EHSNA Press Release on the 2015 Famine in Ethiopia – EHSNA PR

cropped-EHSNAlogo.jpgPress release 12/8/2015

Ethiopia: A victim of recurring famine

Once again in recent memory, the people of Ethiopia have now been exposed to famine. Mother nature has also once again been blamed for this tragedy by the reckless Woyane as did the Derg’s and Emperor Haile Selassie’s governments They all refused to accept responsibility for poor agricultural planning despite repeated warning, well in advance, from the United Nations and other international authorities in the field. Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) now appeals to Ethiopians in diaspora worldwide and non–profit  organizations(NGO) to once again to rise up to the occasion and save these 17 million innocent lives many of whom are children. EHSNA intends to do

its part in this effort. Read in PDF

EHSNA Press Release on the 2015 Famine in Ethiopia – EHSNA PR

Press release 12/8/2015

Ethiopia: A victim of recurring famine

Once again in recent memory, the people of Ethiopia have now been exposed to famine. Mother nature has also once again been blamed for this tragedy by the reckless Woyane as did the Derg’s and Emperor Haile Selassie’s governments They all refused to accept responsibility for poor agricultural planning despite repeated warning, well in advance, from the United Nations and other international authorities in the field. Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) now appeals to Ethiopians in diaspora worldwide and non–profit  organizations(NGO) to once again to rise up to the occasion and save these 17 million innocent lives many of whom are children. EHSNA intends to do

its part in this effort. Read in PDF

ክቡር አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ አጭር የሕይወት ታሪክ

zewdeክቡር አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ ... ሐምሌ 27 ቀን 2012 የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማሕበረሰብ ባደረገላቸው ጥሪ መሠረት በዕለቱ የክብር እንግዳ በመሆን ተገኝተው ለዝግጅታቸን ልዩ ድምቀት ክብር ሰጥተውት ነበር። በዚህም ጊዜ የግርማዊ ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ መንግሥት የተሰኘውን የመጨረሻ ያሳተሙትን መጽሃፋቸውን በዝግጅታችን ላይ ለተገኙት ታዳሚዎች አቅርበው ፊርማቸውን አኑረዋል። የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማሕበር በሰሜን አሜሪካ የአማባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታን ህልፈት በማስመልከት ለቤተሰቦቻቸውና ወዳጆቻቸው እንዲሁም ለመላው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ሐዘኑን እየገለጸ እግዚያብሔር መጽናናትን እንዲሰጥ ይመኛል።

 

የክቡር አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ አጭር የሕይወት ታሪክ

 

አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ በኢትዮጵያ የዘመን አቆጣጠር ነሐሴ 7 ቀን 1927 .. አዲስ አበባ ከተማ ውስጥ ተወለዱ

1933 እስከ 1945 .. ድረስ ቀድሞ ቀድሞ ደጃዝማች ገብረ ማርያም ይባል በነበረውና ኋላ ሊሴ ገብረማርያም ተብሎ በተሰየመው የፈረንሣይ ትምህርት ቤት የመጀመሪያውንና የሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርታቸውን አከናውነዋል፡፡

1945 እስከ 1948 . በጋዜጣና ማስታወቂያ መሥሪያ ቤት የቤተመንግሥት ዜና ጋዜጠኛና በራዲዮ ዜና አቅራቢነት አገልግለዋል

1948 እስከ 1952 . በፓሪስ የጋዜጠኝነት ሞያ በማጥናት በዲፕሎማ ተመረቁ

1952 እስከ 1954 . የኢትዮጵያ ድምፅ ጋዜጣና የመነን መጽሔት ዲሬክተር

1954 እስከ 1955 . የኢትዮጵያ ሬዲዮ የብሔራዊ ፕሮግራም ዲሬክተር

1955 እስከ 1958 . የኢትዮጵያ ወሬ ምንጭ ዋና ዲሬክተር

1958 እስከ 1960 . የማስታወቂያ ሚኒስቴር ረዳት ሚኒስትር

1960 እስከ 1962 . የኢትዮጵያ ዜና አገልግሎት ድርጅት ዋና ሥራ አስኪያጅ

1956 እስከ 1962 . የፓን አፍሪካ ኒውስ ኤጀንሲ ማኅበር ፕሬዚዳንት

1962 እስከ 1967 . ወደ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተዛውረው

 

በፓሪስ የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ ሚኒስትር ካውንስር

የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር /ሚኒስቴር

በሮም እና በቱኒዚያ የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት አምባሳደር ሆነው አገልግለዋል

 

በጠቅላላው በቀዳማዊ ኃይለሥላሴ ዘመነ መንግሥት የሀያ ሁለት ዓመታት አገልግሎት ካበረከቱ በኋላ በወታደራዊው አስተዳደር ዘመን 1967 . ጀምሮ ስደተኛ ሆነው በአውሮፓ በቆዩበት ዘመን በሮም የኢንተርናሽናል ድርጅት ውስጥ (IFAD) ለአሥራ ሦስት ዓመታት በፕሮቶኮልና በመንግሥታት ግንኙነት ጉዳይ ኃላፊ ሆነው ሠርተዋል፡፡

1959 . ጋብቻቸውን መሥርተው ከሕግ ባለቤታቸው ከወይዘሮ ገሊላ ተፈራ ጋር ሦስት ልጆችን አፍርተዋ። ከንጉሠ ነገሥቱ መንግሥት የምኒልክ የመኮንን ደረጃና የኢትዮጵያ የክብር ኮከብ አዛዥ መኮንን ኒሻን ተሸልመዋል፡፡ እንዲሁም ከአፍሪካ ከእስያና ከአውሮፓ በድምሩ ከሀያ ሁለት አገሮች የታላቅ መኮንን ደረጃ ኒሻኖች ተሸልመዋል፡፡ ከዚህ ቀደም 1945 እና 1946 . አራት ቲያትሮችን አዘጋጅተዋል። 1992 . የኤርትራ ጉዳይ፣ 1997 . ተፈሪ መኮንን በቅርቡም የቀድሞ ኃይለሥላሴ መንግሥት የተሰኙትን መጻሕፍቶች ለንባብ አብቅተዋል፡

PRESS RELEASE ON THE LOSS OF MULUGETA LULE – EHSNA PR

151014-mulugeta-lule-03October 14th, 2015

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is deeply saddened by the loss of the veteran

journalist Ato Mulugeta Lule, who passed away on October 4th, 2015 at the age of 75. He was a

supporter, valuable advisor and a true believer in the missions and goals of EHSNA. He was humble

enough to render his service without seeking public credit.

Mulugeta Lule was a contemporary outstanding novelist of the 70s standing tall among the iconic figures

of the time. He was a general manager for Ethiopian Press Department that published state owned

newspapers including the Ethiopian Herald, Addis Zemen & Yezarietu Ethiopia.

It is a documented fact that Mulugeta was forcefully fired from his position, along with other veteran

journalists, by the current government soon after it came to power in 1991. Upon their departure from

the Ministry of Information, Mulugeta and his friends launched an independent magazine which closely

monitored the activities of the current government and exposed to the Ethiopian public, which was their

ethical duty as professional journalist.

The pressure by the government eventually forced Mulugeta and most of his friends to leave Ethiopia

and come to the United States in the mid 90’s. Mulugeta became an influential personality due to the

major contributions he made to his Ethiopian community in Diaspora making use of his political and

social skills. In particular he will be remembered as a pillar in the Ethiopian community for his

contribution he made to establish an independent media to serve Ethiopia from abroad.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America, we

express our heartfelt condolence to Mulugeta Lule’s family, friends and fans. He will be truly missed for

his love and contributions to beloved Ethiopia.

Rest in Peace Mulugeta!!

EHSNA Public Relations

PRESS RELEASE ON THE LOSS OF MULUGETA LULE – EHSNA PR

151014-mulugeta-lule-03October 14th, 2015

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is deeply saddened by the loss of the veteran

journalist Ato Mulugeta Lule, who passed away on October 4th, 2015 at the age of 75. He was a

supporter, valuable advisor and a true believer in the missions and goals of EHSNA. He was humble

enough to render his service without seeking public credit.

Mulugeta Lule was a contemporary outstanding novelist of the 70s standing tall among the iconic figures

of the time. He was a general manager for Ethiopian Press Department that published state owned

newspapers including the Ethiopian Herald, Addis Zemen & Yezarietu Ethiopia.

It is a documented fact that Mulugeta was forcefully fired from his position, along with other veteran

journalists, by the current government soon after it came to power in 1991. Upon their departure from

the Ministry of Information, Mulugeta and his friends launched an independent magazine which closely

monitored the activities of the current government and exposed to the Ethiopian public, which was their

ethical duty as professional journalist.

The pressure by the government eventually forced Mulugeta and most of his friends to leave Ethiopia

and come to the United States in the mid 90’s. Mulugeta became an influential personality due to the

major contributions he made to his Ethiopian community in Diaspora making use of his political and

social skills. In particular he will be remembered as a pillar in the Ethiopian community for his

contribution he made to establish an independent media to serve Ethiopia from abroad.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America, we

express our heartfelt condolence to Mulugeta Lule’s family, friends and fans. He will be truly missed for

his love and contributions to beloved Ethiopia.

Rest in Peace Mulugeta!!

EHSNA Public Relations

Ethiopian Heritage Society In North America Outrich Program at Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, to commemorate the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Eclectic Mix Unite to Honor Veterans and Hope for Peace

On Saturday, July 25th evening from 6:00-8:00pm, the 8th Annual Armistice Day Peace Concert & Vigil will be taking place in front of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, to commemorate the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (July 27th), which marks the day the ceasefire treaty was signed on July 27, 1953. The Korean War, which broke out on June 25, 1950, has technically not ended and is America’s longest war.

Hosted by Remember 727, the annual event gathers hundreds of people at the very place Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for unity and peace, to remember the “Forgotten War,” to honor its veterans and victims, and to hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula and elsewhere conflict persists.

As this year marks the 70th anniversary of Korea’s Independence and subsequent division, it will be especially meaningful to reflect on war and peace, in front of the Memorial dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln who united a divided nation. The Reflecting Pool is situated across the WWII Memorial, and between the Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, which will also serve as a reminder that the Japanese surrender to the U.S. in WWII on August 15, 1945, led to Korea’s liberation, and that Koreans fought alongside U.S. soldiers in Vietnam to thank America’s contributions in the Korean War.

From 1950-1953, the Korean War not only involved more than 5.7 million Americans, but also involved people of different backgrounds from a total of 25 nations in 6 continents. There will be a very eclectic mix of speakers and performances to reflect the global scale of the conflict.

Highlights to include: Wreath-laying ceremony led by the Scottish American Military Society together with Korean American community leaders; and the Candle-light Vigil exactly at 7:27pm led by Friends of Korea (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Korea).

Brief remarks will be provided by Director David Do, DC Mayor’s Office, Sergeant Ashenafi Kebede who fought in the Korean War as part of the Imperial Ethiopian Bodyguard, Derrick Dockery, former NFL player (Redskins guard) and grandson of Korean War veteran and founder of Yellow Ribbons United, Chahee Stanfield, Divided Families Coalition, Mary Hiatt, Me & Korea (Korean War orphans/Korean adoptees), Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq, Chairman, International Child Art Foundation, and Commissioner H.E Dr. Brandon Jones, Office of the Commissioner, An IGO, at the United Nations.

Performances will be provided by the Ross & Evan acoustic duo, KAYPA (Korean American Youth Performing Artists), a troupe of 23 young students from Los Angeles, and Ethiopian performers from the Greater Washington area.

Emceed by Sam Yoon, former Boston City Councilman and President of Council of Korean Americans, and Jennifer Yoo, a broadcaster at Voice of America.

Special features to include photo displays of the Korean War as well as artwork provided by the International Child Art Foundation, which aims to promote peace through art.

Meet rain or shine. Candles, light snack, and water provided.

Visit www.remember727.org for more information.

HannahKim@Remember727.org

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The Korean War was not just a war between Koreans. From 1950-1953, 1.8 million American men and women served in the Korean War, including 600,000 African Americans, 25,000 Japanese Americans, 20,000 Chinese Americans, and 148,000 Hispanic Americans. The U.S. suffered 54,246 casualties and 8,176+ plus POW/MIAs.

In total, the Korean War involved 25 nations: UN Allied (22) -Republic of Korea, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Medical: Denmark, Italy, Norway, India, Sweden; Communist Forces (3)- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Soviet Union.

The Korean War claimed lives of more than 2.5 million Koreans and separated more than 10 million Korean families, including 100,000 Korean Americans who have yet to meet their families in the North.

The 3-mile wide buffer zone between the two Koreas, known as the DMZ, is the most heavily armed border in the world. Today the Two Koreas remain the only divided nation in the world and is technically at war.

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) will be holding its 5th annual cultural summer festival

 

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For Immediate Release – July 10, 2015
Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) 2015

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 5th annual cultural and inheritance summer festival in Washington, DC. Our festival will take place Sunday July 26th at Multisport Facility in Georgetown University. We would like every Ethiopian and friends of Ethiopia to join us for this unique and memorable event.

EHSNA is once again ready to promote and celebrate the Ethiopian rich culture, tradition, diversity and heritage. This family oriented event will feature a multifaceted activity that is geared to actively engage and please guests of all ages while children and their parents will remain the focus. However, as in the past four events, we will pay particular attention to the youth and continue to keep our promise to empower them with a motto “Your Roots Produce Your Fruits.”

EHSNA’s aims to preserve the Ethiopian culture, celebrate her identity, strengthening the community and connecting Ethiopians from all walks of life, irrespective of their religious or political background, remains a paramount goal.

What is particularly unique about this year’s event is the fact that EHSNA, in collaboration with Ethiopian churches, mosques and the Ethiopian community at large, will dedicate the event in commemoration of those Ethiopians who had been mercilessly beheaded by ISIS in Libya due to their unblemished belief in Christianity and for those others who were brutally attacked in South Africa in conjunction with Xenophobia. We will also remember the parents and the extended family members of these victims who are in great grief. However, July 26 memorial service will be a happy celebration and featured with prayer, poetry, drama, lecture and so on.

We would like to invite and encourage every Ethiopian and friends of Ethiopia to join us in this unforgettable, extraordinary memorial event.  At the same time, you will get a chance to visit a variety food and dry goods vendors as part of the event.
Finally, we continue to invite Ethiopians, throughout United States and Canada, who may be interested to join EHSNA, in capacity of members or volunteers, to help build and strengthen the organization and thereby serve the Ethiopian community. For more information, please visit our website at: www.ehsna.org/ or email us at: pr@ehsna.org
Additional corporate sponsors are needed. Vendors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since only limited spaces are left.

EHSNA Marks the 119th Victory Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa – EHSNA

EHSNAlogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 02/09/2015

EHSNA Marks the 119th Victory Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa

 

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) will be marking the 119th monumental victory anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in which the Ethiopian army led by Emperor Minilik II defeated the invading Italian army on March 1, 1896.

 

EHSNA will celebrate the Victory of Adwa in honor and recognition of the Ethiopian masses who, under the leadership of Emperor Minilik II fought and defeated the Italian invaders who had provoked this war and came with intent to colonize Ethiopia. It will be remembered that in March 1896 Ethiopians had fought and died in unity regardless of ethnicity to keep Ethiopia a free and independent country. This was the period when colonialism, under European powers had flourished throughout Africa and Ethiopia was one of the independent countries which had never been colonized.

 

The victory of the Battle of Adwa has been a noteworthy factor in the history of Ethiopia. EHSNA celebrates the fact that Ethiopia, under the leadership of Emperor Minilik II totally decimated the invading Italian army in the Battle of Adwa, made her a symbol of independence and a pride for black people around the world. It is no wonder that the colors of the Ethiopia’s flag [Green, Yellow and Red] have been adopted by many African countries after they gained independence. Its influence on the concepts of racial and gender equality can’t be minimized either.

 

As in the past, the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is again ready organizing an event for the fourth time to be held on Sunday March 1st, 2015 at the Civic Building, One Veteran Place in Silver Spring, MD (Heart downtown of Silver Spring) to commemorate the 119th Anniversary Battle of Adwa and its influence on the concepts of racial and gender equality.

 

Historians and scholars have been invited to speak about the battle and its significance as a turning point in the histories and heritages of Ethiopia, Africa, Europe and America. In addition, various entertaining programs including a showcase of Live cultural music by young Ethio-American Students Traditional Eskista (Dance) Group led by Thomas Young, an African American artist who mastered the unique art of the body movement of Ethiopian traditional dancer. In addition, a short drama and others will be included in the event to magnificence the commemoration of the 119th victory anniversary of Adwa.

 

EHSNA will also, at this event memorialize the historic and pioneer Etege Tayitu Hotel in Addis Ababa, which was part of Ethiopian heritage but was recently destroyed by arson. A similar memorization will be held for the legendary public library “Wemezeker” which had served many scholars since its opening in 1944. As you may already be aware, valuable and ancient historical books and other chronological manuscripts, documents and related collections of this national library were recently sold out to foreigners.

 

EHSNA strongly encourages all Ethiopians, Ethio-Americans and friends of Ethiopia to join us in celebrating the 119th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa.

 

For your convenience the event will be FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING. For more information please visit our main website (www.ehsna.org) or call us @ 202-596-1964.