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"We've got to create our own narrative about how it feels to be Black and British."

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The Black British Voices Project aims to give Black communities across the UK a voice on issues that matter.


Our national survey is now closed, but you can still join our mailing list to receive project updates and findings.

​​The Black British Voices Project aims to create a nuanced and comprehensive account of the experience of being Black in Britain, by combining a public national survey with in-depth interviews of leading Black British commentators, including politicians, celebrities, writers, journalists and businesspeople.

The project aims to build understanding, drive change, increase prosperity, improve policy, overcome obstacles and maximise participation in key institutions and professions.

"Terms like BAME are too shorthand, too easy, and make us even more invisible."

-Focus group participant

Black British Voices Project Brief

For more information,

read our Project Brief

The Black British Voices Project is an opportunity to share experiences in a way that unites our voices. A united voice is a powerful voice, and a powerful voice has the impact to break down walls of oppression and silence.


Author, "This Is Why I Resist: Don’t Define My Black Identity" (2021)

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Dr Kenny Monrose

Dr Kenny Monrose

Principal Investigator

 Black Britons  are still largely misunderstood and misrepresented in many facets of life -  this project should make clear what is important to us and how we can address certain issues.

Paulette Simpson

It is important to engage with our community, it is important that their voices are heard, and it is important that when decisions are made, they are made with them in mind and with their interests at heart.

Paulette Simpson CBE

Director, The Voice

maggie semple

Maggie Semple OBE

Project Ambassador

The narrative of being black in Britain has been written and rewritten by so many different people, but what we’ve yet to hear and see is a commentary built on good data that draws on themes that matter to Black people today.

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Project Partners

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I-Cubed Ltd is a professional services company. Founded by two senior black women with extensive corporate experience and business acumen, I-Cubed provides tailored solutions to enable companies to transform themselves.  Solutions include race equity transformational programmes, agile inclusion audits and race intelligence training all underpinned by I-Cubed robust data and frameworks.

The Voice Newspaper is the only British national black newspaper operating in the UK. Founded in 1982, it has campaigned on issues that affect the Black community for 39 years. Today, the Voice Newspaper is available as a monthly 72- page in-depth newspaper covering news, current affairs, culture, lifestyle, arts, sports, business and more. The Voice is also available online.

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, which consistently ranks first in UK league tables. The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and is committed to a socially-engaged, public-facing brand of Sociology.

Project Supporters

The M&C Saatchi Group is a creative company that connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.  Headquartered in London, operations span 23 countries with major hubs in the UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia and Australia.  

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The Jamaica National Group Limited represents one of Caribbean's pre-eminent and most recognizable brands, with over 14 decades of history in Jamaica and overseas. The Group is comprised of several world-leading entities which provide a wide array of financial, technology, creative and fleet management services.

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