The Black Britain Decides event was more than an election rally, as we note the awakening of the Black vote in this election, it was a moment of history. It brought the Black community together as never before. Here are two pieces relating to the event we think should receive wider viewing.
At the recent Black Britain Decides rally, the first of its kind in the British history, representatives of Great Britain’s leading political parties–Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat–made an unprecedented pitch to convince black Britons why their parties and policies would best serve their needs.
Last week STM joined the biggest political rally of the UK General Election 2010 held by and for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. The rally is of special significance, as it is the first time that leaders of political parties have given an audience to the African and Caribbean communities to discuss key issues such as education, health, crime, immigration, etc. Also, this elections are of special importance because there are 120 marginal seats that BME voters could significantly influence.