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Ivory Coast and Ghana begin Mass Covid Vaccination Rollouts

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Twitter African countries are starting mass Covid inoculation drives using vaccines supplied through a scheme set up to share doses fairly...

Time for a Reckoning with Big Tech’s Algorithmic Cancel Culture

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This week Polina Vasiliev and I spoke to Mickey Huff, Diablo Valley College history and media studies professor, Director of Project...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History at WTO

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube Having survived the murky waters of politics in Nigeria, where her mother was kidnapped to send her a message, and...

The Death Penalty: Cost And Public Opinion Support Biden’s Plan To End It

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube Writer David Dozier argues here that President Joe Biden's plan to end the death penalty is supported by public opinion. A...

Americans put low priority on promoting democracy abroad

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). U.S. political leaders have long spoken of America’s commitment to democracy as pivotal to its role in the world,...

The Elections in El Salvador Could Make or Break Biden’s Central America Policy

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The small nation of El Salvador will play an outsize role in the Biden administration, as it sits at the intersection...

What 2020’s Election Poll Errors Tell Us About the Accuracy of Issue Polling –...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Pew Research Center) Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how errors in correctly representing the level of support for Joe...

Pioneering Singer Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield: “The Black Swan”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Wikimedia Commons Born a slave in 1819 in Natchez, Mississippi, Singer Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield "The Black Swan" had little reason to...

Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello sued President Bolsonaro’s son for moral damages – and...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In May of last year, Eduardo Bolsonaro, a Brazilian congressman and the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, made a series of...

Governor Cuomo, Sexual Harassment, and Senator Gillibrand’s Silence

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Wikimedia CommonsYouTube The Nation's Alexis Grenell is challenging New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on he relative silence regarding the growing sexual...

Financial Reserves and the Racial Wealth Gap

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Why is it that the wealthiest country on earth has the highest death toll of any nation in the world?  And...

IFEL to Host 3rd Annual Women of Color Connecting Summit March 11-25

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Facebook The Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) is hosting the 3rd Annual Women Of Color Connecting Summit & Celebration (WOCCON 2021),...

Dangerous U.S. Bombing of Syria Worsens Regional Instability and Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The U.S. airstrikes Thursday night against targets in eastern Syria escalate Washington’s conflicts in the Middle East, adding more instability to...

Libya: Erik Prince and Failed Plot to Arm a CIA Asset-Turned-Warlord

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube The Intercept has published an exclusive investigation by reporter Matthew Cole revealing how Erik Prince, the founder of the mercenary...

The National Security State Doesn’t Protect Us. Let’s Redefine Security for All.

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). After the nation watched white supremacists take over the Capitol building, the failure of the national security state to appropriately recognize...

March 2, WBAI Radio’s Black Star News Show Discusses Scandal At NYC Corrections

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Officer Winkfield in uniform before he was wrongfully locked out. Tune in to “Black Star News Show” on WBAI 99.5FM Radio also...

U.S. Trade Policy Has Failed Black and Latinx Workers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Mainstream narratives on trade suggest white workers from the Midwest suffer most from U.S. trade policies. Evidence shows that's...

Withdrawal of Election Court Challenge By Bobi Wine Opens New Phase In Uganda Liberation...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Bobi Wine, presumed winner of the January 14 election. Photo: Facebook After the January 14, 2021 Ugandan presidential elections, Simon Byabakama the...

COVID-19 Has Made the Super-Rich Richer. It’s Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bill would levy a small tax on billionaire fortunes. It could raise billions for recovery—and help...

Ethiopian Military Detains BBC Reporter Translators for AFP and FT

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube In response to Ethiopian military forces’ arrests of at least four journalists and media workers covering the conflict in the...

COVID-19 Has Made the Super-Rich Richer. It’s Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). What should good societies do when a wealthy few reap enormous financial windfalls during a global pandemic? While millions lost their lives,...

New Evidence Supports Julius Jones’ Claims of Innocence

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: YouTube New and compelling evidence has emerged that Julius Jones, a man on death row in Oklahoma since 2002, did not...

Remembering IPS Associate Fellow Steve Cobble

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In the 1980s, Bob Borosage, then the director of the Institute for Policy Studies, brought into our fold a young activist...

Warren’s Wealth Tax Would Have Raised $114 Billion in 2020 from Nation’s 650 Billionaires...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Institute for Tax PolicyWikimedia Commons America’s billionaires would owe a total of about $114 billion in wealth tax for 2020 if...