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)
- Race Profits: Fixating on One Racist, Neglecting the Root Causes of Racism - July 19, 2019
- Election Insanity 2020: How Much Longer Will We Keep Getting Duped by Political Okie Dokes? - July 17, 2019
- The Great Distraction: Trump, the “Squad” and Diverting Our Attention from True Sources of Injustice - July 15, 2019
There are few things as reprehensible as opportunists who use the pains of marginalized people to advance their own agendas. This art of appropriating the suffering of many to gain influence and clout is one that politicians have practiced for ages. However, we have entered into an era where treading on the pains of the oppressed has taken a sick twist; not only are charlatans co-opting people’s pains, they are now exploiting the very people who…