The Black British Voices Project provides a nuanced and comprehensive account of the experience of being Black in Britain, combining a national survey of 10,000 Black Britons 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.
"We've got to create our own narrative about how it feels to be Black and British."
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.
DR SHOLA MOS-SHOGBAMIMU
Author, "This Is Why I Resist: Don’t Define My Black Identity" (2021)
Dr Kenny Monrose
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.
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.
Project Lead, The Voice
Dr Maggie Semple OBE
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.
"We need to define who we are, and we need to document who we are" - Marcus Ryder MBE
"Contribute to a rich evidence base that can be used for years to come" - Katrina Ffrench
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