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Black bodies are piling up in morgues of America

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Black bodies are piling up in morgues of America and justice lies bleeding on the gutter.

The wretched reality for black people living in North American and Europe is one that haunts our every living moment. White supremacy is such that one of the consequences of racism is that we we are routinely disbelieved. White privies and institutional racism collide in a toxic mix

Coventry Council and OBV: Reclaim democracy - register to vote

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Coventry today hosted the Operation Black Vote eXpress voter registration bus. OBV research has shown that BME communities could decide who wins in over 168 marginal seats.

The striking orange vehicle aimed to encourage and inspire communities to play a full and positive role for greater social and racial equality, and to get people on board to register to vote online.

Black man shot by police officer in the back

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To shoot someone in the back can only be described as a cowardly act. What happened next to Walter Scott by the police officer who shot him can only be described as despicable.

A North Charleston officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott in the back eight times as he ran away from a traffic violation in South Carolina. As Mr Scott’s lifeless body lay on the ground the officer walks up to him drops his stun gun next to the body and then calls on the radio and shouts: “Put your hands behind your back now, put your hands behind your back”.

OBV roadshow stops at Nottingham

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Nottingham Council and Operation Black Vote: Reclaim democracy - register to vote

(photos reproduced with the kind permissionof Paul Boast

The Operation Black Vote eXpress bus has been touring Nottingham since yesterday, trying to encourage people to register to vote and to inspire them to play a full and positive role for greater social and racial equality. OBV research has shown that BME communities could decide who wins in 168 marginal seats.

OBV battle bus makes stop in registration drive

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The Guardian's André Rhoden-Paul wrote a piece that was published on Good Friday about OBV's immensely successful roadshow stop at Waltham Forest college, where we were able to engage and inspire student to think about how they could shape the future of politics, and be the leaders of tomorrow. Here today, we publish it in full: Operation Black Vote battle bus makes stop in registration drive

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo: “Register to vote, demand equality"

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Pastor Ashimolowo has been a central figure with the National Church Leaders Forum that has sought to politically empower Black and minority ethnic communities to democratically engage as never before.

Speaking to an estimated live audience of 5000, Ashimolowo said:

ELECTION 2015: And we're off!

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Not registered to vote? Just hop on the bus!

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A special bus is stopping in Nottingham next week to encourage more people to register to vote.

The bus, which is equipped with computers and internet access to enable anyone to register to vote there and then, will be in the Old Market Square on Tuesday 7 April; at the Asda car park in Hyson Green on the morning of 8 April and at the St Ann's Valley Centre on Livingstone Road in the afternoon.

OBV eXpress @ the Hammersmith Academy

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The OBV eXpress bus stopped in the London borough of Hammersmith yesterday, spending the day at Hammersmith Academy. Teachers and pupils alike positively welcomed the OBV team and gave us the wonderful opportunity to engage with young citizens.

The morning consisted of students jumping on-and-off the bus, many of them gazing at the bus in sheer curiosity and splendour. We had students as young as 13 express interests in politics! We at the OBV team consider that as a positive sign of engagement from this upcoming generation.

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