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)
- A Matter of Life or Death: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Mental Illnesses Any Longer - August 17, 2019
- The Mindless Cycle of Violence Continues - August 6, 2019
- Why am I a “Person of Color”? - July 26, 2019
Consider the following while you witness the upheaval taking place in Venezuela. The United Nations was founded on October 24th, 1945 for a simple reason: to stop outlaw regimes from starting wars of aggression against other nations and to prevent another global conflagration that could threaten the very existence of humanity. In fact, Article 2 clause 4 of the UN Charter states: “All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use…