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November 22, 2017

Spotlight: the Gift of Etsegenet Mekonnen

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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 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.
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This week’s music spotlight belongs to an amazingly talented Ethiopian singer named Etsegent Mekonnen. While I was writing the last article, I had YouTube set on autoplay and listening to a mix of Ethiopian and American music. The article I was writing took me back to a time where life was no walk in the park. Feeling a bit whimsical, I decided to listen to some Ethiopian gospel music to lift my mood. I went back

Ghion Spotlight: Rachel Brown Music

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Today’s Ghion Spotlight on music is on Rachel Brown from New York. Rachel has quite an interesting story and a musical flair that is even more eclectic. She reprises the era of acapella and acoustic music, often singing with just a guitar as she hearkens us back to a time where music was an intimate look into a singer’s soul. Rachel was born and raised in New York City. She is the daughter of Ethiopian-American

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