Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, 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. Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
Latest posts by Teodrose Fikre (see all)
- Trump is a Narcissist, Democrats are Situational Moralists, and Politics is PoisonoUS - July 17, 2018
- Our Connective Existence: If Only We Could be Governed by Our Hearts - July 15, 2018
- Class and Grace: a Netflix Unoriginal Hustle - July 13, 2018
A free press is the public’s last line of defense. Journalists and reporters are the bulwark that stand astride freedom and despotism. Institutions vested with authority are always susceptible to corruption and graft; people in government are especially vulnerable to overreach as a mix of hubris and group think lead even the most well-meaning officials into the wastelands of autocracy. This is the reason why the right of a free press was codified in the…