Ethiopian-born Bowflex Inventor and Entrepreneur Passed Away

Dosho
Little Ethiopia received a very sad announcement about the passing away of an Ethiopian born inventor and manufacturer early this morning.

Ethiopian Doctors in Diaspora to build modern hospital in Addis

EADG Hospital
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) announced plans to build a medical city center they say will focus on patient centered care. The two billion birr hospital will have 300 private rooms for patients and will be built on 30,000 square meters in Summit Area. If everything goes according to plan it should be finished within three years.  Plans are for it to provide...

Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Speaks at the DuSable Museum in Chicago

Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie
Prince Ermias presents his family’s ancient legacies that are linked to the Solomonic Dynasty and the Throne of David in Ethiopia. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 – The Queen of Sheba Historical Research Foundation is ushering in a new historical narrative which focuses on African people’s ancient royal origins that are historically linked to KUSH (ancient Ethiopia spelled “Cush”...

UN Under-Secretary General Discusses Career of Public Service

Tegegnework Gettu UNDP
BY ASHENAFI ABEDJE, Voice of America Tegegnework Gettu hails from Ethiopia. Since March of 2013, he has served as United Nations Under-Secretary General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference. The UN official says his first year as Under-Secretary-General was productive. “I just finished my 10-month report to the Secretary General and he seems to be happy. I had six priorities, all of them...

Bronx, N Y: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Our Savior

Bronx New York
By Dennis Slattery, New York Daily News After passing the collection plate for 30 years, a Bronx congregation finally raised enough money to buy a church of its own  The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Our Savior congregation spent $1.3 million to buy a church building in Norwood that until recently housed a Lutheran congregation. Talk about pennies from Heaven. An Ethopian congregation that...

Lost and found identities in Dinaw Mengestu’s ‘All Our Names’

Dinaw Mengestu
PBS Newshour- By Victoria Fleischer, May 14, 2014-  Dinaw Mengestu talks about his new novel “All Our Names,” which narrates the story of a young black man who comes of age in post-colonial Africa and the young white woman who meets and falls in love with him in a small Midwest American town. Mengestu spoke to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about lost and found identities and...

Historic New York Medhanialem Church Moves into New Bronx Home

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Medhanialem Church New York
New York (TADIAS) — One of the oldest Ethiopian churches in New York, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Medhanialem Church, which had gathered at the historic Riverside Church in Manhattan for over three decades, has officially moved into a newly purchased property in the Norwood section of the Bronx (302 East 206 Street). Last weekend, the dedication program included an all-night vigil prayer...

Inspired and inspiring!

Meb Keflezighi (Photo: Getty Images)
By Leyou Tameru The Boston Marathon took place this past week and it was a pretty great victory for East Africa. In the women’s race, Kenyan Rita Jeptoo won for the second time in a row. In the men’s race, Meb Keflezghi stood first; he is the first American to have won the Boston Marathon since 1983. In addition to Olympic medals, Meb had won the New York City Marathon in 2009, making...

Ethiopian-American Council Endorses Isiah Leggett for County Executive

PRESS RELEASE Isiah Leggett (Photo: montgomerycountymd.gov) - Rockville, Maryland, April 1 – The Ethiopian-American Council of North America (EAC) has decided to throw its full support for the re-election of Isiah “Ike” Leggett. Vying for a third-term county executive, Leggett garnered 65 percent of the vote in his last re-election bid. Primary elections for Montgomery County officials...

U.S. Government and Ethiopian Government launch Urban Health Program to reach 1.6 Million Households

Press Release Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 11, 2014 –Today, the U.S. Government through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, launched the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program, which will promote greater health access and improved health status for more than 1.6 million households in 49 cities...