Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book

Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book
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Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book

Show episode Friday Feb. 9, 2018

The new book for Arab Americans by political writer and Arab American activist Ray Hanania. Watch for the information on this page soon.

Yalla! Fight Back is a guide to help Arab Americans fight back against the racism and bigotry and exclusion that we face in this country.

Yalla! Fight Back live radio WNZK AM 690 every 2nd Friday and online, and podcast.

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Yalla! Fight Back Radio Feb 9, 2018 with Ray Hanania

Good morning everyone … it’s the 2nd Friday of the month and you are listening to Yalla! Fight Back on 690 AM WNZK Radio broadcasting from Detroit … Go to our website at www.YallFightBack.com

I’m your host Ray Hanania

Yalla! Fight Back is a part of the US Arab Radio network hosted by Laila Alhusini … it’s my effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their right…

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300

You can read my columns online at TheDailyHookah.com and at the Arab News newspaper and online at the ArabNews.com.

Starting this week my columns will be both in English and Arabic

Go to YallaFightBack.com and get info on the radio show, listen online and standup and FIGHT BACK

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So many issues to talk about this morning

Let’s start with President Trump … do you think Trump is the problem? Your mistaken. We are the problem. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and what did we do?

What we always do. Yell, stamp our feet and yell again. In other words, we have done nothing! Worse is that the Arab World has done nothing. They are protesting publicly against Trump’s actions … but behind the scenes are making nice with Israel’s rightwing government of Benjamin Netanyahu

Ohio is about to pass another racist, anti-Arab law prohibiting Americans from speaking out against Israel’s racism and apartheid policies … it will be the 12th State …

And hey you Chaldeans … I know you don’t consider yourself Arab … but guess what … most American look at you and see Arab … they can’t tell the difference between Arabs and Chaldeans … maybe inside the Chaldean community … and I am a big champion of Chaldeans and Chaldean rights … but it doesn’t do anyone any good if we fight with each other … so whether you consider yourself Arab or not, if Americans think you are Arab, believe me, YOU ARE ARAB …

Syria is a mess … not because of Trump but because the US under Obama stopped helping to fight against the Assad regime … they want us to think it’s about refugees … is that what Arabs are, just refugees? So they are fighting over whether we should or shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees … we should but the real issue is HOW DO WE STOP THE CREATION OF REFUGEES by Syria’s dictator Bashar al Assad

EVENTS Calendar


1 – Don’t focus on the Consequences of problems alone. Address and correct the problem itself.

2 – Unite as a community

3 – Understand politics, it’s not 100 percent

4 – Tell our story

5 – Fight back … not violence, speaking out

6 – Support Arab American Media and challenge the racism and bigotry in the mainstream American new smedia

7 – Emotion and anger is not a strategy. Use effective strategic communications to make a difference.

8 – Recognize, acknowledge mistakes and failures … and then correct the mistakes and failures


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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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