Friday, December 15, 2017

Wudneh Akalu is a network support engineer at IVM in Indianapolis #EthiopiansInIndianapolis

I’m from Ethiopia. In 1989, when I was 14, my parents sent my older brother and me to the United States to live with our older sister because they were afraid we might be drafted to fight in the civil war. I graduated from I.U.P.U.I. — that’s Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis — with a bachelor’s in computer and information technology, and worked for two other companies before this job.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sara Mokuria is a co-chair of Mothers Against Police Brutality #EthiopiansInTexas

Sara Mokuria, a co-chair of Mothers Against Police Brutality, said she hopes more officers face criminal charges for their conduct to "send a message to law enforcement that you don't get a get-out-of-jail-free pass." 

Mokuria was a child when she saw her father, a refugee from Ethiopia, fatally shot by Dallas police. She's dissatisfied with how such cases are handled.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Izzy Bizu drops single #EthiopiansInLondon

"Izzy Bizu is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from South West London, born to an Ethiopian Mother and English Father...Being 2016 Brits Critics Choice finalist, The BBC's Introducing Artist of the Year 2016 and chosen as the voice of the 2016 Euros with her cover of Edith Piaf's La Foule, she is quickly proving herself as one of the most exciting breakthrough British artists of the year."