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
Imagine for a minute if the horrors of the holocaust and the terrors unleashed at Buchenwald and Auschwitz were retold through a new blockbuster Hollywood movie. But instead of the victims looking like the Jews in Europe that were brutalized by the Nazi crime machine, imagine if the lead actors and the heroins of the movie were played by Japanese actors. You can imagine the uproar that this movie would cause; actually you can’t even…