Ethiopians in Toronto expressed their love to the Ethiopian origin Canadian R&B star Abel Tesfaye, better known as The weeknd.
In an interview with ethiofidel.com, Ethiopians in Toronto convey their pride in Abel’s achievement. For some, he is an inspiration to their passion. “I am also a singer and The Weeknd is my role model” says Eyerusalem Anteneh who dreams big to one day perform alongside The Weeknd.
ኢትዮጵያዊው ሳሙኤል ጌታቸው የቀድሞው የቶሮንቶ ከተማ ከንቲባ ለሰነዘሩት የዘረኝነት ቃላት ይቅርታ እንዲጠይቁ አደረገ
የቀድሞ ከንቲባው ራብ ፎርድ ባለፈው አመት የጥቁር ህዝቦችን የሚያንቋሽሹ ቃላትን ተጠቅመው ነበር፥፥
የቶሮንቶ ከተማ ምክር ቤት ባደረገው ስብሰባ ላይ ራብ ፎርድ በድርጊቴ ኣፍሬያለሁ ከ ልቤም ይቅርታ እጠይቃለሁ ብለዋል፥፥ ፎርድን ለ ከተማዋ የ ስነ ምግባር ኮሚሽን የከሰሰው ሳሙኤል ጌታቸው ይቅርታውን ተቀብያለሁ ሲል ለጋዜጠኞች ተናግሯል፤፤
By Yohannes Ayalew
Following a citizen complaint by Ethiopian – Canadian Toronto resident, Samuel Getachew, to Toronto’s Integrity Commissionaire about racial slurs made by Rob Ford, one-time Toronto mayor is set to formally apologize from the City Hall chamber on Tuesday, March 31st. His apologies is expected to be directed to his council colleagues, to the residents of Toronto and more specifically to Getachew.
Ethiopian- Canadian and former city council candidate Samuel Getachew complained that Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford should apologize for using inappropriate language. The story made it to major news outlets in Canada including Globe and Mail, Toronto star, CBC and more. Samuel was on various radio shows today talking about his complaints on Rob Ford.
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Ethiofidel.com’s Owner Yohannes Ayalew recognized for his work by Huffinngton Post blogger Samuel Getachew.
As Toronto becomes increasingly known for the misadventures of its naughty crack smoking mayor, there are many individuals that are a positive force for our city. They may not be household names quite yet, but their impact is far-reaching. They are providing examples of a great citizenry with quiet, eloquent grace.
As we conclude 2013, I would like to highlight them and their work within Toronto.