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
Seventy-four years ago today, the prisoners of Auschwitz were liberated and the world finally woke up to the horrors of the Holocaust. As images of emaciated survivors and bodies stacked in mass graves were seared into the minds of people around the planet, humanity witnessed first-hand the gruesome result of collective judgment. Adolph Hitler rose to power by stirring the emotions of disgruntled Germans and scapegoating Jews in the process. Instead of offering solutions, Hitler…