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Little Ethiopia Grows Up

April 9, 2010

Dil Belay once supported Adrian Fenty, but now he's all in for Gray. (Lydia DePillis)

Little Ethiopia Grows Up: One of DC’s biggest immigrant communities steps off … – Washington City Paper (blog)

Dil Belay once supported Adrian Fenty, but now he’s all in for Gray. (Lydia DePillis)

Back in 2002, Daniel Belayneh started the non-profit Ethiopian Community Services and Development Council because he noticed a clear injustice: Two homeless Ethiopian immigrants had frozen to death in the street, and nobody noticed or cared. When a Hispanic man was found dead under similar circumstances, he says, the tragedy made the newspapers and attracted attention from politicians.

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