Category Archives: History

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which occupies the country’s northernmost area, is home to some of the most significant historic and cultural sites in Northern Africa. Known especially for its rock-hewn churches that date back to the eighth century, Tigray’s archaeological history also encompasses its former prominence as a trading port and its status as the center… Read More…

This Nonprofit is Dedicated to the Recovery of the Tigray Region

As tensions once again escalate between Ethiopia and its neighbor, Eritrea, it is worth recalling that the conflict between the two countries has resulted in organized efforts to improve the lives of the people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Founded in the late 1980s as the thirty-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea finally ended, the Tigray… Read More…

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Two Israeli-Ethiopian writers are using literature to create cultural understanding. Germaw Mengistu and Daniel Belete are part of a migration from Ethiopia to Israel that began in the 1970s. During this time, Ethiopian Jews started immigrating through refugee camps in Sudan. Many were escaping persecution, famine, and war. The Israel military conducted two staged airlifts… Read More…

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment by Menlo Park Police

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment by Menlo Park Police

A recent lawsuit shows how one community member stood up to the police officers who harassed him during a traffic stop in Menlo Park, a suburban community in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Lawyers for investor and entrepreneur Hiruy Amanuel filed a lawsuit in federal court in November 2013 against the Menlo Park Police Department.… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Annual Tigray Festival

What You Need to Know about the Annual Tigray Festival

People from across the US celebrate Tigray culture at the annual Tigray Festival, which includes parties, dancing, meetings, and other activities. Each year,  the five-day event is hosted by a different city. The most recent festival took place in August in Washington, D.C. The 2015 festival, which was held in Seattle, was thoroughly documented by… Read More…