The Solar has kicked off Black Historical past Month protection, supporting the official Black Historical past Month UK’s ‘Proud to be’ marketing campaign with a particular Solar collection.
That includes celebrities and politicians from the UK and past, the collection will hear from Strictly Come Dancing’s Motsi Mabuse speaking about being as a baby beneath Apartheid and her life within the UK; Ore Aduba on rising up within the UK to Nigerian mother and father and his hopes for the long run and son Roman; Former Premier League and Wales Worldwide star Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu, The Bishop of Dover Rose Hudson-Wilkin on being the primary black feminine bishop within the Church of England, Festus Akinbusoye, UK’s first black Police Crime Commissioner, Enterprise Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, and far liked TV presenter Jay Blades.
Inviting extra voices than ever earlier than, The Solar’s ‘Proud to be’ marketing campaign may also function private tales from Solar employees and trainees sharing what makes them proud.
Solar social may also be celebrating these tales throughout all Solar social platforms together with Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Fb.
Final yr, The Solar requested prime names from the worlds of sport, music and TV to put in writing about their very own private hero from Black Historical past – each well-known and forgotten, and was the primary tabloid newspaper to rejoice Black Historical past Month on this means.
Victoria Newton, editor in chief of The Solar stated: “I’m thrilled to be persevering with our assist of Black Historical past Month UK this yr with the theme ‘Proud to be’. Solar readers will likely be listening to tales of Black British delight from throughout the nation in all sectors together with politics, sport and showbiz.
“An extremely essential marketing campaign, our Black Historical past Month collection will give our readers the prospect to rejoice and take heed to the too typically unheard accomplishments and achievements of Black Britons (in addition to our honorary Black Britons).”