I have heard this question posed before. I heard someone say that the Ethiopian Immigrant has it easier , or an easier path to success than the American born Ethiopian. In other words the statement was made to imply that the Ethiopian born Immigrant tends to be more successful than the American Born Ethiopian. The … More SUCCESS: Who has it easier…the Immigrant or the American born Ethiopian?
When raising your child in America, should you instill Ethiopian values or American values? Is there any American way to raise a child and an Ethiopian way to raise a child? (insert any other immigrant group besides Ethiopian if applicable). Ethiopians that immigrate to America from Ethiopia are forced to raise their children in an … More Raising your kid “Ethiopian” or “American”
Tsom, the Ethiopian Christian fasting season has officially started. Tsom is the fasting season before Easter. Christianity is a huge party of Ethiopian culture and fasting/ Tsom is a normal part of the culture. So what do we do during the Tsom season? Essentially everyone who is fasting or participating in Tsom is adopting a … More Tsom (The fasting Season)
I recently the BBC posted an article about students at Ambo University who were killed. There are conflicting reports between the eye witnesses and the Ethiopian government regarding what the cause of the fighting was. Eyewitnesses claim 47 were killed. The Ethiopian Government claims the number is only about 4. Al Jezeera posted this article: … More Tribal wars? Is it really necessary?
I would like to get some feedback from you (my readers) about what it means to be Ethiopian American. I will give my answer here, and then as you all post and engage in the conversation you can be featured on this page as well. I will start with my answer: To me, being an … More What does it mean to be an Ethiopian American to you?
Best friend, confidant, road dog, home girl…what ever you call her, you have to have at least one. Ethiopian American girls need to have a core group of girlfriends. (obviously my opinion, but I think most people can understand why). The core group does not have to big . just one is enough. We all … More Friends