Martin Luther King

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Sep 15th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I wish all of my weekly Ethiopian readers throughout the world a happy and prosperous Ethiopian New Year*. I join you joyfully in ringing in 2007 and ringing out 2006. For many of my Ethiopian readers in the United States, September 11 (Ethiopian New Year’s Day, Meskerem 1) is a...
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Aug 25th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam On April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) gave a speech at the St. Louis Freedom Rally in St. Louis, MO entitled, “ A Realistic Look at the Question of Progress in the Area of Race Relations”. In his speech, MLK commended St. Louis for  integrating its [&h...
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Mar 17th, 2014
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By Chido Onumah Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, will on Monday, March 17, 2014, inaugurate the 492-member National Conference whose task is to redefine “the way forward for our nation”. The initial antipathy to the conference, it seems, has given way to cautious optimism. Of course, there are...
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Dec 23rd, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In the days leading up to my speech at the first Semayawi (Blue) Party town hall meeting in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C., on December 15, I was peppered with all sorts of questions. The one recurrent question revolved around my unreserved support for Semayawi ...
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Dec 16th, 2013
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Africa’s Wise Lion and Ethiopia’s Restless Cheetahs—Never give up and keep on trying to build your Beloved Ethiopian Community! December 15, 2013. It is the saddest day of the year for me. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was finally interred with state honors in Qunu, a small rural village in South Africa&...
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Dec 9th, 2013
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Of Titans and Trolls During the last two weeks we have lost two titans of African politics: the first, and somewhat lesser giant, was Ambassador Axmed Maxamed Adan (Qaybe) of Somaliland, and the second, was the inestimable Madiba – Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Clearly, Mandela was a figure of glob...
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Nov 20th, 2013
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By Robele Ababya, 20 November 2013 Inexcusable heinous crimes of Saudi authorities The obnoxious shocking news of the spate of barbaric attacks, murders, gang raping, and humiliation inflicted on Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia has opened a floodgate of outrage, fury and revulsion on an unprecedented scal...
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Sep 2nd, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech for the ages from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. A quarter of a million people stood in rapt attention and listened to that speech. It was the crowning moment of the March on Washington for ...
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Aug 29th, 2013
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… thoughts on the African  Dream by Samuel O. Adeyemi Exactly 40 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr gave that historic speech when he led thousands to march on Washington for civil rights and jobs; a black senator from the state of Chicago accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party in the st...
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Aug 5th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In June 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy (RFK) visited South Africa and delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town on the occasion of the annual Day of Affirmation organized by the National Union of South African Students. RFK’s “Day of Affirmation” speech was uplifting...