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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.

History Has a Race Problem, and It’s Existential

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Allison Miller — History, as a discipline, has a race problem. White people dominate the study of history, as...

White Nationalists Are Running the White House

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch report on the leaked emails of Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller shows...

Where Civility Is a Motto, a School Integration Fight Turns Bitter

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Protesters outside the Howard County Board of Education building in Ellicott City, Md., last month. Photo by Andrew Mangum...

Black millennials who refuse to vote are falling for a political fraud

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Donald Trump cynically thanked black voters for staying away from the polls in 2016, when black voter turnout declined...

Ghana, Barbados sign agreement to establish sister Port relationship

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). On Friday, November 15, 2019, Ghana and Barbados signed an agreement to establish a sister-port relationship between the Tema...

New Jersey considers task force to look into reparations for slavery

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By News12, New Jersey — New Jersey’s African American lawmakers want to start studying how the state could make reparations...

Focusing on Freedom with Harriet Tubman:Enduring Advice on Relentless Resistance

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Dr. Maulana Karenga — This is a reminder, prelude and promise of a coming review on the movie “Harriet”....

A Slave Rebellion Rises Again

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Some 500 enslaved people revolted in Louisiana but were largely ignored by history. Two centuries later, an ambitious re-enactment...

Researching, Teaching, and Embodying the Black Diaspora: An Introduction

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Charisse Burden-Stelly and Crystal Moten, Black Perspectives — Part I: Studying the Black Diaspora, Then and Now From May 22-24,...

Higher Ed Institutions Wrestle With Reparations and Repentance

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Sara Weissman, Diverse — Georgetown University recently announced that it would fundraise $400,000 a year to benefit the descendants...

Five Benineses, Alumni of the UAC Startup Valley, among the Top 20 RUFORUM Young...

Global Diaspora News (USA), November 15, 2019.Following a call for the African Entrepreneurs Competition targeting youth in West Africa to promote and catalyze business...

PhD Candidate Examines the Politics of Slavery Reparations

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Lizotte’s dissertation, entitled “Rethinking Reparations: A Critical Theory of Black Repair,” argued that current efforts for reparations that focus...

McConnell’s African American Victory Sounds Another Warning Bell

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Report — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave one of the biggest hugs I...

The Stunning Achievement of Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet”

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Richard Brody, The New Yorker — A common failure of movies, especially historical ones, is that they don’t open...

The Enduring Battle to Diversify Historical Reenactment

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). White history is still normalized. Non-white history is seen as provocative. By Nick Martin, The New Republic –  Imagine, for a...

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz...

How Reparations to Descendants of Slavery Can Heal a Nation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). To truly understand the debt this country owes to Black people is to be liberated from the bondage of...

Diocese of NY establishes reparations fund, adopts anti-slavery resolutions from 1860

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Wayne Kempton, archivist and historiographer for the Diocese of New York, displays the journal of the 1860 diocesan convention....

Let’s Suspend the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Even as our legislators grapple with impeachment, they are also charged to pass a...

Notes on Lynching, Lying and Seeking Justice

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Dr. Maulana Karenga — Pushing back the thick fog and fumes of the putrid propaganda of White supremacist triumphalism,...

Ambassador David Comissiong’s most recent Address on Reparations

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Address by Ambassador David Comissiong to the West and Central Africa Conference on the United Nations International Decade for...

Foreign prime minister demands slavery reparations from Harvard

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Says reparation is compensation, not a gift. By Jeremiah Poff, The College Fix  — The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda...

University at Buffalo students weigh in on reparations for slavery

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). BSU and CSA presented videos by Marianne Williamson and Dr. Umar Johnson speaking about reparations. The reparations discussion was...

St Vincent PM urges Caricom to speed up reparation claims

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has urged Caricom leaders to raise the issue of reparations for indigenous peoples and...