DETROIT Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke in Detroit to a crowd of 10,000 at an annual NAACP dinner on April 27, one of a series of outspoken public appearances that eventually prompted presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama to denounce his former pastor "very clearly and unequivocally" on April 29.
Obama, after a particularly...
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Fenton Arab American entertainment icon Casey Kasem was honored in Fenton on April 26, where residents celebrated "Casey Kasem Day."
Kasem, born Kemal Amin Kasem in Detroit in 1932, is a popular radio personality and accomplished voice-over actor.
On the radio, Kasem is most famous for having presented "American Top 40" from...
DEARBORN Relay For Life is a time for Dearborn to come together as a community to celebrate survivors of cancer, remember those lost to cancer, and to fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many. As they celebrate life and hope at the Relay For Life of Dearborn, community members are invited to join....
BIRMINGHAM ?The Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU) hosted its annual event on April 25, 2008, at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI, focusing on the many political and social issues faced by Arab Americans and American Muslims today.
ISPU is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying national...Local
WESTLAND With such little competition in Westland, it would have been easy for Al-Nor Restaurant to skimp on the quality of its ingredients.
But when the restaurant opened on February 10th, 2008, it did so with one goal in mind: to offer up Middle Eastern fare similar to the La Shish restaurant down the road but do everything...
DEARBORN The Bint Jebail Cultural Center awarded outstanding Arab American students during its 14th Annual Scholarship Celebration on Friday, April 25, 2008, at its center in Dearborn. The Bint Jebail Education Committee awarded 40 high school seniors who earned high grades and exhibited exemplary leadership skills.
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Students from Fordson, Edsel Ford, Dearborn and Divine Child High Schools participate in fitness competitions with US Navy SEALs in Dearborn on April 9. The students competed in a preliminary event leading up the official Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge, set for May 10. Residents ages 13 and up male and female will compare their...
DEARBORN Seventy high school seniors and college students are set to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Arab American Scholarship Foundation (AASF) on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn during the organization's 20th anniversary dinner.
The foundation, which operates through the Lebanese American Heritage Club...Local
DEARBORN When it comes to most sports teams, the only thing on their mind is winning as many games as possible.
But ask just about anybody on the Dearborn Stars Michigan Premier Soccer League team what their main goal is for the upcoming season, and odds are they'll tell you it's to rally support from the local community.
Southfield Lawrence Technological University will dedicate its Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) on Friday, May 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., on its campus at 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield. And Civil Engineering Department Chair Nabil Grace and his research team are an integral part of making it happen.
Ottawa, Canada In an open letter, the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) in partnership with the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF), Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), Federation of Muslim Women (FMW), Islamic Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada, Islamic Circle of North America Canada (ICNA Canada), Islamic Society of...
The lie that Canada has stayed out of the war in Iraq is becoming less and less believable. There is an ongoing rotation of Canadian generals serving with the international forces there. Canada continues to have some soldiers there on troop exchanges with the Americans and British. Now new information has come out...Local
DETROIT The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy released details this week on several new initiatives that will be bringing new activity to the Detroit Riverfront in 2008.
New to the riverfront this summer will be the RiverWalk Cafι, with locations at Rivard Plaza and Pavilion and Gabriel Richard Park Plaza and Pavilion. The...
DEARBORN With its newer location in a familiar spot, the old Shatila Bakery building, you'd think that customers would know exactly what to expect when walking into Flowers by Renee on Schaefer Road in Dearborn just south of Warren.
But just about every time they walk past the Greek-inspired faηade and through the double doors,...Local
DEARBORN As the weather starts to warm up and more cars hit the road, the City of Dearborn wants to make sure that police officers and prosecutors know the rules in regards to traffic violations, and the citizens of the city should know as well.
In the past few years, Dearborn has seen tickets for impeding traffic violations...
DEARBORN Fordson High School senior Ali Hussein Saad has been trying to create his own business for the last four years.
Principal Imad Fadlallah said he'd been driving him crazy with his gas company ideas.
But Saad's ambitions have landed him a $40,000 opportunity to attend any college in the country.
A boy leans his face against a wall as a policeman stands guard during a search operation in Kerbala, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad, March 25, 2008. REUTERS/Mushtaq MuhammedDEARBORN β Four local women, all college students in their twenties, have started a new charity aimed at providing medical care to children in Iraq, and...
DEARBORN The American Arab Chamber of Commerce has announced that attorney James Allen is their new chairman of the board.
Allen previously served on the Executive Committee as second vice chairman and as a long time active member of the Arab American community.
In 2000, he formed Allen Brothers, Attorneys and...Local
DEARBORN Employees of cable company Comcast are set to get their hands dirty on Saturday, May 3 when they volunteer for some painting and clean-up efforts at the Yemen American Benevolent Association (YABA) center, 2121 Salina Street in Dearborn.
Hundreds of community centers across the country will also get help from about...
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WASHINGTON Houston heart surgeon and Arab American Dr. Michael DeBakey, a pioneer of life-saving bypass surgery, received the nation's highest civilian honor this week.
Dr. DeBakey, 99, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for a lifetime of achievement in medicine, including his cardiac surgery advances, helping create the...
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled on April 16 that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had harassed and discriminated against Ali Tahmourpour, a 35-year-old Iranian-born Canadian. He was tossed out of the training program for the RCMP after two months on grounds that the Tribunal found to have been cooked up....
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DEARBORN In the world of sports, a little motivation and determination often go a long way. With that in mind, it's easy to understand why Nader Abdallah has been such a success on the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.
After all, there might not be another football player in the country who has more fan support than Abdallah,...
DEARBORN Edsel Ford High School counselor and basketball coach Ibrahim Baydoun loves his job.
"I've never missed a single day," he said, after 17 years of counseling and 12 years of coaching at the school.
Baydoun was just as obsessive about what he loved to do as a teenager, when he was a star guard at Fordson High School in...
DEARBORN Arab American Democrats gathered to discuss the 2008 presidential election, on Saturday, April 12, at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.
Around 70 people showed up for the event to discuss strategies for organizing the Arab American caucus, and to learn about ways to become actively involved in the political...Local
Lathrup Village ACC President & CEO Dr. Haifa Fakhouri has been selected by the the Michigan Women's Foundation as a 2008 Woman of Achievement and Courage. The celebration honors outstanding Michigan women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and vision. The 19th annual event will be held in Southeast Michigan on May 1,...Local
DEARBORN Back by popular demand, the 2008 "Dearborn Stars" talent competition will again seek out the area's best talent for performances at the Homecoming festival in August.
The second annual talent contest, which features various abilities at all ages, is scheduled to take place July 16 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts...Local
DEARBORN Like many homeowners, city officials from the Public Works Department also make careful plans for improvement projects during the warm weather season.
The Morley Avenue reconstruction project will start this summer and will continue, in phases, until next year. The work list includes storm sewer separation, some sanitary...
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