Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij 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. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
Latest posts by Lij Teodrose Fikremariam (see all)
- A Matter of Life or Death: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Mental Illnesses Any Longer - August 17, 2019
- The Mindless Cycle of Violence Continues - August 6, 2019
- Why am I a “Person of Color”? - July 26, 2019
There was a time when we had honorable giants who led conversations with the intention of mending America’s most horrendous wounds. Men and women like Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ella Baker and countless other revolutionary thinkers and visionary leaders sacrificed mightily to nudge society forward, attempted against all odds to tear down America’s caste system and tried to deliver inclusive justice. We are far from that era of…