My Own Kind By Steven Ivory For several years, I’d passed the restaurant while driving through that side of town.
It looked like an interesting spot; I said I’d stick my head in there one day.
In March 1896, Italian troops attempted to enter Ethiopia forcibly and were routed by Emperor Menelik and his army.
The battle of Adwa was the only victory of an African army over a European army during the partitioning of Africa which preserved the country's independence.
The name "Ethiopia" derives from the Greek ethio , meaning "burned" and pia , meaning "face": the land of burned-faced peoples.
“There is no need for this, I know that the actions of a few don’t speak for a whole race.” We have selected this piece from our archives with a hope that it might spark a healthy debate on the issue.And so, with very little chance of my self-examination being interrupted, I sat there and gave it all serious, honest consideration – and confirmed that I truly did have honorable intentions.I figured I’d come in here, have a drink, dig the atmosphere and thus add it to my list of places to go.Maybe what I was feeling didn’t have a damned thing to do with anything but familiarity.The restaurant was more than half full, but I had the tiny bar all to myself, so I was glad that two men and a woman in the mood for libations joined me. And maybe I really DIDN’T come in here for just a drink and cordial camaraderie. Steven told that Ethiopians who have read the essay have responded to him with warm words and expressions of regret. This article had been published on the Electronic Urban Report (EURweb.com) and the African-American Village prior to its publication here with the author’s permission in January 2003. This state has the highest population of Ethiopians in America.Ethiopians are a mix of African, Asian, Arab and Caucasian ancestry.Even though you're allowed to find love, please note that this is not like an online dating service website. Friends login to meet old classmates and build business relationships.