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)
- Ethiopia’s Choice: Poverty through Grievance or Prosperity through Unity - September 9, 2019
- Bloody 60s: the Decade that Aborted Leadership in America - August 22, 2019
- A Matter of Life or Death: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Mental Illnesses Any Longer - August 17, 2019
A month after George W. Bush was awarded with a Liberty Medal for his “commitment to veterans”, Barack Obama was honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group for “giving Americans hope”. It take a heavy serving of chutzpah and an extra heaping of gall to praise either men, Bush’s only commitment to veterans was sentencing them to a life of PTSD vis-a-vis wars based on lies and Obama’s only contribution to optimism were…