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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...

“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...

New study backs breast implant illness claims by patients

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A new study in a...

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...

Still More Reasons to Defund Our CEOs

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). America’s dirtiest three-letter word may now be “CEO,” and our ongoing economic meltdown is only making that tag even...

Will Hollywood Finally Address Lack of Diversity Among Management?

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Will Hollywood now address the industry's lack of diversity? Protests against police brutality prompted leading entertainment companies to declare...

The De-Trumpification of America – Institute for Policy Studies

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls...

DeVos’ School Privatization Funding Attempts Escalate After Espinoza Ruling

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). AFT President Randi Weingarten is calling out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her privitization attempts days after the Supreme...

Cuban journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez detained amid protests, awaiting trial

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, July 2, 2020–Cuban authorities should immediately release journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez and stop harassing the independent media, the...

Eddy Grant Speaks George Floyd, Reparations, Racism…

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Musician Eddy Grant is calling for Reparations in the wake of George Floyd protests. Guyanese musician Eddy Grant spoke out...

The Pandemic Is Accelerating the Racial Wealth Divide. Here’s How We Turn It Around.

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Behind the anger in the streets at police abuse is the awareness that Black, brown, and Native people are...

NBA To Display Black Lives Matter Slogan When Season Resumes

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