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Spontanous Convergence (www.ea4c.org)

Spontanous Convergence (www.ea4c.org)

From: Ethiopian Americans for Change Memo: Ethiopians and Eritreans in the DC Metro Area Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2010 Event: A Mass Gathering Purpose: To Show Our Numbers All Ethiopians who live in the DC Metro area. This is an experiment in a random convergence of Ethiopians and Eritreans to show visually how big our presence [...]

‘Top Chef Master’ Marcus Samuelsson Talks Reality TV, Cooking at the White House and More

‘Top Chef Master’ Marcus Samuelsson Talks Reality TV, Cooking at the White House and More

Source: Blackvoices.com Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson's career is like a celebration of culinary diversity. Whether he's wowing New York food critics at his Swedish restaurant Aquavit; promoting African cuisine in his award-winning cookbook, 'The Soul of a New Cuisine'; or acting as guest chef at the Obamas' first White House state dinner, [...]

HBO Documentary Chronicles Life of Doctor in Ethiopia

HBO Documentary Chronicles Life of Doctor in Ethiopia

by Gabrielle Moore www.globalshift.org That is the philosophy of Dr. Rick Hodes, the subject of a new HBO documentary called Making the Crooked Straight. Hodes has spent the last twenty years of his life to healing the sick in Ethiopia. The title of the film comes from the fact that many of his patients suffer from a spine disease that [...]

Mother, 3 Year Old Killed in Alexandria

Mother, 3 Year Old Killed in Alexandria

by ROBY CHAVEZ / myfoxdc ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A mother and her 3 year old girl were murdered in Alexandria and police say the girl's father, 34 year old Simon Bahta Asfeha, is the suspect. It happened Sunday morning at a high-rise apartment complex on 300 block of South Reynolds Street in Alexandria's West End. Police believe Asfeha is [...]

Teza, In the Big Apple

Teza, In the Big Apple

Teza, the latest film by legendary filmmaker Haile Gerima, is receiving rave reviews from publications such as the New York Times, which writes: “ soars, thanks to Mr. Gerima’s bracingly direct storytelling.” After a successful opening premiere in Washington D.C., Teza kicked off in New York City with an opening reception event that [...]

Global Care Unlimited Receives a ‘Magic’ Hand

Global Care Unlimited Receives a ‘Magic’ Hand

“I believe strongly that every human being has dignity that should be respected and potential that should be promoted.” -Mark Hyman, school teacher, human rights activist, and founder of Global Care Unlimited On Sunday, Jan 24th, Global Care Unlimited Inc., (GCU) held a fund raiser to benefit construction of The Ethio-American [...]

Tigist Kelkay: Designing in High Spirits

Tigist Kelkay: Designing in High Spirits

“Graphic design is something I stumbled upon by accident but it became my passion.” -Tigist Kelkay, Designer Her designs are eye-catchy, her work uplifting.  Tigist Kelkay - a gifted designer - is an example of what we can become with ambition. The oldest of five, Tigist describes her upbringing in Ethiopia as a well-rounded [...]

09.25.09. Where Will You Be?

09.25.09. Where Will You Be?

Numbers are important and Ethiopian-Americans for Change, formerly Ethiopians for Obama, is taking the initial steps of making the Ethiopian community within the United States ‘count’. During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, the diligent work of Ethiopian-Americans for Change (then Ethiopians for Obama) earned a great deal [...]

A Walk to Beautiful Receives An Emmy Award Nomination

A Walk to Beautiful Receives An Emmy Award Nomination

It all started when a close friend mailed film-maker Steven Engel an Op-Ed section from the New York Times about a fistula problem with a sticky-note asking “what do you think?” Not too long after Engel and his team began work on a documentary titled A Walk to Beautiful. The rest, as they say, is history. TsehaiNY has learned A Walk to [...]

Making A Difference, One Book At A Time

Making A Difference, One Book At A Time

“We are promoting literacy...” – Allen Habtamu, Finance officer for The Ethiopian American Youth Initiative (Philadelphia Branch) The facts are overwhelming.  The literacy rate is estimated to be 42% percent in Ethiopia, 99% of schools have no books and 44% of the population lives in poverty.  Young and driven, Ellal [...]

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