Archive For The “Arabs of Chicagoland” Category

Introduction overview of Arabs of Chicagoland tour

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Introduction overview of Arabs of Chicagoland tour

Introduction overview of Arabs of Chicagoland tour This was the outline of the tour that was conducted in Chicago from 1997 through 2004 THERE ARE TWO TOURS The first is of Little Arabia in Chicago (Lawrence and Kedzie) The second is of Little Arabia in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs (As a note: Most Arabs today live…

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Picture board from Hanania’s book Arabs of Chicagoland

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Picture board from Hanania’s book Arabs of Chicagoland

  Picture board from Hanania’s book Arabs of Chicagoland ARABS OF CHICAGOLAND: PICTURE BOARD from the pages of Ray Hanania’s book “Arabs of Chicagoland” Click here to get information on the book  

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U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000

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U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000

U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000 The 2000 Census and how it fails to accurately track numbers, but does pinpoint community congregations of Arab Americans.   What does the 2000 Census say about Arab Americans living in America? It’s not very accurate. Community Place type Notes % Arab Hamtramck, MI city 6.3 Dearborn,…

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Arab voters in Chicagoland in 2000

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Arab voters in Chicagoland in 2000

How many Arab American voters live in Chicagoland? By Ray Hanania Overview: There are approximately 180,000 Arab Americans living in the Six County Region around Cook County. About one-third live in Chicago, one-third live in Southwest Suburban Cook County, and the remainder of one-third are spread throughout the remaining counties. It is estimated that there…

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Images of Chicago’s Arab American Buildings

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Images of Chicago’s Arab American Buildings

Images of Chicago’s Arab American Buildings A History of Arabs in Chicago July 1977 By Ray Hanania In May 1976, I was the publisher and main writer of a small English language newspaper called The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper. The newspaper was the first English language publication to focus on Chicago’s Arab American community and…

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First Arab Church opens in Southwest Chicago suburbs

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First Arab Church opens in Southwest Chicago suburbs

First Arab Church opens in Southwest Chicago suburbs By Ray Hanania Oct. 10, 2005 Although most Americans believe the myth that all Arabs are Muslims, statistics show that the majority of Arabs in Chicagoland are Christian. There are several Arab Christian Churches in the Chicago area, but the first one to serve the huge Christian…

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History of Arabs in Chicago: The Day a Sheikh Came to Chicago

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History of Arabs in Chicago: The Day a Sheikh Came to Chicago

History of Arabs in Chicago: The Day a Sheikh Came to Chicago ARABS OF CHICAGOLAND: May 3-4, 1976 By Ray Hanania In May 1976, I was the publisher and main writer of a small English language newspaper called The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper. The newspaper was the first English language publication to focus on Chicago’s Arab American…

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Tour of Arab Chicagoland, Mosque, Church and business section

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Tour of Arab Chicagoland, Mosque, Church and business section

Tour of Arab Chicagoland, Mosque, Church and business section By Ray Hanania Please note: The City of Chicago no longer sponsors the tour of Little Arabia. The last city-sponsored tour was in 2009. I now can arrange private tours for groups. Please email me at rghanania@gmail.com and I will be happy to discuss the possibility of…

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