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Posts published by “Teodrose Fikre”

Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.

Mainstream WeDia: The State of News Is Our State of Mind

I have written on copious occasions about the broken state of mainstream media and the way a once respected profession has sunk into the abyss of sensationalism and foolishness. Yet, the more I observe, the more I realize that society is the driver of this intentional puerility that is being injected into the public square by the so-called “fourth estate”. If there is a market for the drivel that is presented as news, it’s because…

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