Meaza Light-Orr Receives 2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Head:   By Shelby Stephens Contributing Writer   The story of Meaza Light-Orr, 17, is one like no other. From Ethiopia to Los Angeles and back, Light-Orr has made a tremendous impact in her native village of Kololo, after raising more than $120,000 to build and operate a middle school through her initiative Kids for Kololo. Light-Orr is set to be recognized by The Helen Diller Family Foundation with the 2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award and $36,000 for her efforts in both communities. Light-Orr and her brother were adopted from the rural village of Kololo, Ethiopia and raised in

Ambassador Touts Benefits of Doing Business in Ethiopia

Ambassador Seleshi Awulachew recently stopped in Los Angeles to extol the benefits of doing business in Ethiopia. According to one of the newest diplomats to the U.S., multiple opportunities exist for investors seeking to establish commercial relationships in one of Africa’s most prosperous countries. And the Honorable Dr. Awulachew can assist financiers in making those critical connections.

WHO chief: Focus on Ukraine Shows Bias Against Black Lives

The head of the World Health Organization has slammed the global community for its focus on the war in Ukraine, arguing that crises elsewhere, including in his home country of Ethiopia, are not being given equal consideration, possibly because those suffering are not White.

Biden Nominates 3 to Fed Board, Including First Black woman

President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor. 

In Omicron Hot Spot, Somber Mood as S Africa Faces Variant

The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new restrictions.