Archive For The “Arabs of Chicagoland” Category

Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era

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Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era

Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era By Ray Hanania President Barack Obama and the U.S. Census released data recognizing the commemoration of Native American Heritage during the month of November, but have never acknowledged the achievements of American Arabs in this country. It’s a true reflection of Obama’s hypocrisy in limiting the definition of “diversity”…

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Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race

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Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race

Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race The largest American Arab political organization in Illinois Tuesday announced they would not endorse a candidate in the hotly contested race for President of the United States. The organization is traditionally Democratic and it is a blow to Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton By Ray Hanania The…

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The first Cubs curse was by an Arab

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The first Cubs curse was by an Arab

The first Cubs curse was by an Arab, but it was for a good reason. It was issued by Abdullah al-Tidhatch in 1908 after the Cubs refused to reinstate the league’s first Arab player, Fareed Habibi, according to sources, myths and old wive’s tales By Ray Hanania I worked at Chicago City Hall and I knew…

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Arabs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

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Arabs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Arabs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition By Ray Hanania One of the first Arabs that many Chicagoans and Americans came to know may have been the make-believe character, Gamal El Din El Yahbi. El Yahbi was a character created by the sponsors of the 1893 Columbian Exposition to help Americans experience the excitement and culture…

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Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan

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Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan

Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan Chicago’s Arabic Quarter Chicago’s Arabic Quarter was located at 18th and Michigan Ave, and it was taking form just after the turn of the Century. In fact, 18th and Michigan is sometimes referred to as the “Plymouth Rock” of the Chicago Arab American community. It continued to…

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Video overviews of Arab settlement in Chicago

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Video overviews of Arab settlement in Chicago

Video overviews of Arab settlement in Chicago One day when the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois are forced to end their discrimination and racism against American Arabs (Christians and Muslims) we might have funding to underwrite a more detailed history of this rich ethnic and religious cultural heritage which is so important…

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King Tut’s First Visit to Chicago — 1977

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King Tut’s First Visit to Chicago — 1977

King Tut’s First Visit to Chicago — 1977 The return of King Tut reminds us of near past, Jan. 28, 2005, The Future News, Arab Newspaper of Chicago. Maybe King Tut can help Arab Christians and Arab Muslims come back together, the way they were in the 1970s when he came to Chicago the first time…

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Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory

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Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory

Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory By Ray Hanania Originally published on April 8, 1998, Updated Dec. 19. 2009 With just one word, “Yalla,” audiences around the world watching the James Cameron Movie Titanic in 1997-1998 received their first hint that aboard the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic were passengers…

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Arabs of Chicagoland: Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Tour

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Arabs of Chicagoland: Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Tour

Arabs of Chicagoland: Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Tour By Ray Hanania Tours may vary but will include a stop at a Mosque, an Arab Church and a luncheon for Middle Eastern food. The following is the tour given for the City of Chicago program: CHRISTIAN ARABS IN SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN PALOS HEIGHTS, OAK LAWN & ORLAND PARK Although…

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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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