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
A couple of days ago, Donald Trump and Mike Pence sat down with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to discuss their respective agendas. Within short order, the meeting devolved into a most infantile temper tantrum as Trump jostled with Pelosi and Schumer while Pence sat almost motionless as though he was guarding Buckingham Palace. This embarrassing show of finger pointing and taunts put on by the supposed leaders of our nation is proof positive that…