In The Diaspora

By Dr. L A Morrison | Articles pertaining to Africa, and people of African descent. Articles, news clips, interviews, and media segments.

Nigeria: President Buhari Says Igbos Will Get Their Dues

Ethnic map of Nigeria.<p>President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the southeast geopolitical zone will get its dues during his administration.<p>The …

Nigeria

‘We have work to do’: 12 Browns — including one white player — take a knee during anthem

A dozen Cleveland Browns players staged the largest national anthem protest yet in the NFL and were joined for the first time by a white player as they took a knee in what one athlete said was a prayer “for the world in general” before their preseason game Monday night.<p>“There’s a lot of racial and …

NFL

Mo. Inmate to be Executed Despite New Evidence Suggesting His Innocence, Attorney Says

The attorneys for a Missouri inmate who is scheduled to die on Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre are attempting to halt the execution, …

Crime

High school students say they were harassed at Howard University for wearing pro-Trump gear

A Pennsylvania high school student who visited the nation’s capital last week says she was harassed for wearing “Make America Great Again” attire that showed her support for President Trump.<p>Allie Vandee, a student from Union City, Pennsylvania, was in Washington, D.C. on Saturday when she and some …

Education

A new digital platform in West Africa targets speakers of the Pidgin language

People in West African countries speak hundreds of languages — more than 520 are spoken in Nigeria alone. A lingua franca is a necessity for day-to-day life.<p>That's where Pidgin comes in. Millions of people speak this informal language, a constantly evolving mix of English and local languages, as a …

Linguistics

Woman told her son ‘I love you’ as he repeatedly stabbed her

<b>A mum told her son she loved him as he repeatedly stabbed her moments after killing his sister, an inquest has heard.</b><p>Melvin James died after turning …

Crime

Father of Football Player Convicted in Steubenville Rape Case Shoots Judge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father …

Crime

Florida woman charged with telling her daughter to beat pregnant teen | Miami Herald

Encouraging your child to physically fight another minor can count as child abuse. Knowing that the minor is pregnant just takes it to another …

Crime

White House Going Ahead With HBCU Conference After Charlottesville

The president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund sent a letter to the White House with a simple recommendation for next month’s HBCU conference: Don’t do this — at least not right now. But the White House is going forward as it continues to deal with fallout after Trump defended a white …

Donald Trump

Suspect in Florida officers' killings said: 'I'm innocent'

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shootings of two police officers in Florida shouted "I'm innocent" as he was arrested, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.<p>Everett Miller shouted "I didn't do it. I'm a veteran" when he was arrested in a bar a few hours after the fatal …

Crime

Mystikal turns himself in for alleged rape

Mystikal‘s song “Did I Do It” is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>The rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, has been charged with one count of …

Crime

Offers of help pour in for man accused of leaving children home alone to work

A Raleigh man <b>accused of leaving his five children under age 8 at home</b> while he went to work is now out of jail.<p>Victor King says he was bailed out of …

Good News

GOA Gallery - #KenyaDreamsBIG

A look at Giants of Africa's time in Kenya.<p>A look at Giants of Africa's time in Kenya.<p>A look at Giants of Africa's time in Kenya.<p>A look at Giants of …

Africa

Hospital officials say nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Print<p>FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier …

Disease

Mystikal wanted on rape charge in Louisiana

<b>The No Limit Records artist is one of two sought on a first degree rape charge.</b><p>New Orleans rapper Mystikal is wanted by Louisiana police for an …

Crime

Man ‘stabbed his sister, 6, and two young cousins to death while babysitting’

<b>A man has been arrested in connection with the murders of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, Washington, DC on</b> …

Crime

Africans were used for medical experiments but were also scientists on Caribbean plantations

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health.<p>We all want our medicines to work for us in wondrous ways. But how are human subjects chosen for experiments? Who bears the burden of risk? What ethical brakes keep scientific …

Medicine

Two Police Officers Killed in Florida, Suspect Apprehended

Two police officers in Kissimmee, Fla., a suburb of Orlando, have died after a shoot out on Friday night.<p>Police have identified the victims as Sgt. …

Policing

Angolan president to step down at election after 38 years

After almost four decades in which he led Angola through civil war and an oil-fuelled boom, President José Eduardo dos Santos will step down at …

Africa

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84

<b>(CNN) —</b> Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, died Saturday.<p>He was 84.<p>Gregory recently rescheduled an event in Atlanta because he was hospitalized. He died in Washington, his son …

Man cut off pregnant girlfriend’s nipples with a pair of scissors

<b>A man who cut off his girlfriend’s nipples with a pair of scissors during a violent argument has pleaded guilty to domestic assault.</b><p>Police say that …

Crime

South Africa grants Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity – report

Wife of Zimbabwean president will be allowed to leave South Africa despite case involving Gabriella Engels, who says Mugabe whipped her with a cable<p>South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a …

Africa

Marrero woman accused of sexually abusing boy and girl | NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a Marrero woman accused of repeatedly raping a boy for eight years and inappropriately …

Crime

Jaleel White talks Steve Urkel, new sitcom and the best compliment he's ever received

Few people have contributed to the landscape of American television at a young age like Jaleel White. After popularizing the incredibly nerdy, over-the-top character of Steve Urkel on “Family Matters,” he’s going back to the world of sitcoms, this time as an adult.<p>White began his acting career at …

TV

Worst Places to Live: Is Nigeria’s Lagos Really the World’s Least Livable City, Besides Damascus?

The Nigerian megacity ranked just above the Syrian capital in a recent report. But with a booming economy and young population, is Lagos really that …

Nigeria

‘I hope Trump is assassinated’: A Missouri lawmaker faces mounting calls to resign after Facebook comment

A Missouri lawmaker is under mounting pressure to resign after she said on social media she hopes President Trump is assassinated, following his response to violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.<p>Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal went on her personal Facebook page …

Eric Greitens

ICC rules jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction

War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines …

International Criminal Court

Mugabe Has Lost Control Of His Family - Opposition

President Robert Mugabe has "lost his voice" with which he used to insult Ndebele and Kalanga people who sought refuge in South Africa because of …

Africa

Sierra Leone in mourning after mudslides catastrophe