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Black People in Britain More Likely to be Unemployed and Homeless

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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

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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.

Home Office Staff Warned Not To Post Online About Trump

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Staff and contractors working for the Home Office have been ordered to stop posting negative comments about Donald Trump on social media. They have been told to be ‘careful’ and were reminded that they must abide by the civil service’s commitment to impartiality.

The Register has obtained an email in which Home Office staff were told to ‘avoid commenting on politically controversial issues’ or ‘giving personal opinions.’

MPs Condemn Social Media Giants Over Online Hate Speech

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MPs are condemning social media giants – Twitter, Facebook, and Google— over their incompetency in handling online hate speech. One Labour MP even accused the three giants of “commercial prostitution” at the Home Affairs committee.

Diane Abbott MP joins anti-racist campaigners

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Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP has joined anti-racist campaigners to prepare for a protest in response to threats of increased racism after the triggering of Article 50.

Following the Brexit vote, there has been a scramble for government officials to lay out a course of action for the unprecedented separation from the supranational body.

Civilization threat: “With Somebody Else’s Babies”

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US House Rep, Steven King, pictured here with the anti-Muslim Dutch politician Geert Wilders, recently made disparaging comments suggesting that ethnic minorities were a threat to Western Civilization.

Millions Celebrate World Women’s Day

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Millions of people across the world are celebrating the phenomenon that has become International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights. The earliest Women's Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America.

Ben Carson: ‘Immigration is like Slavery’

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Talia Robinson has recently started an internship with OBV. Having just finished studying History at Bristol university - with a first - Talia is helping out with research, campaigning, and writing. Here is her first news piece about Ben Carson’s major speech in his new political role as US Secretary for Housing.

Civil Rights Leader Marc Morial Visits London

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By Loren J Williams

Loren J Williams is one of our newest interns from New York University. She will be helping with our campaign and research work. A few weeks ago she attended a high profile event that the US Embassy. Here she is giving her thoughts about the event . We wish her a great stay in London and a positive experience with OBV.

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RAF man urges people to kill Black people

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A senior RAF service man, Micheal Sanders took to Facebook and urged white people to join the military so you can ‘kill - Black people - who he referred to as ‘Black c...ts’ - without going to prison.

Perhaps equally shocking was the thousands of 'likes' his post got at the murderous rallying call.

Fortunately, a Black colleague saw the post, reported him and refused to work with such a person, rightly arguing that he couldn’t trust him.

Major Neil Keery, prosecuting, said:

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