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.

WEBINAR: The Hidden History of Africa Before The Slave Trade

Date: February 27, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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Black History Studies will deliver their informative webinar ‘The Hidden History of Africa Before the Slave Trade’ on Saturday 27th February 2021 at 19:00 GMT. The Hidden History of Africa Before the Slave Trade is a visually stunning presentation that addresses one key question: What history do Black people have before the slave trade started? This lecture discusses the Empire […]

WEBINAR: Out of the Shadows: Contributions of African Women in Early Europe

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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Throughout history, there are many African women who have contributed to the History of Europe. Often their contributions have been overlooked and not celebrated. This informative and inspirational presentation by Black History Studies explores the contributions that African Women have made to the social and political life of Europe. We will also examine and highlight […]

WEBINAR: Great Women in Caribbean History

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

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This informative and inspirational presentation tells the story of the hidden contribution of women to the development of Caribbean. The invisibility of women in the early books on the history of the Caribbean is linked to the fact that some historians felt that women’s issues did not merit inclusion and their contributions were ignored. It […]

VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY WALK – The Little Africa Black History Walk in Rio de Janeiro

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Museum Tours | Presentations

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Black History Studies in association with Rio Encantos Experiences presents a virtual ‘Little Africa Black History Walk in Rio de Janeiro’ on Saturday 27th March 2021. There is a “Little Africa” in Rio that is still unknown by most people. You will learn about the history of the port and its role on the slave trade, its labour […]

FREE WEBINAR: Building Your Financial House

Date: April 1, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Financial Education | Presentations

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Like building a house, the building must have a good foundation. When Building your Financial House you must begin from the ground up. Build it right. Build it strong. Is your financial house solid? How do you know if it is? Join Financial Consultant and Educator Charmaine Simpson in a free webinar designed to empower […]

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Black History Studies presents ‘Black Money, Music, Message: An Exploration of World Currencies Depicting African and African Diasporic History and Cultures’ with Professor Harcourt Fuller. Professor Harcourt Fuller is a Jamaican-American historian and Fulbright Global Scholar who received his PhD in International History from the London School of Economics. He will discuss his traveling and […]