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 divided States of America


Donald Trump was last night officially confirmed as the Republican Party nominee to take on Democrat Hilary Clinton in November's race to become the 45th President of the United States.

In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Trump declared himself the ‘law and order candidate’ and that “Nobody knows the system better than me”.

OBV: 20 years fighting for race equality


Twenty years ago this week, - 16th July 1996 - we launched OBV at the House of Commons. Our goal, in part, was to tackle race inequality through the democratic process.

A few people have said to me; ‘why aren’t you making more of your 20th Anniversary at OBV? ’

'We will', I’ve replied, 'but now isn’t the right time. There’s too much to be done'.

When Boris met Obama


Eder Lopes: From nowhere to football's summit


Four years almost to the day I remember listening to the 1968 legendary 'Black power' Olympian Tommy Smith after just watching himself at the cinema win the 200 metres final in Mexico 1968. He relived and remembered every step of the race. It was though he was back there running it again, still not quite sure how it would end. A magical defining moment he said that stays with you in Technicolor for your whole life.

Brexit and the rising hatred East Europeans face


Whilst eagerly awaiting the European cup final last Sunday, when by the way the unlikely Portuguese hero Eder eventually scored the winning goal- more on him in another article- I found myself unaccustomedly watching BBC’s country file.

There was a section that, clearly not planned by the beeb that jumped out at me. The piece was about strawberries. Of course Wimbledon had just finished hours early and the discussion began with the tons of strawberries consumed over the Wimbledon fortnight.

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