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October 22, 2017

Mission Statement

Our aim is to revolutionize the way news is disseminated and consumed. The current paradigm of information distribution is one where the Corporate State Media dictates news based on ideology and motivated primarily on the need to maximize profit. Greed is driving the news industry into the gutters of sensationalism and sectionalism in order to generate more clicks and capture more eyeballs.

We are a news publication of the people, by the people and for the people. We don’t depend on corporate largess, we have faith in the people we serve and believe the change we want will come from us or it won’t come at all. By treating our readers like adults and leading conversations based on ideas instead of ideologies, we aim to reclaim media from the hands of corporate hounds. We are Ghion Journal (read more about our community model by clicking here).

Our Aim

Our aim is to discuss history, politics, culture, faith and love in a way that is unifying and in the process serve to counter the divisive and derisive nature of the age we live in.

Why Ghion

What we are writing is a revolution in the making; not a revolution of guns and violence, but a revolution of the mind and the heart. And this revolution starts with the most powerful weapon of them all, the power of words imbued by love. We are depending on you, the reader, to take the words you read here and plant them into the hearts of the world. #GhionJournal

From the Editor and Founder


Audacity of Faith

From one to many, E Pluribus Unum in reverse, where one starts many will soon follow through hard work, faith, and an eternal search for truth. We are Ghion Journal.

Teodrose Fikre

Founder & Observer


A few years ago, I was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton making a six figure salary consulting agencies at the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir and Department of Treasury and a wide array of defense and civil agencies throughout the Washington, DC metro area.  I provided IT and business process improvement consultation for an alphabet soup of federal agencies and led a very comfortable life. I built up an “impressive array” of credentials and degrees; an MBA from Johns Hopkins, a PMP certification as well as a six sigma certified project manager. From the outside, I was the quintessential American success story. But these things, titles and accomplishments, could not fill the void I felt as accomplishments for the sake of accomplishment always felt like I was chasing unfulfilling pavements.

Then the swerve of life happened and in a fell swoop I fell into a crevice of turbulence. Equal parts malicious imposition and my own imprudence took me from upper-middle class comforts to day to day distress that comes with indigence. But where burdens exists, blessings are evident if we only look for them. It was precisely my two year exodus that gave me a revelation of true injustice and gave me the wisdom to pursue truth and justice without regard to the labels and constructs that separate us.

I am a published author and a writer whose speech idea was incorporated into Barack Obama’s south Carolina victory speech in 2008 (refer to screen shots of email exchange by clicking here for proof since we live in an age of mistrust). Once thoroughly entangled in politics and a partisan loyalist, a mugging by way of reality shed political blinders from my eyes and led me on a journey to fight for universal justice.

I was born in Ethiopia the same year Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the communist Derg junta. The great grandson five generations removed (family tree link) of Atse (emperor)  Tewodros Kassa II, the greatest king of Ethiopia, I have been strongly influenced by the history and my connection to Ethiopia. Through my experiences growing up as first generation refugee in America, I writes about the universal experiences of joys, pains and a hope for a better tomorrow that binds all of humanity.

I have written extensively about the intersection of politics, economic policies, identity, and history. I am the author of “Serendipity’s Trace” and newly released “Soul to Soil”, two works that inspect the ways we are dissected as a people and shows how we can overcome injustice through the inclusive vision of togetherness.

What is my story? Well that would be complex, a whale can swallow us at times. Boy do I have a whale of a story. But I chose to give that to God, I focus on what I can change not instead of focusing on the impositions placed upon me. We all have choices in this way, to wallow or to overcome, I chose to become victor not a victim. I found victory in sharing this testimony (My Love, My Legacy) The rest of the story? You have a front row seat to it, I write it daily. To God is the glory, to humanity I pray for eternally.

From One Many

*Be patient with us, we are fixing the bugs as we write the stories

I say we because I will one day soon turn into a collection of writers and thinkers who will revolutionize the journalism industry by taking it back to its roots. Have to speak things into existence.