Recipes from Barnet Group staff – Jollof Rice

As part of Black History Month, this week we’ll be looking at inspiration. Here’s a short and easy tutorial on how to make jollof rice from Dupsy Famokunwa. Please share your favourite recipes so that we can all learn a new dish. It would be nice to see a variety of recipes sent in, [...]


Recipes from Barnet Group staff – Nigerian Puff Puff

For West Africans, puff puff needs no introduction. It is a quick and easy recipe with a few low-cost ingredients but don’t underestimate how delicious it is because of its simplicity. Very few people can resist their allure. Nigerian Puff Puff, from Ajoke Adetunji Puff puff is an African classic, usually sold in street-side shops. [...]


Diane Abbott – Britain’s first black female MP

Diane Abbott fought racism, and her own party, to become Britain’s first black female MP. She was called an ‘extremist’ by opponents and treated as a liability by Labour, yet defied them all to make history in 1987. The 1987 election campaign was the first time Labour had fielded so many black and Asian [...]


The ‘About Race’ podcast

The Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted the systemic racism that forms and maintains inequalities within the UK and beyond. George Floyd and other victims of police brutality tragically remind us of how much we still have to do as a society to fight racism.  It has prompted myself and other white people to [...]


A brief history of Black History Month in the UK

Black History Month UK (October) promotes knowledge, understanding and recognition of Black history and achievements. It aims to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by Black people to the cultural and economic development of the UK. People from many different backgrounds come together during this month to celebrate the positive role of Black people [...]


Sharing stories of discrimination in the housing sector

At the beginning of September, Inside Housing published the results of its discrimination survey 2020. In it, housing professionals shared their stories of racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination. As part of our Black History Month programme, we’re sharing some of the results here, as we recognise how important it is for all [...]


Black Lives Matter

Written by Ajoke Adetunji Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralised political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. The broader movement and its related organisations typically advocate against police violence towards black people as well as for [...]