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The Be About It podcast speaks to people who have taken the time to actively do something to create racial justice or support black communities in the UK and globally. Continue Reading >>
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Lessons in communicating as a Black leader with Sheryl Nwosu This is part of a special series for the Be About It podcast in which we&apos;ll be speaking about Black Leadership from the perspective of people who have been involved with the Impact Black Leadership Accelerator programme. We are joined by Sheryl Nwosu an experienced Barrister, communications coach who lead our communication masterclass on the accelerator. We discuss how she gained her confidence to become and effective communicator in her profession,  the definition of effective communication and leadership. There&apos;s also an insightful discussion on code switching and slang in which you&apos;ll find out how much we both love to use it.
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Lessons in communicating as a Black leader with Sheryl Nwosu This is part of a special series for the Be About It podcast in which we&apos;ll be speaking about Black Leadership from the perspective of people who have been involved with the Impact Black Leadership Accelerator programme. We are joined by Sheryl Nwosu an experienced Barrister, communications coach who lead our communication masterclass on the accelerator. We discuss how she gained her confidence to become and effective communicator in her profession,  the definition of effective communication and leadership. There&apos;s also an insightful discussion on code switching and slang in which you&apos;ll find out how much we both love to use it.
How Jermaine Craig created an online collection pot for the global Black community In this podcast we speak with Jermaine Craig, who has designed what we think might be one of the most revolutionary platforms created to create change in Black communities. Jermaine tells us his truly fascinating and inspiring personal story.&nbsp; Going for designing clothes from online avatars to creating kwanda.co an online collection pot for Black communities with a live open ledger.Jermaine spoke to&nbsp; us about how he has drawn inspiration from his own personal journey growing up in London, from the Black Panther Free Breakfast programmes and community led financial systems like Osusu and Pardna. We also discuss how kwanda.co works and its potential to create lasting change for the Black communities across the globe. If your going to listen this I urge you to please share the link to kwanda.co and start making donations as soon as possible.&nbsp;
Helping Black Boys Smile. Discussing Black Masculinity with Kay Rufai In this episode I sit down with, youth worker, poet, writer, photographer and all round creative Kay Rufai.We discussed how his personal journey led him to create the S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Project. The has been working with black boys, helping them to manage their mental health and challenge negative stereotypes. We discuss the importance for artists to contribute to society, Masculinity here and in Ethiopia and public health approaches to solving violence amongst Black Boys. Kay reminded us that just speaking to black boys positively and recognising their positivity can help to bring about change.Find out more about Kay Rufai, the S.M.I.L.E-ing boys Project, Podcast and his experiences in Ethiopia in the Links below: S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Crowdfund S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys PodcastT.R.I.B.E Book
Building a theory for African Healthcare with Adebusuyi Adeyemi This Episode shares our conversation about African healthcare with the Be About It Podcast's good Adebusuyi Adeyemi. Ade's passion to help people in Africa led him to founding a number of projects including: The Kopfadeyemi Fellowship which helps talented healthcare professionals to transform African Healthcare systems, globalhealthjobs.com a job site for healthcare work with an international focus and a yearly Hackathon for African healthcare.Ade told us about how he took inspiration from Batman and Hip Hop to create positive change for the underprivileged. He began focusing on African Healthcare more specifically because of the link between the development of Africa and anti Black racism across the world.&nbsp;We discussed the very specific approaches that Ade used to prepare himself to have the ability to create change.&nbsp;He explained the need to create an African theory for healthcare that shape what is needed to create effective healthcare services on the African continent without the need of input from charities and NGOs.We also got the opportunity to discuss African responses to COVID 19 and the leadership that is taking place on the continent.
The importance of having important conversations with David from #WOKEWeekly In this Episode we are joined by David "Zavid" Egbue a software developer by day but also the founder of #WOKEWeekly. #WOKEWeekly host weekly debates in universities across the UK about the black community. Zavid told us about how his frustration with the lack of spaces to have important conversations about the black community led to his starting this platform in a University common room and now having a large team of volunteers hosting debates and sharing know across the country.You can find out more about #WOKEWeekly:&nbsp; Online - http://www.wokeweekly.co.ukTwitter - @wokeweeklyukInstagram- @wokeweeklyukLinkedIn -&nbsp;https://www.linkedin.com/company/wokeweeklyuk/
Are we "African enough" to make a contribution? with Gosbert Chagula On this episode Busayo Abidakun speaks to his Entrepreneurship expert, Educator and speaker Gosbert Chagula. Gosbert told us how he personally reconciles actively contributing to Africa as a British second generation migrant. He told us about getting the opportunity to support African women in business and discussed how we can diversify access to capital investment.&nbsp;
Stories from Barking and Dagenham's first Caribbean woman Mayor In this episode we speak to Sanchia Alasia former Mayor of Barking & Dagenham about her work as a labour party member in a borough that formerly held 12 British Nationalist Party members. We explore Barking & Dagenham's recent history going from being a predominately white borough to become increasingly diverse and Sanchia's journey into the world of politics.
Fixing the £24 Billion cost of racial inequality in the workplace with Rodney Williams If you're reading this you're probably about to listen to the first Be About It podcast we ever posted online. Welcome! On the Be About Podcast we have conversations with people who have used their time and talents to work towards racial justice or empower black and other ethnic minority communities. In this episode we spoke to Rodney Williams a Project Manager working for the National Grid and a leader within the organisation's Multicultural Employee Resource Group.&nbsp;Rodney shared his story being one of the only black men on his chemistry course to working with The Network of Networks an organisation designed to support the growth of network leaders and getting the opportunity to support several organisations become more Inclusive of ethnic diversity.&nbsp;