African Diaspora Leaders

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.

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...

Belgian PM Issues Apology for Murder of Revolutionary Lumumba

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Lumumba served as the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) from June until September 1960....

Cancelling Student Debt Is Critically Important In Helping Millions Of Working Americans

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeWASHINGTON – Wednesday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined the...

There’s no freedom without reparations

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Keeping the promise of “40 acres and a mule” might have transformed life for Black Americans. A movement to secure payments...

Health Department Launches Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitterJune 23, 2022 – The Health Department today announced the opening of a temporary clinic to administer the two-dose JYNNEOSTM...

The People Who Stood Up To Trump

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeThis week’s Janu­ary 6 commit­tee hear­ing provided more detail about the direct pres­sure Pres­id­ent Trump and his allies put on...

Supreme Court Ruling Overturning New York’s Conceal Carry Gun Law Roundly Rebuked

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeSupreme CourtNEW YORK - As the gravity of today's Supreme Court 6-3 ruling in the New York Rifle & Pistol...

The Centering and Sustaining Beauty of Soul

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This is Black Music Month and we share again these sensitivities, thoughts and practice of Blackness as music and magic at...

Daunte Wright: $3.2M Settlement Reached In Police Killing

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...

Caribbean Cricket: New 60-Ball Tournament To Be Launched In August

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Twitter ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A “revolutionary” fast-paced format of cricket is to be launched in the region in August,...

Electoral Victory of Colombians Petro and Marquez is Unprecedented

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By W. T. Whitney, CounterPunch — The comment overflowed with enthusiasm: “June 19 will be remembered as a day of the people and will...

AG James Vows To Protect New Yorkers After Supreme Court Ruling

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeScreenshotNEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued...

Thousands Attending NACA Affordable Housing Event In Queens

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: NACA(QUEENS, NY – June 23, 2022) – Several hundred future homeowners have already arrived at the event venue of the...

Mainstream Media Must Stop Calling Trump Republicans “Conservatives”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeLeave politics aside for a moment, if you can. What does the word “conservative” mean to you, outside of that...

Honoring A Very Special Person Who Cared For Kids

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Ted GlickYouTubeI’ve attended a lot of special ceremonies over my lifetime remembering or honoring people I know. Most memorable ones...

Greg Casar Endorses Rep. Jamaal Bowman For Re-Election

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). YONKERS, NY – Today, Greg Casar, the Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-35, endorsed Congressman Jamaal Bowman for re-election in New...

Fraser-Pryce Gets Bye To Participate In100m At World Championship

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterYouTube President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Garth Gayle has confirmed that defending World Championships women’s 100m gold medalist...

Is Male Birth Control Pill About To Become Reality?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeScreenshotMedico TopicsWith the Supreme Court’s expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade threatening to severely curtail women’s reproductive rights, it...

NY: $15,000, $10,000 Grants Awarded To Black-Owned, Led Businesses

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: LISC.orgLooking to ensure that Black-owned and -led businesses can become trailblazers in Western New York’s economy, community development nonprofit LISC...

School Safety: Uvalde Police Response Exposed Training Failures

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...

Relationship Counselor Shares Reflections On Juneteenth Holiday 2022

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Chris A. MatthewsScreenshot In a recent op-ed piece for The NJ.com, relationship counselor Chris A. Matthews shared with readers his reflections...

J.A.M. Aiwuyor appointed to the National African American Reparations Commission

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Appointment will help further organization’s fight for justice. New York, NY — The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), has announced that...

Juneteenth: Freedom Day And The Unfinished Symphony

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: VoiceTwitterI started a new Juneteenth tradition for myself this year. Although I have always acknowledged the day and its importance...

Uganda’s Gen. Museveni: Ruling A Country By Terror

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Uganda’s tin-pot dictator, Gen. Museveni. Photo Face Book.Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s regime has handed over four newly-constructed housing units to victims of...