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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.

SCOTUS To Hear Major Voting Rights Case This Fall

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...

Columbia: Working Class Political Victory Faces Huge Challenges

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Wikimedia CommonsTwitterOn Sunday June 19 2022, Juneteenth in the United States, the working class, and all peace-loving people of Colombia,...

Miller v. Alabama: Children Condemned To Die In Prison

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: EJIYouTubeTen years ago, EJI won a landmark ruling from the United States Supreme Court that struck down mandatory death-in-prison sentences...

Roe’s Overturning Made Possible By Conservative Catholics On SCOTUS

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Harvard.eduTwitterDear Fellow Men, Time to let women speak their minds about the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade. Men...

OECS Congratulates Newly Elected Prime Minister, Government of Grenada

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: OECS The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission extends congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister of Grenada Dickon Mitchell and...

Black Clergy Decry Abortion Decision, Demand Expanded Maternal Care Access

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Faith in ActionYouTubeFacebookMTSClergy and organizers with Faith in Action, the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States, are...

Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s statement on Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). “The repulsive Supreme Court decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing the right to an abortion, has set...

Juneteenth: Black Americans Have Always Paid A Heavy Price For “Freedom”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitterThe Cable News Network (CNN) and its parent company, Time Warner, are patting themselves on the back these days for...

MAGA-Controlled Supreme Court Gives American Women Middle Finger

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: ACLUHarvardYouTubeThe white male right-wing Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court has just showed us how hypocritical white conservative America is with this...

African American Policy Forum’s statement on bodily autonomy

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Statement by AAPF — Today, an illegitimate Supreme Court—stacked with radical conservative justices who lied to Congress about their adherence to the...

SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Shows What Happens When Democracy Is Thwarted

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitterThere is a straight line from Amer­ica’s broken systems of demo­cracy to the Supreme Court’s cata­strophic major­ity ruling in Dobbs...

Lehman College Welcomes Renowned Composer Jennifer Jolley To Music Faculty

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: InterlochenJennifer JolleyBRONX, NY—After an extensive national search, Lehman College of the City University of New York will welcome internationally-renowned composer...

Reimagining Public Safety and Law Enforcement in America

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Recorded May 13, 2022, Baltimore, MD — Town hall meeting held during the three-day symposium Beyond “Reforming” the Police: Reimagining Public...

CPE: Supreme Court’s Gutting Of Miranda Warning Protections Will Make Police Less Accountable

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeACLUTwitterThe following statement was released Thursday by the Center for Policing Equity after the Supreme Court reportedly undermined the Miranda...

AG James Denounces U.S. Supreme Court’s Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme...

Report Back from Rainbow/Push Conference and Power of Black Vote

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Monday, June 27, 2022  — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” is joined by...

Gun Crazy Republican Politicians And The Next Civil War

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: FacebookYouTubeTwitter Ready, aim, fire: “I believe in Jesus, guns and babies.” So declares Kandiss Taylor, GOP candidate for governor of Georgia,...

Georgia Voting Rights Lawsuit Could Impact 2022 Elections

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...

In Striking Down Roe, Supreme Court Has Dealt Blow To Reproductive, Economic Justice

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeHarvard.eduTwitterThe Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a fundamentally political one that effectively ends the...

Black-Owned Canned Beans, Vegetables Now Available In Stores Nationwide!

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: We Buy BlackGoode Foods is a family-owned and Black-owned canned goods company founded by patriarch Emile Johnson in 2003. From...

Lambs to Slaughter at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo by Tanja HayesThe play “Lambs to Slaughter” is presented by the Negro Ensemble Company. It is acted in and written...

Morehouse College: AltFinance Donates $2 Million To HBCU’s

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: MorehouseTwitterWashington, DC, June 2022 – AltFinance, a program created to increase diverse representation across the alternative investment industry, announced Thursday...

After Juneteenth – Reparations Now

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Julianne Malveaux — Juneteenth, or June 19, 2022, was marked with fireworks and concerts, parades, and proclamations, a big difference from...

ACLU: Today’s Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe Is “Shameful”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeScreenshotTwitterSupreme CourtWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued a shameful ruling today overturning Roe v. Wade — the landmark decision recognizing...