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)
- First They Replace Your Name, Next They Erase Your Existence - June 10, 2019
- Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - May 26, 2019
- Judge Not… - May 16, 2019
People who read my articles know I pull no punches when it comes to criticizing politicians on both sides of the aisle and going at opinion leaders who shills for the plutocracy. Like most Americans, I am troubled by the mendacity of our government and the callousness of the policies Democrats and Republicans push that exacerbate social inequalities. Where I diverge from mainstream political thinking is that I refuse to present these iniquities through ideological…