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
The attack yesterday which targeted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Republican members while they were attending softball practice was not an assault on conservatives nor was it an onslaught against our Democracy. The savage incident was an affront against humanity and it calls for a somber reflection of our society and a silence to pray for fathers, sons, husbands and fellow human beings who were gunned down. Today is not a day to be…