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.

Many black college grads feel need to code-switch

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than their white counterparts to say they at least sometimes feel the...

RAPPERS PRESIDENT AND LOUIS KING RELEASE “WAY UP” VIDEO FILMED AMONG AUSTRALIA’S ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MPAC Solutions along with New Jersey rapper President and LA rapper Louis King above (both also community organizers) flew...

Revolutionaries and Electoral Politics, Legacy of Richard Hatcher, Door of Our Return Reflections

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Vantage Point Radio December 30, 2019 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor...

WRONGFULLY CONVICTED LATINO MAN EXONERATED FROM 1987 QUEENS MURDER CHARGE

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Today, the Hon. Joseph Zayas of Queens County Supreme Court granted a motion to vacate the 1990 conviction of...

Despite Progress and an Upbeat Pre-Election Mood, Ethnic Conflicts Have Long Worried Many Kenyans

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). by Richard Wike, Senior Researcher and Kathleen Holzwart, Research Analyst, Pew Global Attitudes Project Until recently, Kenya was considered something...

NY GOVERNOR CUOMO DENOUNCES RECENT RISE IN “HATE-FILLED CRIMES” AFTER WEEKEND ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Racism and religious intolerance have been steadily on the rise since Donald Trump and his "very fine people," like...

My Nephew Voted for Trump, And Will Do It Again, Here’s Why

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — It was another raucous moment at the family Christmas dinner table when I asked my...

The Thriving System of Convict Labor

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — As 2019 ticked to a close, the screamingly outrageous headlines have not slowed. Every day...

Real Viking History and the Imagined White Supremacist Past

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Real Viking society was multicultural and multiracial. So where does the white supremacist vision of their genealogy come from? By...

REV. JESSE JACKSON TO MEET WITH REV. SHARPTON AT NAN TODAY AND SIGN COPIES...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Rev Jesse Jackson, Sr. will appear today, Dec. 27, in New York to meet with his mentee Rev....

AFRICAN UNION ELECTION OBSERVERS ARRIVE IN GUINEA-BISSAU AHEAD OF DECEMBER 29 ELECTIONS

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Dr. Joaquim Raphael Branco, (above middle) Former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe has...

The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). “The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” Chester Himes, If He Hollers...

ST. PAUL MAYOR CARTER ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR FOR DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mayor Melvin Carter, of St. Paul, Minnesota, recently announced Valerie Jensen as the new director of Saint Paul’s Department...

CALIFORNIA CONGRESSWOMAN BASS ON BURKINA FASO ATTACKS: THE WORLD MUST PAY ATTENTION TO SAHEL

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement in response...

How a hateful ideology echoes through American history

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Blacks gathering dead and wounded from the “Colfax Massacre” in Louisiana. Published in Harper’s Weekly, May 10, 1873. (MPI/Getty...

UNCF PRAISES FY2020 FUNDING PACKAGE THAT WOULD BENEFIT HBCU’S AND LOW-INCOME COLLEGE STUDENTS

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). UNCF recently praised the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate membership who crafted the fiscal year 2020 (FY2020)...

“I NEVER FELT LIKE QUITTING” SAYS 80-YEAR-OLD WHO BECOMES ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY’S OLDEST GRADUATE

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By Chanda Temple In early December 2019, Donzella Washington made history at Alabama A&M University by becoming the oldest person...

LOUISIANA RESIDENTS, CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS AND LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS DENOUNCE PLANS TO BUILD CHEMICAL PLANT...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). This week, residents of St. James joined with environmental justice and legal organizations to urge the St. James Parish...

NY FILM FORUM WILL SHOW ‘SYSTEM K’ ON CONGO’S DYNAMIC STREET ART STARTING JANUARY...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Congolese collective KOKOKO!, in Renaud Barret's SYSTEM K documentary on Congolese street art and artists. Film Forum is pleased...

BENIN AUTHORITIES SENTENCE BENIN WEB TV JOURNALIST IGNACE SOSSOU TO 18 MONTHS IN PRISON

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The imprisonment of Benin journalist Ignace Sossou for "harassment" is raising serious suspicion since the person he supposedly harassed,...

U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL DENOUNCES DEADLY ATTACK IN NORTHERN BURKINA FASO

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The fall of Libya has emboldened racist fanatical terrorists who now represent a serious threat to the stability of...

YOUTH ADVOCATES: YOUNG PEOPLE UNHEARD IN GLOBAL EXTREMISM FIGHT

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Recently, youth delegates (like Charles Kajoloweka above) from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda and the United Kingdom...

MOUNT VERNON RECEIVES $136,154.09 IN FIRST PAYMENT FROM LAWSUIT AGAINST FORMER MAYOR THOMAS

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The City of Mount Vernon faced serious turmoil this year when former disgraced Mayor Richard Thomas plead guilty to...

MEDIA MATTERS NAMES FAKE NEWS JOURNALIST JOHN SOLOMON ‘2019 MISINFORMER OF THE YEAR’

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The face of real fake news "journalist" John Solomon (who worked, in recent years, for The Hill newspaper until...