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        Ethiopian Millennium
        Ethiopian Millennium successfully lobbied the Mayer's Office of African Affairs in DC to commemorate September 12, 2007 as Ethiopian Millennium Day. I wonder what Little Ethiopia in LA is thinking of doing?

        The Ethiopian Millennium has been recognized by the African Union and United Nations as an African and worldwide celebration.

        Celebrities such as Beyonce Knowles and Michael Jackson (not confirmed) are scheduled to perform in the capital, Addis Ababa. The Sheraton Hotel in Addis is paying Beyonce one million dollars and is covering the cost of her and her band's transportation. It's too bad it didn't occur to Ms. Knowles to say "Nah, don't worry about it. One million dollars is change for me. So how about I cover my own expenses and you send 16 thousand kids, especially those from the neighbouring slum-dwellers to school until they complete high school?" That would have been a nice Millennium present to the city.

        Beyonce's official site doesn't have this piece of news. However, just in case the news is correct, it won't hurt to let Ms. Knowles know what one million dollars can do in Addis Ababa.

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          At 4:52 AM, Blogger Fezzzzzzzzzzz said…

          Hey Hey Hey..

          AT least LA has a Little Ethiopia. There is more Ethiopians in DC, and they can't even put a name on the 14 & U street area :-)

          Michael Jackson is gonna be there? Damn!! I should have went.

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          At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

          I Love Melles Z.

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