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Mississippi Man Charged With Federal Hate Crime For Cross Burning

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Harrison County Sheriff's Dept.Mississippi Department of CorrectionsThe Justice Department announced that Axel C. Cox, 23, has been charged with hate...

Fighting For Social Change Requires Respecting All Humanity

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeI learned a very important lesson in 1964 in a hot and crowded church one night at Enfield, in Northeastern...

Stephanie Mills And The Whispers Return To NJPAC In January

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: NJPAC(NEWARK, NJ – September 26, 2022) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes the return of Stephanie Mills with legendary...

California Governor Rejects Mandatory Kindergarten Bill

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeSACRAMENTO -- Beyond what they learn academically in kindergarten, students learn everyday routines: how to take care of class materials...

Dark Money Campaign Reform Bill Blocked In U.S. Senate

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeLast week,senators voted on whether to advance the DISCLOSE Act, a campaign finance bill that would have required dark money...

Black Software Engineer Launches Successful Vegan Cheese Brand

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...

Ime Udoka Scandal Has Exposed Shallowness of Sports Media

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeThe only thing we know for sure is that Celtics coach Ime Udoka has received a one-year suspension from the...

CPR Denounces NYPD’s Expansion of Policing, Surveillance In Subway

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeNEW YORK, NY – Last week the NYPD released a video touting its increased presence in the New York subway...

The Time Has Come To Repeal The Second Amendment

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeIt is long past time to repeal the Second Amendment.Why?To strengthen democracy. Without the Second Amendment, wrote Supreme Court Justice...

Morgan State University To Open First HBCU Medical School In 50 Years

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: TwitterMorgan State University is one step closer to opening the first new medical school affiliated with a historically Black college...

Riders Alliance Launches Campaign For More Frequent Buses, Trains

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Riders AllianceBrooklyn, NY--The Riders Alliance, New York's grassroots organization of subway and bus riders, held a rally Sunday, urging New...

Rally, Vigil At White House Denounces America’s Racist Treatment of Haitian Migrants

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeWashington, DC – Immigrant advocates, faith groups, and Haitian leaders rallied outside the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) headquarters and...

CARICOM: Online Marketplace To Facilitate Intra-Regional Trade Launched

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: FacebookYouTube CARICOM is launching a major regional platform to facilitate intra-regional trade in goods and agricultural products. This CARICOM Marketplace dubbed...

Poor People’s Campaign Launching Massive Effort To Mobilize 5 Million Voters

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Poor People's CampaignWASHINGTON—Seeking to build on success in 2020, the Poor People’s Campaign is undertaking a massive campaign across multiple...

Black Americans Must Make Necessary Shifts Regarding Sustainable Employment

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeIn July 2021, BlackEconomics.org released a Report Brief entitled “Black American Employment Representativeness.” We revisit that Report Brief here because...

CARICOM: Online Market Place To Facilitate Intra-Regional Trade Launched

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: FacebookYouTube CARICOM is launching a major regional platform to facilitate intra-regional trade in goods and agricultural products. This CARICOM Marketplace dubbed...

Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement On Public Safety Legislation

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...

Black Economic Alliance PAC Endorses Val Demings for U.S. Senate

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeWASHINGTON, D.C. – (September 23, 2022) Today, the Black Economic Alliance PAC (BEA PAC), a nonpartisan group of Black business...

Dr. Calvin Mackie Discusses Importance of Advancing STEM Education

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: Stem NolaYouTubeOn the fall 2022 debut of the Let’s Talk STEM with Dr. Calvin Mackie podcast, Dr. Mackie discusses the...

Day 3 of General Assembly’s Annual Debate: Speakers Call For Vaccine Equity, Climate Justice,...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeThe deepening of inequalities and lack of fair representation in multilateral financial and economic institutions is impeding the international community's...

Celtics Suspend Udoka For Entire 2022-23 NBA Season

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTube Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck said the organization's decision to suspend Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season came...

Biden To Puerto Rico: “We’re With You”

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). SAN SALVADOR, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the full force of the federal government is ready to...

Former Chicago Cop Charged In 2020 Killing of Black Teen

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photos: YouTubeThe following is a press statement released Thursday regarding the arrest of a former Chicago cop Dante Salinas for the...

First Clothing Boutique Featuring All-Amputee Models Launched

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo: Keisha Green(September 22, 2022 - Atlanta, GA) Keisha Green has solidified herself as one of social media’s most influential entrepreneurs....