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.
Latest posts by Teodrose Fikre (see all)
- Ba®a©k Obama: The First Bank President™ - November 21, 2017
- Star Smacked: Defending People We Don’t Know; Taking Bullets for Our Idols - November 20, 2017
- Note to Givers - November 19, 2017
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