Councils condemned for 'shameful' rebranding of Black History Month

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britain’s cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country. But this year the event, which starts on Monday, is at the centre of an appropriation row as campaigners complain that a number of councils have scrapped the name, describing it instead as a celebration of all different ethnicities. The historian and broadcaster, David Olusoga , is among those who have spoken out to defend the need to keep the month focused on black history. The shadow equalities minister, Dawn Butler, said the Windrush scandal exposed the need to keep black history in sharp focus. Continue reading...