Qualified Immunity: Ending Barriers To Police Accountability

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Last week’s heartbreaking revelations about the brutal and needless beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis have once again revived...

Police Murder, Failed Black Leadership, And The Economics Of The Tyre Nichols Case

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Everyone knows the unfolding Tyre Nichols case replicates the loop: Status quo; police brutality and murder; media coverage; protests; legal...

Is US Overreacting To China Balloon With Spying Allegation?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube During World War I, British forces sent up hot-air balloons to spy on advancing enemy forces. In recent times, a...

NYCLU Suing Department Of Corrections Over Withholding Misconduct Records

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube NEW YORK - The New York Civil Liberties Union, with pro bono counsel from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, filed...

Bowman Blasts GOP’s Attempts To Whitewash Black History

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Office of Congressman Jamaal Bowman WASHINGTON DC – Thursday, amidst manufactured controversy from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over AP African American...

Trump Promised To Push Big Lie New Audio Reveals

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube A senior member of Trump’s re-election campaign said that campaigners were going to “fan the flame” and spread the false...

Atlanta’s First, Black “First Lady” Bunnie Jackson-Ransom Passes Away At 82

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube ATLANTA – (February 3, 2023). – Atlanta Icon Burnella Hayes Jackson-Ransom, affectionately known as Bunnie, passed away surrounded by her...

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man Readings And Listening Party Feb. 17

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Gordon ParksThe Gordon Parks Foundation On Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm Harlem Stage, in collaboration with Maysles Documentary Center and...

Black British Students Pushing Drive Against Racism In Sport

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...

Rep. Thompson, Crump To Receive NAACP Awards

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: NAACP BEVERLY HILLS, CA (February 2, 2023) – Thursday, the NAACP and BET announced that U.S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.)...

Missouri May Execute An Innocent Black Man This Tuesday

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Paul Crane/ MacArthur Justice Center Missouri plans to execute Leonard “Raheem” Taylor on Tuesday, Feb. 7, despite evidence of his innocence. This...

Media Producer Convicted Of Extortion, Obstruction Of Justice

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube A federal jury convicted a Puerto Rican man today of extortion and obstruction of justice related to his involvement in...

New York Times Downplays Tyre Nichols Murder With Weak Words And Euphemism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Memphis Police Department It’s hard to find words after yet another brutal police killing of a Black person, this time of...

The Crisis In Journalism And ‘The Roadmap For Local News’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube On Thursday, a group of local-news experts and practitioners published The Roadmap for Local News: An Emergent Approach to Meeting...

Prisoner Transport Officer Sentenced For Civil Rights Offense

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube A former prisoner transport officer was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised...

Miami’s ‘Jazz In The Gardens’ Returns With Epic Lineup March11-12

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: JITG Miami Gardens, FL (January 17, 2023) – The internationally acclaimed Jazz in the Gardens Music (JITG) Festival marks its 16th...

Lawsuit Seeks To Unravel 40-Year-Old Mystery In Priest’s Slaying

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter (Odessa, Texas - February 2, 2023) Thursday, the Innocence Project of Texas filed a lawsuit to formally overturn the conviction...

Entrepreneur Hit $1M In T-Shirt Sales While Working Full-Time Job

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: https://www.blackbusiness.com/ Meet Ari Simpson, the founder of a statement t-shirt brand called Tees of Life who was able to generate ...

Congresswoman Commemorates Tyre Nichols’ Life, Calls For Change

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Wikimedia Commons WASHINGTON –Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) issued the following statement in honor of Tyre Nichols on the day of his...

California Cops Shoot Black Double Amputee Dead

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...

Courting “Bannon Line” Voters In Fight Against MAGA Extremists

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube With the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker, The MAGA movement is now in control of the legislative agenda for...

Official AP African-American Studies Framework Released

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Wednesday, the first day of Black History Month, the Advanced Placement® Program delivers its long-planned release of the official framework...

3rd Annual Afro-Carib Festival Announces Stellar Music Lineup

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Event Flyer MIRAMAR, FL (January 18, 2022)- The City of Miramar presents the 3rd Annual Afro-Carib Festival (ACF) happening on Saturday,...

Former D.C. Police Officer Denounces Murder Of Tyre Nichols

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube New York, NY (January 31, 2023) – Ronald E. Hampton, retired D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer, former Executive Director of the...