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Ethiopia: The population challenge up close and personal

Ethiopia: The population challenge up close and personal

By Lisa Hymas, Grist.org: You don't need to go to a place like Ethiopia to get a firsthand look at population growth -- we can see its impacts all around us, from sprawling suburban subdivisions to crowded highways and mega-malls. But poor, developing countries like Ethiopia have their own kinds of population challenges, a big one being that many [...]

In Pictures: Medhanealem Church’s Annual Celebration

In Pictures: Medhanealem Church’s Annual Celebration

On Saturday, November 6th, The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Our Savoir (Medhanealem Church) commemorated its annual celebration.  The celebration began at midnight and lasted until 2:30 p.m. Pictures: TsehaiNY Related Articles: Medhanealem Church: Preserving the Ethiopian Culture-One Youth at a Time! Beaata LeMariam [...]

Tri-Cities doctor traveling to Ethiopia to perform eye surgery

Tri-Cities doctor traveling to Ethiopia to perform eye surgery

// From, KNDU-TV: KENNEWICK, Wash.-- An eye doctor from the Tri-Cities is traveling to Ethiopia to perform eye surgery on people who have gone blind from cataracts.Dr. James Guzek is an opthamologist at the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute in Kennewick, but is no stranger to traveling to third world countries to help those who [...]

Ethiopian, Eritrean or Somalian? Don’t guess… A Tea Party’s guide

Ethiopian, Eritrean or Somalian? Don’t guess…  A Tea Party’s guide

This Saturday, 47 years to the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Tea Party activists will converge on the Nation’s Capital Mall for the ‘Restoring Honor’ rally. The event will feature Right-Wing Radio Host and Fox News TV Personality Glen Beck along with former VP [...]

Ethiopia’s Geleto wins gold at boys’ 1000m

Ethiopia’s Geleto wins gold at boys’ 1000m

From, Straitstime.com: ETHIOPIAN distance runner Mohammed Geleto won the Youth Olympic Games' Boys' 1000m race with a time of 2min 19.54sec. The 16-year-old was pushed all the way to the finish line at the Bishan Stadium on Sunday morning by Hamza Driouch of Qatar who took silver in 2:21.25. In the Girls' 200m, Nigerian Florence Nwakwe [...]

The Teff Connection

The Teff Connection

“It’s not just about Teff it’s about bridging Ethiopia with Nicodemus.” – Edger Hicks, president of The Kansas Black Farmers Association. (TsehaiNY) - Teff is an important food grain used to make injera, a staple in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine.  The word teff derives from the Amharic word meaning lost (because of the small size [...]

Ethiopia: Meseret Defar Finishes 3rd in 3000 Meters

Ethiopia: Meseret Defar Finishes 3rd in 3000 Meters

(TsehaiNY.com) Former Olympic and World 5000m champion Meseret Defar (8:36.09) finished 3rd today at the Samsung Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland. Vivian Cheruiyot (8:34.58) of Kenya finished first, while Alemitu Bekele (8:35.19) of Turkey finished second. According to reports on IAAF, Mesert Defar has targeted to break Masai’s record [...]

Former Miss Ethiopia Competes to Get Her OWN Show

Former Miss Ethiopia Competes to Get Her OWN Show

Sehin Belew, former Miss Ethiopia and author of Fabulous for Less, could have her very own show on Oprah Winfrey’s network- with your help that is. Sehin is competing in ‘Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star’- a competition series that will premier on OWN, Oprah's new network, in 2011.  The winner of the series will host [...]

Team Abay, Built New York Tough!

Team Abay, Built New York Tough!

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) will celebrate its 27th anniversary in San Jose, California from June 27th to July 3rd.  The annual event brings together thousands of Ethiopians throughout North America and other parts of the world. During the week-long festivities merchants bring their goods and services to market, [...]

Ethiopian Heritage and Culture Camp – Gateway to Culture

Ethiopian Heritage and Culture Camp – Gateway to Culture

For one weekend families near and far will take part in a camp unlike no other.  Like its name denotes, Ethiopian Heritage and Culture Camp is not your typical camp.  In fact, it is the only camp dedicated to serving those who have been touched by Ethiopia. Last year I was invited to be a panelist in a discussion on growing up in America.  I [...]

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