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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.

NBA Diversity Study Finds Job Gains By Minorities, Women

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: NBA A diversity report found the NBA posting nearly across-the-board gains in hiring of minorities and women after a small, one-year...

Voting-Rights Group: Florida's New Election Law Violates Free Speech

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: ACLUYouTube Pointing to the First Amendment, voting-rights organizations Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to reject part of a controversial Florida...

Get America's Best-Selling Black-Owned Laundry Detergent

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: We Buy BlackYouTube Like death and taxes, laundry is another inevitable part of life. Since you know you're going to be...

Africana Studies pioneer Dr. James Turner passes away: Black America remembers him

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Isheka N. Harrison, The Moguldom Nation — Dr. James Turner – the trailblazing scholar, activist and educator who pioneered Africana Studies at...

James and Janice Turner have made their mark on Ithaca

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In their 40 years as Ithacans, James and Janice Turner have worked to reshape a campus, a community and a culture. By...

National Organizations To USDA: End Dietary Racism In National School Lunch Program

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: HRWhiteYouTubeScreenshotWASHINGTON DC, August 9, 2022 – Civil rights, social justice, and health organizations are calling on the U.S. Department of...

Remembering The Brilliant Brazilian ActorDirector Milton Gonçalves

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Paulo MilenoWikimedia CommonsBrilliant Brazilian actordirector Milton Gonçalves passed away from a stroke in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 30,...

Gangs gain the upper hand in war with Haitian police

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Nick Paton Walsh, Natalie Gallón, Etant Dupain and Brice Laine CNN — The rounds bounced off the armored vehicle, as police...

Brennan Center: Biden’s Criminal Justice Proposal Is A Big Deal

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeThe scope of incarceration in the United States is well known by now, but it still stuns. Nearly 1.2 million...

How To Support Black-Owned Businesses

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube August is National Black Business Month, a perfect time to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses in the U.S. As business...

Herschel Walker To Debate Raphael Warnock Oct. 14

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: ScreenshotYouTube Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has agreed to debate incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock Oct. 14 in Savannah. For...

Pope Francis apologizes to native children in Canada, is Black America next?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Sherri Kolade, The Michigan Chronicle — In late July, Pope Francis visited Canada and apologized to the Inuit people who suffered...

‘Disappearing Freedom’ Documentary Highlights Wrongful Conviction Crisis

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Iron Metropolis FilmsNew York, N.Y August 3, 2022 – Iron Metropolis Films, LLC is an independent motion picture company inspired...

Liberation Is Coming From A Black Thing

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Dr. Maulana Karenga — This is my standard column written to commemorate the Watts Revolt and to pay rightful homage to...

Will CHIPS Act Provide Meaningful STEM Opportunities For Black America?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeOn August 2, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (“CHIPS” is an acronym for...

Fueled by virtually unrestricted social media access, white nationalism is on the rise

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Since 2017, the FBI has warned US Congress that the rise of white nationalism and the violence of extremist militia groups...

DRC Journalist Receives Death Threat Over Coverage of Militant Group

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Jean Christian Bafwa KabasekeKinshasa, August 8, 2022 – Congolese authorities should take seriously the threats against journalist Jean Christian Bafwa...

Revolutions, Evolutions and Serena Williams

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Julianne Malveaux — Unquestionably, Venus and Serena Williams revolutionized women’s tennis. With serves that approached the speed of light, fantastic agility,...

Africa To Announce $100-Million Super League Plans Wednesday

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube JOHANNESBURG, Aug 9 (Reuters) - An African Super League is to be announced on Wednesday by Confederation of African Football...

Black Woman-Owned Business Transforms Talents Into Success

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeGlasshouse Interior Design FirmIn 2016, Marissa Nelums began her interior design firm with a product line of just five pillows....

Colonialism is not dead, Your Royal Highness

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Royals should not be allowed to score ‘woke points’ by expressing regret over their ancestors’ atrocities. By Tafi Mhaka, Al Jazeera — On...

Report: DeSantis Will Campaign For 2020 Election Deniers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube Gov. Ron DeSantis will be traveling across the nation this month to campaign for some of the top Republican deniers...

Pope Francis’ Apology Underscores Crimes of The Catholic Church Against Indigenous Americans

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube“I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous Peoples.” So said Pope Francis...

Policing And Public Safety: Our Leaders Must Start Listening To Black, Brown Communities

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeNew Haven, CT - The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) understands and shares the sense of urgency conveyed in President...