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‘The Lounge’ Archives

How We Can Succeed as a Community

How We Can Succeed as a Community

by Mahlet Endale,  BrownCondor.com: On Thursday July 15, 2010 Brown Condor  posted this piece by Meeraf Taddesse titled “The Price of Celebrity, Forgetting Your Own?”  In the article, Meeraf discusses how many successful people in our community do not seem to reach back to the community to bring others to success.  She also points out [...]

Addis Embiyalow: Young Achiever Makin’ It Happen

Addis Embiyalow: Young Achiever Makin’ It Happen

Name:  Addis Embiyalow Home Town:      Toronto, Canada Current Town:  Toronto Canada From, BrownCondor.com: There are not too many people as active and passionate about life as Addis Embiyalow. Maybe this enthusiasm for life can be traced back to her birth, when Addis was born on the first day of the year (New Years Day) and in the [...]

Lies, the Everyday Truths?

Lies, the Everyday Truths?

There is no question about it, we lie.  We lie at work, school, and even church.  Sometimes we lie to make ourselves look good, other times we don’t know why we lie.  For others,  lying even comes naturally.  Overtime my lies have grown from white lies (those considered to be “good”) to more crafted, outlandish ones. Even as a child my [...]

Young Achievers Makin’ It Happen

Young Achievers Makin’ It Happen

by Teddy Fikre, BrownCondors.com: The “Young Achievers Makin’ It Happen” is an initiative to highlight the depth and breadth of talent that resides in our community in our community.  The focus will be on the younger generation, those who toil day in and day out and are making big impacts yet rarely are given their due credit.  The [...]

Ghana’s World Cup run has Ethiopia dreaming

Ghana’s World Cup run has Ethiopia dreaming

Source, AFP: ADDIS ABABA — Ghana's amazing run in the World Cup may be a source of inspiration for Africa, but it's also providing a wake-up call for African nations to lay more emphasis on improving their football standards. In Ethiopia, thousands of fans have turned up in droves to watch the African teams make their mark in the World Cup, [...]

The Young and the Hopeless

The Young and the Hopeless

From; Browncondor.com: I am so proud to be Ethiopian! I hear this from every Ethiopian I know which also makes me to consider other aspects of my culture and country.  The thought that my culture and its historical stories will not be preserved scares me, if not downright petrifying the hell out of me.  It is very easy for most Ethiopians to [...]

Missing Michael, One Year Later

Missing Michael, One Year Later

On June 25, 2009 I happened to be preparing to leave Ethiopia when my cousin burst through the doors announcing the death of the much-beloved icon.  Automatically I didn’t want to believe it, assuming it was hearsay until I stepped outside. Everywhere in Addis the spirit of Michael Jackson was in the air.  People lined the streets in a daze, [...]

Sofia Bushen to Represent Ethiopia at the 2010 Miss Africa USA Pageant

Sofia Bushen to Represent Ethiopia at the 2010 Miss Africa USA Pageant

Source, Tadias Magazine New York – We recently received a call from one of our readers in Tennessee. “I have just learned that I have been selected as a finalist at the biggest pageant featuring African beauty queens in the United States,” the young woman said. “And as part of my micro project for the competition, I need to publicize [...]

Review: Akale Wube Releases Self-Titled Debut CD

Review: Akale Wube Releases Self-Titled Debut CD

Source: Addis Tunes, by Nadia Ghanem:  The all instrumental French quintet Akale Wube was born in 2008 from the magnificent thigh of Ethiopian musical legacy – well almost, at least born from the eternal love for Ethiojazz the Ethiopiques collection awoke.  They have now released their 12 track album 'Akale Wube' on Clapson, inscribing [...]

“Little Ethiopia” Revisited

“Little Ethiopia” Revisited

Separating Ethiopian history from African-American history in America is like trying to separate teff from injera. From, BrownCondor.com, Four years ago, a group of Ethiopian entrepreneurs and activists initiated a campaign to rename the 9th St section near U St. in North West DC “Little Ethiopia”.  At the time, this seemed like a [...]

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