About

The #LoveBeingBlackChallenge has been launched by Slavery Remembrance Ltd for two reasons:

Raise Awareness

Reason 1 – To raise awareness about our organisation.

Empowerment

Reason 2 – The #LoveBeingBlackChallenge was also started to provide a platform for the black community to regain control of their identity. Rather than constantly being told by others what it means to be black, it is a way for us to reclaim our identity and tell the world what it really means to be black.

The #LoveBeingBlackChallenge is a tool to combat what sometimes feels like a constant stream of negative stereotypes, images and storylines regarding our community. In these challenging times, we want to counter those negative images with some positive ones. It’s easy to get bogged down in the negativity and with such a colossal battle on our hands we need an uplift every now and again. A reminder to others, and yes, even sometimes ourselves, about all the great things we are and do. Self-affirmation can do wonders for the soul.

Self-affirmation can do wonders for the soul

About Slavery Remembrance Ltd

Slavery Remembrance Ltd is an organisation setup to commemorate the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and promote International Slavery Remembrance Day. We have a strong belief that you cannot tackle racism without tackling its roots. The roots of racism towards the black community emanate from the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Our main objectives are to educate, celebrate and inspire by:

  • Commemorating the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
  • Promoting International Slavery Remembrance Day (23 August).
  • Challenging views on Africa and its diaspora as a result of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
  • Promoting and celebrating the rich history, culture and achievements of Africa and its diaspora before, during and after the slave trade.
  • Acting as an umbrella organisation supporting and promoting individuals and organisations whose work focuses on benefitting Africa and its diaspora.

You can find out more about Slavery Remembrance Ltd at www.slaveryremembrance.org