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Dadabhai Naoroji: Happy Birthday!

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Informally known as the “Grand Old Man of India,” last Thursday marked the 189th birthday of Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Asian to be elected to the British Houses of Parliament.

OBV Cartnoon Corner: Barbican Zoo

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Prosecute Hate before it’s too late

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The on-going Gaza conflict has brought about the death of more than 2,000 people. While fighting between the Israel and Palestinian militants is on hold, the civilians in Gaza have suffered dearly. The long-standing conflict has provoked political tensions in the West, with Britain seeing anti-Semitic incidents rise to its peak in July 2014.

Anniversary of Little Rock 9

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Whilst many young students will be complaining on going back to school this September, we should remind the children of today how important education is, and how privileged we are to be able to have a education system that treats all students equally regarding the colour of their skin. This September will mark the 57th Anniversary of the end to the Little Rock Crisis.

Esther Stanford-Xosei: Black sistas say no to ‘Exhibit B’

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Esther Stanford-Xosei makes an impassioned plea to Britain’s Black community to stand up against the Barbican and Brett Bailey’s exhibit B:

We do not learn anything by reliving the trauma of being caged like animals ... or being lashed and abused as enslaved people. It’s definitely not education to have people sitting in cages, dehumanising themselves."

Vote for OBV’s Rita Patel

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In its second year the #EightWomen awards run by the MediaDiversified.org, is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women of colour across the UK and to spread awareness of the amazing work they do. Some of the nominees you’ll know, some you won’t, but regardless these trailblazers are very much worth celebrating!

We at OBV celebrate all these women; their achievements, strengths, and ability to keep giving to our communities.

Human Zoo: The show must not go on

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We live in one of the most diverse cities in the western world. London is what a globalized future looks like for and increasing number of world cities. As the demography of our cities changes, so should the diversity of a broad range of important institutions that make up our city, change to reflect the people its serves.

Jon Daniel interviews Carolyne Hill

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You can read more about the ethical dimensions of geopolitics, race and vaccine treatment here: http://news.yahoo.com/

The Powerful and the Powerless

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You have to accept that when the Zara designer produced the children’s stripy night top with a star in the corner, they along with the myriad of quality control checks did not realise their product bore a striking resemblance to the clothes that were given to Jewish people in the death camps. On the other hand you may not accept it.

But that’s not the point, either way.

What occurred next is most telling, and should be a wake up call for all of us who demand to be respected and above all listened to.

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