Posts Tagged “Rahm Emanuel”

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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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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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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Arabs of Chicagoland to celebrate Arab Heritage Month in November

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Arabs of Chicagoland to celebrate Arab Heritage Month in November

Arabs of Chicagoland to celebrate Arab Heritage Month in November By Ray Hanania Although Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gutted the involvement of American Arabs in Chicago government, the world is bigger than his pettiness and anti-Arab racism. Emanuel eliminated the Advisory Commission on Arab Affairs after his election in 2011. He used the consolidation of…

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Podcast: Mayoral candidate Fioretti vows to re-establish Chicago Arab Advisory Commission

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Podcast: Mayoral candidate Fioretti vows to re-establish Chicago Arab Advisory Commission

Podcast Mayoral candidate Fioretti vows to re-establish Chicago Arab Advisory Commission Fioretti promises to recognize and work with Chicago’s rich racial and ethnic diversity that Mayor Emanuel has abandoned By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayoral candidate Robert “Bob” Fioretti said that one of his first acts as mayor will be to re-establish the role of the city’s “vibrant and…

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Arab Americans left out of Chicago event, again

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Arab Americans left out of Chicago event, again

Arab Americans left out of Chicago event, again By Ray Hanania When the United States government called on me during my sophomore year in college to fight in Vietnam, I didn’t wait until they drafted me. There was as chance they wouldn’t, but my number was around 65. So I went and enlisted for four…

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