Tag: Ethiopians in America

Ethiopia-American Maaza Mengiste and Zimbabwean Writer Tsitsi Dangarembga make Booker Prize short List

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Greeneville Sun

Ethiopia-American Maaza Mengiste and Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga are among six finalists announced for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.

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Tashitaa Tufaa | Meet the Ethiopian who started as a dishwasher but now owns 300 buses in Minneapolis

By Ebimo Amungo

At the height of the Covid 19 pandemic when most of America was put under lockdown and several people lost their jobs, one former Ethiopian refugee, Tashitaa Tufaa, who runs a transportation business in Minneapolis continued to pay his 250 strong staff their full salaries despite the negative impact of the pandemic on his business.

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Minnesota’s Black immigrants are running for elected office — and winning


Fifty years ago, lawmakers in Washington opened the doors to immigrants from Africa. Today, dozens of new Americans — from Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, and more — are running for office in Minnesota. And they’re winning.

By IBRAHIM HIRSI | SAHAN JOURNAL

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6 Amazing Ethiopian Restaurants in New York City That You Will Love

 by Merrill Lee Girardeau | City Guide

If you’ve ever found yourself scooping everything with bread during a meal, Ethiopian food is for you. This African cuisine also suits those with a taste for unique, affordable eats that are packed with flavor.

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A taste of Ethiopian cuisine at Abyssinia in Santa Rosa

By CAREY SWEET | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Traditional Ethiopian dining involves an interesting setup: you park yourself on a low-to-the-ground barchuma stool at a multicolored mesob wicker table. The mesob has a domed cover that looks like a mini woven Taj Mahal, and when you remove it, a centerpiece tray awaits with a dramatic array of dishes arranged around African injera flat bread.

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An African Immigrant’s Experiences Learning What It Means to be Black in America

By Trhas Tafere | The Utah Statesman

In light of the civil unrest that is going on in this country, I want to focus on the unique experience of many African immigrants, like myself, who had no prior understanding of the history of racism and the seriousness of the issue in this nation. Many African immigrants have had to face some kind of discrimination to realize the complex nature of race relations in the United States, and to identify themselves as “Black.”

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Ethiopian Tradition for the Vegan-Curious, at Ras Plant Based

At Romeo and Milka Regalli’s Crown Heights restaurant, vegan proteins stand in for meats, and tangy, fermented injera soaks up sauces spiked with traditional berbere spice or puckery lime.

By Hannah Goldfield | The New Yorker

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Where to Find the Best Ethiopian Food around Boston Right Now

by JACQUELINE CAIN | The Boston Magazine

According to Lettensa Afeworki, owner of Asmara Restaurant in Cambridge, Ethiopian cuisine is a kind of “friendship food.” Who could disagree? There’s something special about sitting around a communal basket to share colorful stews—more nuanced in their savory-spiciness than strictly fiery—that are long-simmered with aromatics and spices, like the signature blend, berbere. And of course, no meal is complete without injera, the fermented flatbread used to scoop up each morsel of flavor. Still, from tender-braised lamb to crisp-fried sambusas and plenty of vegetarian fare, Ethiopian cooking offers plenty of hearty, flavorful options for solo takeout (and leftovers), too. From Roxbury to Malden, here is where to order the best Ethiopian food right now.

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Dawit N.M | Photographer, director draws on Ethiopian, Virginian roots in Chrysler exhibition

By DENISE M. WATSON | THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT 

Even when he isn’t thinking as a photographer, Dawit N.M. knows how important it is to be seen.

Not looked at. Seen.

His photo of two girls playing in a street in Ethiopia, shyly hiding their faces in matching pink hoodies, is a portrait of innocence and youth. It isn’t one of starvation, death and calamity, which are often associated with the country in which Dawit was born.

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US Oromos Protest Singer Hachalu’s Killing in Ethiopia

By Tigist Geme | VOA

Only a few weeks after the slaying of a popular singer in Ethiopia, thousands took to the streets in diaspora communities in the United States and elsewhere to mourn his death and peacefully protest the government in Addis Ababa.

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