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Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, Thank you for all you have done

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Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, Thank you for all you have done

Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, Thank you for all you have done By Imad Hamad Once one becomes part of public life, he lives in the public eye and under the microscope. There is praise sometimes, criticism other times. Some of it is fair, some unfair. It comes with the territory of being a public figure.  Indeed,…

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The Flood of 2021: A Time to Reflect and Seek Solutions

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The Flood of 2021: A Time to Reflect and Seek Solutions

The Flood of 2021: A Time to Reflect and Seek Solutions Thousands of people were caught in the surprises floods that struck the Dearborn region again, seven years after a prior flood devastated homes and live-in 2014. Among the victims of the record-setting flooding that damages hundreds of homes and properties are Arab Americans and…

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AHRC Hosted Law Enforcement-Community Leaders Zoom Session

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AHRC Hosted Law Enforcement-Community Leaders Zoom Session

AHRC Hosted Law Enforcement-Community Leaders Zoom Session Consistent with AHRC’s continued engagement efforts with law enforcement, on June 10, 2021, AHRC organized another successful round of discussion in partnership with the American Citizens for Justice (ACJ).  From the government side participants included: Philip Menna Captain, MSP Tri-County, and F/Lt. Jennifer Johnson, MSP Metro South Post…

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Salem Furrha guests on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

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Salem Furrha guests on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania

Salem Furrha guests on the “It’s Not So Late Show” with Aaron Hanania Salem Furrha, whose west coast family has become one of the most popular social media entertainers on Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube, said the secret to going viral is to stand out, be funny and be creative, during an appearance this week on…

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ADC names Chris Habiby as Legislative and Policy Coordinator

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ADC names Chris Habiby as Legislative and Policy Coordinator

ADC names Chris Habiby as Legislative and Policy Coordinator The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes Chris Habiby to the team as our new Legislative and Policy Coordinator. We are excited that Habiby will be working with ADC to advocate on behalf of Arab Americans before Congress and U.S. Federal Agencies while helping advance ADC’s mission.  Habiby previously worked for Governor Andrew…

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Ammar Campa-Najjar Appointed to California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA)

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Ammar Campa-Najjar Appointed to California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA)

Ammar Campa-Najjar Appointed to California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA) On Monday May 24, 2021, California Speaker Rendon announced his appointment of former 50th Congressional candidate, Ammar Campa-Najjar, to the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board — as part of Dr. Weber’s 2016 AB953. According to national political commentators, in 2018 Ammar…

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Pappas names Hassan Nijem as Deputy Treasurer for Arab Community

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Pappas names Hassan Nijem as Deputy Treasurer for Arab Community

Pappas names Hassan Nijem as Deputy Treasurer for Arab Community Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas presents her new informational brochure in Arabic with community leaders on Sunday morning May 16 at Nikos Banquets Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas named Palestinian American Businessman and community leader Hassan Nijem as an Honorary Deputy Treasurer to work as a…

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Arab American Heritage Month, Ramadan feted by Journalists and elected officials

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Arab American Heritage Month, Ramadan feted by Journalists and elected officials

Arab American Heritage Month, Ramadan feted by Journalists and elected officials The Arab American Democratic Club hosted a forum of journalists and elected officials and community leaders on Thursday April 22, 2021 to discuss both Ramadan and Arab American Heritage Month (April). The panel included a video message offering both Ramadan Kareem messages and a celebratory…

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Theatreworks Silicon Valley Streams new Works Festival online

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Theatreworks Silicon Valley Streams new Works Festival online

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Streams new Works Festival online TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow’s hits in New Works Festival Online. Transforming the Tony Award-winning company’s hit annual festival into a virtual experience, New Works Festival Online offers digital audiences an extraordinary opportunity to view new plays and selections from new musicals,…

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Time is Overdue for Real Solutions to Gun Violence, Effective Limits on Police use of Deadly Force

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Time is Overdue for Real Solutions to Gun Violence, Effective Limits on Police use of Deadly Force

Time is Overdue for Real Solutions to Gun Violence, Effective Limits on Police use of Deadly Force Gun violence is an American national problem. Police usage of unnecessary deadly force is another one. Both kill innocent people. It is a problem that calls for a solution. The recent shootings by police and by citizens are…

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AHRC & ACJ hold Zoom meeting on discrimination against Asian Americans 

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AHRC & ACJ hold Zoom meeting on discrimination against Asian Americans 

AHRC & ACJ hold Zoom meeting on discrimination against Asian Americans  The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) and the American Citizens for Justice (ACJ) hold a Joint Law Enforcement- Community Zoom Meeting Addressing the Rise of Hate and the Targeting of Asian Americans The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) and the American Citizens for Justice…

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American Human Rights Council Empowers Women

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American Human Rights Council Empowers Women

American Human Rights Council Empowers Women By Allison Folmar For over 100 years, valiant women who refuse to be silenced have led the fight against voter disenfranchisement and suppression. It was and remains women at the forefront of the movement enacting legislative change pronouncing that every person is deserving of the rights and responsibilities of…

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