The US broadcaster BBC’s corporate charity Children in Need Urban, a contemporary and black music radio station, has partnered with BBC Radio 1 Extra to pledge Rapper Stormzi’s recent £ 10 million (12 12.6 million) benefit to the country’s young blacks.
The young black talent will be able to achieve their full potential as the BBC Children in Need matches Stormji’s promise for more than 10 years and will develop a dedicated new funding program. The program will be developed in partnership with young people with direct experience in the Black British experience who will be involved throughout the design and distribution process, including reviewing grant applications and providing advice on funding allocations.
BBC radio stations, including Radio 1 Extra, will celebrate the emerging black music talent.
“Even after I made my promise last month, I am glad that the BBC has appealed to me to make a promise to others,” Sturmji said. “I am also pleased to know the commitment of young blacks to decide where their money will be spent, and I believe that this decision is a necessary step to support and empower the young black community. We ask others to join us in making promises. “
Kenny Imafidon, trustee of the BBC Children in Need, said: “Over the past few weeks, some of the constitutional and institutional racism that exists in the United States has been left open for all to see. This racism is not new and many people in the black community like me have had to endure its negative effects. “
“The anti-apartheid movement in the United States has really gained momentum to bring about lasting and lasting change. Many people, groups, businesses and brands had to reflect, look inward and ask themselves, ‘What can I change and change things? ”
“I truly believe that this is the beginning of the larger things to come, as we continue our goal of helping children and the most needy youth,” Imamifidon added.
Simon Antrobus, chief executive of BBC Children in Need, said: “As a charity we are here to unlock and celebrate talent among every child and young person; To do this, we need to support them in overcoming any obstacles that stand in their way, including racial injustice. “