Black History Month Message from Prime Minister David Cameron

Black History Month has proven over many years to be a unique and valuable celebration of the African-Caribbean community and their immense contribution to Britain.

By highlighting their stories, we are able to reveal the vital role those individuals have played in shaping our society.

But Black History Month is not just about learning from the past, but also a time to unlock tomorrow’s opportunities.

Over generations, we have built something extraordinary in Britain – where people can come with nothing and in one or two generations can rise as high as their talent allows.

The African and Caribbean community embodies that spirit. Members of the community are at the top of every field in Britain – from leaders of multi-million-pound businesses, to sportsmen and Members of Parliament and Government Ministers like Sam Gyimah in the Government I lead.

I value our longstanding partnership with the Caribbean and that is why I was delighted to be the first British Prime Minister to visit Jamaica and Grenada for over a decade. I look forward to building on this relationship in the years to come, based on our shared interests, challenges and values.

I would like to thank the many people who have made this month such a bright and vibrant event.

I wish you all a successful month.

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David Cameron should acknowledgement that people did not come to this country with nothing. They helped re-build post-war Britain and get this country back on it’s feet amidst severe hardship and racism.

This month is not about being bright and vibrant. It’s acknowledgment and education of the greatness the Caribbean and African people and their value in our society. Whilst we dare not forget the Jews and the Holocaust, let us also remember the that the Great British Empire was built upon the wealth caused by slavery trade of black people.


“the first British Prime Minister to visit Jamaica and Grenada for over a decade” and why – to build a prison! Total hypocrite, wouldn’t even give a token apology for 300 years of slavery, believes in looking forward not back, yeah too right, looking forward to a few black votes is all.


‘people can come with nothing’, Cameron says. They came with nothing except their talents/character because of what Britain had done to them and the colonies in which they lived. If the colonies had not contributed in so many ways to WWI and WWII, Britain would have lost. Had it not been for the fortunes Britain made from the trade in enslaved Africans and from their plantations, there could not have been an industrial revolution. If after WWII West the buses and in the hospitals, Britain’s public transport system and the NHS would have disintegrated.


people can come with nothing’, Cameron says. They came with nothing except their talents/character because of what Britain had done to them and the colonies in which they lived. If the colonies had not contributed in so many ways to WWI and WWII, Britain would have lost. Had it not been for the fortunes Britain made from the trade in enslaved Africans and from their plantations, there could not have been an industrial revolution. If after WWII West the buses and in the hospitals, Britain’s public transport system and the NHS would have disintegrated.


Just hoping that Mr Cameron had contructive conversation with the PM of Jamaica on how UK can offer ongoing help to build the infrastructure of the country, ie help build new well equipped schools, provide funds for public service such as hospitals as a way of giving back for slavery and how it enriched the UK then and to this day…. Building prisons should not be the priority


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