Posts Tagged “Lebanese”

Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices

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Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices

Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices Arabs in America are weak in part because of their lack of unity and unification. Over the years, the community has divided into politics, national origins, religion and even tribal factions. Many of our community no longer refer to themselves as Arabs, and instead identify…

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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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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song

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Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song

Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song Superstar singer Lady Gaga has lit up Social Media with renewed speculation over why she included the word “Lebanese” in one of the songs she performed at the 51st (LI) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, called “Born This Way.” The word popped up in a set…

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“Arabs aboard the Titanic,” Presentation to the Midwest Federation of Syrian and Lebanese Clubs

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“Arabs aboard the Titanic,” Presentation to the Midwest Federation of Syrian and Lebanese Clubs

Arabs of the Titanic Presentation by Ray Hanania and Aaron Hanania SLIDE 1 The Titanic departed Southampton in southern England at noon, April 10, 1912 and was due to arrive in New York City on April 15. Along the way, stops were made in Cherbourg, France to collect continental passengers and Queenstown, (now Cobh) Ireland…

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Hanania column 1998: Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory

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Hanania column 1998: 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 in January 1998.) With just two words, “Yalla, 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 of Arab heritage. Although…

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