In The Diaspora

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

Ohio Officer Shown on Video Beating Black Motorist Is Fired

A police officer in Ohio who was recorded beating a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired, officials said.<p>The officer, Michael Amiott, was terminated from his job with the Euclid Police Department on Friday, Mayor Kirsten H. Gail said in a statement emailed on Tuesday.<p>Mr. …

Policing

Bentley looks to target the rich in Kenya

individuals worth $30 million living in Nairobi has doubled between 2005 to 2015, helping Kenya gain ground in Sub-Saharan Africa's luxury car market

Sub-Saharan Africa

South African Kwaito Star Brickz Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail For Raping His Niece

After a three-year-long trial, kwaito star <b>Brickz</b> has just been sentenced to 15 years in jail for the rape of a 16-year-old girl, who is also his …

Crime

Women's March activist Tamika Mallory says American Airlines pilot removed her from flight: It was 'white male aggression'

Tamika Mallory, a New York-based activist who co-chaired the Women’s March on Washington in January, is accusing an American Airlines pilot of discriminating against her, and ultimately removing her from a flight on Sunday.<p>“It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was …

Aviation

Zimbabwe's White Farmers Play Humble, Hope For Mugabe Sympathy

White commercial farmers who were driven off their land during President Robert Mugabe's land seizures say they have "launched a new international …

Robert Mugabe

Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

KIGALI (Reuters) - A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and inciting insurrection.<p>Diane Shima Rwigara, who was barred from running against Kagame in August elections, moved to comfort …

Africa

'The president sleeps with one eye open': Mugabe reshuffles as power games begin

Robert Mugabe is 93 and boasts he will live to be 100, but the jostling has begun to find a new leader for Zimbabwe when his tumultuous reign finally ends<p>At the ripe old age of 93, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving president, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu-PF …

Africa

South Africa: Brickz Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment for Raping Niece

Brickz<p>Local Kwaito star Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court, west of Johannesburg, …

South Africa

Nigeria Monkeypox Victim Commits Suicide

Monkeypox (file photo).<p>One of the victims of the viral disease, monkeypox, has committed suicide, the Bayelsa State government said on Monday.<p>The …

Disease

Boy’s kidney transplant canceled after dad violates probation

A 2-year-old boy who has been suffering from kidney issues since birth will have to wait a few more months for a transplant after his dad, who was …

Crime

Warrant: Atlanta woman put toddlers in oven, turned it on

ATLANTA – A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on.<p>Local media reported Monday that the warrant charging Lamora Williams with murder in the deaths of 1-year-old son Ja'Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn says she put them in the oven sometime between …

Crime

Boosie Badazz's Brother Will Not Be Charged for Allegedly Stealing $361,000 From Him

Boosie Badazz’s brother has been cleared of allegedly stealing about $361,000 from the Louisiana rapper.<p>Back in July, it was reported that Taquari …

Crime

Tiger Woods gets doctor's clearance to resume full golf activities

Six months after fusion surgery on his lower back kept him from swinging a golf club until recently, Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf …

Golf

Mom accused of killing her babies by cooking them alive in oven

Lamora Williams to make 1st court appearance at 11 a.m. Suspected of murdering her sons. @11AliveNews will be there https://t.co/vSHx6Swg5E …

Crime

Jury deadlocks, judge declares mistrial in burned teen's death

Crime

Child dies after 325-pound adult sat on her as punishment

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A 9-year-old Pensacola child died Saturday after her 325-pound cousin allegedly sat on her as punishment for misbehavior, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's Office report.<p>Veronica Green Posey, 64, was charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child after paramedics …

Crime

Charlottesville Counterprotester Who Ignited Spray Can Is Charged

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A counterprotester who wielded an improvised flamethrower in a dramatic confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., was charged with assault and battery, the police said.<p>The counterprotester, Corey A. Long, 23, of Culpeper, Va., was also charged with …

Policing

How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsay," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. …

Gold

PHOTOS: Rwandan Father's Joy Finding Daughter After 23 Years

PHOTOS: Rwandan Father's Joy Finding Daughter After 23 YearsLeonard Sebarinda, now 70 years old, was haunted for decades by the disappearance of his …

Africa

School District Scrubs ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Because It Makes People ‘Uncomfortable’

"If 'To Kill a Mockingbird' makes you uncomfortable, you should probably be reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'"<p>Another school year, another controversy over “To Kill a Mockingbird.”<p>The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi, scrubbed the 1960 novel from its 8th grade curriculum last week, …

Harper Lee

Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

Almost 300 people died in Mogadishu but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.<p>Almost 300 people were killed when a powerful bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, on Saturday.<p>The attack marked the deadliest assault the country has ever …

Terrorism

Why I Built A $300 Million Hotel - Ugandan Tycoon, Mohammed Hamid

Mohammed Hamid, one of Uganda’s leading entrepreneurs, is the Chairman and founder of Aya Group, a $300 million (annual revenues) Ugandan conglomerate with interests in milling, food manufacturing, commodity trading, transportation and hospitality.<p>Aya Group recently launched Pearl Of Africa, a …

Hotels

Philadelphia Eagles' Marcus Johnson baptized in hotel pool with teammates by his side

Marcus Johnson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, said he was baptized in a North Carolina swimming pool Thursday with the support of several of his teammates -- and tweeted out a photo of the event.<p>“First time being Baptized! Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleaned & Reborn in …

Philadelphia Eagles

PICS: Nigeria unveils giant Zuma statue, names street after him

President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria’s Imo State on Saturday and the country had nothing but good things to give him.<p>He visited Owerri City, Imo …

Africa

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Files Grievance Accusing NFL Owners of Collusion

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has reportedly filed a grievance under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement accusing the league’s owners …

Colin Kaepernick

Apple’s VP of diversity and inclusion is backtracking on her controversial comments about white men

At a panel discussion on fighting racial injustice last week, Denise Young Smith, Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, made a surprising remark.<p>“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a …

Diversity

Toddler Denied Kidney Transplant From 100 Percent Match Dad Because Of Probation Violation

Source: digitalskillet / GettyA two-year-old boy born without kidneys is fighting for his life—and he finally found a 100 percent match in his …

Medicine

Even Africa’s poorest countries are too expensive to be the world’s next manufacturing hub

Even though the global economy has evolved significantly in the last few decades away from the industrial revolution—which transformed many of the world’s advanced countries—there’s still much hope tied to the idea that manufacturing will play a key transformative role in developing countries in …

Economics

231 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a …

Terrorism