Archive For The “History” Category

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon”

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It was more than just “Walking on the Moon”

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon” There have been many big moments in history that I remember with clarity as if they just happened. Yet the biggest was Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. Why have we stopped that quest? By Ray Hanania I remember many things vividly from history during my…

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

Why conspiracy theories are necessary Youtube has launched a campaign to delete and ban videos that promote “conspiracy theories” that trend against mainstream acceptance and news media coverage. But is that a wise thing to allow? Conspiracy theories keep the American public aware of instances when conspiracy theories are actually a reality By Ray Hanania…

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Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s

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Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s

Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s Looking back at Chicago in the 1960s and the racial tensions that divided Blacks and Whites, I decided to write a book about that experience. White Flight, which I titled “Midnight Flight: One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel)”…

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Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies

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Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies

Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies  Joseph Haiek was a journalism and history titan in the American Arab community who spent his life documenting the story of the Arab community in this country. It was a huge task considering that many of the pages were blank and that so few Arabs in…

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

Thanksgiving, Arab American style Remembering back to the 1960s when Arab Americans had hope for freedom and racism in America was focused elsewhere. Thanksgiving was a feast in Arab American homes in the 1960s and 1970s before politics, hatred, racism and Israeli violence created a refugee crisis By Ray Hanania Thanksgiving is a special holiday…

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