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Monday October 16th 2017

‘The Lounge’ Archives

Runners to cross Ethiopia for a purpose

Runners to cross Ethiopia for a purpose

// Higher Grounds sponsors event to raise money for education By Lisa Perkins, The Record Eagle: TRAVERSE CITY — The challenge of running 250 miles across Ethiopia seems small compared to the challenge of growing up there without an adequate education. A team of 10 athletes will take on both challenges when they travel to Ethiopia [...]

Ethiopian Journal

Ethiopian Journal

// By Andrew Romanoff, HuffingtonPost: I arrived in Addis Ababa on Saturday night, 23 hours after leaving Denver. The Frankfurt airport now seems as distant as its charm. This is my third trip to Africa in the last two years, the first since joining International Development Enterprises. IDE equips the world's poorest farmers [...]

Gigi Sings Hope Songs for Ethiopia — With Hopes for a Homecoming

Gigi Sings Hope Songs for Ethiopia — With Hopes for a Homecoming

By Steve Hochman, Spinner.com: Don't book your flights quite yet. But if you're a world music fan (and given that you're reading this, you probably are), there may be something happening in early January that you'd want to see. Of course, if it happens it will be in Addis Ababa. The singer known as Gigi is trying to make plans to return to [...]

Loving Black Until it Loves Me Back

Loving Black Until it Loves Me Back

// I don’t know about you but every time I see black I get excited.  My black boots, black leather jacket, my jet-black hair, and black people! The color black has always represented beauty, power, and resilience to me.  This mentality has helped to boost my self-confidence but it has also hurt my relationship with other [...]

Mandela Memoir Recounts, Learning To Fire A Gun In Ethiopia

Mandela Memoir Recounts, Learning To Fire A Gun In Ethiopia

New Mandela memoir shows personal notes from living legend By Griffin Shea (AFP) JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela agonised over the suffering caused to his family by his struggle against white rule in South Africa, according to an intimate portrait of him painted by personal letters and diaries. Correspondence, personal notes and hours of [...]

Sheba – Lovers Rock Gets Grown and Sexy

Sheba – Lovers Rock Gets Grown and Sexy

From, AddisTunes: I first saw Sheba (a.k.a. the Real Sheba) perform about a year ago....on the heels of her debut, chart-topping hit "Love this Lifetime" with Bounty Killer.  She raised the roof and brought the house down with her special blend of reggae, afro funk, and R&B.  Hips were swaying and heads-a-nodding as her band hypnotized [...]

Kansas Teacher Says Trip to Ethiopia Was Enriching, Adv10,

Kansas Teacher Says Trip to Ethiopia Was Enriching, Adv10,

STERLING, Kan. (AP) Sitting atop a specially placed goatskin inside the village leader's small mud hut, Amy Brownlee couldn't help but feel humbled by the experience. Brownlee and the group of Americans were the honored guests at a meal in a village near Bahir Dar, a city in northern Ethiopia. The locals fed them Injera, a pancake-size bread [...]

Ethiopian-Born Celeberty Chef, Marcus Samuelsson Opens in Harlem

Ethiopian-Born Celeberty Chef, Marcus Samuelsson Opens in Harlem

// By GLENN COLLINS, NY Times: “FOOD can be cooked from the soul,” said Marcus Samuelsson as he moved through the raw space of Red Rooster Harlem, his upcoming restaurant on Lenox Avenue near West 125th Street. “But that doesn’t make it soul food.” And so, Red Rooster won’t be devoted to the Southern cooking that has [...]

Ethiopians in the Bay Area Celebrated Enkutatash

Ethiopians in the Bay Area Celebrated Enkutatash

// By Laura Hautala, OaklandNorth: Labor Day might mark the end of summer for some, but in Ethiopia, September means the springtime celebration of a new year. Called Enkutatash, the holiday enticed a crowd of African ex-pats and other curious locals to an outdoor festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park this Sunday. Organized by [...]

An Event to help Build The First Free-Standing Children Hospital in Ethiopia

An Event to help Build The First Free-Standing Children Hospital in Ethiopia

New York (Tadias) – The 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala for Gemini Health Care Group, a U.S. based NGO that focuses on providing pediatric medical services and professional training in Ethiopia, is scheduled to take place in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday, September 25, 2010. According to Zeithuna K. Ebba, GHCG’s Public Relations Officer, [...]

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