The magic of completing 21 days without complaining (and bank holiday fun)

Rhythm Kitchen’s Caribbean dinner giveaway

Rhythm Kitchen DelroyDelroy Dixon or ‘The Jerkfather’ as he is better known, invested his life savings to launch Rhythm Kitchen in London’s Stratford Westfield shopping mall.

Having played host to everyone from hungry Olympians to Nicole Scherzinger and comedian Oliver Samuels, the Chef prides himself on supporting local suppliers and workers for community benefit.

We have a mouthwatering meal deal or ‘Chef special’ for two to give away to twitter followers who share their favourite Caribbean recipe with us via social media… Good Luck!



Bank Holiday fun  = Afro Hair & Beauty Show

Afro hair & beautyFor stage shows, pampering and some of the UK’s best Afro hair stylists going head to head in their annual WAHL Battle of the Barbers, it’s a great event to enjoy with family and friends.

With many of the industry’s leading brands exhibiting at the show, you’ll be able to check out the latest product innovations, services and take advantage of free samples and live demonstrations. Win a pair of tickets by tweeting and telling us what self love means to you. Our favourite answer wins. We’ll see you there!

Book your ticket here

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Once you go… you know 

Jeneil in Shelniel at CFWThe countdown is on for Caribbean Fashionweek 2015 in Kingston Jamaica. It’s not too late to book a flight and join us for ackee, salt-fish and a shopping break like no other.

Jeneil Williams who became Loreal’s first Caribbean ‘face’ with her campaign earlier this year, will return to the catwalk sporting some of the regions most impressive local design collections, and Billy Ocean will play a full set on CFW’s closing night.

What’s not to love…



Could you go 21 days without complaining? 

complaint free worldHave you heard of Will Bowen’s global hit ‘A complaint free world’?

Neither had we until a friend presented us with a copy and a wrist band to help us get started on the challenge of not complaining for 21 consecutive days.

Inspired by Dr. Maya Angelou’s ethos “Complaining, lets a bully know that a victim is in the neighbourhood” A Complaint Free World’s vision is to transform the attitudes of 1% of the world’s population – sixty million people.

The book was a global hit and the six millionth bracelet was presented to the iconic Angelou herself.

21 days without a complaint and watch the magic happen. We’re up for the challenge, are you?









Choose beautiful – and what makes you proud of your culture?

Want to work at Channel 4? Don’t miss their nationwide Pop-ups

channel4talent-logo-192x192Following Channel 4’s public announcement last year of their commitment to ensuring 20% of staff will be from ethnically diverse backgrounds by 2020, the channel is launching a series of “C4 Pop-up” events to offer young people from diverse backgrounds, insight into how to get into the media industry

The first Pop-Up will be held in Bournemouth on 9 May, followed by events in Norwich, London, Wolverhampton and Preston.

Each event will also provide details of a “challenge” where attendees are given the opportunity to work with TV commissioners and production companies to produce a documentary or game and win access to training and technical equipment.

Tell us what makes you proud of your culture to win Obi and Titi books! 

If you and your children haven’t already fallen in love with Obi and Titi, this trailer for their first adventure – The Hidden Temple of Ogiso will delight you. Created by Oyehmi Begho, the characters and tales provide a delightfully refreshing representation of African history and culture, as the animated pair’s game of Hide & seek unlocks a magical journey.

We know the power that positive, representative images hold for children, Oyahmi we salute you and your brilliant response to the continued call for more diverse children’s books.

To be in with a chance to win a book from the series be sure to follow us at @Colorblindcards and tell us what makes you proud of your culture!


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Will you choose beautiful?

Dove have done it again with their latest #ChooseBeautiful campaign which launched on April 7. Setting up signs above side-by-side doors in 5 cities around the world. In each city, one door read “Beautiful” and the other “Average.” A camera crew then monitored the way women reacted to the doors – and which one they chose to walk through. The results provide powerful commentary on how many women around the world perceive their own beauty.

Which door would you have chosen? And is your perception of beauty based on your personal definition or others? Thought provoking stuff from the Dove brand which is commanding the female empowerment space in the beauty sector right now. We love!

Color blind cards founder in Red Magazine and rearing kids with selflessness

998 You Graduated girlCalling all wordsmiths!

Returning for a seventh year, nominations for the National Young Writer of the Year Awards are now open. With the coveted prize of a trip to Disneyland Paris for their whole family – and £500 worth of books for their school up for grabs, dust of your biro and get writing. The closing date for nominations is the 5th June, so don’t delay, make sure you visit to enter

Click here


IMG_4296_HI_RESOur Founder Jessica graces Red Magazine for Lancome…

This week Color blind card’s Founder Jessica Huie was featured in Red Magazine’s brilliant Anti-Apathy issue and online, alongside three other entrepreneurs discussing what confidence, means to them.

Check out the video here!


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den-day-homepage-538x450Teaching our kids the power of selflessness

Save the Children have devised a great way to get children fundraising while having fun. Den Day, which is being held in homes across the country between 29th May – 6th June, is a great way for our kids to get creative with the money they raise through being sponsored to stay in their dens overnight, helping to save lives. Sign up now and you’ll get a super Den Day kit, with advice on how to make a super cool den in your own home.

Click here for info


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“The Reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.”

Paulo Coehlo


Strive Festival for teens takes over South Bank

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We are in awe of whoever is putting together the eclectic events schedule over at the Royal Festival Hall.
STRIVE takes place 10th-12th April and invites teens & twenty-somethings to take part in a beatbox workshop, listen to a ‘Make it in the music industry’ seminar, Hula-hoop for an hour or just hold out for the Friday night gig.
Did we mention most of the events are free?
They book up quickly, get online!

Introducing our new party invitations!’ve extended our range of adorable party invitations. Ensuring that your invites are just as much of a talking point as the party itself, say no to the generic mass-produced invitations that have saturated the market – ours are sooo much more special. Priced at £3.99 for a set of 12 with envelopes, the range comes in eight sweet designs.

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This year the National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury’s for 2015 Easter Egg Trails! Families across the UK are invited to unleash their inner explorer, with adventurous trails taking place across the country throughout the Easter holidays. All Eggsplorers will receive a delicious chocolate Cadbury Egghead at the end of each completed trail, and every single Cadbury Easter Egg Trail is going to support National Trust projects. So pull on those boots and let’s get trekking!
Click here to find a hunt near you’s top tips to maximising your time as a parent

Kiddidrop LogoLet’s face it we’d all love to drop and collect our kids from school each day, taking time to meander in the playground and wave them off patiently.
But the demands of today’s society mean that many of us are juggling careers with families.
With this in mind Kiddidrop have devised a way to make the morning runs less stressful and as guilt-free as possible for us millennial mothers.
Enabling you to connect with other parents in your area so that you can share the weekday journey to and from your child’s school to fit in with your busy schedule!
Visit to register for FREE and to search for nearby matches to share journeys to school. Genius.

Many cultures, One story

Many cultures, One story

International childrens book dayThe 2nd April sees children across the world take part in International Children’s Book Day with this year’s theme Many cultures, One story. Each year the Day is sponsored by a different country which decides on a theme and invites an author from that country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. There are wonderful children’s books being published around the world and International Children’s Book Day is a good reminder to make a point of sharing books originally published in other countries with our children. Check out your local library for info on events taking place in your area.

Unearth Jamaica’s Hidden histories

jamaica hidden historiesWhether you are of Jamaican heritage or not, this brilliant educational project by Full Spectrum Productions aims to unearth and communicate information to diverse communities to understand the history of Jamaica, its distinctive cultural identity and links with Britain. Given the fact that Jamaican culture has become a global brand, it makes for a fascinating day out. “It would be hard to find a better expression not just of Jamaica’s contribution to modern London but of the tragedy, joy and potential of this very special island story” says the Evening Standard. We couldn’t agree more. Click here to find out more










Recommend a local stockist!

cbc gift selectionWe are on a mission to increase our presence in local stockists, the life blood of the high-street. To help us on this mission we are launching our recommend a stockist competition. Do you know of a local independent gift or card shop where you think Color blind cards should be stocked? Simply tweet us @Colorblindcards the name of your recommended retailer and any other useful details, and we’ll randomly select a winning ‘tweeter’ to bag a Color blind cards goodie bag worth over £40.



Things We Adore 

keep-calm-spring-is-here-Missed the eclipse? Never mind spring has sprung!  As the perfect season to clear out, regroup and create space for growth and reflection, we’ve selected our top 5 places to revel in spring-time beauty during Easter days out around the UK.

  • Hyde Park for a boat ride on the Serpentine
  • London’s Holland Park for peacock spotting
  • Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park for its walking trails
  • Wimpole Estate in Shropshire for farm animal play

Hodnet Hall in Shropshire for instagram worthy blooms

I am not my hair!

BBC to give children mini-computers in Make it Digital scheme
kid pcThe BBC is set to give away mini-computers to 11-year-olds across the country as part of its push to make the UK more digital. One million Micro-Bits will be handed out to children starting secondary school in the autumn term, as part of an initiative to increase digital skills among young people and help fill the digital skills gap.  By equipping school kids with computer skills as early as eleven, the hope is that we’ll develop the nation of tech savvy individuals required to fill the estimated 1.4 million “digital professional shortage” expected over the next five years.


Natural hairstyles make headline news
Simone PowderlyWhile the news that Simone Powderly was asked to change her hairstyle during a job interview highlights just how much work we as a society have to do in terms of making our perceptions and attitudes suitable for present day multicultural Britain, the fact the story made the BBC news is a positive thing – as the more bad PR that outdated stereotypes and prejudice secure, the quicker we can make them a thing of the past! Well done to Simone for sharing her story with the British media and helping to put prejudice on the news agenda. Read more about the story here



ACLT launches campaign video
ACLT LogoLast week saw the launch of the ACLT’s first YouTube campaign video which aims to spread awareness about the lack of BME (Black Minority Ethnic) donors registered to the UK stem cell register. Created in memory of leukaemia patient Kevin Kararwa, the video received over 1500 hits within the first 24 hours of it going live and has caused a buzz across broadcast media. So if you haven’t seen the video yet, make sure you go and support the cause!
View the #CouldYouBeAMatch video here


Things We Adore!

logo-lg-chutney-babyChutney Baby clothes range
Founded by sisters Nisha and Hina, Chutney Baby is a celebration of Indian culture and adorable baby gifts, with the unusual edge of being presented in a chutney gift jar! Creating designs that illustrate Indian family heritage through illustrations on a range of baby clothes, Chutney Baby  depicts the close relationships each member of a close knit Indian family has with its new arrival. We absolutely love.

Founder Jessica Huie Awarded MBE!


Founder Jessica Huie has been awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship.

In response to Jessica Huie being honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours list she made the following statement;

“The news that I had received an MBE is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful and surreal moments of my life to date. I have put one foot in front of the other in pursuit of an improved reality, without looking back, ever since I became a mother aged 17.  The honour of receiving this recognition forced me to recollect at not how far I have come, but the distance that I have travelled.

I am humbled, and proud of having created a life in which every day I wake up able to live my passion. More importantly I am able to share my journey of defining my own life despite the obstacles, with the next generation. Every human needs a purpose and I’ve discovered that mine is to share the message that regardless of where you start and the challenges you may face, at any moment you can take action to redefine your own existence.

The opportunity for social mobility is something I feel very strongly about. As a country we are some way behind in comparison to the rest of Europe and the US. Too many young people lack a sense of purpose because of their environment or a set of circumstances which they were simply born into. A life without purpose is not a life at all, I know this because I am a product of it.

As a society my wish is that we harness a sense of self-belief in our young people and shake off dangerous stereotypes and low expectations, which often become self-fulfilling prophecies. It is dangerous to allow other’s limiting beliefs or low expectations to define us, as while we cannot always choose the environment we are born into, we do have the power to choose whether we let it consume us or let it power us.

Anything is possible with self-belief, hard work, resilience and vision, and my wish is that as a society we empower our young people, particularly those most vulnerable, and support them to realise their capacity.

  • Jessica is honoured for her contribution to entrepreneurship and for her positive influence on the community. The honour recognizes Color blind Cards impact on diversity having been responsible for putting greeting cards featuring people of colour into UK high-street chain stores in 2007 along with regions including South Africa and America.

An article has been published in the Guardian detailing Jessica’s achievement.


Jessica is also founder of JH Public Relations, a PR agency representing inspiring individuals, entrepreneurs and Startup businesses.

Search For A Verse Winners Announced!

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A couple of months ago we went on a mission to search for some of the best unseen writers, poets and speakers, as part of our Search for a Verse competition in association with Words of a Color Productions. Our motive was to locate and bring to light some of the UK’s most talented, inspiring & poetic written work that not only embraced cultural elements, but also fell in line with our moral values. It needed not only to be captivating but also to tell a story that people from all walks of life could relate to. It needed to represent the multicultural society we live in today.

It was a tough decision to make, as we were bombarded by a hoard of talented writers who all brought something original. However, after hours of deliberation and skimming through an eclectic mix, we managed to whittle it down to our top three!

Winners Isatu Bundu, Natreema Asafu-Adjaye and Galina Makohon, we’re the amazing three that we picked out from the bunch.  Their winning entries stood out amongst the crowd and each one of them delivered a unique piece that was innovative and artistic. They will have a chance to work alongside Color blind Cards in the future and will have their work published and showcased at an upcoming event in May 2014 (TBC) and internationally. Their work will continue to contribute to the growth of diversity in our high-streets.

To find out more about our creative three winners, click here:

BBC Radio London interview- Color blind Cards founder Jessica Huie on Daring to Dream

On 2nd March 2014 the founder of Color blind Cards Jessica Huie was invited on to Dotun Adebayo’s BBC London Radio show following Mary Wilson of The Supremes, appearance at the Tricycle Theater in London on 24th February.

At the show Mary Wilson advised young girls you have to ‘Dare to Dream’ if you want to be successful. Dotun asked the question on his radio show, do we tell our young people to Dare to Dream enough here in the UK?

Have a listen to the radio show here to hear Jessica’s views on the subject as well as other successful women, who have dared to dream to get to where they are today.

Dream Big!





the show was  Sunday 2nd March