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.

Congo Turns 60: Why Belgium Owes Formal Unequivocal Apology And Reparations

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com).  King Phillippe. Photo: World Trade Organization/Wikimedia Commons   This year marks the 60th anniversary of independence of the Democratic Republic of...

Despicable Officers Fired for Mocking Elijah McClain’s Choking Death

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Despicable Aurora Police officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich, and Jason Rosenblatt mocking murder of Elijah McClain. Apparently, murdering Black...

African Countries Grappling with Growing Diaspora Dual Citizenship

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). African countries are now dealing with a growing number of Diaspora dual citizens and what it means for elections. Earlier...

Trump Minimizes COVID-19 Danger, Peddles More Racism, White Supremacy

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). As COVID-19 continues to spike in states across America, Donald Trump is doing what he does best: provoking racial...

88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors — Resolution In Support...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). 88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors Resolution In Support of the Commission to Study and...

Cardinal Dolan Excusing NYPD Abuse and Murder is Sinful

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Cardinal Dolan is complaining about the criticism of NYPD--while saying very little about racist treatment of Blacks by NYPD. This...

Mayor Ras J. Baraka • Launch of Listening Line for First Responders & Essential...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Vantage Point Radio July 6, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor...

Protest to Demand Removal of Francis Eppes’ Statue from FSU Campus

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Francis Eppes. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Saturday, July 4, 2020, the Florida State University (FSU) chapter of Students for a...

Bowman Calls for Universal Basic Income as Unemployment Rises

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Jamaal Bowman recently delivered a stunning defeat against Eliot Engel in NY-16 district race. With an additional 1.4 million Americans...

Seven Mali Soldiers Killed in Suspected Jihadists Ambush

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Jihadist warfare in West Africa, unleashed after Libya's takeover, continued in a Thursday attack in Mali. Seven government soldiers were...

Rep. Bobby Scott: ‘Moving Forward Act’ Critical for Educational Equity

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). House Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2,...

What Is The Fourth Of July To George Floyd?: Why Frederick Douglass’ Classic Speech...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Frederick Douglass. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The great freedom fighter Frederick Douglass was invited to deliver a speech at Rochester's...

Way Forward: In Addition To Justice We Will Need Reconciliation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Filmmaker, attorney, and entrepreneur Jason Green. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and far too many other Black bodies...

Mandela 8 Charity: We Must Bring “Hope and Healing” to Communities

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Black Star News has been producing stellar investigative journalism since 1997, including focusing on police...

Book Excerpt #3: “The Roots of Racism in American Policing”

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Ahmaud Arbery fought for his life before white supremacy took it. Author's note: For several weeks before the emergence of...

Sanders Calls for 10 Percent Cut in Pentagon Budget

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke on the Senate floor to advocate for amendments he introduced to the National...

CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on July 6 to update the media on...

“What About Her?” Police Brutality Rally to be Held Friday

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). "What About Her?" police brutality press conferencerally being held in New York today. The Justice for Women Task Force, community...

Miami Officer’s Assault on Black Woman Being Investigated Say Officials

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami-Dade police officer Antonio Clemente Rodriguez has been "relieved of his duties" after video emerged of him punching a...

Institute of The Black World Establishes Helpline for Essential Workers

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) announced that the Black Family Summit, which the organization convenes,...

Black Businessman Ebbie Parsons and Netflix’s $100 Million Lending Agreement

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). AJC: "Yardstick Management, founded by Ebbie Parsons in 2012, has been consulting with Netflix for months on how...

Belgian king expresses ‘regrets’ over colonial past in Congo

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Protesters vandalised a statue of former Belgian King Leopold II at the Africa Museum, in Tervuren, near Brussels, earlier...

Caribbean: COVID-19 Hurting Tourism Dependent Island Economies

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Ffryes Beach, Antigua. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major unexpected economic blow for the Caribbean. In 2019 most of the...

No Propaganda: Corporate Media Shouldn’t Serve as Public Relations Firms for the Police

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com).   On June 1, I wrote a commentary with 10 suggested policy changes--most are not new-- that must be instituted...