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Celebrating Black heritage

4592791269 299x175October is Black History Month (known as African-American History Month in America), a time to promote, understand and celebrate Black heritage and culture, its people and events and raise awareness of issues.

With many of our staff, patients and carers across the Black Country having black heritage, this is an important month in our calendar. It's important to know our own history and also the history of others and highlighting Black History Month helps us to celebrate diversity and honour the cultures represented in our community.

During Black History Month last year the UK launched the first ever Jamaican New Testament. Some five million people around the world speak Jamaican Patois, many of them in the UK and it has taken 20 years of work by the Bible Society of the West Indies to put the New Testament into the language. We have bought copies of the Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment for each of our Prayer Rooms at the Trust and will be circulating them during the next few weeks.

For more information on Black History Month please click here.