The Independent expands on its commitment to Black organisations and causes, marking Black History Month with extensive editorial, new documentary and free advertising
The Independent’s major initiative will receive significant financial and editorial backing alongside the launch of partnerships with eight Black-led organisations receiving free advertising on The Independent throughout 2024. There will also be a new national partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas to promote awareness amongst students of the Windrush scandal.
In a wide-ranging campaign, The Independent will donate £120,000 of advertising space within the news brand to eight Black-led organisations in 2024, aiming to aid their efforts in enacting change. This builds significantly on last year’s programme, which ran over one month, and underlines the title’s commitment to making change happen across sectors including education, civil rights and health.
To ensure these organisations see continued progress, The Independent will provide funding from the start of 2024 throughout the whole year, illustrating its dedication to achieving lasting change for Black communities.
Geordie Greig, editor-in-chief, The Independent says: “The Independent has a history of being on the side of minoritised groups and highlighting the good that people bring to their own communities and also our country overall.
“We are so pleased to be at the forefront of promoting Black History Month with our emphasis on injustice as well as achievement.”
Nadine White, race correspondent, The Independent says: “I’m proud to be a part of our Black History Month editorial and advertising plans this year. October is a dedicated time for celebration of Blackness, reflection on important achievements plus the work that’s yet to be done – and a space to reset.”
She added: “The Independent is committed to promoting positive change, highlighting important perspectives and being a part of solutions when it comes to equality.”