Dreams of my mother & dreams for my daughter


Last week I was selected to stand as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bradford West, where I was born and raised, where I live and am raising my own family.

Black people more likely to be strip-searched


According to an official report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), “police forces are at considerable risk of discriminatory strip-searching practices.”

Fuse ODG - OBV concert: more tickets made available


Due to popular demand, Tooting and Mitcham football club have issued more tickets for the Fuse ODG, OBV empowerment concert.

Fuse is flying in from Los Angeles , US to give this free concert to inspire a young generation to have a strong voice in Britain’s democratic process.

The Hub, Imperial Fields, Bishopford Road, SM4 6BF

Simply by registering to vote, we are making a declaration that we demand to be listened to.

OBV eXpress: The journey so far


With four dates gone and about ten more to go, the OBV eXpress is in full flow.

We began with a soft launch for the Chinese community during the Chinese new celebration - the Year of the sheep. The official launch on Windrush Square, Brixton went fantastically well, despite the heavens opening up for the whole three hours we were there. OBV eXpress rolled up at both East Street Market in Barking, and the following day in Ilford High Street.

James Cleverly selected for safe Tory seat


James Spencer Cleverly has always been a good catch for the Conservative party: educated, army background, career driven and now their parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Braintree.

Born in Lewisham Hospital, to a British father and a mother from Sierra Leone, Cleverly grew up with two working parents. His mother a midwife and his father a ‘successful local business(man)’.

Educated at both Riverston School and Colfe’s School, Cleverly embarked on following his family’s tradition of joining the army.

Fuse ODG and OBV youth empowerment concert


International superstar Fuse ODG with his friends will put on a concert to inspire young people and the BME community to register to vote and vote in the forth coming elections.

Purely on a non-partisan level, this free concert MC’d by the TV star June Sarpong .

The event will occur on Friday 13th March, 6-9pm, at Tooting & Mitcham Football Club, The Hub, Imperial Fields, Bishopford Road, SM4 6BF

70% rise in football racial abuse reports


According to the Football Association’s head of judicial services, Mark Ives, the FA has seen an increase of 70% in their total reported racial abuse and discrimination claims this season in grassroots amateur football. Ives expects that by May, a total of 800 incidents will have been reported.

The OBV eXpress bus tour dates


Further Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 11 March - Liverpool (Outside John Lewis, Liverpool One Shopping Centre, 70 Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 3EU)

  • Thursday 12 March - Wolverhampton - (QS1, Queen Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TH)

Voter registration: A declaration that you will be heard


On the day we launched our national voter registration campaign it rained, and continued to rain for the next four hours. But it wasn’t nearly enough to dampen the spirits of the hundred or so individuals who turned up to support OBV's launch.

Giant golf umbrellas were handed so that those who attended could make their public declaration without getting drenched, that our communities demand to be listened to.

OBV General Election: Tomorrow let’s make a statement of intent


Launch of OBV eXpress: Windrush Square, Brixton, Lambeth SW2 1JF at 12 noon.

Tomorrow we begin to make history. It will be the start of our nationwide tour to target a more than a million people to engage in the 2015 elections and demand greater social and racial justice.

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