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Tiffany Haddish and Eritrea: We Can Go Home and Dance Again

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam
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Lij Teodrose Fikremariam

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal. He is currently the chair of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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.
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It was a moment that brought me to tears. Watching Tiffany Haddish give a tribute to her Eritrean heritage and observing joys emanating from a person who witnessed her fair share of tribulation was a testimony of her resilience and a ray of hope for all of us. There is depth to Tiffany that is found once you travel beyond her humor and understand her life narrative. The funniest comedians are usually the ones who have…

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