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For the diaspora, ties that bind and divide – Hindustan Times

| June 9, 2021

One of the most heartening aspects of Indias heartbreaking struggle with the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the outpouring of support from the Indian diaspora. In the United Kingdom (UK), an independent Gofundme campaign organised by British Indians exceeded its initial goal of raising 160,000 to purchase 200 oxygen concentrators in just one day. The India Philanthropy Alliance comprising 14 diaspora groups in the United States (US) working toward humanitarian and development goals in India has raised millions of dollars in Covid relief.

Queen Mother of African Diaspora in America to Biden: Cut the Check – The Black Wall Street Times

| June 9, 2021

From Ashley Jones for The Black Wall Street Times Queen Mother Dr.

Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants To Unite The Diaspora – Seattle Medium

| June 9, 2021

Kehinde Andrews, Great Britains first professor of Black Studies, wants the African diaspora to unite. His new book is The New Age of Empire: The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World.

Abuser Arrested + Pitcher Returns + Art Of The Hawaiian Diaspora – Patch.com

| June 9, 2021

Welcome to Wednesday's edition of the Beaverton Patch Daily Digest. The highlights of this edition include a local man arrested for sex abuse, a minor league pitcher returning home to Ron Tonkin Field and a chance to experience the art of the Hawaiian diaspora. You can expect a high of 65 with partly cloudy skies for Wednesday

Exhibition: The African Diaspora in England – The Voice Online

| June 9, 2021

NEW PORTRAITS depicting six historic figures from the African diaspora with links to English Heritage properties will be unveiled today at six sites for a new nationwide exhibition. Painting our Past: The African Diaspora in England will portray people connected with English Heritage sites and whose stories many of which are not widely known the charity wants to bring to life and share with its visitors. From Roman Britain to the 20th century, the lives of these different individuals span the centuries and their portraits will shed new light on the long history of African people in England.

There is a Particular Way Young People from the Caribbean Diaspora Speak to Their Parents and Interact with Family: Mandy Marcus on Her Student Short…

| June 9, 2021

A Brooklyn teen and her Guyanaese cousin, who has traveled to New York for an uncles funeral, spend a day together before the wake, an afternoon that arcs from a gentle hang to a more complex articulation of vulnerability and friendship. Mandy Marcuss incredibly assured and beautifully directed short, Cousins, is confident in its clear-eyed realism. It allows its story to unfold as we observe the girls subtly redefine their relationship, with moods and textures shifting as the day moves from afternoon to night and the excellent soundtrack pulses with cues from Sudan Archives and Carlton and the Shoes, among others

Antisemitism Rages While Diaspora Jews Cling to their Bubble – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| June 9, 2021

The tsunami of antisemitism we have witnessed over the past few weeks is the work of an axis of anti-Jewish evil that spans continents and has the whole Jewish world in both Israel and the Diaspora in its cross-hairs.

Why Kenyans in diaspora need to watch out on tax compliance – The Standard

| June 9, 2021

KRA staff help members of the public file their tax returns.[Standard] The June 30 deadline for filing the 2020 individual income tax returns is quickly beckoning. For the diaspora community, there are certain challenges that they often grapple with including uncertainty on whether they should pay tax in Kenya, the applicable rate and how to mitigate double taxation. This is amplified by the fact that taxation of Kenyans in the diaspora is not as straightforward as for those who live and work in Kenya.

INEC asked to okay Diaspora voting in 2023 – The Nation Newspaper

| June 9, 2021

By Osagie Otabor, Akure A political advocacy group, One Nation, One Destiny Advocacy and Awareness Initiative, on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to amend the Electoral Act to make provision for Nigerians in the Diaspora to participate in the 2023 elections. The group said taking such a step ahead of the polls would help to build a new, affectionate and united Nigeria. Its National Coordinator, Hajia Khalima Kabir Lamisila, who spoke at the groups inaugural meeting via Zoom, said Nigerians in the Diaspora need equal opportunity to participate in the nations electoral process

In Family Man 2, three aspects that remind us of Tamil rebels – The Indian Express

| June 9, 2021

The second season of Amazon Primes Family Man, released earlier this month, has touched a raw nerve in Tamil Nadu with the state government asking for the web series to be pulled down. They claim the show portrays Tamil separatists as terrorists, a characterisation that undermines the cultural sensitivities of an already maligned and persecuted group. Critics have pointed out the similarities between the shows depiction of Tamil separatists and the real-life actions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).


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