Financial Education

Black History Studies believes that financial education is very important and we aim to help families become debt free and financially independent. We do this through education to make the right choices via a variety of mediums

The BHS Financial Education Awareness Campaign is a campaign to increase community awareness about the importance of financial literacy and to make financial education available to everyone regardless of their background. Where possible, financial education should be free, fun and readily available to those who seek it.

We aim to help people to have greater confidence in making financial decisions. Anyone can grasp the concepts on how to take control of their money and make the right decisions today and in the future. We believe that everyone deserves to be empowered with the right information and education when it comes to their money.

Championed by Economics Graduate and Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson, we will use social media, website articles, videos, interactive seminars and courses, large events such as The Black Market & Film Festival, financial games and much more to spread awareness.

Inspired by the commemoration of the 150th birthday of Anne Malone and the 100th anniversary of the death of Madam CJ Walker who were the first female African American Millionaires.

Why Financial Education is important?

  •  It costs an average of £22.95 per day for a couple to raise a child from birth to the age of 18.
  • For a lone parent family, the cost of raising a child comes to £27.90 per day.
  • £59,713 is the average total debt per UK household in April 2019
  • It would take 26 years and 9 months to pay off average credit card debt making only the minimum payment per month
  • £2,653 is the average credit card debt per household in April 2019
  • 350 people a day were declared insolvent or bankrupt in January to March 2019. This is equivalent to one person every 4 minutes and 7 seconds.

Source: UK money statistics from the Money Charity

Financial Education Events and Workshops

Please find below details of the upcoming Financial Education events and workshops delivered by Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson.

FREE WEBINAR: Building Generational Black Wealth: How To Secure Generational Prosperity

Date: July 21, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Financial Education | Presentations

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‘Generational wealth is wealth that is passed down from one generation to another. This is through the accumulation of assets for the future to provide financial security.’ If you are able to leave something behind for your children or grandchildren, then you are contributing to the growth of generational wealth in your family. How do […]

Presentation & Book Launch: Pilots and Soldiers of the Caribbean: Fighting Men of the Caribbean

Date: July 23, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations

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Black History Studies in association with Maureen Dickson presents a FREE webinar titled ‘Pilots and Soldiers of the Caribbean: Fighting Men of the Caribbean’ on Friday 23rd July 2021. A speech which was given by King George VI asking for Caribbean men and women to fight for Britain in WWII, ended with the words “His […]

A History of Anti-Black Racism in Science & Medicine

Date: July 24, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations

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The history of medicine and science is marked by racial injustice and myriad forms of violence: unequal access to health care, the segregation of medical facilities and the exclusion of Black people from medical education are some of the most obvious examples. These, together with inequalities in housing, employment opportunities, wealth, and social service provision, […]