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)
- First They Replace Your Name, Next They Erase Your Existence - June 10, 2019
- Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - May 26, 2019
- Judge Not… - May 16, 2019
3/5th human. This legal designation–insidiously imposed on slaves–was the wicked comprise that paved the way for the United States Constitution. After ripping the sons and daughters of “Africa” away from their homes, turning once free people into chattel and unleashing a genocide upon untold millions, dehumanizing “black” people was the devil’s bargain that gave birth to our Republic. It took seventy-eight years, a war that took the lives of more than 620,000 people and an…