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.

UN-Backed Report Reveals Rising Climate Change Risk Across Africa

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTubeClimate change contributed to mounting food insecurity, poverty and displacement in Africa last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and...

Color Of Change, Vera Institute: Anthony Scott’s Death Illustrates Humanitarian Crisis Inside Rikers Island

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterTuesday, Color Of Change and the Vera Institute of Justice spoke out against the ongoing crisis of violence and death...

Power Coalition Condemns U.S. Supreme Court’s Support of Qualified Immunity

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...

Hochul, de Blasio Heartlessly Send Pre-Trial Rikers Inmates To Upstate Prisons

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTubeThe following is a Wednesday statement from the People’s Coalition for Manhattan DA Accountability on the transfer of women and...

“The Taifa Trilogy,” Nkechi Taifa’s Three Africentric Children’s Classics are Back in Print

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Nkechi Taifa, internationally renowned human rights activist and lawyer, founder, principal and CEO of The Taifa Group and the author of her top-selling,...

In D.C. Court, Man Challenges Confinement In Controversial Segregation Unit

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: CCRWitness Against TortureOctober 18, 2021, New York ‒ Today, a man who spent nearly five years in a so-called Communication...

Jury Selections Starts In Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeHundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious...

“The Winds of Change Are Shifting”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Now that the idea of reparations is gaining traction, Rappaport panelists grapple with the challenges and possibilities. By Jamie Ehrlich, BC Law...

Antigua And Barbuda Participating In Dubai World Expo

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: OECSMonday, October 18, 2021 — The twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda is on show at the world expo ‘Expo...

New Jersey: Campaign Launched To Reimagine Policing, Public Safety, Abolish Drug War

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: NJPACTwitterELIZABETH, N.J. -- (October 18, 2021) — Today, Salvation and Social Justice (SandSJ), a leading faith-rooted social justice organization based...

Remembering former General, Secretary of State Colin Powell

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Derek Major, Black Enterprise — Colin Luther Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, whose leadership in several Republican administrations shaped...

Jon Gruden Fallout: Whiteness At Center Of NFL Rot

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Last weekend, the NFL (the world’s most profitable sports league) found itself in an all-too-familiar controversy after a now-former head...

Sudan: Pro-Military Protesters Turn Out For Second Day

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Hundreds of pro-military Sudanese protesters have rallied for a second day in Khartoum, in an escalation of what the prime...

Positive Momentum In Central African Republic Must Continue

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: TwitterThe announcement last week of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic is among recent positive steps in the...

Taifa Trilogy of Tales for a New Generation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Free Virtual Event! Oct 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM EDT — Discussion will range from the senseless banning of Nkechi Taifa’s...

Green Party Supports Call for Reparations in Philadelphia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: FacebookThe Green Party of Philadelphia released the following statement following the march for Reparations on Saturday in Philadelphia:The Green Party...

Azizzi Romeo: “Feelings” | Black Star News

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...

Comptroller Report: City Continues To Fail African-American Businesses

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Twitter(New York, NY) – Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the eighth annual “Making the Grade: New...

Climate Activists Take Fight Against Line 3 Pipeline To White House

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterThe People Vs. Fossil Fuels actions this past week in Washington, DC—655 arrests!—brought back a lot of memories.In November of...

Anti-Black Racism In U.S. Immigration Affront To God-Given Dignity

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterWashington, DC - Many people were shocked and horrified by recent photos of U.S. border agents on horses with whips,...

Trump’s Big Lies And Inciteful Prejudice Threaten American Democracy

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeA year ago, when I examined the lessons of hatred and political violence in the US, I made note of...

Amnesty: Demand Gambia Repeal Repressive Laws, Uphold Human Rights

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterIn Gambia, laws restricting freedom of assembly and freedom of expression are still in force despite the commitment from the...

CUNY Lecturer Launches Campaign To Free Afghan Writer And Family

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: CUNYWhen the U.S. started withdrawing military forces from Afghanistan this summer and the Taliban began seizing control, CUNY alumna and...

Maltese Journalist Remembered On Anniversary Of Her Assassination

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: CPJYouTubeToday marks four years since the brutal murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb attack in...