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
I woke up motivated to write a most scathing article about the breathtaking chutzpah of the New York Times. The need to blast the hypocrisy of the “Grey Lady” was inspired by a most mendacious lie that the marketing department of the Times tweeted out last night where they tried to position themselves as independent journalists. The New York Times is to independent journalism as Lil’ Kim is to a nun living in an abbey. Claiming independent while being…