I like the idea of your newsletter, however, I didn't like
the questions that you asked Mrs. Amsale. The English needs
a lot of editing, and those questions are not the type that
you want to post on your newsletter. Also, you guys need
to include not only a person that is successful in the US
but also people who have done lots for our beautiful country
Ethiopia. As most of you are aware, anyone can be successful
in the United States as long as they work hard. But what
did we give back to our motherland? This is what you guys
need to focus on, because young adults who read this newsletter
will be inspired by those stories.
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My Own Kind
By Steven Ivory
I am not writing to apologize for the bar tender’s
perception nor for your lack of understanding of our culture.
In simple English, we are not used to jumping in the sea,
hoping it would catch us. You just experienced culture shock,
– Ethiopic Script: An African Writing System
By Ayele Bekerie
I would like to salute the
writer for bringing this topic to our attention. In my opinion,
among other things, the legacy of Ethiopian Fidel and the
significance attached to it is one of the main historic
areas of interest that we need to focus on to discover more
about our own history.
Every culture and nation
has its own contribution to humanity as a whole. Since our
Ethiopia is known to have been the center for Aksumite civilization
and the cradle for human origin, it has a lot to contribute
to the world's universal integration today.
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Quality should be the name of your
magazine. Please keep up the good work and know that we
are cheering for you. Congratulations!
San Diego, California
My Own Kind
By Steven Ivory
Steven I vory,
Discriminating people of other ethnic, religious, or gender
background is a common practice in the entire continent
of Africa. Many of the wars that have been fought in Africa
and are still being fought are as a result of ignorant people
like the one you encountered in that Ethiopian restaurant.
African-Americans must understand that even though we are
all black, Africa is a continent of people who have different
languages, religions, cultures and outlook on life. Black
unity can never be achieved until we recognize the beauty
of each of our different cultures, ethnic and religious
backgrounds. It is a documented history that the people
of Ethiopia and African-Americans have a long lasting relationship
that goes back to the time when our black brothers and sisters
where whisked out of their motherland. The Ethiopian people
will never forget the sacrifices many African-Americans
were willing to make when fascist Italy invaded our beloved
country. Ethiopia's place in history is as a symbol of black
liberty and unity. Most of all the Ethiopian people are
known for their hospitality. On behalf of the Ethiopian
People, I would like to apologize for that unfortunate incident
that left a bitter taste in your mouth. I would like to
offer my time to take you to Ethiopia so you can meet our
beautiful women, so you can see places where holy men and
women worship God, so you can see places where Ethiopian
warriors fought for our freedom, so you can see the birth
place of humanity and most of all so you can live there.
Ethiopia is your home.
In our previous issue under Speak
Out: Negotiating my Ethiopian Identity by Rekik Alehegn,
we incorrectly labeled one of the pictures as Rekik’s
apartment in Paris. The description should have read: An
apartment in Rekik’s neighborhood in Darmstadt, Germany.
TADIAS regrets the error.