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.

Black gay men face shocking bigotry

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Within our communities we see how discrimination affects us, but Black women, Black people with disabilities and Black gays often face a double form of discrimination.

A good example is the contentious issues raised when Black gays are involved in mixed relationships and that tension is reflected in the broader politics and culture of gay communities. FS Magazine (published by the gay men's health charity GMFA), recently highlighted this in a study.

UK PLC ignoring BME talent

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The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at Manchester University has always been one of those academic institutions that are at the forefront of evidence based research to understand and articulate race inequality. OBV will seek greater ties with these academics and others to ensure the passion of  campaiging is matched with the intellect of academic rigour. In this piece Ken Clark discusses the race equality gap within big business and the efforts to close the gap that would unleash BME talent.

Education: Opening the eyes and minds of our young

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It’s a widely held view that when it comes to racism, today’s generation is much less prejudiced than their parents’ generation. Britain has moved on, so the thinking goes, and become a 'post-racial society'. 

Figures prove case for reform of voting system

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An analysis of the voting in May’s General Election shows the following.

The increase in UKIP’s support was far greater than that of any other party, including the SNP. It won 12.6 per cent of the votes, an increase from the 2010 election of almost 10 per cent. SNP’s share went up three per cent to 4.7 per cent and won 56 seats. UKIP, which had two MPs before 7th May, lost a seat.

What is racism

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Surely I’m not the only one weary of the constant denial of racism from Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party.

Of course, we all know that the incidence of racism across all parties is one from which none is entirely immune. However, whilst other parties have the occasional bout of racism UKIP has inculcated a particularly nasty strain.

Three candidates blazing the trail! - Gallery 6

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Joe Stuart, Green party, Battersea

Joe has worked in Wandsworth Council's housing department for over 20 years, 10 years as a repair officer and 10 years in environmental services as an inspector.  He has dedicated over 25 years to the voluntary service in his local community.

This is the first time Joe has stood at an election for the Green party.

Three candidates blazing the trail! - Gallery 4

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Ben Foday, Plaid Cymru for Cardiff South and Penarth

Ben was born and educated in Sierra Leone, but has lived in the Welsh capital for more than 30 years, and works for an employment agency.

A well-known local campaigner, Ben’s political interests include social justice and economic development.

Ben served as a Labour councillor for 6 years until 1999, but then defected to Plaid Cymru and is running for the seat of Cardiff South and Penarth.

Facebook: ben.foday1

Xenophobia has poisoned our EU institutions

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As the bodies of hundreds dead migrants gently rise and fall with the of the swelling of the Meditation Sea we see the stunning lack of compassion of European nations, many of whom failed to act when Italy warned them of this growing and intending crisis over a year ago.  This year an estimated 1.500 people have drowned on Italy's coast although, in reality the number is expected to be much higher. 

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