Welcome to Jim Crow 2.0

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Voter suppression efforts will only get worse. By Charles Blow, NYT — In the wake of the Civil War, liberals in the North...

IOM Facilitates Return Home for Growing Trend of Irregular Migration between Malawi and Zimbabwe

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). PRETORIA - Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa last March 2020, trends of irregular migration toward South...

Coup, COVID fuelling ‘perfect storm’ in Myanmar, UN expert warns |

In a statement, Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews said “emergency” assistance for Myanmar was desperately needed to save lives.  “The highest attainable standard of health is one of the...

Libya: Positive steps needed to break ‘political stalemate’  |

“Positive steps are now needed to avoid backsliding”, he told the ministerial-level meeting.   To avoid a return to conflict, violence and chaos, Mr. Kubiš, who also heads the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), underscored the “overwhelming demand and expectations” of both...

FROM THE FIELD: A flood of humanitarian needs for Burundi lake dwellers |

Incessant heavy rains, followed by floods, landslides, and strong winds have led to farmland, dwellings, roads, markets and a wide range of businesses, disappearing...

Billions risk being without access to water and sanitation services by 2030  |

Latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNCEF) reveals that three in 10 people worldwide could not wash their hands with soap and water at...

CARICOM: Transition and reflection

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo of Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By Elizabeth Morgan, Jamaica Gleaner — The coming week is significant for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as Sunday,...

What would it take to strip New York City of slaveholders’ names?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Hundreds of New York City’s streets, neighborhoods, parks, schools, and other sites are odes to individuals and families who bought and...

What would reparations look like and why are they needed?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Throughout American history victims have been given reparations for their suffering, but African Americans have never been compensated for hundreds of...

Ethiopia Is at a Crossroads. Can the Nation Survive in Its Current Form?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). After recent national elections and with continued violence in Tigray, Ian Bremmer looks at the future of Ethiopia. By Ian Bremmer, TIME...

Urgent action needed to end ‘inhumane conditions’ facing Haiti prisoners: UN rights chief |

The document published on Wednesday, based on visits to 12 detention centres by UN staff at the beginning of 2021, notes that in some instances...

Migrant worker numbers rise by five million: ILO |

A new report from the ILO indicates that migrant workers made up one in 20 of the world’s workforce in 2019, often carrying out key functions in critical sectors from health care to transportation...

America’s first Black billionaire wants his reparations check, now

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The founder of BET is pushing a $14 trillion reparations proposal he says would provide enough to close the giant Black/white...

‘Highest standards of conduct’ required for successful UN peacekeeping  |

Therefore, “strengthening accountability for the conduct of peacekeeping personnel is…central to the Action For Peacekeeping initiative”, known as A4P, Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message delivered at the...

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UN Human Rights Chief urges immediate, transformative action to uproot systemic racism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday issued an urgent call for States to adopt a “transformative agenda”...

The U.N. Rights Chief Says Reparations Are Needed For People Facing Racism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By The Associated Press — The U.N. human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in...

IOM’s Emergency Director Urges Swift, Durable Solutions to Protracted Rohingya Crisis

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Cox’s Bazar – Almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees in congested camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District desperately need urgent action to secure their...

How colonialism’s legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The fact that nearly half the world’s population is still struggling to escape poverty while global temperatures hurtle upward is not...

This anthem does not speak for me

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Frances Scott Key, author of the Star-Spangled Banner, our “National Anthem” was a dyed in the wool...

Mayor Baraka launches ambitious two-year economic recovery plan with $8.8 million first year budget

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investment will focus on small businesses, equitable development, and neighborhoods; Funding comes from 2021 American Rescue Plan legislation to create affordable...

Their ancestors were enslaved workers. Now they’re getting $2,100 a year in reparations

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). For over a century, the Virginia Theological Seminary used Black Americans for forced labor. Now it’s determined to make amends. By Faith...

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Advocate of reparations for slavery talks about forms it could take in Kansas City

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). KC mayor joins leaders across the country in exploring opportunities for reparations. By Bianca Beltrán, KMBC News — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas...