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)
- Twice Terrorized: the Trauma that Forever Changed US - December 11, 2017
- This Week’s Recap of Corporate Media Bullcrap - December 10, 2017
- Hamptons Syndrome: Defending the Aristocracy, Idolizing the Uber Wealthy - December 7, 2017
I knew the risks when I decided to dive into the issue of race in America. I especially knew the perils of deviating from accepted media narratives that have coarsened feelings on all sides with respect to identity and social justice. I am not writing this article out of frustration or to be defensive; when one speaks on issues so fraught as race, one ought to be ready to catch flack from all sides. However,