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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

Archive: A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally…

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in fair and stubborn competition. Since when did it become a platform for entertainers and businesses to become a political platform for their personal partisan…

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American Arabs share in 75th Pearl Harbor remembrance

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American Arabs share in 75th Pearl Harbor remembrance

American Arabs share in 75th Pearl Harbor remembrance Millions of American Arabs have much to be proud of as the United States commemorates the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 which pushed America into World War II. More than 15,000 American Arabs served during that war and represented a consistent stream…

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Obama had chance to help Arabs but never did

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Obama had chance to help Arabs but never did

Obama had chance to help Arabs but never did. Obama names new communications team — no Arabs. From the archives. Feb. 24, 2009 By Ray Hanania It’s hard to fight anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias in the mainstream news media, let alone in mainstream society, if no one wants to help. Being Arab is a double-edged…

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Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference

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Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference

Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference UNITY: Journalists for Diversity will be holding a regional conference in Chicago on Friday Oct. 21. Here are notes on my remarks and information on the speakers in my panel and the schedule of the day’s events. PROGRAM UNITY: Journalists for Diversity in partnership with Loyola University has opened registration…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved Send us your comments and memories and I will post them here. You must let me know if you do not…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved The families that moved out of South Shore Valley were the real losers. We were the victims, the people who left. We…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 11 — Friends Left Behind

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 11 — Friends Left Behind One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved Rely on memory for inspiration, but always check it for perfection and accuracy. Memory is human. So, it is not infallible….

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 10 — The Sub-Urban Life

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 10 — The Sub-Urban Life One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved “Wash your whiskey in your water, sugar in your tea …” “Wuz all this crazy questions you askin’ me …” “This is…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 9 — Midnight Flight

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 9 — Midnight Flight One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved “I’m gonna leave the city, got to get away. “I’m gonna leave the city, got to get away. “All this fussing and fighting,…

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