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May 24, 2017

Tag: Africa

Etege Taitu: the Lioness of Judah who Crushed Colonization

It is said often that men are the heads of households. But a head is nothing unless the heart of the home provides love, courage and a lifeblood of fortitude to us. Too often we honor bravado and hubris, but we would be nowhere if we did not have the emotional strength and the enduring

War of 1812 Revisited: The Nullification of the American Revolution

How did the Brits march right to Washington DC and burn down the White House in the War of 1812 and yet manage to lose the war? This was something that always percolated in my mind whenever I read about the second war that America fought against the British empire less than a generation after

Tedros Adhanom: the Butcher W.H.O. Cuts for Stones

You can’t make these things up. Sometimes the irony of life is thick enough that even the butchers of Ethiopia by the name of TPLF can’t shoot it with their Lockheed Martin imported guns. I wrote an article about Atse Tewodros II (link), a true hero of Ethiopia, less than 12 hours ago only to wake

Viva La Deha Limon: the Abundant Blessings of the Least Among Us

A sublime reflection hit me at the most random moment. Seeing all kinds of people flocking to the store to get corn tortilla chips, Coronas, avocados and lemons last evening at my job made me chuckle at the delicious irony of it all. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s

Lessons from Adwa: How Unity Defeats Tyranny

Read article below #AdwaSpring17 Veni vidi vici. These were the words once uttered by a Roman tyrant named Caesar as he would go on to conquer most of the “known” world through a combination of brute force and overwhelming technological superiority. These two factors, brute force and industrial supremacy, have enabled a few to subjugate the

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