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  • Ethiopian movie based on real-life story 'Difret' opens Dec. 12 in Los Angeles
    Ethiopian movie based on real-life story 'Difret' opens Dec. 12 in Los Angeles
    Zeresenay Berhane Mehari shot on location in Ethiopia to capture the dramatic story of a 14-year-old girl abducted into marriage for his feature film "Difret" which world premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at this year&...
  • IDOR's Leadership Team
    Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari: On a Mission to Zion, Ethiopia
    After 10 years of building and organizing in the Northeastern region of the United States, the Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR) has many exciting accomplishments. The organization’s new leadership team of Dr. Deena Marie...
  • Ethiopia:  Lawmakers to put homosexuality on list of ‘non-pardonable’ offenses
    Ethiopia: Lawmakers to put homosexuality on list of ‘non-pardonable’ offenses
    Ethiopia is already one of many African countries where homosexuality is illegal, but lawmakers are set to pass a bill that will add to the criminal nature of same-sex acts in the country. According to a report by the Associated Press on March 25,...
  • IDOR elects a new President
    Ras Tafari Women in Leadership: Creating new paths to success!
    The I-Niversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR) has elected Dr. Deena-Marie Beresford (Sister Wolete Selassie) as its new President. This is a monumental day in the organization’s history.Dr. Beresford serves as a Branch Manager of one...
  • Nespresso Pure Origins Coffees
    Bukeela ka Ethiopia: Nespresso's latest Pure Origins coffee
    A couple of times each year, home espresso purveyor Nespresso unveils a new expression in its Grand Cru series of coffees. On January 21st, the company unveiled its latest addition, Bukeela ka Ethiopia, sourced exclusively from Ethiopia, one of...
  • Major environmental stories of December 2013
    Major environmental stories of December 2013
    For the first time in 15 years, the United States added more solar power to its grid than Germany has, according to the GTM Research and Solar Energy Industries Association. During the third quarter of the year alone, the U.S. installed 930...
  • HIM and the Royal Ethiopian Family
    Blessed Genna & A Prosperous 2014
    Greetings Family,Please see the following Genna Message from Elder Ras Irice, Executive Director of the I-Niversal Development of Ras Tafari, Inc. (IDOR).Perfect Love and Blessings to all Ras Tafari people and others of goodwill throughout the...
  • Horse evolution.
    New horse ancestor discovered in Ethiopia
    The discovery of a new species of horse ancestor that is 4.4 million years old was reported by an international team of paleontologists and biologists in the Dec. 12, 2013, issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.Eurygnathohippus...
  • Mandela the ultimate Challenge
    Mandela and the ultimate challenge
    The third quarter of 2013, although not yet finished, has been very challenging for our family. It witnessed the passing of my own mother Merdina Rose-Hyde, whose life, legacy, and relevance cannot be adequately quantified; the transition of my...
  • The report was written by Sister Ijahnya Christian, of the Athlyi Rogers Institute.
    Shashamane Ras Tafari Elders Fellowship
    Greetings and blessings to the Ras Tafari and Pan African Family here in Baltimore and across the many regions of the earth who may read this article.As communities across the globe prepare celebrations for the 126th year since the birth of the...
  • African Liberators
    African Unity: The continued works of Emperor Haile Selassie I
    On Saturday May 11, 2013, the Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc (IDOR) held a momentous event celebrating the life of Bob Marley, African Liberation Day and 50 years since the establishment of the Organization of African Unity, (now African...
  • Martial Artists Making a Difference: Don Levine Sensei: A Workshop
    Martial Artists Making a Difference: Don Levine Sensei – A workshop
    Don Levine Sensei will be offer a workshop here in the Bay Area on March 9th. Titled, “Rediscovering Aikido,” it will be held at the Sofia University Dojo in Palo Alto from 10:00 am to 3:30 PM.Levine Sensei has trained in Aikido for 33...
  • Nell
    Ethiopian children and Nell give new meaning to self-educated (Video)
    "Miles from the nearest school, a young Ethiopian girl named Rahel turns on her new tablet computer. The solar powered machine speaks to her: "Hello! Would you like to hear a story?"Quote from Nell's Primer in Neal Stephenson&...
  • Bureaucratic inefficiencies at USDA prevent school meals from reaching Ethiopia
    Bureaucratic inefficiencies at USDA prevent school meals from reaching Ethiopia
    Children in Ethiopia are not able to receive school meals because of "bureaucratic inefficiencies" at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in finalizing a grant the agency had awarded to the UN World Food Programme back in April. This...
  • All haile the King of Kings!
    Taking time to hail Ras Tafari!
    Although there was a successful exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History titled “Discovering Rastafari” that ran for an unprecedented 4 years, and, notwithstanding the hundreds of thousands of people from almost...