Derek Chauvin is “Guilty of Murder” of George Floyd, Prosecution Says in Closing

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Chauvin delivering the death kneel. Photo: YouTube screenshot.  Prosecutor Steve Schleicher has delivered a resounding closing argument in the ongoing trial of...

Black Voter Suppression Following 2020 Elections is no Coincidence

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...

Addis Pablo: ‘Cassava Piece Riddim’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Addis Pablo The following visual released today is for the song "Cassava Piece Riddim" by Reggae musician Addis Pablo, an instrumentalist...

Supplier Diversity Programs Are Failing Black-Owned Businesses

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Black-owned business continue to suffers from negative during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the defining characteristics for corporate America in...

Volcano Red Alert Continues in St Vincent and The Grenadines

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube The following is the Monday 19 April update from the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) which is monitoring the La...

Galvanize to Award $1.8M in Scholarships to Foster Equity in Tech Workforce

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Galvanize According to the Pew Research Center, Black people are underrepresented in the STEM workforce, making up 11% of the U.S....

Pressley Unveils Bold Legislation to Support Pregnant People During COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: A Better BalanceTwitter Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), a founding member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, has introduced the COVID-19 Safe...

Kamala Harris Pushes Bill to Reduce Maternal Mortality Disparities

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Vice-President Kamala Harris, along with Rep. Alma Adams, are pushing bill to address the racial disparity of Black maternal mortality. The...

Chauvin’s Cowardly Invocation of Fifth Amendment Indicates His Guilt

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube On Monday, closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin murder trial will begin after his defense rested Thursday with Chauvin’s invocation...

Lawmakers Call for Commission to Study Social Status of Black Men, Boys

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) created a commission to study the challenges facing Black males, including a high...

Zimbabwe At 41 Years Is Not Yet Uhuru

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Robert Mugabe and his first wife Sally during a state visit to the U.S. in 1983 when Zimbabwe was a powerhouse....

NY Attorney General Releases Grand Jury Proceedings in Death of Daniel Prude by Hands...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Twitter Friday, New York Attorney General Letitia James released the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings in her office’s investigation into...

Ten Reasons to Oppose Militarism & War on Earth Day

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube As Earth Day 2021 approaches, the following 10-point denunciation of war and militarism, and the negative effects it has on...

Burkina Faso Indictment Seeks Compaore In Thomas Sankara Murder

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Compaore, indicted for murder of Sankara, shown with President Bush back in the day. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A military court in Burkina...

Uganda: In 1960s Education Excellence Was Talk of the Day—Today It’s How To Avoid...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com).   Kabaka Mutebi II shown in healthier days--there are fears that he's a victim of poisoning. Photo: Facebook In the early 1960s, then...

National Groups to Cities: Abandon Racial Discrimination in Housing Ordinances

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterYouTube The NAACP, the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights...

Climate Activist Ted Glick Testifies Before FERC

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held an all-day “workshop” Friday on setting up an Office of Public Participation, 43...

U.S. Rejects Uganda Election as “Neither Free Nor Fair” And Slaps Sanctions

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com).   U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today released the following Statement on behalf of the Joe Biden administration rejecting Gen. Museveni's...

DJ Chris: ‘We Don't Know’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The following visual is for the song 'We Don't know, by Costa Rican Reggae artist and sound system personality DJ Chris. The...

Caribbean Leaders Hold Emergency Meeting on Volcanic Eruption in St. Vincent & Grenadines

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Special Emergency session on Thursday 15 April to discuss the...

Florida Teacher Suing School District Over BLM Flag

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: EVAC Movement DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. – Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and private employment law firm Scott • Wagner...

Families of Two Shot Dead by Pentagon Officer Demand Video Release

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube A lawyer for the family of a man fatally shot by an off-duty Pentagon security officer (above left) is demanding...

CBC Issues Statement on Indiana Mass Shooting That Killed 8

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube The Congressional Black Caucus spoke out today against Thursday's mass shooting, which killed eight people, at a FedEx facility in...

Derek Chauvin Takes Fifth, Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Next Week

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube When closing arguments are delivered Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, jurors will...