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.

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...

Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Redistricting Plan For Undermining Power Of Black Vote

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Zinn Education ProjectACLUCHICAGO — The Illinois legislature’s S.B. 927 redistricting plan, creates unconstitutional racially gerrymandered districts for the Illinois House...

Omar: U.S. Must Address Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery In Libya

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterMINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement amid reports of the rampant racist abuse of African migrants in Libyan...

Uganda: Dictator Museveni Could Kill MP Ssegirinya The Way Apartheid Regime Killed Biko

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ssegirinya, right, shown with presumptive winner of the Jan. 14 presidential election.Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya alias “Mr. Update”...

Texas Abortion Ban Remains In Effect After Appeals Court Ruling

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitterAUSTIN, Texas — In a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted Texas’...

Via ni Tebara: “Rosi Ni Utoqu”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Fiji Times The following is a recently released visual for the song "Rosi Ni Utoqu" by Fiji musical group Via ni...

NALAF Endorses Candidates In New York, Massachusetts, And Ohio

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: NALAFThursday, New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) announced its final three political candidate endorsements in 2021, bringing the total number...

Alabama Prison Violence: Two Black Men Killed In Past Week

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: MugshotEJITwo Black men incarcerated in Alabama (including Kenneth Gilchrist above) were murdered last week as the mortality rate in the...

UK: Cambridge College To Return Looted Benin Bronze Artifact

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter A Cambridge college is to become the first British institution to return one of the Benin bronzes to Nigeria later...

First Black Woman-Owned Bar To Open In Downtown Mobile

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...

Amnesty International Releases Report Addressing How To Hold Police Accountable In Americas

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTo end the rampant impunity for human rights violations committed by police across many parts of Latin America and Caribbean,...

Kyrie Irving’s Vaccination Stance Harming The Voiceless

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter Kyrie Irving has become the center of the NBA universe as his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine makes him...

BVI Judge Recognized As ‘Pioneering Caribbean Woman Jurist’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Eastern Caribbean CourtOECSThe Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, LL.D, Chief Justice, (above left) has been recognized by the Caribbean...

Netflix, Unesco Search For African Filmmakers To ‘Reimagine’ Folktales

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: NetflixYouTube African film-makers are being sought by Netflix and Unesco to "reimagine" folktales. For Nelson Mandela they were “morsels rich with the...

NYC Council BLAC Caucus: Thomas Jefferson Statue Must Go

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterThe following is a statement from the New York City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) on the pending...

NBA To Launch ‘Fast Break For Small Business’ Grant Program

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube The NBA, in partnership with an online legal services company, will create a small-business grant program targeted to businesses owned...

Civil Rights Groups Fight For Information On Deportation Death “Flights” And Torture Of Cameroonian...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeCivil rights organizations Wednesday filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit demanding information about the U.S. government’s wrongful deportation...

Remembering and Reaffirming Its Mission

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Dr. Maulana Karenga — It was 26 years ago, October 16, 1995, that we stood firmly together, 2 million plus strong...

Senate Will Vote On “Freedom To Vote Act” Next Week

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube WASHINGTON — The Senate will hold a procedural vote next week on voting legislation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has...

Progressive Democrats Defend Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeWASHINGTON — The leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus continued their fight to protect the promise of the Build Back...

Black Farmer Group Petitions To Intervene In Texas Debt Relief Lawsuit

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...

The Politician-Scholar

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Eric Williams and the tangled history of capitalism and slavery. By Gerald Horne, The Nation — Before he became a celebrated...

The Lies Of Christopher Columbus Slowly Being Erased From Pages Of History

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeIt’s too easy, right? Too simple — shoving Christopher Columbus off the historical honor roll, pulling down his statues, yanking...

UGANDA: UPDF GRABS OVER 24 SQUARE KILOMETERS OF LAND AS TRANING GROUND FORCING DISPLACING...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A child wonders for his future near a house and food granary in the IDPAGAGO-UGANDA: Nason Moro, 92 year- old of...