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News that highlights the lives, visions, achievements, policies, and strategies of exceptional contemporary African Diaspora leaders across the globe in order to motivate, challenge, and encourage current and future generations of people of African descent to take initiative and offers guidance to those interested in Africa’s development.

Educator Uses Art To Showcase Journey Through Pandemic

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: George GalbreathATLANTA, GA - Educators, like art teacher George Galbreath, whose art is shown above, continue to face decisions in...

Gambia: Oppressive Laws Remain Despite President’s Promises

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Amnesty InternationalDespite Gambian President Adama Barrow’s pledge to reform the country nearly five years ago, oppressive laws curtailing human rights...

Police Accountability Efforts Sabotaged As George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Negotiations Collapse

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Washington, D.C.) — Bipartisan negotiations for a compromise on police reform broke down Wednesday, officially ending talks on the George Floyd...

“Promise Neighborhoods” To Get $40 Million From U.S. Dept. Of Ed

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: MEDA The U.S. Department of Education today awarded over $40 million to the newest cohort of Promise Neighborhoods grantees across seven...

Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles UNGA 76 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Address

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). You Are Here: Home » Blog » Reparations » Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles UNGA 76 Durban Declaration and Programme of...

ACLU Condemns Biden Administration’s Deplorable Treatment of Haitian Migrants

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitterWASHINGTON — In light of the inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers at the border, the American Civil Liberties...

Sudan Coup Attempt Has Failed, Government Says

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Sudan’s fragile political transition has been plunged into uncertainty after a reported coup attempt by soldiers loyal to the former...

Investigate Border Patrol Attack on Haitian Asylum Seekers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). September 22, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden Jr.The White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: As a group of the nation’s...

Black Professor Tells Cruz Texas’ Voter ID Law Is Racist

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Black Star News has been producing stellar investigative journalism since 1997, including focusing on police brutality and other abuses targeting marginalized...

HBCU Student Rajah Caruth Has NASCAR Dreams

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter HBCU student Rajah Caruth has NASCAR dreams. It’s more than an hour before Rajah Caruth’s Wednesday morning world literature class, and...

Former Housekeeper Now Owner of 5-Star Luxury Hotel

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Facebook Meet Souadou Niang, a serial entrepreneur and the owner of Palms Luxury Boutique Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, who used to...

Who gets flexibility?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — I had not planned to have a policy conversation when I boarded my connecting flight from...

DR Congo President:“Promises Made To Africa” Need Materialization

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Black Star News has been producing stellar investigative journalism since 1997, including focusing on police brutality and other abuses targeting marginalized...

Cameroon Marks One Year Anniversary of Repression Crackdown

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Crisis GroupCameroon’s authorities should ensure accountability for their security forces’ crackdown on opposition leaders, supporters and peaceful protesters in September...

Sounds of Blackness: “Time For Reparations”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Sounds of BlacknessThe Three-Time Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness is back with a groundbreaking new single - “TIME FOR REPARATIONS.”...

56 Years and 224 Seasons of Struggle

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Dr. Maulana Karenga — We of the organization Us have stayed standing and steadfast, weathered all kinds of storms and wrought...

Texas: “March For Our Dignity” In Support Of Haitian Immigrants Taking Place Thursday

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterThis Thursday, human rights advocates in El Paso will hold the “March for Our Dignity: Supporting Haitian Asylum Seekers and...

How housing reparations can help close the Black homeownership gap

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). You Are Here: Home » Blog » Reparations » How housing reparations can help close the Black homeownership gap ...

Bush, Warren Introduce Legislation To Protect Renters After SCOTUS Eviction Moratorium Decision

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitterWASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Member of the House...

POP Announces Trenton March For Police Accountability, Social Economic Justice

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). THE LONG MARCH FOR JUSTICE: March To Trenton For Police Accountability, Social Justice, And Economic Progress will take place on Monday,...

If climate change is the symptom, capitalism is the problem

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Our planet cannot handle an eternal growth model. We live in a finite system and capitalist innovation can only take us...

Mass Deportations Of Haitian Immigrants Is Inhumane And Heartless

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterThe Biden Administration’s decision to dump thousands of Haitians upon a troubled battered Haiti over the next several weeks is...

Rwanda: Fair Trial Violations In Rusesabagina Verdict

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTubeCommenting after Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan opposition leader, was found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to 25 years in prison...

CARICOM Congratulates Belize On 40th Anniversary of Independence

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: TwitterThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on its 40th Anniversary of Independence, which it celebrates on Tuesday 21 September...