Government to review profiling of grime artist


The Met’s Promotion Event Risk Assessment Form 696 is a document required to be filled out by club promoters and licensees who are hosting musical events featuring “DJs and MCs.” They are to provide the name, stage names, address, and phone numbers of all parties involved in the musical performances.

Unity and solidarity on Westminster Bridge



It was a cold walk as the weather and the drizzle afternoon turned bitter cold.

Loved ones of the deceased from last Wednesday terror attack were obviously distraught. They grey sky only added to the solemnity of the tribute. But out of this dark tradegy this tribute brought many rays of light and hope

Landlord Bans ‘Coloured’ tenants



Fergus and Judith Wilson, who became Britain's biggest buy-to-let tycoons, have banned 'coloured' people because they make houses and carpets smell of curry.

Mr Wilson, long regarded as Britain's biggest buy-to-let investor with nearly 1,000 properties in Kent, faced a backlash after an email leaked to The Sun newspaper surfaced, setting out his ban to a letting agent.

Westminster Attack – ‘A Bridge for all Communities’



Today, 29th March, marks 7 days since the attack on Westminster Bridge, which killed 4 people, including PC Keith Palmer.

To commemorate the attack, this afternoon there will be an anniversary event held across the country, titled ‘A Bridge for all Communities.’ Participants are encouraged to carry a single flower, which can be laid down on a bridge as a symbol of unity and a sign that we will always remember the victims. The events will also include a one minute silence.

Muslim Women Show Support for Victims of Westminster Attack



In the wake of the London attacks, there have been many attempts to cause divisions and once again scapegoat the entire Muslim community. Though anger and sadness is understandable and warranted, division was one thing these Muslim women refused to tolerate.

Mayor Statement - Westminster Terrorist Attacks


Mayor Sadiq Khan gives statement in wake of  Westminster terrorist attack that injured 20 and left four dead

Today London suffered a horrific attack near Parliament Square which we are treating as a terrorist attack.

A number of people have lost their lives and at least twenty people have been injured.

My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to everyone who has been affected.

Terror strike at heart of UK democracy


Yesterday morning I arrived at Brussels airport where thousands, including the nations Prime Minister Charles Michel,  had gathered for the anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack at Brussels airport.

I was in Brussels exactly a year ago when that attack took place-we have an annual ‘Minority young leaders’ programme here. In fact some of the US delegates were caught up in the attack, but thankfully not affected.

Anti-Racism March Protests Far Right Populism


The Guardian Reports 30,000 people attend a’ March Against Racism’ in London over the past Saturday in a stand against racism all over the world.

Black People in Britain More Likely to be Unemployed and Homeless


An investigation by the Bristol Post reveals that Black People are more likely to be unemployed, homeless, and paid less than whites.

According to an investigation by the Bristol Post, non-white people across the region suffer significantly worse outcomes in terms of housing, unemployement and the way they are treated by the criminal justice system - despite generally doing just as well in school and gaining a similar number qualifications.

‘Diversity Works...’ 101 portraits


OBV is delighted to have been involved in an exciting online gallery which launched last Wednesday, 8th March.

‘Diversity Works…’ was thought up and created by the artist Shahid Bashir and curated by Dowshan Humzah with the aim of celebrating and embracing diversity in, primarily, the workplace.

The project showcases 101 influential people in business and thought leadership, some of whom work directly in the ‘diversity and inclusion’ field, whilst others are leaders who actively choose to embrace diversity and inclusion.

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