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.

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...

New Poll: Andrew Yang Leads NYC Mayoral Race

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube After a tough week, top Democratic mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang got a bit of good news from a poll...

D.C. Rally Against Racial American Policing 6:00 PM Today

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube On Friday, April 16th, at 6p.m. at Black Lives Matter Plaza at 16th & I Sts. NW, there will be...

Maryland’s Recent Reforms a Win for Police Accountability, Exonerees Seeking Compensation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Daniele SelbyInnocence Project Earlier this week, Maryland passed several laws that will strengthen police transparency and accountability and advance justice for...

The Shindellas: ‘Money’ | 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...

Film “Emancipation” Moved from Georgia over Voter Suppression Law

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Actor Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are moving production of their upcoming film “Emancipation” out of Georgia in a...

Police Detain Ghanaian Journalist on “False News” Complaint

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Police in Ghana should drop their investigation into journalist David Tamakloe and allow him to report freely, the Committee to...

Independent Investigation Needed in Police Killing of Adam Toledo

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...

Center for Popular Democracy Applauds Bill to Expand Supreme Court

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: C-SPAN Several Congressional Democrats have introduce legislation to expand the number of justices in the U.S. Supreme Court. The following statement was...

Daunte Wright: Fired Cop Kim Potter Makes Court Appearance

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter The former Brooklyn Center police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, a Black man,...

Clark Atlanta University Launches ELI Initiative for Future HBCU Presidents

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Today, Clark Atlanta University and higher education stakeholders announced the launch of the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at CAU. The...

Criminal Armed Racism in American Policing is Beyond Hope of Reform

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitter The abusive treatment and assault of Black Latino Army Lt. Caron Nazario (a relative of Eric Garner's mom Gwen Carr),...

Journalist Emmanuel Matip Detained in Cameroon Since August 2020

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Facebook Cameroonian authorities should immediately release journalist Emmanuel Mbombog Mbog Matip and all other members of the press imprisoned for their...

The Hypocrisy of “American Democracy”–Global Imperialism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). President Biden. Imperialism can't be disguised as "democracy." Photo: Gage Skidmore. “In a democracy, force should never seek to overrule the will...

Jah Light: ‘Who Can Save?’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube The following visual for the song 'Who Can Save?' by Ivory Coast Reggae artist Jah Light was recently released. The...

By Embracing Akon, Desperate Museveni Wants to Steal Bobi Wine’s Mantle As“Ghetto President”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com).   Akon. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Akon, the Senegalese-American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor visited Uganda during the first week...

Lincoln Project Petitions JetBlue to Stand Against Voter Suppression

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter The Lincoln Project has activated its hundreds of thousands of supporters in a petition drive to send a message to...

Murder of Daunte Wright Must Be a Call to Action to End Police Violence

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Twitter Leaders of MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization of more than one million mothers and their families, are speaking out...

All hands on deck for Vincy volcano relief

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Nelson A. King — Vincentians in the United States Diaspora are calling for “all hands on deck” to rush...

Black Law Enforcement Group Stands by ESOP In St. Louis County

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter The National Black Law Enforcement Group (NABLEO) is voicing its displeasure with St. Louis County Police Department Chief Mary Barton's...

Wrongful Convictions Podcast to Discuss Banning Police Deception in Interrogations

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube On April 14th, Laura Nirider leads a panel of special guests in discussion about new bills in Illinois, New York,...

Cop Who Killed Daunte Wright Charged with Manslaughter

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter Kim Potter (above), the white police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic...