Local supporters of both sides of the conflict weigh in on crisis in Lebanon
Demonstrators in favor of the Lebanese government's ruling March 14 coalition on the steps of Dearborn City Hall protesting violence that has flared up after an...Local
Officials, businesspeople discuss peace, oil prices, renewable energy, water, new opportunities
Washington — Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League, as keynote speaker at the third U.S.-Arab Economic Forum, stressed the gravity of the current state of the world, engulfed in turmoil with oil prices...
If someone is knocking down your door wanting to buy your gold, think twice.
Most Arab American families have gold jewelry stashed away some place.
Recently, many have been considering selling their gold to pawn shops, jewelers, investors or private individuals because of hard economic times, high unemployment...Local
Those who have always thought that Jesus belongs to Christianity alone are mistaken. The WhyIslam organization held an event titled "Jesus In Islam" on May 7 at the Westland Public Library.
WhyIslam.org is a website-oriented association that has regional leaders spreading the word of Islam through events and speeches throughout...
Dearborn — Hasan Newash was six years old when his family fled their home in the Palestinian village of Ein Karem in 1947, when it was overrun by a right-wing Jewish militia ahead of the establishment of Israel.
Newash returned to visit his childhood home in 1990, more than 40 years later, and found the house his father built...Local
From the outside looking in, most people think Ultimate Fighters are the epitome of dumb jocks, or worse yet, a little crazy.
After all, who would willingly jump into a cage and put themselves in harm's way unless they didn't have anything better to do with their life?
One person who chose to do just that is Amir Sadollah, one...
LANSING — Michigan's only Arab American State Rep., Barbara Farrah, is organizing a celebration of Arab culture at the Capitol building in Lansing on May 22.
Farrah said she's seen several similar cultural events sponsored by other representatives at the Capitol before, and felt the need to bring Arab Americans into the mix....Local
Heather Charara's eight year career with the U.S. Navy has granted her more opportunities than she could have ever imagined. Throughout her career she has traveled extensively, met new people, and formed lifelong friendships with her fellow officers.
Born to a Lebanese father and German mother, Charara had always had a...
Detroit — To kick off its 37th year of service and for the first time in 25 years without Ismael Ahmed as its executive director, ACCESS held its annual dinner — probably the largest Arab American dinner in the country — May 10 at the Detroit Marriot.
ACCESS spokespeople said nearly 2,000 attended.
The group handed out awards...Local
DEARBORN — The area's most talented performers are sending in their applications to compete in the 2008 "Dearborn Stars" talent contest.
The second annual talent contest, which features various performances of all ages, is scheduled for July 16 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
DEARBORN — The Dearborn Stars are now 2-1 on the season as they split a pair over games over the past week in the Michigan Premier Soccer League's Open Division. The Stars won 1-0 over the United Soccer Club on May 9, getting the game-winning goal from Hasan Saad late in the game off a deflection. May 11 was a different story as the...Local
The National Arab American Service Day will take place on May 17th, 2008, kicking off at 10 a.m. at Lapeer Park in Dearborn. 250 volunteers are expected but more are always welcome. Volunteers can choose from three different service projects for the day including Family Fun Day at Lapeer Park, Warrendale Motor City Makeover, and...
The yearning for an Islamic state has been bloody and fruitless. This is a major theme of Tarek Fatah’s heavily researched yet easily read book. He goes back to the origins of Islam to show the wrong-headedness of the notion. Mohammed, who developed the political system of Medina, did not try to replicate that model...Local
Israeli ambassador fears Muslim immigrants
On the occasion of Israel's 60th anniversary, Alan Baker, Israel's ambassador in Ottawa, expressed concern about the impact that the growing Muslim population in Canada would have on Canada's foreign policy. In spite of the strong pro-Israel stance of the current Conservative...
DEARBORN — The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Greater Detroit Chapter celebrated exemplary mothers in the Arab American community during its Second Annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center here.
The event hosted approximately 200 guests from different age groups and...Local
DEARBORN — When it comes to corner auto repair shops, most places only care about one thing: their bottom line. But the problem with that philosophy is that sooner or later, customers find out, and most of the time, they don't come back.
Luckily, Dabaja Tire Center on the corner of Greenfield and Warren in Dearborn is different....
My heavy eyelids slip slowly downwards. As they continue to droop I take one final, albeit increasingly blurry, look at the comforting image of my childhood bedroom. Upon my lush peach-colored armchairs, I catch sight of my many beloved dolls, the dolls that never fail to entertain my little-girl fancies throughout the day. They appear...Local
US presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney
DEARBORN â€“ Green Party U.S. presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is hoping to get support from five percent of voters in November, in an attempt to change the way the country's political system operates, she said Monday in an interview with The Arab American News.
The Dearborn Stars soccer team was victorious over the Ford Lightning in the newly-revived team’s first game since the 2000 season. The Michigan Premier Soccer League's Stars, which are sponsored by the Lebanese American Heritage Club, won 5-0 on the strength of their balanced scoring.
The five goals were scored by five...Local
NOVI — The Michigan Women's Foundation (MWF) hosted its 19th Annual Women of Achievement and Courage Celebrations by honoring five dynamic women who have made significant contributions to arts, advocacy and activism. As the first and most experienced statewide organization that supports and invests in women and girls, MWF will use...
ANN ARBOR — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has issued an opinion critical of Packard Community Clinic's policy regarding speech of employees. In a letter to Executive Director Kim Kratz, the ACLU states: "… the policy is extremely broad and poses serious civil liberties implications for the free expression...Local
WARREN — Edward Deeb, native Detroiter and president and CEO of the Michigan Food and Beverage Association, and the Michigan Business and Professional Association, headquartered in Warren, MI, will be awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, at ceremonies on Ellis Island in New York City May 10. The two large associations he heads have...
Comcast volunteers, family and friends painted and cleaned up the Yemen American Benevolent Association facility in Dearborn on Saturday, May 3, as part of Comcast Cares Day, the company’s nationwide day of service. More than 30 non-profit organizations throughout the state of Michigan benefited from the efforts of thousands of...Local
An excellent work, "Muqtada" ends off right where current events pick up with the recent Iraqi army attacks ordered by Nuri al-Maliki in southern Iraq, Basra in particular. The media view that this was purely an Iraqi effort is put into place with one of author Patrick Cockburn's closing comments that Maliki "had limited real...
DEARBORN — A Grosse Pointe Woods man accused of swindling an elderly couple faces up to 38 years in prison after being charged on April 30.
A preliminary hearing was to be held Friday.
John Matouk, 41, was charged with forgery, uttering and publishing and false pretenses.
According to a release from the Wayne County Prosecutor...Local
To what extent is "Arab American" a title that can be defined concisely rather than atmospherically? Does it carry any weight if it is externally and involuntarily imposed, rather than adopted willingly? Is it something to be championed and celebrated, or is it to be buried, obscured, and avoided?
The 39 poets, whose work is...Local
According to Norman Finklestein, not only Israel and the Arab world but all of us may be on the edge of the pit. Speaking at the University of Ottawa on May 2 at a meeting sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, he said that Hizbullah could undertake an attack on Israel at a time that it decided on....
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DEARBORN — With TV cameras and voice recorders rolling, a panel of Arab American and Muslim leaders spoke out about their perceived injustices with presidential campaign John McCain's treatment of local businessman Ali Jawad.
The press conference, held at the Lebanese American Heritage Club in Dearborn, was set up in response to...
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