Press Release: Lewisham Council demands diverse leadership


Press release: Immediate
Re: Lewisham Council and Operation Black Vote:-

Contact OBV press office:
020 8983 5430 / 07584 177 529

Lewisham Council and Operation Black Vote will launch this week another dynamic civic leadership programme.

Saatchi’s OBV campaign wins top PR prize


Saatchi and Saatchi’s strong innovative ad campaign for Operation Black Vote - ‘If you don’t vote you take the colour out of Britain’ - took home the top prize for a PR campaign at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

The first ever UK Agency Awards, a joint venture between The Art of New Business and Don’t Panic Events, was held in a glamorous ceremony at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday attended by 200 industry professionals from 62 agencies across the UK.

Ade Sawyerr: The power of movements


A parallel must be drawn between the Barack Obama and Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. When Barack Obama set out to campaign for the Democratic Party nomination very few people gave him a chance, they all thought that it would fizzle out especially since Obama's brief foray into the national arena was his speech at the previous democratic convention. Obama went on to win the democratic nomination and against all odds become the first black president of America.

London’s educational success: BME parents


Some researchers are baffled as to why impoverished families in London continue to academically outperform other students around the country.

The turnaround in the capital’s schools, where disadvantaged students now outperform those in the rest of the country after years where they lagged behind, has been the subject of intensive research, in the hope it can be replicated elsewhere.

Slavery, the UK and reparations: ‘Black lives matter’


OBV supports the reparations movement in the Caribbean and beyond. Over the weeks and months ahead we’ll be talking to those at the heart of this debate. Today Michael McEachrane from Sweden, a driving member of two pan European movements for racial and reparatory justice, ENPAD and ERC, writes exclusively for OBV on the issue.

Cameron and reparations


David Cameron is due to arrive in Jamaica today for a three-day visit amid pressure from JA’s politicians and academics to address the issue of reparations for enslavement.

As The Guardian reports today, Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM reparations commission, has pointed out that the British prime minister is himself a beneficiary of the brutality of the plantations that enriched the enslavers.

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