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One of the cities fasting growing online group, sharing stories & images from the past & present Bris – Story (How It Used To Be). Find out more of Bristol’s #history from those who were actually there, shaping their communities, contributing to the music & clubbing scene. All of which has been instrumental to the music landscape of the UK, and attracting thousand to the this city.


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NHS Organ Donation Week 2021

Ujima speaks to

Kate Anolue – a community leader and a former Mayor

and

Pastor Ian Sweeneys (faith leader)

What is organ donation and why is it important?

 

Organ donation is giving an organ to someone else who needs a transplant. This donation will greatly enhance or save the life of the person who receives the transplanted organ. This is even more important in ethnic communities as the requirement is high. Blood and tissue types need to match for a transplant to be successful, and organs from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient are more likely to be a suitable match. Organ donation is an amazingly generous act and can save thousands of lives within our community every year. It is therefore very important to talk to your family about organ donation so hat they know about your decision, and it doesn’t come as a surprise to them. You should visit organdonation.nhs.uk for more information.

How to talk about organ donation with the family?

Your family will always be asked to support your decision but can overturn it if they aren’t sure what you want.

Follow these simple steps to get your conversation started and leave your loved ones certain about what you’ve decided.

1. Get the facts – Read up about organ donation on organdonation.nhs.uk

2. Find a talking point – Try talking about something you’ve seen in the news or on social media if it helps.

3. Relax – Have your chat over a cup of tea, or when spending time together.

4. Speak from the heart – Be as honest and open as you can be and listen to each other. You don’t have to agree!

5. Talk about your beliefs – Whatever your faith or beliefs, make them part of the conversation. Get helpful advice from our website or speak to your faith leader.

6. Grab the moment – Don’t put it off until tomorrow. If it seems like the right time, go for it! Get the whole family involved.

For more information www.organdonation.nhs.uk

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Ujima Radio A Fi We Tings

Ujima in collaboration with the Kuumba centre brings ‘A fi we tings‘ on the 4th September from 3-10pm.

We all know the challenges that Black led voluntary organisations have experienced during the last 17 months, maintaining the services they provide for the community without their regular sources of income.

Some organisations have not survived, some are experiencing continual financial difficulties, whilst some are managing to just weather the storm.

It is vital that we do not lose the bedrock and grassroots organisations in the city, and we support each other where we can.

Two of these Black led organisations (Ujima & Kuumba) are supporting each other and looking for support from the Bristol community with the purchasing of vital equipment and essential maintenance to keep their organisations functioning.

We invite you to attend our event on the 4th of September, come and be entertained with the music and sounds of Bristol’s finest DJ’s, artists and spoken word poets, ‘inna fi we style’.

All we ask is that you purchase a ticket with a donation to the event. If you are unable to attend, but wish to support, we will be grateful if you can still go ahead and buy a ticket.

Ujima & Kuumba centre look forward to seeing you all on the 4th September, it has been a while since we have been able to come together as a community.

Come and join Ujima Radio for its relaunch and day of celebration, music food and fun all the family.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-fi-we-tings-ujima-radio-relaunch-fundraiser-tickets-167726359055?aff=ebdssbeac

 

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RIP Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

 

Grammy Award-winning Jamaican music pioneer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry passed on Sunday morning (August 29) at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Western Jamaica after battling illness. Born Rainford Hugh Perry in March 1936, he was 85 years old.

He died in hospital in Lucea, north-west Jamaica, local media reported.

Perry is known for his pioneering experiments in dub, which revolutionised not only reggae, but also hip hop, dance and other genres.

Perry was born in rural Jamaica in 1936 and moved to the capital Kingston in the early 1960s.

In a 1984 interview with NME magazine, he said: “My father worked on the road, my mother in the fields. We were very poor. I went to school… I learned nothing at all. Everything I have learned has come from nature.”

He started his music career in the 1950s as an assistant at a reggae music label, before moving up to become a recording artist with the same label.

Over the next seven decades Perry went on to work with a number of fellow music legends, including Bob Marley and the Beastie Boys.

He also won a Grammy in 2002, was nominated four other times – in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2014 – and received a Jamaican national honour, the Order of Distinction.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/

 

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Free Siyanda Campaign

On the 25, 2019 Siyanda Mngaza went on holiday to a Brecon campsite in Wales. Her family say that she was the victim of a racist attack. However Siyanda was then arrested by the Dyfed-Powys police. On March 13, she was sentenced to four and a half years in prison, by an all-white jury that found her guilty of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Sandra Green talks to Siyanda’ s mother Cammilla Mngaza and Lee Jasper from the social movement Blaksox and he is also vice chair of BAME Lawyers 4 Justice

A public petition supporting Siyanda has attracted more than half a million signatures.

#FreeSiyanda

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Ujima Radio ‘Sisters With Voices’ 2016

On Wednesday 5th October 2016 St. George’s concert hall came alive with the sound of sweet soulful voices and spoken words at the event ‘Sisters With Soul’, hosted by Ujima Radio. This all female line-up was to celebrate three legendary female community activists: Princess Campbell, Leotta Goodridge and Carmen Beckford. These women fought tirelessly for racial equality in Bristol and Britain and have inspired generations of community activists who continue to celebrate and promote female empowerment and equality.

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Sales Managers Role

Role Sales Manager
Part-time 2 days per week (flexible)
Pay  

3 months @ £1000 per month, then 2 months @ £500 per month, plus commission on sales

 

Status Fixed term – Freelance contract for 5 months initially, to be reviewed
Location City centre/home

 

About us

Ujima Radio CIC is Bristol’s leading Black Media and Arts award-winning organisation (National Diversity Award and Community Radio Awards) delivering a diverse programme of activities and vision.

 

We build appropriate responses to issues affecting Black people in pursuit of our Mission: to inform, represent, educate, entertain, communicate, and celebrate the culture, heritage, and diversity of Black and other minority communities.

 

As a Social Enterprise, core to our offer is our Ofcom licensed community radio station, broadcasting culturally relevant news, discussions, music and online with 30,000 weekly listeners.

 

The station celebrates African and Caribbean cultures through music and informative speech programming and as such has a particular appeal to Bristol’s Black communities.

 

We achieve our vision through delivering arts, broadcast and media projects, activities, and events, to increase representation and to provide opportunities for under-represented voices to develop the skills needed to pursue careers in media and the arts.

 

The role

Do you want to be a part of the local neighbourhood team and earn money doing so?
Ujima local Radio station is recruiting for a Sales Manager who will be responsible for recruiting, training and developing the Sales team.
A key part of the role is to approach local businesses both by telephone and in person, for advertising and sponsorship opportunities. There will be a focus on businesses that have supported and engaged with Ujima, as well as other organisations including young people and students. For the Sales Manager a retainer of £1000 for 3 months, then a reduced amount for month 4 & 5 will be paid. This will be reviewed with options to include extending the contract.

Individual team members will earn a 20% commission on any sales revenue for which they are responsible, and this also includes the Sales Manager.

The main duties of the role are as follows:

  • Developing contacts and nurturing contacts
  • Obtaining leads, following up on leads and building relationships
  • Managing incoming sales enquiries
  • Recruiting, on boarding and training a team of Sales Executives
  • Conducting reviews, and one to ones and coaching team members
  • Providing ongoing training, development and support to your team
  • Bring new ideas to the table for improvements in current processes
  • Lead the team by example by showing a positive and proactive mentality and attitude

Successful candidates must have:

  • Have management experience in a similar environment
  • Have experience supporting and developing team members
  • Possess the ability to grow and nurture strong relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Be a team player and be capable of dealing with strong personalities
  • Be assertive and proactive in the workplace
  • Possess strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven track record in coaching and developing new and experienced sales people
  • Lead by example and ability to motivate a team
  • Able to evaluate team performance and identify areas for improvement
  • Highly organised, can delegate responsibilities and plan workload for team effectively

How to apply

You can apply for the role by submitting your CV and a covering letter explaining why this role is right for you and why you’d like to join the team to ujimaoffice@gmail.com. Please put Sales Manager in the subject line of your email.

If you would like to discuss the role please email ujimaoffice@gmail.com.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2021

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UK’s black majority churches unite in support of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

UK’s black majority churches unite in support of Covid-19 vaccine rollout
  • On Sunday 60 black majority church leaders issued a joint statement in support of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout
  • Jesus House church in Brent Cross, north London opens as a pop up vaccination site in March
  • The interdenominational initiative comes as a third of UK adults have received the first dose of the vaccine and follows a series of church-led Covid vaccine Q&A events and talks
60 of the UK’s black majority churches came together to deliver a powerful message about the Covid-19 vaccine to their congregations.
Black church leaders from across the country, some of whom have already had the jab, have joined forces to publicly demonstrate their support of the Covid-19 vaccine.
They said: “We support the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine programme, and we urge our congregations to seek out the facts about the vaccine from trusted sources. Faith in God demands action, so when it is my turn, I’ll be having my Covid-19 vaccine/I have already had my Covid-19 vaccine.”
The alliance of Christian leaders, which includes Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop Tedroy Powell, Reverend Canon Yemi Adedeji, Bishop Mike Royal, Reverend Yinka Oyekan and Bishop Dexter Edmund will encourage their members to seek information about the vaccine from reputable sources and underscore how getting the vaccine is a way to show love for their neighbours.
The Christian leaders felt compelled to inspire hope in the vaccine among their communities in response to data that shows black people are among those most likely to be hesitant about receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.
This particular demonstration of support follows a series of online Q&A events and outreach work by majority black church leaders to dispel misinformation and ensure their members get the facts about the vaccine.
Pastor Agu Irukwu, Pastor of Jesus House and head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the UK, is hopeful that by sharing his confidence in the vaccine, members of his congregation will take it when they are invited to do so.
He has volunteered the use of Jesus House as a pop up vaccination site. Members of the church and people within the local community will be able to come along to the church in March to receive their Covid jab.
Pastor Agu said: “We are committed to doing the best we can in bringing reassurance about the Covid-19 vaccine to our congregation and wider community. We hope that having the church as a vaccination site will go some way in doing just that.”
On Thursday 25 February, Emmanuel Community Church International in Walthamstow, became the first black majority church to open its doors as a pop up vaccination site.
Rev Doug Williams, pastor Emmanuel Community Church International, who has had the vaccine, said: “As a church, we cannot dictate the choice our congregants make but we were happy to support a borough-wide initiative in Waltham Forest to encourage residents, specially black and Asian community members, to receive the vaccination.
For the church leaders involved in this synchronised action, the connection between taking the vaccine and Christian values is clear.”
Rt Revd Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, said: “I believe it’s in keeping with God’s Word for us to love our neighbour as ourselves, as our Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 22:39, because in taking the vaccine we not only protect ourselves, but our family and friends and we also save the NHS. I had my vaccine when I was invited to do so a few weeks ago and I prayerfully advise everyone to do the same for the Love of God and neighbour.”
This most recent initiative has been organised by Christian umbrella organisations Churches Together in England, Evangelical Alliance and YourNeighbour.
I decided to go ahead and take the vaccine. I did not have to, but I am setting an example. Please do whatever your heart and conscience dictates. Don’t criticise those who take it or those who don’t.
Pastor Jonathan Oloyede, Senior Pastor and team leader at City Chapel
Thank God for the wisdom to develop a vaccine to help protect us from the Covid-19 virus in such a short time. I had my vaccine and I prayerfully advise everyone to do the same for the Love of God and neighbour.
Rt Revd Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich
The Seventh-day Adventist Church community, along with many other Christians, places strong emphasis on health and wellbeing. We value the health and safety of others not just ourself. For this reason, I and others will take the vaccine when offered.
Pastor Ian Sweeney, President Seventh-day Adventist Church UK & Ireland
I had the vaccine to safeguard myself and my neighbours from Covid. I hope you will choose to do the same when it’s your turn.
Bishop Dr E. A. Brown, Bishop at New Testament church of God, Brixton
When you are offered the COVID vaccine, please take it.
This is our chance to show we care for ourselves and our neighbours. Don’t let misinformation rob you of your opportunity to protect yourself and others.
Rt Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover
As Christians, we prayed for a way out of this pandemic and our prayers have been answered. That’s why I’ll be taking the Covid vaccine. We are committed to doing the best we can in bringing reassurance about the Covid-19 vaccine to our congregation and wider community. We hope that having Jesus House as a vaccination site will go some way in doing just that.
Pastor Agu Irukwu, Pastor of Jesus House and head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God
The vaccines are the best way to protect ourselves from Covid and offer a way out of the pandemic. Most importantly, they are safe. I’ve had mine and I urge you to get yours when you’re invited to.
Bishop Joe Aldred, Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy
We have to do everything we can to stop the spread of Covid. That’s why, we should take the vaccine when it’s offered to us.
Yinka Oyekan, President Baptist Union Great Britain
Vaccines are not the enemy, the virus is. Please get vaccinated to protect yourself and others from this deadly disease.
Pastor Dr Temi Odejide, Faith Leader/Resident Pastor, House on the Rock church
I understand the fear and the concerns from our community. That’s why we must get the right information about the vaccine. Let’s save lives and stop the spread of this deadly pandemic by taking the vaccine. I have been vaccinated and I hope you will too.
Rev Canon Yemi Adedeji, Director of “One People Commission” at Evangelical Alliance UK
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