Their Contributions”: …
  3. “Donate to Charities That Support Anti-Racism Equity and Equality”: …
  4. “Purchase, Read, and Share Books by Black Authors”: …
  5. “Support and Learn About Black Women”:

2.5 What is Black History Month colors?

“The colours of the tricolor are red, symbolising the blood which unites all people of Black African ancestry, and which was shed for liberation; black: affirming the existence of a Black nation (though not a nation-state); and green, representing the wealth of Africa”. (11 Oct 2021).

2.6 ‘It’s time we recognise Black history is British history….- The Mirror

It’s time we recognise Black history is British history and MUST be taught in schools‘. Today, on National Teachers’ Day, and as Black”…


3. Black History Month UK

3.1 Why did Black History Month start in the UK?

“In the UK, Black History Month was first celebrated in London in 1987, as part of African Jubilee Year, when on October 1 Dr Maulana Karenga from the US was invited to an event at County Hall to mark the contributions of Black people throughout history, and Addai-Sebo drew up a plan to recognise the contributions of”…

3.2 Why is British Black History Month important?

“In the UK, October marks the beginning of Black History Month. This national celebration aims to promote and celebrate the contributions of those with African and Caribbean heritage to British society and to foster an understanding of Black history in general”.

3.3 Who started Black History Month in UK?

analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo

“Black History Month in the UK was organised through the leadership of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who had served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council (GLC) and created a collaboration to get it underway”.

3.4 Black History Month: How Black History Month is taught in our Schools

“This year’s theme is ‘Sharing Journeys‘, exploring the lives and stories of the people who came to Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries and helped lay the foundations of today’s diverse society, such as Roy Hackett, a key figure in the Bristol Bus Boycott”.

3.5 Time for Change: Action Not Words

“The theme for this year’s Black History Month is Time for Change: Actions Not Words. The purpose of this theme is not just to educate people on Black History but inform and empower people to be true allies in the anti-racism movement”

3.6 Black History Month 2022 – Time for Change: Action Not Words

“Black History Month UK magazine is launching a new campaign to mark Black History Month in October. Our theme for Black History Month 2022 is Time for”…


4. Black History Month USA

4.1 Why do we celebrate Black History Month 2022?

“Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations”. (31 Jan 2022)

4.2 Why is Black history so important?

“Black History Month is that time for African Americans to acknowledge key figures from our past and present. It’s an opportunity to spotlight and celebrate the achievements that African Americans have accomplished in this country, despite the history of racism and oppression”.

4.3 How do you honor Black History Month at school?

42 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond

  1. “Bring art and history together by recreating civil rights freedom movement posters”. …
  2. “Explore Black history through primary sources from the National Archives”. …
  3. “Learn about the Black Lives Matter movement”. …
  4. “Recreate a Black family’s journey using the Green Book”.

4.4 How do businesses celebrate Black History Month?

7 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month At Work

  1. “Support Black-Owned Business”. …
  2. “Learn about the Black History in your Area”. …
  3. “Donate for a Cause”. …
  4. “Organize a Diversity and Inclusion Event”. …
  5. “Celebrate Black Literature”. …
  6. “Support Black Art and Artists”. …
  7. “Organize Diversity Training Programs”. …
  8. “Share Black History Month Quotes”. (10 Aug 2022)

4.5 How do businesses celebrate Black History Month?

7 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month At Work

  1. “Support Black-Owned Business”. …
  2. “Learn about the Black History in your Area”. …
  3. “Donate for a Cause”. …
  4. “Organize a Diversity and Inclusion Event”. …
  5. “Celebrate Black Literature”. …
  6. “Support Black Art and Artists”. …
  7. “Organize Diversity Training Programs”. …
  8. “Share Black History Month Quotes”. (10 Aug 2022)

4.6 How do you acknowledge Black History Month at work?

4 ways to celebrate Black History Month in the workplace

  1. “Bring in speakers and create a space for people to listen and share”. …
  2. “Spotlight employee stories”. …
  3. “Ask team members to take the lead”. …
  4. “Volunteer your time and your money”. …
  5. “Supporting diversity in the workplace 365 days a year”. (10 Feb 2022)

4.7 How do you explain Black History Month to students?

“Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today”.

4.8 How do you introduce Black History Month to kids?

How to Celebrate Black History Month at Home

  1. “Check out the local children’s museum”. …
  2. “Study African American culture and recipes”. …
  3. “Study influential African Americans based upon your child’s own interests”. …
  4. “Check out other local kid-friendly events in your town”. …
  5. “Turn your classroom into a museum”. …
  6. “Create a virtual museum”.

4.9 How do Black History Month celebrate black employees?

Virtual Black History Month Ideas for Work:

  1. “Host an interactive team building event”.
  2. “Create a Black History Month playlist”.
  3. “Buy employees lunch from a Black-owned restaurant”.
  4. “Volunteer with a Black-led nonprofit”.
  5. “Amplify Black voices on social media”.
  6. “Become a corporate member of your local NAACP2. (20 Dec 2021)


5. Black History Month Events UK

5.1 Black History Month UK 2022 Theme – SHARING JOURNEYS “Black History Month UK 2022 theme is ‘Sharing Journeys‘ – a short exploration of the lives and stories of the people who came to Britain in the 19th and”…

5.1.1 “This October, we’ll be exploring the diverse tapestry of the Black British community by ‘Sharing Journeys’ of the lives and stories of  African-American soldiers, West African students and the Caribbean artists who  came to create new lives in the UK during the 19th and 20th centuries. We’ll be hosting a variety of events throughout October”.

5.1.2 10 October 2022: #BHMFamilies selfie challenge

bhmukfamilies “This October, as part of our Sharing Journeys campaign,we want to capture UK Black History in the making. We’re asking you to share your family journeys through photos of grandparents, parents, family traditions, school, college, and uni memories, etc. Post or Tag your picture with the hashtag #bhmfamilies and we’ll it to this account for submission”.
#sharingjourneys #ourstoriesareyourstories #blackbritishhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonthuk #blackhistorymonthuk2022 #blackbritish #blackandbritish #explore #explorepage #blackbritishmusic #blackbritishculture #bhmuk #bhmuk22 #ukblackhistorymonth #ukraving #families #blackfamilies #familytraditions #bhmuk22theme

5.1.3 29th October: Black History Month UK Movie Watch Parties

5.2 Black History Month Org – Resource Pack

“As we look forward to celebrating Black History Month this October. You and your organisation have a wonderful opportunity to be part of the national celebrations and events to honour the too-often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons in every area of endeavour throughout our history”.

5.3 Black Events UK | Eventbrite

“A curated collection of the most essential black events taking place in the UK this month”.

5.4 A Journey towards Inclusion: Young, Black and Talented

(28 Sept 2022) — “Eventbrite – Action for Race Equality presents A Journey Towards Inclusion: Young, Black and Talented – Wednesday, 28 September 2022 at” …

5.5 London, United Kingdom Black Women Events | Eventbrite

“Black women events in London, United Kingdom. Category … UK Black Business Week: Power Brunch with VAMP. Tue, Oct 18, 10:00 … MOVEMENT ART EXHIBITION”.

5.6 Eventbrite – Discover Great Events or Create Your Own & Sell…

“Online; Today; This weekend; Halloween; Black History Month; Free; Music; Food & Drink;

5.7 Young Black Business Events in Birmingham, United Kingdom

“Lining up plans in Birmingham? Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something on Eventbrite that piques your” …

Birmingham, United Kingdom Natwest Bank Events – Eventbrite

“Networking Event 10.30am-1.30pm (or as long as it adds value). Wed, Oct 26, 10:30. University of Warwick • Coventry”.

5.8 Africa Fashion Wash Day – V&A – Kids in Museums

“Africa Fashion: Wash Day – V&A. Date: 15 October 2022. Time: 12.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Location: Sackler Centre, V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London”, …

5.9 2022 UK Black History Month – CURLYTREATS Festival London

“2022 UK Black History Month: Join us for the next CURLYTREATS Festival, taking place in the Hammersmith on Saturday, 15 October at Novotel London West”, …

5.10 Black Farmers Market: Home

“The Black Farmers’ Market is an inclusive, fun, and community centered marketplace … Chances are the produce you purchase at the Black Farmers’ Market was”…


6. Black Businesses UK

An IRL Black Pound Day shop opened in London’s Westfield “Two years ago, following the resurgence of the BLM movement and important conversations on racial equality taking centre stage, Black Pound Day was created by British rapper, Swiss, as a way of spotlighting Black-owned businesses and hopefully levelling the economic playing field”.

Black Pound Day – London – Westfield

BlackPoundDay Community Official Account For #BlackPoundDay next date is 05.11.22
TW/FB – BlackPoundDay
🧠 – @swissworld_

The Liquor Club Opens up in the arches on Atlantic Road (15 May 2022) — “The Liquor Club also hosts tasting and pop up events for brands, offers membership/loyalty … 13 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9 8HX” The Liquor Club “Based in the heart of Brixton. The Liquor Club specialises in alcohol beverages with a focus on spirits. Become a member to earn discounts, rewards, exclusives”, …

The Liquor Club Drinks for any occasion🥃🍷💫
Must be the legal required drinking age to follow 🔞
Order from our website and receive 10% of your first order: TLC10


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Prince of Peckham Pub

“Prince of Peckham 2022 | Pub | Caribbean Restaurant | Party Venue | Private Hire | Bottomless Brunch | Privacy policy. WordPress by Full Signal. October”.

Daps: Art is Meditation
Graphic Design. Print. Photos & Videos
All Socials: @dapsgdp
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Tropics Cocktails
Queen of Rumtails
Creator of smooth rum cocktails
“Caribbean spirit in a bottle”
UK based

W.E.L.L is an acronym for Wholistically Enriching Local Lives and we want to encourage proactive health and wellbeing.

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Pin Kushion
Emerging crafter wanting to make a change in the world by empowering women through African inspired crafts. #pinkushionuk @pinkushionclothing. Linktree:

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Ras Punzel
A breathtakingly original twist on a classic tale. Rich and soulful. Ras Punzel captivates from the very beginning.

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Melie Jane Jewellery

Shopping & retail

Melie Jane Jewellery & Accessories Cultural, Colourful, funky & fabulous Pieces.
Postage & Packaging not

Black Wallet
Discover, Support & Shop from Excellent Black Owned Businesses in One App! | Owner @jastiara

Chef Dom Taylor Kitchen
Fourteen87 Restaurant
7 Catford Broadway
IG @chefdomtaylor
FB Chef Dom Taylor
(Caribbean cuisine with a twist)

Ochi Caribbean Restaurant
226 Uxbridge Rd
Shepherds Bush
W12 7JD
020 8742 9620

Trapstar Clothing Store
21 Portobello Green Arcade
281 Portobello Road
W10 5TZ
020 3538 9198

Chicken Kitchen Restaurant
120 Goldhawk Rd
Shepherds Bush
W12 8HD
020 8735 0572

Two Three Active
Fitness Wear for women

Larry A
Pro-Watch Security LTD

Black History All Year Round
Black tours around London
http://www.blackhistoryallyearround.wix and FB
For info contact Avril Nanton on
Tel: 07984759506

Dennis Butchers
135 Peckham High Road
SE15 5SL
0207 6357020

Holistic Therapist
452 Church Lane
07710 475713
Massage and Wellbeing

BFS Interiors
Furniture Retail
28 High Street
0208 8630758

Jam Down Bakery
Bread and Takeaway Food
104 High Street
NW10 4SL
0208 8381522
Check them on Instagram
Chocolate Covered Fruit Company.

Mens Tailored Clothing
29 Craven Park Road
NW10 8QE

Brixton Cake Shop
332 Coldharbour Lane
SW19 8QH

Mixed Blessings Bakery
12 Camberwell Road
0207 7039433

Mark Saville Tailors
Bespoke Mens Tailoring
103 Loampit Vale
SE13 7T6
0208 6915061

Sunrise Bakery
Woodlands Street
West Midlands
B66 3TF

London Family Butchers
429 Bromley Road
0208 4612971

Caribbean Delight Supermarket
Everything you need
102 High Street
0208 8634649
Bedding And Clothing Company

Naksero Mini Market
Ugandan Produce
Afro Caribbean Foods
Matooke Green Bananas
J L Millet and Maize Flour
154 Manor Park Road
NW10 4JR
0203 3021730

Mini Market
Kilburn Square
Kilburn High Road
London NW6 6JH

Frozen Fishmongers
Lassals Afro Caribbean Grocery Store.

Blooming Scents Wellbeing
Spiritual Gift Shop.

BIS Publications
Africentric Children’s & Adult Books.
Tel: 07903791469

Ankh Wellbeing Centre
Health Food Retailers
Holistic Natural Products
Willesden London

Nefertem Garments Afrikan Fabrics, Ready Made Garments, Cultural Jewellery & more. Currently exhibiting on Facebook only. Location Bristol. 07884158237

Michelle Fanus
Dynamyk Events
Corporate Events & Hospitality

Dennis Busulwa
The Gym Guy
Personal Trainer

Jude Richards
Plush Temples

Maryse Ajayi
Clean & Glow
Cleaning Company

Mark Miller
Touch of Class
Car Valet

Shalomi Gutherie
Shalomi Cakes

Mark Baiden
One Stop Cloud
IT Support

Black Scientists and Inventors
Books, learning Resources and events on Black Scientists and Inventors.

Asari St-Hill
Action COACH
Business Coach & Trainer
07852 937981

Glass Cutting, Window Repair, Hardware.
730 Seven Sisters Rd.
London N15 5NH.
020 8800 6663

Auntie Jean’s Afrikan Culture Market.
3rd Sunday of the month.
48 Mortlock Close,
Peckham, SE15 2QE
Information & Stall availability call:
07961 886 032

Marnie Lux Jewellery

Tracks and Records
94 Middlesex St
London E1 7EZ

Jamaica Patty Co
26 New Row,
Covent Garden,
London WC2N 4LA

Cornfield Bakery
51 High St
Thornton Heath

Shops’ Noir

Empower You

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Dasilva Solicitors
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London E15
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Nzingha Jewellery
Pitch 22 Electric Avenue . Brixton . London .
We will be back trading in Brixton the first week of July , until then please click the link below for online purchases .

All Nations Grocery Store
Portnall Road W9
020 8969 9123

Oxhey African Hair Products
371 Harrow Road
London W9 3NA

Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
171A Ladbroke Grove
London W10 6HJ


7. My plans for starting my own business

This wasn’t a planned part of the topic. When talking to friends and asking them if they know of any other businesses we could include, it was suggested that I showcase my journey. I literally hadn’t even thought about myself as I am not yet set up, I am hopefully in the final stages of preparation for launching. So here is my story.

Life is very unpredictable, there are no guidelines, and we have to make do as best as we can to get on and get by.

Life can take us in directions and down paths that we never saw coming had it not been for the circumstances we have been in. One major example for my sister and I which we have created our blog in June 2019 due to the loss of our Dad in March 2017.

As well as being on a journey of grief, learning and discovering through this blog. I (Tara Greene) have always been on a journey of health. It is a journey I have been on for the majority of my life. Because of this, I have had several operations.

In 2021 I had a procedure done which meant I had an open wound. The wound got infected and leaked into my bloodstream. The effects of this meant the skin on my hands and feet peeled off. My hands first and then my feet (we have a topic on it). Through talking to friends about what I was going through I was reminded that I have shea butter. I decided to make a cream to try and moisturise my hands when I was going through this ordeal. I also wanted to do something meaningful for the nurses who were doing my daily dressing changes. My sister suggested I give the cream.

The reception and feedback I got were completely unexpected and slightly overwhelming. All of the nurses absolutely loved it. they were so appreciative of it especially as they were washing their hands so much due to the pandemic. All of the nurses said I should be selling it as it is so good.

I then started giving it to friends and family and their reactions were exactly the same as the nurses. It really felt like an outside in experience. I only made it as I needed something for my peeling skin, never did I think I would be hearing things like this.

Because of all the support, encouragement, and positive feedback, I am taking the plunge and have decided to set up and sell my creams. It has been a long journey with many lessons, but I feel it will be all worthwhile once I have launched and am able to share my product(s).


8. Black Mental Health and Wellness

8.1 What is black health and wellness?

“This year’s theme for National Black History Month, “Black Health and Wellness,” takes a look at how American healthcare has often underserved the African American community”. (31 Jan 2022).

8.2 How can we improve black health and wellness?

7 ways to improve Black health—in mind and body

  1. Meet patients where they are.
  2. Lead by example.
  3. Make small changes.
  4. Training a workforce that resembles patient population.
  5. Address social determinants of health.
  6. Use technology.
  7. Provide fair and equitable health care. (20 Jul 2020)

8.3 What are disparities?

“Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations”.

8.4 The Grief Gang she/her Podcast

Welcome to the gang, the one you never asked to be part of
🎧The podcast normalising grief
🎤Host @amber_jeffrey
📱Listen, watch & read all things TGG👇🏽

8.5 Thinking Out Loud Podcast

A podcast on grief & mental health. Hosted by @maine_thoughts and @benacquaah_
Featured in @theststyle

8.6 Me, Mel

Mel, 31, Boy Mama💙💚 Rest In Paradise Mama & Daddy❤️🌟 #grief #mylifestory #griefjourney
Sharing My Life Story 👇🏽🥰

8.7 Mental health and me

❤️❤️Mental health and me is a page to discuss all things related to mental illness. To uplift & inspire. Subscribe to my YouTube channel 👇🏿

8.8 Black Mental Wellness UK

📜Improving mental wellness literacy
💼Providing support & resources
🚪Enhancing current provision
🤎Inspiring hope
⏳Advocating for policy change

8.9 The Color of Grief

👉 We are an African American Grief support Community. #grief #bipoc
👉 We speak authentically about how grief shows up in our communities. 👇👇

8.10 Dr. Mekel Harris | Licensed Psychologist, NCSP, PMH-C, CAGCS she/her


📌 I help grieving hearts re-imagine life after loss
🗣 TEDx Speaker + Course Creator
🎁 Write Where You Are: Mindful Journaling for Grief Guide

8.11 memor.ies4us

Tony o lynch

Non-profit organisation

#memoriesofus is a #nonprofit support for men who are struggling with #loss #grief also the host of memories of us podcast and youtube channel


9. Our Final Thoughts

We hope this topic will be of use to those who read it, and that you might even be able to attend some of the wonderful events that have been put on throughout the month.


10. Our YouTube Video


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