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The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In a battle to protect their rivers and waterways, the people of El Salvador came together to ban mineral mining, becoming...

Uganda: Expect Heartbreaks Investing Among Your Own In Rural Northern Uganda-My Experience.

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The round hut is nearly ready as captured by the camera“Waiting is a difficult work when you wait as I wait”“My...

House Dems Push Postal Banking Pilots as an Alternative to Predatory Firms

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At a recent press conference, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described a common scene at the check-cashing places that dot her Bronx neighborhood. “Imagine...

Turbulence: “For Me” | 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...

Fears of ‘significant deterrent’ for whistleblowers as top EU court quashes Lux Leaks case

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Europe’s top human rights court has rejected an appeal...

The Latest From Jerusalem and Kabul

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Middle East is reeling after a weekend of renewed violence. In Afghanistan, the death toll after a bomb attack targeting...

Virginia Prosecutor: Trooper Had No Legal Basis to Stop Black Woman

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 Right Wing Has Always Been Pro-‘Cancel Culture’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). From brutalizing protestors to rolling back voting rights, don’t get it confused: The right has always tried to "cancel"...

Feds: NYPD Cop Charged with Bribery Admitted to Racist Actions on Job

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube A white New York City police officer once bragged about trying to scare Black people for kicks by randomly pointing...

Employers: If You Want Workers, Pay a Living Wage

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The sudden shift from “we love our essential workers” to “they’re living off the government dole” seemingly happened overnight. Across the country,...

Florida School Board Removes Police Brutality Novel After Police Complain

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...

What’s up With the Herd?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The problem with the current pandemic is that we don’t know if we’re coming or going. It’s as if we’re swimming...

Many Black Men Are Wrongfully Criminalized—and Silenced—by America’s Corrupt Court System

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeTwitter The revelation last week by the Innocence Project and American Civil Liberties Union that DNA and fingerprint evidence did not...

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering mass protests in Colombia

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Violent and deadly protests have flared in urban centers across Colombia since April 28, 2021, including Bogotá, the capital,...

Lightning's All-Black Line Makes NHL History Against Panthers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter Mathieu Joseph, Gemel Smith and Daniel Walcott made NHL history on Monday night. The three forwards formed the first ever...

Immigration was a major focus of early Biden news coverage

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). As more migrants arrive at the U.S. southern border, the politically polarized issue of immigration was one of the...

America’s Bloated Military Spending Reflects Misguided Thinking

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeNational Priorities Project Currently, the U.S. spends at least three quarters of a trillion dollars each year on the Pentagon. The...

Anthony Hamilton: "You Made A Fool of Me"

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Wikimedia Commons The following is visual for the song "You Made A Fool of Me" by R&BNeo-Soul singer Anthony Hamilton. The...

Black Women Start More Businesses Than White Men

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...

Bobi Wine, Uganda’s President-Elect Remains Under House Arrest as Gen. Museveni “Sworn In”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Independent vote tallies showed Bobi Wine defeating Gen. Museveni by 51% to 35%. Photo: Facebook Major African powers have shunned today’s illegal...

NY AG Wins Dismissal of NRA’s Fraudulent Bankruptcy, Dissolution Fight Continues

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube New York Attorney General Letitia James today scored a major victory in her case against the National Rifle Association (NRA)...

FBI Looking into Louisiana Police Brutality Case of Black Man

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...

Three Current, Former NYPD Officers Charged In Bribery Scheme

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Two NYPD officers and a retired officer from Long Island have been charged in federal court with running a bribery scheme...

Andrew Brown Attorney: Police Video Shows “Unjustified Killing”

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...