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We are expanding our store with new products to support the continued publication of The Arab Daily News online newspaper, and support authors of several books we feel are a priority. We hope you will support our efforts by purchasing some of the products below. We offer Print Books and eBooks published by our writers. (Check out the Free eBooks below as well as eBooks for sale.)

Print Books

PoweR PR

PoweR PR

PoweR PR:  Ethnic Activist’s Guide to Strategic Communications & challenging the biased Mainstream Media (Print)
By RAY HANANIA

NEW PRICE April 2016

Print Book Edition. $22.95. Ethnic Activists Guide to Strategic Communications & challenging the biased Mainstream Media. Strategies to overcome bias in the mainstream news media and correct inaccurate perceptions in Western and American societies; for those excluded by the Biased Mainstream News Media, the “Minority Minorities.” 331 Pages. Softcover.

PoweR PR is a simple to follow blueprint for Ethnic and Minority Activists to help them develop strategic communications plans to overcome the bias in the mainstream news media to advance their narrative. The mainstream news media is biased, especially against “minority minorities.” This book helps you write the message and create the products to help promote the message directly to the target audience. It details the 10 Fundamentals of Strategic Communications. PoweR PR is authored by award winning veteran former Chicago City Hall reporter and columnist Ray Hanania, an American Arab. The book is based on Hanania’s nearly 40 years of frontline experience in journalism and strategic communications in overcoming biases in the journalism profession. You can get more information and updates at www.UrbanStrategiesGroup.com

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT COPY from the Publisher, LuLu.com

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There are Four (4) pillars of Power. They are:

  • Muscle (Police, government)
  • Code of Conduct (Laws, Ten Commandments, Societal Laws, etc)
  • Reward & benefit
  • Communications (Influence, PR, Marketing, spin)

The most important is Communications, the ability to influence people through messaging. In America, Power is the Temple of Power, the foundation of perception and the solution (or answer) to bigotry, stereotyping, discrimination and racism.

As an ethnic minority, unless you understand Communications, you cannot overcome racism, discrimination and other societal factors that deny you your rights and your share of society.

OVERVIEW

This book is for a very specific group of people that I call Minority Minorities, those who have been excluded, maligned or marginalized by the mainstream Western and specifically the American news media.Its for politicians and political activists who have been attacked unfairly by the news media. The news media is a biased institution driven by partisan interests and friendships and cronyism.

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The news media is a cesspool of hypocrisy. It consists of journalists who frequently violate the very principles they claim to champion, the right of fairness, objectivity and balance in reporting. The American news media is neither balanced, nor fair nor objective. They are biased and intentionally so.This book is for the local government official who worked hard all his or her life to represent his or her community by becoming elected to office only to find themselves attacked by the overly cynical news media that ONLY covers them when there is controversy and ignores them during everyday performances of their jobs. The media ignores the good stories and only publishes the bad stories about you. Thats a common complaint that this book will help you overcome and address proactively. … This book is for anyone who has been left out of media power because of who they are and what they believe. The strategies and ideas are here to help you strengthen your own media campaign and confront the bigotry and bias. You can use the basics of media to create your own alternative media and then build it reaching more people and expanding your network to eclipse the bias and bigotry of the mainstream news media. This book is for anyone who wants to uphold the Constitution of the United States and make the principles that it advocates a reality for everyone, not just the few. This book is for anyone who is ignored by the news media until the news media has tried to hammer you with a controversy, reporting bad news about you or your community, or your suburban or local government. Activist on international issues, or a politician in a media-ignored community, this book can help you generate positive messages to a targeted audience and help you take advantage of controversy thrown at you by the biased mainstream news media. It will help you grab the media bull (pun intended) by the horns, and pivot and bridge it onto its side. Contrary to what you might think, controversy is an opportunity for the under covered Minority Minorities to standup and be counted, and spin a story around from a negative into a positive.You can do it. It is done everyday by the pros. The only difference is that they know what I am about to share with you in this book. As you read through this book, you can reach out to me and I am happy to help.

My website is www.UrbanStrategiesGroup.com and I will have updates about the book there to help strengthen the books benefits. I will post updates prompted by reader inquiries to clarify any issue that might be confusing, correct any mistakes or typos (typos happen, especially in todays world of instant communications through social media, but dont let a typo stop you from moving forward.) I teach several principles about communicating in America: Perception is Reality; Before you win the argument, you must win the audience; It’s not what you say, but how you say it; Don’t just speak to the wind, speak to a target audience; Become the audience.

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I’M GLAD I LOOK LIKE A TERRORIST: GROWING UP ARAB IN AMERICA (Print)
By RAY HANANIA

Print Book Edition. $26.99. Ray Hanania’s 1996 book (2015 edition) on growing up Arab in American, from the humor to the reality, explores the experiences of Arabs in America following his life during his childhood through his career in professional journalism. The book is updated post-Sept. 11, 2011 (911) to address growing issues and interests.

I’m Glad I Look Like a Terrorist: Growing up Arab in America” explores the experience of one Palestinian Arab American and his life growing up on Chicago’s South Side, his service in the US Military during the Vietnam War, his beginning career in journalism covering Chicago City Hall, and his expansion into politics and media consulting. It explores Arab-Jewish relations in Chicago and the Chicagoland area, and how Arabs were treated in America before Sept. 11, 2001. It’s a humorous and hilarious comedy romp through American Arab life.  … Click here to purchase print copy

 

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ARABS OF CHICAGOLAND
BY RAY HANANIA

Print Book. $19.95 List. Arabs first settled in Chicagoland in the mid-19th century, when immigrants from all parts of the world were flowing steadily into the U.S. As tensions in the Arab world flared, immigration increased –the first to arrive were Lebanese Christians, followed by Muslim Palestinians. Today, there are more than 250,000 Arabs in the Chicago area, with equal numbers of Christians and Muslims. A part of the fabric of Chicago, Arabs serve in many roles, from business leaders to elected officials to judges, doctors, engineers, journalists, and more. In the wake of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Arab Americans have come under great scrutiny and have suffered much misunderstanding. Now, this book, which explores their integral role in Chicagoland’s growth, is especially important.

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eBooks

PoweR PR

PoweR PR

PoweR PR:  Ethnic Activist’s Guide to Strategic Communications & challenging the biased Mainstream Media (Print)
By RAY HANANIA

eBook Edition. $15.95. Ethnic Activist’s Guide to Strategic Communications & challenging the biased Mainstream Media. Strategies to overcome bias in the mainstream news media and correct inaccurate perceptions in Western and American societies; for those excluded by the Biased Mainstream News Media, the “Minority Minorities.”

This book is for a very specific group of people that I call Minority Minorities, those who have been excluded, maligned or marginalized by the mainstream Western and specifically the American news media.Its for politicians and political activists who have been attacked unfairly by the news media. The news media is a biased institution driven by partisan interests and friendships and cronyism.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE eBOOK

 

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I’M GLAD I LOOK LIKE A TERRORIST: GROWING UP ARAB IN AMERICA (ebook)
BY RAY HANANIA

eBook Edition. $2.99. Ray Hanania’s 1996 book on growing up Arab in American, from the humor to the reality, explores the experiences of Arabs in America following his life during his childhood through his career in professional journalism. The book is updated post-Sept. 11, 2011 (911) to address growing issues and interests. “I’m Glad I Look Like a Terrorist: Growing up Arab in America’ explores the experience of one Palestinian Arab American and his life growing up on Chicago’s South Side, his service in the US Military during the Vietnam War, his beginning career in journalism covering Chicago City Hall, and his expansion into politics and media consulting. It explores Arab-Jewish relations in Chicago and the Chicagoland area, and how Arabs were treated in America before Sept. 11, 2001. Get more information on Ray Hanania at www.TheMediaOasis.com     …   Click to order.

 

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THE GRAPE LEAVES OF WRATH
BY RAY HANANIA

eBook Edition. $4.95. A contemporary commentary that lampoons the work of author John Steinbeck. This is a complete rewrite based on the Steinbeck story to make a commentary statement about the challenges of the Palestinian People.

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BY RAY HANANIA

eBook Edition. $2.99. Ray Hanania takes you through his world of Palestinian-Jewish American humor lampooning the Middle East conflict’s oddities through columns he published in several of Israel’s most popular newspaper and news sites, Yedioth Aharonoth’s YnetNews.com and the Jerusalem Post. Comedy was an accident for this award winning journalist, but as a Palestinian Arab living in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 American world, comedy was his only real shelter. Hanania turned to comedy as a means of confronting the growing animosity after 9/11 beginning with his celebrated and high profile fight with Jewish comedian Jackie Mason that screamed across the front pages of newspapers around the world to comedy stages in Dublin, Dubai, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Behind the humor are serious topics and a consistent and powerful moderate voice that will restore your faith in hope and Middle East peace. Hanania, a Palestinian Christian, is married to Alison Resnick, a Bohemian Jew. That family life storms through the pages and will have you laughing and crying.    ….    Click to order.

Free eBooks

The Vanunu Legend, by author Eileen Fleming

The Vanunu Legend, by author Eileen Fleming

THE VANUNU LEGEND
BY EILEEN FLEMING

New Book by Eileen Fleming, correspondent for The Arab Daily News is a FREE Ebook. New York born Eileen Fleming began documenting the saga of Mordechai Vanunu in 2005, after meeting Israel’s Nuclear Whistle-blower during her first of eight investigative journeys to both sides of The Wall in Israel Palestine. Fleming said, “When I last saw Vanunu in November 2013, I told him if Israel persisted to renew the restrictions denying his right to leave ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ I would be forced to update Beyond Nuclear: Mordechai Vanunu’s FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker 2005-2010 as a matter of my conscience and for History’s sake.”

Fleming explained she is driven to document the Vanunu saga summed by a quote she read in the novel The Help in which a New York Editor advises an aspiring writer to “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.” “The Vanunu Legend documents Vanunu’s over ten years of struggle through the Supreme Court as Vanunu put it: ‘to get on the first plane out of Israel to anywhere’,” Fleming explained. “I also detail how US policies have colluded in Israel’s Nuclear deceptions furthering the Vanunu saga I began in Beyond Nuclear: Mordechai Vanunu’s FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker 2005-2010.” Fleming added, “As far as I know the restrictions against Vanunu’s leaving Israel expire in mid- November” and she published The Vanunu Legend only as an e-book and free download with hope Israel will finally see that the longer Vanunu is denied basic human rights the greater the legend of Vanunu will grow. You can read The Vanunu Legend by clicking here.

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