Inside Washington D.C.’s ‘Little Ethiopia’

Washington (CNN) — A record shop blares the contagious thump-thump of Ethiopian music. The aroma of strong coffee fills the air. And thick spices tickle your nose virtually every half a block.... Read more »
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Witness says an Ethiopian man beaten to death near D.C. club pleaded for mercy

It was past closing time at a popular rock bar called DC9 when Ali Ahmed Mohammed showed up, looking to get in, as police tell it. After being turned away at the... Read more »

Media Executive Oscar Joyner Weds Ethiopian Actress Alem Gola (VIDEO)

Multicultural Celebration Features Bishop T.D. Jakes, Yolanda Adams, Eric Benet , Tamia & Yehunie Belay (MIAMI – October 13) Media executive Oscar Joyner married Alem Gola in a day-long multicultural celebration presided... Read more »
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Adoptions from Ethiopia rise, bucking global trend

The African country is sending record numbers of children to the U.S. NEW YORK — As the overall number of international adoptions by Americans plummets, one country — Ethiopia — is emphatically bucking... Read more »
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Search Continues For Missing Ethiopian Limo Driver

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Family and friends of a missing DeKalb County limo driver have increased a reward for information to $10,000.Family members said they will not rest until they find 33-year-old... Read more »

Ethiopians Protest and Support Meles Zenawi at Columbia University ( VIDEO)

LIVE REPORT FROM THE SPEECH By Thomas Rhiel and Ben Cotton We’re coming at you live from the highly-contested, protested, and counter-protested Zenawi speech in Roone Arledge. Keep checking back for updates.... Read more »

Columbia University continues to give speaking gigs to dictators

Three years after inviting Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak, Columbia University has invited Meles Zenawi, prime minister of Ethiopia, to speak at its “World Leaders Forum.” (A better title might be... Read more »
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Little Ethiopia Grows Up: One of D.C.’s biggest immigrant communities steps off the political sidelines

Back in 2002, Daniel Belayneh started the non-profit Ethiopian Community Services and Development Council because he noticed a clear injustice: Two homeless Ethiopian immigrants had frozen to death in the street, and... Read more »

Ethiopian teen places 2nd in national speech contest three years after learning English (VIDEO)

A Beaufort-area teenager is earning a laundry list of achievements and deserves a real good pat-on-the-back.  She recently claimed second place in a national Christian speech contest. But there’s something much more... Read more »
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Qurans burning day? Preacher wants to burn Qurans on September 11 (VIDEO)

In protest of what it calls a religion “of the devil,” a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the... Read more »