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
I am not voting. I say this even though the statement is sure to draw the ire of many who have been convinced that voting is a civic duty and a responsibility that all Americans must exercise every election cycle. Those who don’t risk being labeled slouches and by extension get blamed for the dysfunction of our political system and the ills of nation writ large. But in this rush to vote at all cost,…