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Arab community mourns passing of Salameh Zanayed

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Arab community mourns passing of Salameh Zanayed

Arab community mourns passing of Salameh Zanayed An icon of the Arab American community died on May 13, 2018. Salameh Zanayed was a pillar and pioneer for achievement in Arab activism, Arab media and in empowering Arab Americans in regional government in Chicago and Illinois. He was adept at diplomacy in juggling the many rival…

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Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies

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Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies

Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies Donald S. “Don” Bustany passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California. Bustany, a pioneer in the Arab-American community and a longtime support of  ADC, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 10, 1928. He is survived by his stepdaughter Kristen.was born in Detroit to Lebanese-American…

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Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018

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Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018

Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018 Lebanese American legislator based in Peoria, Illinois dies, February 3, 2018. George P. Shadid ( born on May 15, 1929) died on Saturday February 3, 2018 according to friends and family. Shadid, 88, was a pioneer in American and Illinois politics, the inspiration of the growing and…

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Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies

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Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies

Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies Joseph Haiek was a journalism and history titan in the American Arab community who spent his life documenting the story of the Arab community in this country. It was a huge task considering that many of the pages were blank and that so few Arabs in…

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Remembering two iconic champions of Palestinian rights

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Remembering two iconic champions of Palestinian rights

Remembering two iconic champions of Palestinian rights M. Cherif Bassiouni recently passed away, ending a life of struggle against justice including for the rights of Palestinians. Bassiouni was one of two great icons who mentored me into activism for Palestinian rights when I was younger. What they once represented is often difficult to find in…

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American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen

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American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen

American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen A  former consultant on Middle East Affairs for CBS Network News, Jack G. Shaheen was an accomplished professor of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University who helped shatter stereotypes against Arabs, Muslims and other ethnic groups by exposing the biases of Hollywood and the American media. By…

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