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Leading with Purpose to Bridge the Black Leadership Gap – Reflections from The LEAD Conference 2020

How does one bridge the gap between the education and the private sector in terms of providing skills, training and opportunities for a young black work force to progress in the corporate world? This was the question at the heart of the Conference organised by The LEAD Curriculum in association with IBM Black Employee Network …

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An African Town in London – What London Needs Post Brexit?

African Town, the brain child of Chief Uzo Owunne, Chairman of the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) started in July 2019 as a concept pitched at the 7th African Ambassadors and Diaspora Interactive Forum (AAIF) by Mark Higham and Yemisi Mokulo, seasoned gurus in translating ideas into reality. What started as a mere idea has now …

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The Next Best Thing Since Sliced Bread; Introducing TeaNcake.london

When Sandra Barrett packed in her full time job, she had to find something quick to replace her income. Scrambling for ideas, she realised the answer lay closer to home, in the form of a forgotten sewing machine. Together with her talent for catering and event planning, Sandra launched her brilliant new business venture; teaNcake.london. …

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One in Eight Employees in UK has Taken Time off Work for Stress in Last Year

89% of UK employees have suffered from workplace stress that is deemed as excessive, affecting their mental health Conducted by the Dolan Contractor Group, experts in contractor payroll and accountancy, the Stress in the Workplace study gathered responses from employees of 140 companies across the UK. Respondents were asked about the causes of what was deemed ‘excessive …

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Living without Stigma – A Woman’s Fight to Gain Equality and Inclusion as a Neuro Diverse Person

By Sam Rapp I never knew I was dyslexic. I didn’t even know what the word meant let alone, how to spell it as I was growing up. It means difficult in Greek. It is a condition that affects reading, writing, spelling. It is also life long, with no cure and about 1 in 10 …

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Unleashing the Power of Black History Month in Parliament 2019

‘Unleash, Unlock and Impact’ was the theme of this year’s Black History Month in Parliament which was held at The Speaker’s Palace in the Halls of Westminster. Each distinguished guest, brought together by Mercy Gilbert, the Co-ordinator of the event, embodied the theme through their words, actions and legacies they are creating. The elevated tone …

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Humour will Save Us All- Reflections on the Southbank Literature Festival 2019

Review by Mbeke Waseme The 13th Southbank Literature Festival took place over eleven days.  In attending the first weekend, like so much I have come to expect from the Southbank Centre, I knew that it was going to be very good. Heaux Noire is a platform where Black and Brown women perform their stories, founded …

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Creating a Quality, Ethical Online Baby Business for Conscious Parents – Two Creatives Lead the Way

  They say necessity is the mother of invention. Two friends Rabi and Melissa adhered to that phrase and came up with a brainwave to solve the lack of quality baby products modern parents desired. Seeing a gap with what was on offer, they developed their own brand of environmentally friendly products under the catchy …

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An Evening of Joyful Verse in Praise of Dyslexia and Diversity

They certainly were amazing. All the writers who performed at the ‘Evening of Spoken Word’ at the Glass Box Theatre in Gillingham on 16th October 2019. Headlining the group of talented artists was the outstanding Lemn Sissay MBE, the award winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and wonderful raconteur. The event celebrated and raised awareness of Dyslexia …

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