The NYC Racial Justice Commission wants your input

The New York City Racial Justice Commission invites all New Yorkers to get involved in NYC for Racial Justice, the final phase of public engagement to help inform the Commission as it finalizes NYC Charter revisions that aim to advance racial … Read More

Women in the Black to host a talk on the effects of racism and bias

Women In the Black, the Harlem-based nonprofit empowering African-American women-owned businesses, will host on September 14th a virtual conversation titled, “Black Lives Really Matter-Racism Can’t Win” with Dr. Lewis-Ragland and Kenneth L. Johnson. The talk, hosted in partnership with Healthfirst, … Read More

When will the cold-blooded murder of unarmed Black men in America stop?

A couple of days after the third man involved in the killing of unarmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery was finally arrested in Georgia, the Black birdwatcher Christian Cooper had the police called on him, on Memorial Day, for allegedly “threatening” a … Read More

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for immediate investigation into the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network (NAN), is demanding an immediate investigation into the case of an unarmed 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed by a father and a son in Brunswick, … Read More

Yaa Asantewaa Nzingha and Bronx Community College present “DAY OF ABSENCE”

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Educator, actor and cultural activist Yaa Asantewaa Nzingha led a troop of seasoned performers who provided a reading of Douglas Turner Ward’s production “DAY OF ABSENCE” on February 28, 2019 at Bronx Community College. Written in … Read More

Anti-racism campaigner wants black players to boycott Serie A matches over Sulley Muntari ban

A major campaigner against racial abuse in sports, Garth Crooks, has called for all “self-respecting black players” to boycott Italian Serie A games in response to ban on Ghanaian player, Sulley Muntari. Muntari was banned after being issued with a … Read More

Video: NYC Muslim women leaders march against growing anti-Muslim sentiment in America | Des leaders musulmanes de New York marchent contre le croissant sentiment anti-musulman en Amérique

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Holding signs reading, “no permission needed”, several NYC Muslim women leaders marched from Grand Concourse and Burnside to the Bronx Courthouse on 160th Street and Grand Concourse on March 25, 2017, to … Read More

South Africa: Former opposition leader Helen Zille faces disciplinary charges | Afrique du Sud : l’ancien chef de l’opposition Helen Zille fait face à des mesures disciplinaires

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] South Africa’s opposition party, Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday said its former leader Helen Zille will face disciplinary charges for her social media remarks on colonialism. Zille sparked an outcry over a tweet condoning colonialism two weeks … Read More

“The Hearts of Darkness, How White Writers Created the Racist Image of Africa” gets a second edition

\ The publisher of The Black Star News, Milton Allimadi, hosted a signing of the second edition of his book “The Hearts of Darkness, How White Writers Created the Racist Image of Africa” on August 27, at Nicholas in Brooklyn. The … Read More

UN expert panel condemns killings of African-Americans by US police

The Chairman of the UN Expert Panel on People of African Descent, Mr. Ricardo Sunga III condemned on Friday the back-to-back killings of two African-American men by police in the US last week, saying the incidents demonstrated “a high level … Read More

Nigerian asylum seeker Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi killed in Italy

The Nigerian government has condemned the murder of another Nigerian in Italy, Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi. Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the murder of Nnamdi as disheartening. Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa, said … Read More

South Africa: Senior South African judge under fire for racist comments

Cape Town, South Africa – In the latest race row to rock South Africa, a senior white judge is under fire for implying that the act of rape is part of black culture. Gauteng High Court Judge Mabel Jansen said … Read More

Racism: UN experts say racial superiority myth must be debunked

New York, US (PANA) – Debunking the myth of racial hierarchy is imperative to deconstruct, on a global scale, the ideological myth of a superior race and the resulting conviction of a superior culture, UN experts on racial discrimination said … Read More

South Africa: Racism still rife in South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty years since the advent of democracy and the birth of a non-racial South Africa, racism is still rife in the country, so says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which received 500 … Read More

South Africa: Apartheid-era massacre commemorated

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Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of South Africans came together on Friday to mark the March 21, 1960, Sharpeville massacre, one the darkest days in the country’s history. On that fateful day, police opened fire and killed 69 people and wounded … Read More