Posts Tagged “Lebanese”

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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 Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory By Ray Hanania – With just one word, “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 the brief words survived the editor’s…

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American Arab will bring Arab culture to Miss Universe Contest

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American Arab will bring Arab culture to Miss Universe Contest By Ray Hanania — For years, Arabs have wondered why more Arab countries have not participated in the Miss Universe competition showcasing the beauty of the Arab Woman. There are 22 Arab countries yet only two had the courage (or pride in their women) to field entrants…

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