Posts Tagged “Chicago Sun-Times”

Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society

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Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society

Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society Freelance writer Thabet al-Arabi profiles Ray Hanania, an Op-Ed columnist, former Chicago City Hall political reporter, and radio talk show host. The profile explores Hanania’s life from wanting to study medicine to turning to journalism, communications and standup comedy to challenge…

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Chicago Sun-Times owes Rush Darwish an apology

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Chicago Sun-Times owes Rush Darwish an apology

Chicago Sun-Times owes Rush Darwish an apology The hotly contested 3rd Congressional District draws anti-Arab media attention from a historically racist anti-Arab Chicago Sun-Times because one of the candidates is Palestinian. The newspaper twisted around the words of Rush Darwish in a clear effort to take out a candidate who is both considered a “spoiler”…

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Hypocrisy at racist, anti-Arab/Muslim Chicago Sun-Times

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Hypocrisy at racist, anti-Arab/Muslim Chicago Sun-Times

Hypocrisy at racist, anti-Arab/Muslim Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized themselves, especially when they are involved in their own conflicts-of-interest that they fail to mention in their stories. As a columnist who writes my opinions, I also…

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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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Chicago Arab political group issues election endorsements

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Chicago Arab political group issues election endorsements

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, the American Middle East Voter’s Alliance Political Action Committee met with Mayoral Candidate Jesus Chuy Garcia and the Asian American leadership in Chicago and announced its formal endorsement of Jesus Chuy Garcia for Mayor of Chicago. AMVOTE-PAC’s Chairman, Judge William J. Haddad (Ret.), stated on Sunday that: “Today, AMVOTE-PAC issued…

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Arab Democratic Club endorses Garcia over Fioretti

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Arab Democratic Club endorses Garcia over Fioretti

By Ray Hanania The Arab American Democratic Club this week announced it will endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and will host a fundraiser “salute” for Garcia to support his candidacy for Mayor of Chicago in the Feb. 24, 2015 election against anti-Arab Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Many other American Arabs, however, are supporting Ald….

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American Arabs Celebrate Arab Heritage Month (November) in Orland Park

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American Arabs Celebrate Arab Heritage Month (November) in Orland Park

Local officials and community leaders celebrated Arab Heritage Month in Orland Park Tuesday Nov. 11 recognizing contributions of American Arab veterans By Staff Reports Officials from local and regional government attended an Arab Heritage cultural event Tuesday night in Orland Park held to recognize the achievements and contributions American Arabs have made to America. The…

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American Arabs must fully engage in elections by voting

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American Arabs must fully engage in elections by voting

American Arabs must fully engage in elections by voting Samir Khalil, the director of the Arab American Democratic Club of Illinois discusses the roll American Arabs play in local politics and in elections. Khalil discusses the recent luncheon which hosted dozens of elected officials including Gov. Pat Quinn, Samantha Haddad Webb the candidate for 10th…

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Holocaust survivor criticizes Israel after descendants are killed

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Holocaust survivor criticizes Israel after descendants are killed

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S DESCENDANTS massacred by Israel in Gaza: In a not so uncommon twist, a Holocaust survivor returned his Holocaust Award to the “State of Israel” this week after announcing that the family of one of his descendants, a nephew, were among the 2,000 civilians massacred by Israel’s war crimes assault against the Gaza Strip. Hank…

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Palestine Flag will remain on display in Chicago suburb, village rules

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Palestine Flag will remain on display in Chicago suburb, village rules

By Ray Hanania An effort to respect the ethnic diversity of residents who live in the tiny suburb of Lincolnwood, Illinois just north of Chicago exploded into hate rhetoric and name calling when protesters demanded that the suburb remove the Palestine Flag from its display of flags along Lincoln Avenue. The flag display was started…

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