Tag: Eritean Americans

Rep. Joe Neguse | Eritrean-American to play key role as an impeachment manager in the senate trial of Donald Trump

By Paul Kane | The Washington Post

Just four days into his second term, Rep. Joe Neguse was so focused on his brief as he spoke early that fateful afternoon that he had no idea what was happening outside. Then security personnel whisked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from the rostrum, and soon afterward lawmakers were crouching on the floor of the chamber and donning gas masks as rioters started banging on the chamber doors.

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Tiffany Haddish | Eritrean American entertainer tests positive for coronavirus

By Bang Showbiz |

Eritrean-American entertainer, Tiffany Haddish has tested positive for coronavirus. The 40-year-old actress revealed she was working on a movie set when she learned that someone she “wasn’t in direct contact” with contracted the virus, forcing the production to shut down.

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Tiffany Haddish | Eritrean-American comedian tells Carmelo Anthony why racism makes her scared to have children

By Marianne Garvey | CNN

Tiffany Haddish is talking about how racism makes her fearful of having children of her own. The comedian had strong feelings about the subject during a recent “What’s in Your Glass?” podcast with NBA star Carmelo Anthony, saying she “would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me, knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed.”

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2020 Great American Immigrants Awards | Eight Africans named among honorees by Carnegie Corporation of New York

By Ebimo Amungo

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has released its annual list of Great American Immigrants and among the 2020 awardees are eight African immigrants born in Nigeria, Eritrea, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and Ghana, as well as a Canadian born by Ghanaian parents.

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Nigeria most hit by Trump’s new visa ban on four African countries

By Yomi Kazeem

The Trump administration’s controversial visa and travel bans has now been extended to include four more African countries.

The new restrictions will see the United States no longer issue immigrant visas that offer a path to permanent residency, and possibly citizenship, to nationals of Nigeria and Eritrea, US officials have confirmed.

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Eritrean, Saheed Saleh, killed in Dayton shooting

A Dayton man, Saheed Saleh, killed in the Sunday shooting at the Oregon District was an Eritrea native.Yahya Khamis, president of the Dayton Sudanese community, who spoke on behalf of Saleh’s family, said several members from across the state came to Dayton to pay their respects.

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He traveled from Africa to Houston via Central America on plane, boat, bus and foot. There is no happy ending

By Rob Curran and Andrew Nelson

The last time we saw Eritrean asylum seeker Kidane Okubay, we were in a little port town on the border of Colombia and Panama and he was heading off into the night on a motorboat with 10 of his compatriots. We received emails from him on the road to the U.S., but they abruptly stopped in late August. What happened to him?

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Peace in the East Festival aims to unify millennials whose parents emigrated from East Africa

By Valerie Russ

After the Odunde Festival, Philadelphia hosted the Peace in the East festival to celebrate young East African Americans who were born or raised in the United States with parents from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan.

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There Are Few Resources to Help African Migrants at the Mexican Border

The number of Eritreans and Cameroonians detained in Mexico has been steadily increasing over the past five years. But they haven’t tapped into many of the resources available to Central American and Mexican migrants for a variety of reasons, including language and other cultural barriers. They also encounter unique hurdles when navigating the asylum process in the United States.

By Maya Srikrishnan

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US deporting more people to Eritrea — a country it says tortures.

As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea — a country that President Donald Trump’s government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. 

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