Eritrea Closes Border Crossings to Ethiopian Travelers

By ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings with Ethiopia that opened this year after the former East African rivals made peace and restored relations, an Ethiopian official said Friday. Thousands of people have crossed the border that had been closed for two

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The Lawyer Helping Social Influencers Protect their Passion and Profits

by Kandia Johnson December 23, 2018 Although social influencers and content creators are a fairly new phenomenon, their ability to inspire an audience to take action makes them highly sought after by small businesses, mega-brands, and even Hollywood film studios. But creators should take note, with a growing demand for influencers,

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Progressives Increase Their Leadership Clout In New Congress

11/29/2018 03:02 pm ET By Daniel Marans The activist left suffered a major blow on Wednesday when California Rep. Barbara Lee, a progressive antiwar icon, lost her bid to lead the House Democratic Caucus. Notwithstanding Lee’s loss, though, the Congressional Progressive Caucus significantly increased its representation in Democratic leadership. New

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Ayanna Pressley Will Get The Old Office of Rep. Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman

12/19/2018 03:28 pm ET By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Massachusetts Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley (D), who made history in November as the state’s first black woman elected to Congress, will soon work from the former office of another political trailblazer: Shirley Chisholm. Pressley announced Monday that her new congressional office will be the

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Black Residents of Virginia County Worry They’ll Be Treated By White Supremacist EMT

12/18/2018 06:04 pm ET By Andy Campbell and Christopher Mathias Black residents in an overwhelmingly white county in Virginia worry they’d be treated differently should they receive care from emergency medical technician Alex McNabb, a white supremacist whose neo-Nazi podcast recently got him suspended from his job. Residents packed out

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Senate Unanimously Approves Bill To Make Lynching A Federal Crime

12/20/2018 12:38 am ET By Dominique Mosbergen After almost a century of attempts to outlaw lynching nationally, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Wednesday that would make the act a federal hate crime. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act was sponsored by the Senate’s three African-American members: Kamala Harris

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