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Federal Employer Liability Act

Legislation in the United States that requires railroad companies to compensate employees in the event that they are injured on the job due to employer negligence. While the employee has the obligation to prove negligence, benefits under the Act are quite generous, including rewards of pain and suffering, which partly distinguishes these benefits from workers comp. The Act was passed in 1908.
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A ready convert to what might also be called Black Consciousness, the radicalised Fela took his politics back to Africa and Nigeria and devoted his life and work to speaking truth to power throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
The universal message of courage and dignity showcased in Finding Fela will resonate with many Atlantans, said International Affairs Director Claire Angelle.
Fela was born to a middle-class family in Abeokuta on the 15th October 1938.
FELA does not function in the manner of modern-day workers' compensation systems in which injured employees are automatically entitled to recovery for medical costs and lost wages in exchange for employers' immunity from negligence liability.
After touring with Fela, whose combination of infectious, funky grooves with a strong political and social impetus saw him compared to both the Godfather of Funk James Brown and political leader Malcolm X, Dele went on to join The Positive Force, the band led by Fela's son Femi.
And that's certainly true of Seun Kuti, whose dad Fela - dubbed "The African James Brown" - once took on the might of the Nigerian government by founding a communal compound in his Lagos hometown and declaring it an independent state.
Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise THE youngest musical son of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela, Seun Kuti is beginning to enjoy as much international success as his older brother Femi, and his appeal is likely to broaden even further with this latest release.
Quick to pounce on the defensive mindset of the JCT players, Malsawm Fela was the first to make an inroad into the JCT half in the 16th minute.
mixes dance, theatre and music and explores the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
7 The Shrine, Lagos The original Shrine that Fela created was burned down by government soldiers in 1977.
The son of late Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a respected musician
London, July 29 (ANI): American actor Will Smith and rapper Jay-Z's hit Broadway musical FELA has been sued by a New York photographer after she alleged that one of her pictures was used in the production without her permission.