Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad


People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

The Powerlist: 10 years of Black Power


David Cameron was unequivocal. "The military," he said. "The military is definitely one sector where I don't see black people represented at the top." That was four years ago, and the former prime minister was talking to me about the sectors of society in which he felt people of African or African Caribbean heritage were most conspicuous by their absence.

Celebrating Black Achievement: Legacy Gala Dinner


The very idea of thinking about a Black legacy propels us to both celebrate great achievements whist planning for an even brighter future.

The Legacy Gala dinner, to which OBV is a supporter seeks to do both on one special evening.

Organised by the dynamic ‘A few good men’, in collaboration with the Society of Black Lawyers and and Blaksox, the Gala dinner will celebrate achievements, be a space for networking and future planning. But like the very best Black events, they’ll be good food, and great entertainment.

Awards honour world-class black British business leaders


Since their founding in 2012 by two inspirational businesswomen, Melanie Eusebe Sophie Chandauka, the Black British Business Awards have become a staple in the award calendar for black public figures, as well as, business figures and politicians alike. Below is a report from the Voice newspaper about this year's event.
Ashok Viswanathan.

Winners ‘all helping to build a diverse, dynamic workforce’ to boost economy

Black star and the BFI, bursting with Black talent


Never before in British history as there ever been so much Black talent on the British cinema screens during a three month cinema season.

This type of collaboration is unprecedented and will show case Black actors, Directors and writers from the US, UK and Africa. It is in essence an explosion of Black talent.

There’ll be talks, podcasts, workshops and of course a kaleidoscope of films.

Trump's 'locker room' banter



Black student unity and the fight against racism


We disagree with the present direction of this Government. In particularly the present Home Office Secretary Amber Rudd, seems once again to be blaming ‘foreigners’s all society’s ills. Furthermore, following the Brexit referendum in June we have already seen a massive rise in racist violence, a situation which is set to become even worse in light of this new, vicious turn in government policy. Uniting and organising to turn the tide on this racist offensive is critically important.

Official: Huge increase in post Brexit race hate crime


Home Office figures on race and religious hate crime directly after the Brexit vote show an alarming rise right across the country.

In the month after the Brexit vote  nearly 5,500 incidents were reported to the police, these included assaults, verbal abuse, and xenophobic graffiti.

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