DEARBORN — Dearborn's 84th annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 26, and will follow its traditional route in east Dearborn: on Michigan Avenue from Greenfield to Schaefer.
Event organizers considered the possibility of...Local
DEARBORN — The Wal-Mart Workers Speaking Tour stopped at the site of one of the country's newest Wal-Marts, Dearborn, on Monday to give citizens a first-hand look at some of the company's labor practices overseas.
It was the final event in a day-long series of meetings for community leaders, small business owners, and citizens to...
DEARBORN — The Duvall Art Club explored skull drawing with visiting artist Eugen Clark, instructor at the Center for Creative Studies (pictured below). Mr. Clark shared his talents with the students and took them through a step by step lesson on how to draw a three dimensional human skull using techniques invented by artist...Local
WARREN — Look out Democratic office holders! An up and coming young Arab American woman may some day vie for your job. Indeed, Fatima Mansour, an Eastside resident headed off to Michigan State in the fall, already knows she wants to be a U.S. senator. And she's been showing her leadership abilities for a while now.
Free Health Expo for the uninsured at Cobo Center Monday, April 28, includes health screenings and enrollment options for kids and adults.
Detroit — Leaders throughout Wayne County including representatives of health systems, labor, business and government will launch Cover The Uninsured Week 2008 with a free health...Local
LANSING – Members of the Michigan Legislature this week welcomed representatives of Michigan's universities to the Capitol, where members of the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan signed a pact allowing students of Michigan's military families whose parents are transferred out of state to pay in-state tuition rates....
DEARBORN — In a new initiative to address the needs of youth and encourage them to be more involved in the public sector and community service, the office of Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano has launched a new program called: Meet your County Executive. The first session was held on March 27th, at Fordson High School. The...Local
But trainer says referee call was a mistake
DEARBORN — Deep in his heart, Brian Mihtar knew the day would come. He knew not only that he would lose his first professional fight, but he also knew that one day he would be on the wrong end of a questionable decision by the judges.
That's why Mihtar, a Dearborn boxer who...
Westland — As reports of constantly worsening conditions in the Palestinian territories accumulate, a new website is offering a proactive way for people to take action and put their frustrated energy to work.
Five for Palestine, an online campaign created by a Washington-based non-profit, offers a clear set of quick measures to take...Local
WARREN — In the real world, the mixing of cultures often leads to war and other types of strife.
But the Multicultural Fair at Macomb Community College in Warren this week was a feel-good event from the beginning as students and faculty mingled with representatives from different cultures in the names of understanding and...
Dearborn—More than 1,000 supporters of Palestine came together April 11 for an event that was both somber and celebratory of energetic youth in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1948 displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the creation of Israel, or Al-Naqba (the catastrophe).
Craig and Cynthia...Local
Terrorists are not all the same. A gripping account of the talks that brought peace to Northern Ireland, published on the 10th anniversary of the Belfast agreement, begins with a useful caution: the experience gained in persuading the Irish Republican Army to swap the Armalite for the ballot box should not be applied indiscriminately...
When Amnesty International and the British Civil Liberties Association filed a complaint with the independent Military Police Complaints Commission about the transfer of Afghan prisoners and their possible abuse, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that “There is no refusal to cooperate” with the investigation. But Peter...Local
Not many people know about the appeal that Akbar Ganji and Abdel Karim Sourouj hold for millions of Iranians who are eager to see change in their political system. Not many know that Syrians call the human rights dissident Riad al Turk "their Nelson Mandela." It is not well known that the Moroccan Fatima Mernissi and the Lebanese...
In last week's edition of The Arab American News we reported on Canadian Marc Kielburger, founder of Save the Children, and his latest cause regarding Third World men being tricked into driving trucks from Kuwait into Iraq under dangerous conditions. Kielburger is founder of "Free the Children" not "Save the Children." We apologize...Local
Dearborn High, Dearborn Divine Child come out on top, Fordson, Edsel Ford trail
DEARBORN — In a tennis event that used to include only Dearborn schools, it was fitting that two of them were able to tie for first place. Dearborn High and Dearborn Divine Child tied for the championship in this past Saturday's Press &...
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DEARBORN — It's a concern that enters the minds of citizens every time a new Wal-Mart comes to town: What's going to happen to the small businesses in the area?
With the recent opening of the Wal-Mart in Dearborn, one local group is hosting a meeting for concerned citizens, government officials and business owners. The group,...
A poignant film captures the beauty of the Arab culture through its moving storyline and engaging characters, while examining immigration issues that many are being faced with today.
"The Visitor," an honest, touching film set in New York City, centers on the character of Walter Vale, played by Richard Jenkins. Walter is a...
ANN ARBOR — Many see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as being about land, religion or just hatred. For veteran Israeli journalist Amira Hass it is about both Israeli domination and masculinity. The obsession with militarization, she argued in front of nearly 200 audience members here this week, is also symbolic of "male...Local
DEARBORN — The City of Dearborn, along with its marketing campaign, WelcomeHomeDearborn.com, will promote great features of the community to potential home buyers through activities at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (The Center) on Sunday, April 27.
Dearborn's activities are in conjunction with The Big Open House, a...
Dearborn — City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday to approve a redevelopment plan for the old Montgomery Ward site at Michigan Avenue and Schaefer Road, giving the go-ahead for a $70 million project to replace the historic building with a major medical complex.
Retail/office space and a 95-unit senior living facility will also be...Local
Kalamazoo — Great Lakes PeaceJam this year will welcome 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, to the 6th Annual Great Lakes PeaceJam Youth Conference on April 19 & 20, 2008 at Western Michigan University (WMU). Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts for democracy and human rights, especially for the...
Dearborn — The Board of Directors of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) accepted the resignation of recently elected Board President Fawwaz T. Ulaby during its April 5 meeting in Dearborn. The Board has named its vice president, Andrea Awada, as its new president.
Awada, a resident of Dearborn...Local
Farmington Hills — The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, Inc. (AFPD) recently elected Chris Zebari, of Canton, Michigan, as its Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Zebari has worked in the industry for 30 years in a variety of roles, starting out in his family's Michigan grocery stores: Wagon Train Market in Detroit, Country...
DEARBORN — The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) honored individuals who exhibited an exemplary commitment to the environment at its 5th annual Environmental Leadership Celebration here on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center in Dearborn. International environmental and community...Local
Rochester — The Lebanese Club of Oakland University hosted a panel discussion in the university's Fireside Lounge Wednesday, covering a number of issues relating to the Middle East and the Muslim world.
Debates were held on topics including women in the Arab world, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and America's "War...Local
AUSTIN — Members of Austin's religious community are rallying around a Muslim cleric who is being detained in West Texas and may be deported to Pakistan.
Imam Safdar Razi, who led a Northwest Austin mosque for six years before taking a job in Dearborn, Mich., in 2006, was arrested on immigration charges at his home in Plano on...Local
DEARBORN — The children's area of the Henry Ford Centennial Library (HFCL) will undergo extensive remodeling and updating in April. As a result, the children's area of the library and the mezzanine level of the library are scheduled to be closed from Friday, April 11 through Wednesday, April 30.
During the period of closure of...
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