Demetre Fraser : Activist march for justice


If you know where you son is right now your very lucky. Consider the plight of Josie Fraser. Watch a mothers emotional appeal for your support here. As a people we must regain our tradition of marching and protest. Please read this and take action in support.

Demetre Fraser aka T.Dot was 21 years of age from London Peckham. He died after being visited by the West Midlands Police Force on the 31st May 2011. He was staying with a friend from Birmingham at the time

Black gang violence


The current scale of youth violence in UK black communities is rarely understood by white mainstream society. There is a strong view among black communities that if such levels of serious youth violence and murder were occurring in white middle class communities this issue would be a matter of national concern.

OBV in solidarity with Norway


The whole world shuddered when the tragic news came through that a crazed Right wing extremist Anders Breivik slaughtered 77 Norweigans mostly young men and women. For us at OBV the pain was particularly close.

High Court appoint first Sikh judge


Rabinder Singh QC has created history after becoming the first Sikh to be appointed as a High Court judge.

The 47-year-old is set to take up his position on the Queen’s Bench Division (QBD) in October and will preside over cases wearing a turban rather than the traditional judicial wig.

Singh is the first male from an ethnic background to be made a High Court judge and his appointment comes at a time when diversity in the judiciary is being looked at by a House of Lords select committee.

Join the fight for women's equality


Did you know there are only eight BME women and two openly gay women in Parliament, but 33 men called David?

Almost a century after winning the right to vote, men outnumber women four to one in Parliament. Women from diverse racial, cultural and class backgrounds are largely absent from positions of power. The Fawcett Society believes this represents a significant democratic deficit.

Heather Rabbatts: Desert Island Disc


‘I’ll fight my corner’

Coming from a mixed heritage background-mother Jamaican, father English- in the sixties Britain, Heather Rabbatts knew she was never going to through her early life being unnoticed. So instead of being shackled by her outsider label, particularly when it was often accompanied by a racist remarks, Rabbatts’s decided that she would stand out, but on her terms.

OBV staff raise funds for Cancer charity


Merlene’s Story

On Sunday 24th July, I took part in my second Race for Life 5K walk in aid of Cancer Research Campaign.

As I got myself ready that morning, I started to feel quite emotional about the occasion. I hadn’t really thought about feeling emotional. I had focused on receiving my prized medal at the end of the walk.

When I arrived at Finsbury Park in North London, the atmosphere was joyous and celebratory. Women had brought their families and friends to support them all along the route.

DNA database: Government slammed over u-turn


Campaigners furious over coalition's decision to keep innocent people's records on file.

Angry campaigners have slammed the government's u-turn on their commitment to delete the DNA of innocent people.

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