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African Community Leader Claims Nurses are Being ‘Bullied’ into Working

By Kuziva Mutisi Nurses who are members of the African community have been “bullied” into going to work despite their disproportionately high risk of contracting coronavirus, according to claims by a community leader. Patrice Musarurwa, the 45-year-old director of African Community Nottingham (ACN), has voiced his outrage at reports of members being pressured into working …

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Ramadan 2021 Project

Ramadan 2021 The Ramadan food packs project was an initiative by Himmah, GAIN Diaspora, Nottingham City Council, Mojatu Foundation, Hyson Green Youth Club, ACNA Center, FYA Nottingham Equal and FMB Radio.The project was mainly targeted to provide hot meals to families of the African Diaspora community in Nottingham, during the month of Ramadan. The hot …

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Why have African communities been impacted more by COVID-19 than other communities?

Written by: Yusof HassanTo say race is merely a colour is to neglect current issues. Multiple correlations in data show that with different races come different consequences to shocks in the economy. COVID-19 has exposed the ugly truth of these correlations, and this article briefly asks the question of what these truths are.Sources like the …

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Stigma surrounding mental illnesses in BAME communities

Written by: Yusof HassanIn many communities, mental illnesses are rarely spoken about, and so can go under the radar until causing real issues. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues have been on the rise. The Mental Health Foundation has identified factors that affect BAME communities’ mental health that don’t affect their white counterparts, including …

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Importance of community

Written by: Yusof HassanWhen addressing ethnic minorities, we always hear about community, African communities, Asian communities, etc. But why? Why do they matter, and to whom? Do we even need them anymore?According to a 2018 GAIN research paper, 67.3% of African members interviewed said they did not belong to a specific community. Although this number …

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What is the best ways to support people from the African communities during the pandemic?

Written by: Meghna BattacharyaCOVID-19 has disproportionately affected ethnic minority groups in developed countries in the UK, with black communities having the highest diagnosis rates (Netuverli et al,. 2020). Reasons for this can include factors such as ethnic minority groups being more likely to live in urban, overcrowded communities which has increased their exposure to COVID-19. …

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BAME Mental Health Before and During The Pandemic

Covid-19 has caused many issues not just in the UK but globally, shutting down things like small businesses all the way up to countries to try to prevent the spread of the virus. With everything shutting down many other effects have come into play for people, less access to support networks, less time with friends, …

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About Mojatu And What They Do For The Community

A charitable organization that works with Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups, Mojatu Foundation tackles discrimiation and racial inequalities by giving people access to opportunities and skills that enable them to participate in the wider community. Mojatu foundation has a range of media to help spread awareness and empower people and communities, including Mojatu Magazine, …

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About IDF And What They Do For The Community

International Development Foundation (IDF), facilitates education and training for BAME communities in the UK as well as as across West African countries. They also provide language translation, proofreading services, and social inclusion support among many other services to those who need it.IDF is working with one of the UK’s largest awarding organisations to provide multiple …

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About FYA And What They Do For The Community

Fearless Youth Association was founded in 2016 by 12 young people to support other young people not in education by engaging them in training, skill development, and creative content, as well as keeping them away from things like gang violence and knife crime. FYA offers many training courses from creative media, social media, radio skills, …

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Belong And What They Do For The Community

Belong is a refugee community organization originally for African refugees by African refugees, it has now expanded to support refugees from more backgrounds from South America to East Asia. Their goal is to empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to achieve their full potential. They offer a wide range of services to help refugees, asylum seekers, …

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