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Homeschooling My Child Taught Me What I Already Knew. We Need Change

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

This story is part of Black Ballad's takeover of HuffPost UK, a week-long series by Black women on parenting, family, and our post-Covid future. “Mama, I don't want to do that, it's boring!” “But babe, it's writing a story, it's fun! You love writing stories!” “Yes, but not about that!” This conversation at our kitchen table about school work set during lockdown stuck in my mind. Our six-year old can often be found creating booklets about whatever she's interested in at the time. Over lockdown she wrote about the complicated love lives of Greek gods, a series about a little girl of dual...
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Labelling Black Women As BAME Is Literally Costing Us Our Lives

Labelling Black Women As BAME Is Literally Costing Us Our Lives

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

This story is part of Black Ballad's takeover of HuffPost UK, a week-long series by Black women on parenting, family, and our post-Covid future. For decades, Black women have been at higher risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth in the UK compared to white women - and over the years we have seen that number steadily rising. As recently as the 2018 and 2019 MBRRACE reports into maternal deaths and morbidity, we saw that Black women have a five-fold higher risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth, yet they only account for 4% of women who give birth in the UK. This is a huge...
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Phillip Schofield Speaks Out About Mental Health Struggles: 'I Needed A Lot...

Phillip Schofield Speaks Out About Mental Health Struggles: 'I Needed A Lot Of Help'

Phillip Schofield has spoken about how his co-presenter Holly Willoughby has helped him through some recent mental health struggles. On Thursday, the This Morning presenter led... Read more ...

'Simplistic' To Blame 'Eat Out To Help Out' For Covid Resurgence, Says Rishi...

'Simplistic' To Blame 'Eat Out To Help Out' For Covid Resurgence, Says Rishi Sunak

It would be “simplistic” to blame the Eat Out To Help Out scheme for the resurgence of Covid-19 in the UK, Rishi Sunak has said. But the chancellor, whose cut-price meals plan... Read more ...

Just 10% Of Covid Tests Hit Boris Johnson's 24 Hour Turnaround Target

Just 10% Of Covid Tests Hit Boris Johnson's 24 Hour Turnaround Target

Boris Johnson's test-and-trace crisis has worsened after official figures showed that just one in 10 Covid tests got a result within 24 hours. The figures for the week between... Read more ...

Beautician, 23, reveals she's been left with a 'gaping hole' in her chest...

Beautician, 23, reveals she's been left with a 'gaping hole' in her chest after surgery in Turkey

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Cherrise Massay, 23, who lives in Salford, Manchester, her nipple fell off after having surgery in Turkey. Read more ...

Two Police Officers Shot During Protests Over Breonna Taylor Verdict

Two Police Officers Shot During Protests Over Breonna Taylor Verdict

A suspect is in custody after two police officers were shot in Kentucky as protests against the death of black woman Breonna Taylor reignite across the US. Interim Louisville... Read more ...

Zoe Ball And Norman Cook Reunite As They See Their Son Woody Off To University

Zoe Ball And Norman Cook Reunite As They See Their Son Woody Off To University

Zoe Ball and Norman Cook came together this week to see their 19-year-old son Woody off to university. On Wednesday, Zoe shared a photo of herself and her DJ ex-husband as they... Read more ...

Rachel In Friends Was Nearly Played By A Supporting Cast Member Instead Of...

Rachel In Friends Was Nearly Played By A Supporting Cast Member Instead Of Jennifer Aniston

It's almost impossible to imagine Friends without any of the core six actors, but it turns out the cast could have looked very different. That's because Rachel Green was nearly... Read more ...

How The NHS Test And Trace App Works

How The NHS Test And Trace App Works

The long-awaited NHS coronavirus app is here, designed to track the virus and slow the spread of transmissions. The rollout across England and Wales follows months of delay and... Read more ...

Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik Introduce Baby Daughter To The World With The...

Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik Introduce Baby Daughter To The World With The Cutest Photos

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed a “healthy and beautiful” daughter. The former One Direction singer shared a black-and-white picture of the baby's tiny hand clutching... Read more ...

Prince William and Kate Middleton appoint Zeinab Badawi as Royal Foundation...

Prince William and Kate Middleton appoint Zeinab Badawi as Royal Foundation director

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, have appointed BBC Sudanese-British broadcaster Zeinab Badawi, 61, as a director for their Royal Foundation today. Read more ...