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
It’s actually fitting that the Group of 20, otherwise known as the G20, is meeting in Germany this week. Hamburg was one of the five cities conferred the title of Führerstadt, the city of the Fuhrer, by Adolf Hitler. Fuhrer means leader in German, it was the title that Adolf gave to himself. Drunk on power and abject hubris, Hitler wanted to impose his will on the world and remake the globe in his image. As…