Posts Tagged “Arab heritage”

American Arabs need to better document their history

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American Arabs need to better document their history

American Arabs need to better document their history By Ray Hanania During my entire consciousness as an American of Arab heritage, I have always tried to document the experiences of my family, friends and organizations I have been involved with regarding Arab American history. The truth is American Arabs do a poor job of documenting…

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Christa McAuliffe, an American Arab in shuttle disaster

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Christa McAuliffe, an American Arab in shuttle disaster

30 years ago, the world watched in horror as the Shuttle Challenger exploded on live television 73 seconds after lift-off at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Among the seven astronauts who died was the first American Arab astronaut, Christa McAuliffe By Ray Hanania I remember standing in the offices of one of my editors…

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How anti-Arab haters undermined Chicago Arab Heritage

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How anti-Arab haters undermined Chicago Arab Heritage

Roxane Assaf of the former Chicago Arab Advisory Commission discusses campaign to undermine Arab heritage in Chicago and remembers how much culture the Arabesque Festival brought to Chicago’s ethnic diversity and cultural richness By Ray Hanania Roxane Assaf, the brilliant member of the now defunct Advisory Commission on Arab Affairs, discusses the campaign to undermine American…

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