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)
- The Great Distraction: Trump, the “Squad” and Diverting Our Attention from True Sources of Injustice - July 15, 2019
- There is No Spoon - July 12, 2019
- Capitalism is Socialism for the Uber Wealthy and Suffocation for the Rest of Us - July 8, 2019
To say that independent media and non-corporate journalists are being marginalized and targeted for censorship would be the understatement of the decade. There is a concerted effort by the status quo to diminish the voice and reach of people who don’t toe the corporate line and refuse to repeat the narratives of the status quo. The status quo I’m referring to are the politicians, pundits and personalities who populate the political-media-entertainment complex. Six companies own…