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Election day in California for two Arab congressional candidates

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Election day in California for two Arab congressional candidates

Election day in California for two Arab congressional candidates Two Arab Americans are vying for nominations for Congress today in California, Sam Jammal in the 39th Congressional District and Palestinian American Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running for Congress in the 50th District which includes San Diego. Congressman Darrell Issa, whose father is Maronite Lebanese, announced he will retire after…

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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 American elected mayor of Paterson, New Jersey

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Arab American elected mayor of Paterson, New Jersey

Arab American elected mayor of Paterson, New Jersey Paterson New Jersey elected its first Arab mayor Tuesday. The city has a visible Arab American community which is only a small segment of the city’s population and is predominantly Hispanic and African American. But newly elected Arab American mayor Andre Sayegh succeeded in winning a plurality…

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity The Arab American Institute hosted the 20th annual Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala April 26, 2018 which recognizes organizations, leaders and activists from around the world for their service to humanity. This year’s honorees include: World renowned Chef José Andrés who founded World Central Kitchen;  the American Civil…

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Abdul for Michigan airs first TV Campaign Ad “The People’s Summer”

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Abdul for Michigan airs first TV Campaign Ad “The People’s Summer”

Abdul for Michigan airs first TV Campaign Ad “The People’s Summer” Ad features Little Miss Flint and Shaun King at campaign rally Abdul El-Sayed’s campaign for Michigan Governor begins airing its first television ad of the gubernatorial primary. The 30-second advertisement features Dr. Abdul El-Sayed speaking at a rally in Detroit alongside prominent social justice…

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Democracy for America endorses Abdul El-Sayed forMichigan Governor

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Democracy for America endorses Abdul El-Sayed forMichigan Governor

Democracy for America endorses Abdul El-Sayed forMichigan Governor On Thursday, national progressive organization Democracy for America announced their endorsement of Abdul El-Sayed’s campaign for Governor of Michigan. Founded by former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean, Democracy for America has nearly 70,000 members in the state of Michigan. “Democracy for America members could not be more…

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