Posts Tagged “Mayor Rahm Emanuel”

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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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights Chicago has been friendly and supportive to the American Arab community for many years. One of my first journalism assignments was covering Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in welcoming the Ambassador of Morocco to City Hall in 1976. As the only Arab newspaper reporter in the Midwest at the…

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Arabs prepare to celebrate Heritage in Illinois

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Arabs prepare to celebrate Heritage in Illinois

Arabs prepare to celebrate Heritage in Illinois Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley declared November Arab American Heritage Month in 1991, kicking off an annual commemoration of the contributions made by American Arabs to this country, the state of Illinois and to the City of Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel killed the event but American Arab leaders are…

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hosts Iftar for area Muslims

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hosts Iftar for area Muslims

More than 275 Muslims attend Iftar hosted Tuesday night by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the breaking of the fast by Muslims during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Emanuel vowed his administration is open to people of all religions, ethnicities and heritage and said Chicago was a city of inclusion. The mayor’s remarks…

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