Mark Your Calendar! (Meet us Sunday July 31th 2016 @ Georgetown University Cooper Field)

For Immediate Release – June 23, 2016

Mark Your Calendar! (Meet us Sunday July 31th 2016 @ Georgetown University Cooper Field)

It is with great pleasure we announce the sixth Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) venue and the return of North American’s largest Ethiopian annual cultural and inheritance festival to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area on Sunday July 31th, 2016 at Georgetown University Cooper Field (Multi-purpose Stadium).

For the last few years in a row, EHSNA has proven itself as the bed rock that unwaveringly cares for Ethiopian culture and heritage. Aside from celebrating the victory of Adwa, EHSNA also establishes a magnificent platform to introduce the Ethiopian richness in diversity, culture, tradition and exceptional heritage by being a central pillar for Ethiopians, irrespective of their religions, ethnicity and political backgrounds.

EHSNA is also connecting all Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopians by enriching our culture and traditions and strengthening our community. This celebration is for all Ethiopians and the friends of Ethiopia where ever they may be.

This year, after tireless work of EHSNA members and the community along with the collaboration of Montgomery County Executive Honorable Isaiah Leggett office members, the Montgomery County proclaims month of March is recognized as a Victory of Adwa in Montgomery County that includes the Washington DC metro area of Silver Spring.

After this effective achievement in the history of Ethiopians in North America; EHSNA is ready to provide another memorable festival this summer, which will have a unique, family oriented, unparalleled event. The coming festival will showcase Ethiopian heritage, history and culture.

The all day long festival hosts a variety of events and activities that are both entertaining and educational. Attendees can enjoy folkloric and contemporary dance performances, traditional and modern day live music showcases, sports fair and many more exciting representations of Ethiopian excellence.

We continue to look for volunteers to join one of our subcommittees in areas of their interest or expertise. We are also seeking additional corporate sponsors as well.

Stay tuned and keep visiting our website for further announcements of the event. We will make a public declaration sooner to introduce 2016 nominated honorees in various categories. The members of EHSNA are already hard at work to make this festival memorable and elegant. We would like to invite all Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopians to join us Sunday July 31th @ Georgetown University to make another memorable and sensational event.

For more information, questions and suggestions, please email us at pr@ehsna.org or visit our website www.ehsna.org

EHSNA PR

 

“MARCH 2016 AS ADWA VICTORY MONTH” Montgomery County, MD – EHSNA PR

cropped-EHSNAlogo.jpgFor immediate release: 2/25/16

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is proud to announce that on this 120th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa, the Honorable Isiah Leggett, Executive, Montgomery County, MD has proclaimed:

“MARCH 2016 AS ADWA VICTORY MONTH”

EHSNA believes this may be the first time such an honor has ever been bestowed on this historical Victory. This has happened despite the apparent presence of documented facts that, the great victory Ethiopia achieved against the invading Italian forces, with outstanding leadership of Emperor Menilik II and his right arm Queen Taitu, was a major world historical event not only to Ethiopians but to black people worldwide. We hope this recognition by the Executive of Montgomery County will set an example for others to follow.

Finally, in behalf of EHSNA and those millions Ethiopians who are proud admirers of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the Honorable Isiah Leggett for this historical proclamation he passed. We encourage the Ethiopian community to join EHSNA and celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Victory of Adwa, on February 27, ( 6-10 pm) and on the 28, 2016 (2-6 pm) ,where we will take the opportunity to formally thank and recognize Mr. Leggett for his support.

The event will be held at the Civic Building, One Veteran Place, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910.

For more information, please visit: www.ehsna.org

Adwa Proclamation

“MARCH 2016 AS ADWA VICTORY MONTH” Montgomery County, MD – EHSNA PR

For immediate release: 2/25/16

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is proud to announce that on this 120th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa, the Honorable Isiah Leggett, Executive, Montgomery County, MD has proclaimed:

“MARCH 2016 AS ADWA VICTORY MONTH”

EHSNA believes this may be the first time such an honor has ever been bestowed on this historical Victory. This has happened despite the apparent presence of documented facts that, the great victory Ethiopia achieved against the invading Italian forces, with outstanding leadership of Emperor Menilik II and his right arm Queen Taitu, was a major world historical event not only to Ethiopians but to black people worldwide. We hope this recognition by the Executive of Montgomery County will set an example for others to follow.

Finally, in behalf of EHSNA and those millions Ethiopians who are proud admirers of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa, we express our heartfelt gratitude to the Honorable Isiah Leggett for this historical proclamation he passed. We encourage the Ethiopian community to join EHSNA and celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Victory of Adwa, on February 27, ( 6-10 pm) and on the 28, 2016 (2-6 pm) ,where we will take the opportunity to formally thank and recognize Mr. Leggett for his support.

The event will be held at the Civic Building, One Veteran Place, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910.

For more information, please visit: www.ehsna.org

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