Breaking news! The elites really think that we are idiots. I mean, the level of contempt that they have for us astounds me. Let me give you a prime example of what I’m talking about. Corporate State Media outlets like the Washington Post and CNN are reporting with a straight face that a $100,000 Facebook
I used to think that Fox News loyalists were the biggest lemmings in the world. This conclusion of mine was further fortified when I read a book by Thomas Frank titled “What’s the Matter with Kansas”. In the book, Frank makes a convincing case that Republicans are letting red meat issues distract them from paying
In the throes of love, music is eternal. Every sound is a strum, every clang a drum beat. Two become one and all seems perfect in the world. Love is the apex of human evolution; sad is the one who lost it, cursed is the one who never felt it. But in time, love morphs to
Let me break some news here. I am a nobody in the sphere of the opinion leaders and established “journalists”. Heck, it was only a few months ago that I was living at a mission trying to piece my life together [read Struggle’s Dilemma]. In fact, I launched the Ghion Journal while living at Harvest
Let me say from the outset that I do not know Jemele Hill outside of seeing her on TV. She could be a great human being and she deserves my respect for succeeding in a business that has always been dominated by male figures. As a sport analyst, she does a great job of presenting
A time comes for all where darkness envelopes us and loneliness becomes our best friend. Though we all deal with adversity differently—some lash in and break themselves while some lash out and break others—at some point a crucible interrupts normal and forever changes our outlook. None among us can escape this most deviling pain; even
It was a great honor being interviewed by Lee Camp on Redacted Tonight. Below is the segment where Lee and I discuss issues ranging from the playbook of divide and conquer, the foreign and domestic policies of our government and the mind bending hardship that comes with homelessness and the resiliency to rise above hardship.
I admit, though both Republicans and Democrats are equal leeches, it’s the duplicity of the Democrats that bothers me more than the mendacity of Republicans. I can grudgingly respect their “truth in advertisement” when it comes to Republicans. They tell us off the break that their primary interest lies in serving the wealthiest few as they let
A friend inboxed me recently and noted that I seem to be speaking to two sets of people. This was a keen observation; it is my hope that my writing is universal in nature, I can’t deny that I am trying to reach my fellow Americans and my people back home in Ethiopia. For a long time,
I write this in honor of past sojourners who tried in vain to awaken and unite the masses. Every one of them shot down for having the temerity to stand against injustice and to stand up for the people; the few who lord over the rest are intent on silencing those who speak for universal
The world is a troubled treasure, as light blesses us, darkness is not too far around the corner–life truly is a duality. Too often, our focus on stress robs us of the abundance life gives us. I write this in light of a holiday Ethiopians are celebrating called Enkutatash which is our New Year. Tomorrow,
A friend texted me the other day and said “go Teddy, you are on fire this week!” His words were encouraging; it feels good to get an affirmation that our efforts are being noticed and are appreciated by others. Yet, something about the text made me reflect and pause. A long time, before my partner
I‘ll admit, “they” got me good in 2008! I mean I fell for it hook, line and sinker as the status quo duped me into thinking that Barack Obama was against politics as usual and DC establishment. I really thought that Obama was the change I was waiting for; so much so that I traveled
In the age of unlimited options where the public is bracketed by information overload, the surest way to capture ratings these days is to cater to the emotions of the zealots on the fringes. During the time of “the big three” networks, the incentive was to present a broad scope in order to gain market share.
Oh my God! They are at it again. Folks, the yellow press hounds at MSNBC are back spreading disinformation and passing off propaganda as news. Today’s leading lie at the cable outpost for corporate shills and DNC hacks that is MNBC is that the Department of Justice just dismissed Trump assertion Barack Obama wiretapped him.
First they came for the laborers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a laborer. Then they came for the receptionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a receptionist Then they came for the managers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a manager. Then
I read a Tweet this morning that initially rankled my nerves and then served as a proper motivation for me to write this article. David Beasley, the head of a United Nations Non-Government Organization (NGO) called the World Food Progamme, Tweeted a seemingly compassionate message conveying the need to do more to eradicate hunger and famines