(OPride) – He has been described as a national icon, a pioneer, a legend, a hero, a doctor, and even the undisputed king of Oromo music. All of these, however, cannot begin to capture the influence his music has had on Oromo identity, culture, and politics. His work and life reflect his pride in, and devotion to, the empowerment of the Oromo people. His uplifting lyrics and eclectic style will continue to inspire for generations to come.
(OPride) – President Barack Obama’s second tour of Africa was overshadowed by the illness of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela’s condition deteriorated and became critical only days before Obama arrived in Dakar, Senegal on a three-nation tour.
(OPride) – Why do people still come to America?
Even with a broken immigration system and a sluggish economy, the United States still holds promise of a better life for immigrants from around the world. Each year, thousands make the often-treacherous journey sometimes by sea and then across land to reach America’s shores. Upon arrival, many take menial jobs, laying as low as possible to avoid being detected by immigration authorities and yanked away for deportation.
(OPride) – In recognition of Oromos growing importance to their community, mayors of Minnesota’s Twin Cities on Thursday proclaimed the week of June 29 to July 6, 2013 as “Oromo Week” in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
(OPride) – UNHCR is planning to temporarily relocate Oromo refugees to a safer neighborhood within Cairo from their current residences, activists said. Oromo refugees in Egypt have been camping outside the UNHCR regional office for over two weeks demanding physical protection amid anti-Ethiopia backlash over the Nile dam stalemate.
(OPride) – Oromo rights advocates and Ethiopian activists quarreled over Al Jazeera's decision to address the plight of Oromo people during its flagship social media show, The Stream earlier this week.