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)
- Rebranding MLK: How the Establishment Blackened His Dream and Whitewashed His Legacy - January 19, 2019
- Inciting Emotions and Playing US: Why Sectional Movements are Counterproductive - January 17, 2019
- A Noble Experiment: Journalism for the Marginalized Majority - January 15, 2019
“The suffering in the ghetto was extreme, and conditions deteriorated rapidly. At its height, more than 450,000 people were crammed into an area of 1.3 square miles, and in some buildings as many as 20 people were living to a single room. Around 100,000 people died of starvation, sickness and maltreatment. Anyone caught trying to leave was shot.” This story sounds familiar doesn’t it? Given the violence going on in Gaza at this exact moment…