Posts Tagged “Arab Americans”

Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election

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Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election

Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election Radio host Ray Hanania will discuss the aftermath of the November 6, 2018 on Tuesday on the Arab Americans. How will the national election results impact Arab and Muslim Americans.  Who are some of the Arab American candidates who won election? To listen to…

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Arab Americans elected to Congress in election fray

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Arab Americans elected to Congress in election fray

Arab Americans elected to Congress in election fray Democrats took control of the U.S House of Representatives by President Trump and Republicans increased their control of the U.S. Senate in the November 6 General elections. The question is whether or not the two sides can come together to work on programs to benefit the public…

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Preckwinkle undermines Cook County’s Arab American community

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Preckwinkle undermines Cook County’s Arab American community

Preckwinkle undermines Cook County’s Arab American community Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants Arab American voters to think she is a “friend” of the Arab American community. But the truth is Preckwinkle is personally responsible for destroying the career of the only Arab American to ever serve on the Cook County Board, Commissioner John…

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Illinois legislator introduces law to recognize Arab Heritage month in April

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Illinois legislator introduces law to recognize Arab Heritage month in April

Illinois legislator introduces law to recognize Arab Heritage month in April Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan announced he has introduced a law to recognize April as Arab Heritage Month in Illinois. If approved, the law would add Illinois to the seven other U.S. States that now recognize April as a national commemoration month for…

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections Although there is much focus on the fact that Rashida Tlaib is Muslim, and is touted as the “first Muslim woman” to be elected to Congress this November, her Arab heritage is of much more significance. As a Palestinian Arab, Tlaib could find herself in an…

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote Contentious election to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois has energized Arab American voters. But can it trigger an “Arab American Spring?” The race between 7-term congressman Dan Lipinski and newcomer Marie Newman pits traditional conservative Democrats against liberal Democrats in the March 20, 2018 primary…

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Yalla! Fight Back, book empowers American Arabs

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Yalla! Fight Back, book empowers American Arabs

Yalla! Fight Back, book empowers American Arabs A new book that empowers Arabs and Muslims in America to effectively confront and change news media bias  was published this week by award-winning Palestinian American columnist and former Chicago City Hall journalist Ray Hanania. Yalla! Fight Back offers a strategic plan for Arabs and Muslims in America…

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

Arab American empowerment continues to grow Arab Americans have been fighting for a place at the American table from the day they set foot in America. But in recent years, their empowerment has increased despite the increased discrimination in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In recently years, Arab Americans have…

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Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials

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Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials

Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials For many years, Arab Americans were frequently abused by politicians who targeted them in mudslinging tirades and public attacks. In 2000, Hillary Clinton returned money from an Arab Muslim organization because pro-Israel fanatics accused them of supporting terrorism. The charge was false but Clinton returned the money…

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