Cen-X Podcasts – Episode 4: Our Launch With Dr. Ties Hoomans & Esther Agyeman

Introduction Cen-X stands as a platform where action is ignited, the system is challenged, and voices society often silences are amplified. Through dynamic episodes, we fearlessly address social and environmental issues, shedding light on injustice, and empowering seldom-heard communities. In engaging interviews and powerful narratives, we rally for change, providing a platform where unheard voices… Continue reading Cen-X Podcasts – Episode 4: Our Launch With Dr. Ties Hoomans & Esther Agyeman

Reflections in Ghana: Addressing Identity and Fostering Entrepreneurship Among Africa’s Youth

As the Founder and CEO of Centric, my regular journeys to Ghana have become a cornerstone of my professional and personal endeavours. These frequent visits, especially since Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ initiative, have not only allowed me to witness the nation’s dynamic transformation but also to recognise the critical need for work on issues like… Continue reading Reflections in Ghana: Addressing Identity and Fostering Entrepreneurship Among Africa’s Youth

Empowering Communities through Fashion, Activism, and Art

Legalitees: Empowering Communities through Fashion, Activism, and Art In the heart of Brixton, I am thrilled to announce a revolutionary collaboration aimed at challenging the systemic injustice embedded in stop-and-search practices. Centric Community Research, in partnership with Hijinks Collective, is proud to unveil Legalitees, a community research-led fashion brand with a revolutionary purpose. This collaboration… Continue reading Empowering Communities through Fashion, Activism, and Art

Empowering Black Communities: CenAlliance’s Response to Corporate Indifference

Empowering Black Communities: CenAlliance’s Response to Corporate Indifference The mission of CenAlliance is rooted in a profound personal journey—one that began with Dr. Shaun Danquah stepping through the glass doors of the corporate world in Moorgate, at the heart of London’s bustling financial district. Dr. Danquah, fresh-faced and ambitious, was poised to carve out a… Continue reading Empowering Black Communities: CenAlliance’s Response to Corporate Indifference

Dr Shaun Danquah: Navigating Societal Narratives

As a person of mixed Ghanaian and Irish heritage, my travels have been a journey of discovery, unveiling a shared narrative of resistance and distrust in various societies, from Ireland to the Dominican Republic, Ghana, South Africa, and the diverse neighborhoods of London. In Ireland, a place intertwined with my heritage, I observed a spirit… Continue reading Dr Shaun Danquah: Navigating Societal Narratives

Pakistan Independence Day with Pakistan Welfare Association and Mayor of London

  The Pakistan Welfare Association (PWA) The Pakistan Welfare Association (PWA) comprises local business people in Tooting who emigrated to the UK in the 1960s. Coming to London with little more than a few pounds in their pockets but with big ambitions to make something of themselves; such is the dream of many Pakistanis even… Continue reading Pakistan Independence Day with Pakistan Welfare Association and Mayor of London

Cen-X Podcasts – Episode 3: With Farid Kelekun of Impact on Urban Health (IoUH)

Welcome to Cen-X Podcast Episode 3 In this episode, our host, Dion, sat down with Farid Kelekun, portfolio manager at Impact on Urban Health (IoUH). Farid shared insights into his career before joining IoUH, his experiences growing up in different areas of London, and the collaboration between Centric and Impact on Urban Health. Learn more… Continue reading Cen-X Podcasts – Episode 3: With Farid Kelekun of Impact on Urban Health (IoUH)

Black Gentrifiers, the Ghetto and the Black Identity-Category Nexus: A Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’?

  Due to the deficit which many black professionals often find themselves in when they are in white spaces, this can lead to a myriad of dynamics. This deficit may be minimised when a black person within such spaces navigates the realm by demonstrating that they are not to be held in the same regard… Continue reading Black Gentrifiers, the Ghetto and the Black Identity-Category Nexus: A Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’?

UK and Ireland Implementation Science Research 2023

  6th UK and Ireland Implementation Science Research Conference 2023 This year NIHR ARC South London co-hosted the annual implementation science research conference as a hybrid event with the University of Limerick. On the 14th of July, Dr Shaun Danquah and Muhammed Rauf presented a plenary lecture at the NIHR Implementation Science Conference title –… Continue reading UK and Ireland Implementation Science Research 2023

French Riots: We’ve been here before

France is on fire once again, following the killing of a young unarmed 17 year old, Nahel Merzouk. Recorded and shared on social media, his killing resembled a summary execution after police stopped his vehicle before firing at him as he tried to escape that harrowing experience. The crescendo of criticism against the ensuing riots… Continue reading French Riots: We’ve been here before

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