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Arab Radio June 15: National Arab Heritage Month in April
[We apologize for the inconvenience … this interview, originally scheduled for May 18 has been rescheduled to June 15, 2018. Please make sure to listen. Warren and Amal have started a great campaign to launch a national Arab Heritage Month]
Warren David and Amal David, publishers of ArabAmerica.com and Arab American activists based in Washington D.C., will join Ray Hanania on Yalla! Fight Back Radio on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7 am (CST)/8 am (EST) for a discussion about the campaign to designate April as National Arab American Heritage Month.
You can listen to the radio show live in Greater Detroit and in Michigan by tuning in to WNZK AM 690 radio at 8 am in Detroit or by listening to the show live online using one of the links below:
Remember, the shows airs in Detroit at 8 am until 9 am, but live in different time zones including Chicago at 7 am, Dubai at 4 pm, Occupied Jerusalem time at 3 pm and Los Angeles at 5 am (PST).
About our guests:
Warren and Amal David are the publishers of the news and feature website ArabAmerica.com and are the driving force behind the national campaign to designate the month of April as National Arab American Heritage month. Currently, Arab Heritage month has been celebrated during different months in different cities and state and the David’s have been campaigning to create one consistent month for all Arab Americans throughout the United States.
Currently, they have recognized April as Arab American Heritage month in six states (California, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Georgia) and in Washington DC.
Illinois has traditionally celebrated Arab American heritage month in November of each year.
But the new proposal comes at a great time for Illinois as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the most anti-Arab politicians in America, has killed Arab American Heritage month celebrations in Chicagoland, and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has sponsored legislation to censor the free speech of Arab American citizens living in the state.
Click here to listen to the show live online at https://arabradio.us/live/ (7 to 8 am Chicago CST time, or 8 to 9 am Detroit EST time).
Yalla! Fight Back is a part of the US Arab Radio Network broadcast Monday through Friday from Detroit, Michigan on WNZK AM 690 radio and hosted by Laila Alhusini. Yalla! Fight Back an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights …
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.
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