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: December 3, 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 […]

Get Your Financial House in Order!

Date: December 9, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Financial Education | Presentations

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Is 2022 your year to master your finances? New Year’s Financial resolutions are great for setting new financial goals and making sure 2022 is better than the last. Focus your New Year’s resolutions on your finances and you’ll improve other aspects of your life at the same time. Like building a house, the building must […]

A History of Anti-Black Racism in Science & Medicine

Date: December 11, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations

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This webinar is dedicated to Dr Susan Moore (1967 – 2020) who died in December 2020 with Covid-19 weeks after she accused a doctor of denying her proper medical care because of her race. The history of medicine and science is marked by racial injustice and myriad forms of violence: unequal access to health care, […]

The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration

Date: December 16, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations | Screenings

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_tElo8mndYThe Black Candle is a landmark, vibrant documentary film that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. Narrated by world-renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker MK Asante, The Black Candle is an extraordinary, inspirational story about the struggle and triumph of family, community, and culture. Filmed across […]

8000 Years of History in One Scroll with Paul Obinna

Date: January 8, 2022

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations

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Black History Studies in association with Lineage Innovation Ltd presents ‘8000 Years of History in One Scroll with Paul Obinna’ on Saturday 8th January 2022. Brother Paul Obinna will present over 8000 years of history from his magnificent TimeLine scroll. The Lineage Timeline condenses over 20 years of Paul Obinna’s research into a single scroll […]

African Enslavement: Objective Analysis, Subjective Reflection & Applied Wisdom with Paul Obinna

Date: January 12, 2022

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: ONLINE

Events | Presentations

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African enslavement as a process has been ongoing since the Arab invasion of Kemet in AD641 and the following Transaharan or North African Process of almost 1,400 years. Converted Moors led the invasion of Iberia in AD 711 which created the European Resistance known as the ‘Reconquista’ between AD 722 and AD 1249 in Portugal […]