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
The article that gives wider context to this Ghion Cast is below this video where I discuss the urgent need for a media free of corporatism. I witnessed the most horrific accident last night in Herndon, Virginia. A van was smashed violently by a truck on Centreville Road as a sea of police officers and EMT personnel were frantically attending to victims stuck inside. I did not see the initial collision; in all honesty I…