L.A.'s Ethiopians hold a fundraiser to aid the ill Seifu Makonnen, a former Olympic boxer. Such events are common in a community that believes 'when our brother needs us, we are here to help.'
Fassil Abebe drives in rush-hour traffic to a bustling stretch of Fairfax Avenue, where the smells of cumin and roasting coffee carry down the street. With handshakes and cries of "Salaam!" he greets a dozen men and women who have gathered in the back room of a friend's restaurant to organize a fundraiser for Seifu Makonnen, a fellow Ethiopian immigrant who is ill.
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