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Jon Daniel RIP

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Design genius and activist Jon Daniel dies

There is an exhibition at Tate Modern that chronicles African American Civil Rights art. Paintings, posters, graffiti and slogans, all capturing the essence of Black struggle in the late 1960’s.

Muslim photoshopped to spread fear

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Culture wars are a pyrrhic endeavour: they leave a sea of causalities and even the winners stand shallow having defind themselves as what they are not rather than who they are or might be. The clash of culture, race, and religion is a concerted effort that mobilizes entire segments of the population that would otherwise simply not care.

Racial Prejudice in Silicon Valley widens

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Recent findings have found that people of colour are still widely marginalized and denied career opportunities in Silicon Valley over the past decade. The research from not-for-profit organisation Ascend Foundation examined official employment data between 2007 to 2015 and found that Black and Latino representation has declined in Silicon Valley, and while Asians are hired the most out of minorities, they are the least likely to be promoted.

Stop Muslim Baiting

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Las Vegas, and the untold tragedy of guns

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As the news unfolded about the deadly Las Vegas massacre of dozens of innocent people and the maiming of many hundreds, the first thought of African Americans and Muslims in General, living in the US, would have been, ‘we pray that the bloody assailant is not one of us’.

OBV: Transforming modern reporting

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The collaboration between Operation Black Vote, The Guardian newspaper and Green Park Recruitment may now be the model for new dynamic reporting.

The principal partners, OBV and The Guardian used their complimentary expertise to fantastically put together a polished piece of research that is able to challenge persistent race inequalities in such a dramatic fashion. Green Park Recruitment were able to sprinkle their expertise around pathways to top jobs from a recruitment perspective.

NFL race protest in London

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It was over 13 months ago, that quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during an NFL football game, protesting race and police brutality, and stating, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.”

Kwame Kwei-Armah: Diversifying theatre

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"A Man for All Seasons"

The honing of the Young Vic Theatre as an icon of London’s artistic counterculture has come as a continuous process of reinvention. However, if there is one facet that has remained constant, it’s the Young Vic’s silent revolutionary appeal. Case in point, the nomination of Kwame Kwei-Armah as its new artistic director, following David Lan’s retirement after a decade long direction of the Young Vic.

Simon Woolley on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show

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Watch OBV's Simon Woolley on BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire show discuss the colour of power. 4.55 minutes.

 

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