July 14th, 20176HAMTRAMCK — In 2015, Hamtramck became the first city in the United States to elect a Muslim majority to its city council. While many right wing pundits charged that the council would enact Sharia (Islamic law) at its first opportunity, the contrary occurred.
When Acting City Manager Katrina Powell's two and a half year contract...
July 14th, 20170HAMTRAMCK — As Michiganders mull over who to elect or reelect to various government positions, a town with a growing Arab American population is also preparing for the upcoming elections.
Hamtramck is facing shifting demographics, reflecting that of its neighbors, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. It's also where an unprecedented...
June 30th, 20170By Afaf Humayun
HAMTRAMCK — During the month of June, the Dearborn-based Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) held four open viewings and one panel discussion at community space Bank Suey in Hamtramck regarding its portrait series of Michigan Muslims.
The portraits are a component of ISPU's research titled...
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