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December 11, 2017

The Song of Marcus Samuelsson and the Soundtracks of Our Lives

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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.
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Life is like music in this way, one song is not any more melodious or somber than another. We understand pains the same way we synthesize songs; we are moved by tunes based on preferences formed from personal experiences. The meandering pathways of our travels are not made easier nor our tribulations lessened by comparing our narratives to the travails of others. All of us endure growing pains as we try to understand this world through hard lessons and

My Open Letter to Congress: cc Senators Warner, Kaine and Congressman Connolly

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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.
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To the United States Senate and House of Representatives: Sirs and madams, I submit this to you as a concerned citizen and a loyal American. Let me start from the outset by paying respect to the institution you are a body to. You stand in the halls of visionaries. The founders of this nation had their flaws, yet their ideals were honorable as were their lofty dreams for a union free of tyranny and repression. Though

Yasazenal: When Static Breaks Silence; When Disunion Shatters Love

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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.
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It hits with a force of a thousand lightening bolts as homeostasis is broken and normal is shattered. Once love is abandoned and indifference grows between two who once were inseparable, the emptiness that remains runs deeper than oceans. The break happens in a flash but the pains happened a long time ago. In all honesty, they long forgot why they grew disenchanted. They just knew they could not co-exist so they decided to part

Corporate Colonialism: When a Conscience Begets a Bullet

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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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.
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What is being presented in this article, although it’s specific about Ethiopia and the plight of her children, should be read by anyone who cares about justice and shares a concern about human suffering. Beyond caring for those who are being bled by a system of global colonialism and capital greed that is rendering the lives of billions throughout the world meaningless, everyone should read this article with a keen eye towards self-preservation. For the practice of divide,

Judge Not: the Conquest to Conquer; the Quest to be Right

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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.
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Einstein, Imhotep, Galileo, Tesla, Cleopatra, Curie, and da Vinci. These are some of the most brilliant and intellectually gifted men and women to grace human existence. Yet, not even these folk had it all figured out. The smartest among us don’t have all the answers in the world. Though we have a tendency of thinking that we are the center of the galaxy, in truth we are just a speck of a speck of a

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