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Guzo, a smash hit in New York City!

Guzo, a smash hit in New York City!

The critically acclaimed and winner of the 3rd annual Addis Film festival Guzo screened at Helen Mills Theater in New York city Saturday August 8th taking theatergoers for one emotional rollercoaster ride. Organized by Abshiro Kids & Tsehainy.com it was a very successful screening. Guzo tells a story of two young adults (Lidya and Robera) [...]

…And Desalegne Makes 7!

…And Desalegne Makes 7!

How One Family in America Fulfilled A Dying Mother’s Wish in Ethiopia On a fall afternoon, the Fried’s residence, which is adorned by both American and Ethiopian flags in front, is busy with last minute preparations.  On this particular day the children are getting ready to go back to school.  Their oldest son, Desalegne, a [...]

TsehaiNY Exclusive. Dr. Mehret Mandefro

TsehaiNY Exclusive. Dr. Mehret Mandefro

An in-depth interview with an Ethiopian American doctor who is talking, healing and inspiring. If you never thought that one person can change the world, after meeting Dr. Mehret Mandefro, you will be convinced otherwise. Mehret is a public health physician using oral histories to teach about health, a role she describes as an honor [...]

The glory trail

The glory trail

It was the Rome Olympics of 1960 and an unknown produced the biggest surprise. Abebe Bikila, who'd begun running as a shepherd boy in the hills of Ethiopia, strode barefoot to victory in the marathon. He was the first black African to win Olympic gold. Tim Judah tells his story Abebe Bikila was born on August 7 1932 in Jatto, a tiny [...]

The Lalibela Project: Picturing a Brighter Future

The Lalibela Project: Picturing a Brighter Future

On the ground floor of Lemons Contemporary, captivating photos taken by children from the ages of 9-15 are displayed on the walls.  The pictures offer a rare glimpse into ‘Ethiopia as seen through a child’s lens’, easily inviting us into their lives.  Next to each photo is a picture of the photographer and a brief memoir that adds [...]

Domestic Violence, a Crisis in the Ethiopian Community?

Domestic Violence, a Crisis in the Ethiopian Community?

As many as 6 of every 10 Ethiopian women interviewed had been beaten or sexually assaulted by their husbands or partners. -United Nations It is a topic that often gets minimal attention and seen as taboo.  However, domestic violence is running rampant within the Ethiopian community.  Domestic abuse that includes physical violence [...]

DC 2008 Highlights

DC 2008 Highlights

Washington DC is known for inhabiting one of the most concentrated Ethiopian population in the nation. To top that of, the long awaited annual Ethiopian soccer tournament was held in the nation’s capital attracting thousands more from all over the world. This year’s tournament was not only a yearly soccer game but it was the 25th [...]

So What’s the Fuss? The controversy surrounding ESFNA

So What’s the Fuss? The controversy surrounding ESFNA

Last week, the 25th anniversary of the Ethiopian Soccer Federation of North America (ESFNA) brought together thousands of Ethiopians from across America and around the world. Players from 27 teams made their way to RFK stadium and so did hundreds of vendors ready to sell goods and services. During the middle of the week however, a [...]

The Ethiopian Millennium Celebration Continues…

The Ethiopian Millennium Celebration Continues…

While the official Ethiopian Millennium fell on September 11, 2007, nine months later, the celebration is far from being over.  Ethiopians filled the intimate Joe’s Pub located on 425 Lafayette Street in New York on Saturday May 31st  for the Ethiopian Millennium Celebration Concert.  Singers Abebe Teka and Mimi (Asresash Meshesha) [...]

Liberty Science Center—Learning Has Never Been So Fun!

Liberty Science Center—Learning Has Never Been So Fun!

If you have children, or if you have an inquisitive mind, along with some free time during the summer, then check out the reinvented Liberty Science Center (LSC).  Conveniently located in Jersey City, New Jersey, Liberty Science Center is more than a museum but rather a learning experience unlike no other. The mission of Liberty [...]

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