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Southampton 2025 & your neighbourhood: What are your views?

Southampton 2025 needs your help. Your expert knowledge of the area you live in is vital to the Bid’s development. It’s important they hear your opinions on everything from your neighbourhood’s strengths and challenges, to how you think becoming UK City of Culture will help Southampton. It is important that Southampton’s final Bid represents all the… Continue Reading →

Event: Southampton 2025 & Black Business

If Southampton wins UK City of Culture 2025, it could bring millions to the city’s economy. Want a slice? In December 2020, Our Version Media CIC became an official media partner of the Southampton UK City of Culture 2025 Bid. Naturally, our main aim is to make sure that our black communities aren’t left out,… Continue Reading →

Buy black! Our Black-owned Business Directory is live

As part of Our Version Media’s commitment to increasing authentic and positive representation of Southampton’s black communities, we’ve created a directory of local black-owned businesses. We invite you to take a look at the variety of black-owned businesses in the city – there are restaurants, grocery stores, marketing services, cleaning services, a recruitment agency, and… Continue Reading →

What’s On: Black History Month 2020

Black History Month has been celebrated in Southampton for more than a decade. This year, because of the pandemic, most events have been moved online. Here’s the link to the city’s Black History Month magazine. It is packed full of articles, including one about Our Version Media. There are also details of what’s happening locally… Continue Reading →

OVM founder awarded for “amplifying black voices”

Our Version Media’s founder, Veronica Gordon, has been awarded a Black History Month South Award for her work “amplifying black voices” in Southampton. The Award was presented during the city’s official Black History Month launch, as she was co-hosting alongside BHM South’s Lou Taylor and Olu Rowe. The launch, took place on Thursday 1st October… Continue Reading →

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Changing the narrative of local black stories, one consultation at a time

Introducing our Black Community Coverage Clinic. Our recent survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that some felt “sad”, “misunderstood”, “frustrated”, “annoyed”, “invisible”, and “stereotyped” by local press coverage of the city’s black communities. They also said local news is more likely to cover stories of black people that are crime, drug or gang… Continue Reading →

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