Kim Sears: The acceptable face of xenophobia?


Imagine for a second if a family member of the Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych had been caught on camera calling Andy Murray a, “ Scot’s Flash f...k“.  Worse still, imagine what dogs of hell would be unleashed if, for example Serena Williams father Richard, would be caught on camera with a similar remark towards any player?

Media is lacking diversity in various forms


The on-going under-representation of Black and Minority Ethnics was discussed at by media experts at an event last week on corporate concentration of media ownership and democracy. 

Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmith Natalie Fenton started with outlining shocking figures showing a developing concentration of publication ownership in the UK and worldwide at the event organised by People`s Parliament and hosted by Labour MP Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby). 

The power of the Migrant vote!


Never mind Ukip, what about the migrant vote? A new report by the Migrant Rights Network group clearly demonstrates that those individuals living abroad but have the right to now vote in the 2015 General election could be a critical element in deciding who wins and who loses this May’s General Election.

Upper Cut: Unravelling UK Black politics


It’s strange watching a play that depicts a life that you know so well, a life and lives that you’ve seen up close and personal, albeit at a distance.

That was my experience last night watching Juliet Gilkes Romero’s moving play; Upper cut, at the Southwark Theatre last night.

Rev Al Sharpton: “They hope you won’t vote”


Rev Al Shaprton made a blistering attack on the UK’s political elite when he told a packed audience at Westminster University, that those who refuse to effectively tackle race inequality are ‘depending upon the fact that come polling day, Black people won’t show up’.

Because if we did, he added, we could not only vote them out but also demand those who come in to address our issues. Reciting from OBV political research, he said:

Selma’s message relevant to the UK in 2015


Our thanks to the US Embassy for hosting the private viewing of Selma last night, and asking OBV to lead the event. As a result, a number of the invitees were OBV guests, and Baroness King of Bow and Simon Woolley made up the panel, chaired by Afua Hirsch, which discussed the film and took questions from the audience.

Rev Al Sharpton's only UK public talk-University of Westminster


OBV launches its General Election campaign this  Saturday 24th Jan at 12 noon at the University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield St, Central London, W1W 7BY.

To help with that launch we OBV has invited international civil Rights icon Rev Al Sharpton.

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