Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, 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. Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
Latest posts by Teodrose Fikre (see all)
- Let Them Eat Austerity! The Tone Deaf Distortions of Establishment Parrots - December 11, 2018
- Violent Revolutions Devolve into the Tyranny That Gave Birth to Them - December 10, 2018
- He Made America Great Again - December 6, 2018
Perhaps I am a bit more leery of upheavals and social unrest because of my own experiences. As a first generation immigrant who fled the violence spurned by a coup that toppled Emperor Haile Selassie, I am keenly aware of the promises and turbulence that is wrought when pent up frustrations rupture into revolutions. What I have learned through my family’s uprooting and the horrors that enveloped my birth land is that movements started by…