Joint Enterprise: A dangerous cocktail of innuendo, hearsay and racism

by Colin Joseph  Last week it could finally be reported that the first two defendants in a murder trial at the Old Bailey walked free from court following the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling on joint enterprise. Joint enterprise is not a new law, but it was developed by the courts to allow for more… Read More

BME communities should get on the bus and vote at this year’s General Election

by Colin Joseph The OBV eXpress bus could be coming to a town near you over the next month or so as part of Operation Black Vote‘s drive to get BME communities to vote in this year’s General Election. Until April this year, the OBV eXpress is set to visit towns and cities across the… Read More

2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the world’s first black professional footballer, so where are the black coaches?

Favouritism, discrimination and racism is preventing BME coaches from working within English professional football by Colin Joseph Last month a 16ft statue of the world’s first black professional football player – Arthur Wharton – was unveiled at the Football Association’s (FA’s) national football centre in Burton, West Midlands. The memorial statue was erected (thanks to… Read More

The hidden crisis of BAME low-paid workers trapped in poverty with no way out

by Colin Joseph Recognition that low-paid workers are increasingly finding it difficult to meet living costs is making national news following Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour’s annual conference in Manchester last week. Mr Miliband, MP, leader of the Labour Party, made a commitment to help working adults cope with rising living costs by zoning-in on… Read More