After inheriting ancestral land, these Black families are defying the odds to keep it

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Patrice Gaines, NBC News — A street sign on a dirt road leading up to a large plot of land in...

We Remember Malcolm X and His Mother Louise Norton Little

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). February 19, 2024Black History Month Edition of Vantage Point On this Black History Month edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels...

Haiti on brink of civil war, Dominican Republic warns

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Haiti on brink of civil war, Dominican Republic warns Source: AFP — Haiti is on the verge of civil war, and if the...

Haitian gangs’ growing funds, arsenals challenge planned intervention -report

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Sarah Morland, Reuters — Haitian gangs are increasingly economically autonomous, a Geneva-based criminal research group warned, using funds coerced from private...

Public note on the evolution of the country’s crisis from the BSA

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By the Monitoring Office of the Montana Accord (BSA) — The Monitoring Office of the Accord 30th August (BSA) notes the failure...

The right to protest is in peril at the Supreme Court

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). An anonymous cop believes civil rights organizer DeRay Mckesson is liable for injuries suffered in a 2016 Black Lives Matter demonstration—but...

The Foundations of Black History Month

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Julianne Malveaux — Did you know that Black History Month was once Negro History Week? The first Negro History Week was established...

“It was like sitting at the right hand of God”- Remembering the Other Bob...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Now that the Bob Marley biopic One Love has hit the big screen, there’s one question that I have...

Why being a fraternity brother is entirely compatible with my Christian faith

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Keith Magee — Historically Black fraternities and sororities – often referred to as Black Greek-letter organizations, or BGLOs – have been...

The foundational field of critical study

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Dr. Maulana Karenga — When Nana Haji Malcolm X taught and stressed the foundational importance of the critical study of history, he...

New report on state of Black Americans presents a sobering look at American inequality

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). It would take three centuries to overcome the current disparities without intervention, or at least a decade with a multitrillion-dollar stimulus...

Caribbean Community stands next to Cuba

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Source: Prensa Latina — The United States economic blockade against Cuba is harming the development of that neighboring country, but also that...

Joe Biden’s Age and Memory are Not an Issue

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Vantage Point VignettesComments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels As the renowned boxer Roy Jones, Jr. one famously proclaimed: “You must have...

W.E.B. Du Bois, Haiti, and US Imperialism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Crystal Eddins, AAIHS — This piece follows up on the January 2019 post “Haitian and French Petrol Protests in the Age...

Big Polluters vs. Our Kids

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Ben Jealous — Far too often, big polluters feed us the lie that we have to choose between clean air or...

Vantage Point: Remembering Whitney Young

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). February 12, 2024Black History Month Edition of Vantage Point On this Black History Month edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels...

A Window and Way to Our Future

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Dr. Maulana Karenga — There is, as always, a timeless library of life experiences and life lessons that inform and instruct...

The People’s President’ reflects on the impact of Oscar-nominated documentary

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). “For us, it is continued protection,” says Wine, whose brutal fight to end his country’s 38-year governing regime is followed in...

Haitian PM calls for calm as violent protests demand his resignation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Rallies have paralysed the country amid calls for ouster of Ariel Henry in line with political agreement forged in 2022. Source: Al...

Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch enliven a stunted biopic

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). ‘King Richard’ helmer Reinaldo Marcus Green chronicles Marley’s rise to fame and his attempts to bring peace through his music. By Lovia...

Congressman Troy Nehls – Rash, Brash, Out of Control

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Julianne Malveaux — Republican Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX) attacked his colleague, St. Louis Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), with rash, brash, and...

The hypocrisy over Haiti

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Myrtha Désulmé, Jamaica Gleaner — January, 1, 2024, ushered in the momentous 220th anniversary of Haiti’s independence, an unprecedented feat never...

Setting the record straight on an important piece of Black history

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Ben Jealous — With the start of Black History Month, I brace myself for the mis-telling of Black History yet again. In...

Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison, a clarion voice for justice, dead at 74

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Herb Boyd — Those fortunate to join Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison on the airwaves were taken to the zenith of...