Black History Studies


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: Financial Lovemaking: Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner

Date: December 4, 2020

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Financial Education | Presentations


Financial Literacy a necessary skill for couples. Surveys have found that the number one cause of divorce was NOT infidelity but Financial Stress. Many couples have relationship problems because of financial pressures and couples’ inability to communicate with each other about key financial issues that causes the problems.  In this webinar, Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson will […]

FREE WEBINAR: ‘Financially Savvy Sistas – How to be Financially Intelligent with Money’

Date: December 10, 2020

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Financial Education | Presentations


Women need to be smarter about money and money matters. This presentation aims to empower women to gain control over their lives through financial education so that they can handle their finances from a position of knowledge and wisdom. This presentation will also encourage you to address your own financial situation with practical steps and […]

Sankofa Saturday Kwanzaa Kwiz

Date: December 19, 2020

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations


Black History Studies presents Sankofa Saturday Kwanzaa Kwiz night on the Kahoot electronic platform. A family-friendly virtual quiz about Kwanzaa, to provide an evening of entertainment during these challenging times. The app, Kahoot, is a game-based learning platform used as educational technology in schools. This multiple choices quiz will engage participants in competitive fun as […]

Virtual Black History Tour of the British Museum

Date: January 9, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Museum Tours | Presentations

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Black History Studies lead a Black History Tour of the British Museum highlighting artefacts of African History held in the Museum. Because of COVID-19, these tours have obviously been postponed. In this presentation, we will take you to the same artefacts, journey together through the British Museum and further afield, to learn about African civilisations […]

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