Success Story November 17, 2020 at 08:30 am

Here are the five most influential Black people in the UK right now

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor November 17, 2020 at 08:30 am

November 17, 2020 at 08:30 am | Success Story

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The grime artiste was number three on the list. The 27-year-old in June pledged £10 million ($13 million) to UK organizations and movements fighting for racial equality, justice reform and Black empowerment. The award-winning rapper, in a statement, said: “I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying ‘if the country’s so racist how have you become a success?!’ and I reject that with this.

“I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard. There are millions of us. We are not far and few. We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born.

“Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it.”

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