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
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”. This statement uttered by Verbal Kint, a verse take from a Charles Baudelaire poem, was one of the most memorable lines from the Usual Suspects. When it comes to America and the innumerable ways moneyed interests and oligarchs have hijacked our nation, the line from Verbal Kint could not be any closer to the truth. We live in a two-tiered society, an alternative…