Poet Nathalie Handal: A global citizen rooted in Palestine

NEW YORK, NY— Through her diverse experiences and approach to poetry, multicultural award-winning author Nathalie Handal metaphorically tears down borders. Her work embraces the world and connections— allowing her to be in Palestine even when she’s not physically there.

Lebanese American illustrator merges graphic design and comics

DEARBORN — On Saturday, Feb. 25, Lebanese American graphic designer and illustrator Aya Krisht will deliver a talk called "Design in Comics" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Arab American National Museum, where she works as the media designer. 

Syrian films bring tears and smiles to Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN —One drops you-trapped and powerless-in the middle of a civil war, while the other uses humor to depict what's it like to start a new life in Europe. 

Palestinian artist reflects homeland’s struggles

FAIRFAX, VA— Visual artist Manal Deeb uses her Palestinian heritage as a basis for her artwork— uncovering the many struggles of Palestinians while integrating Arabic calligraphy to show the influence culture and religion has on their lives.

Local Arab actor closing the curtains on stereotypical roles in Hollywood

DEARBORN — Arab American actor and Dearborn native Atif Hashwi has made it to the silver screen again, landing a lead role in an upcoming film "Go North" a post-apocalyptic movie shot in Detroit.

Actress Kathy Najimy to lead hijab march during Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON - Lebanese-American actress Kathy Najimy is prepared to wear a hijab to stand in solidarity with Muslim women on Trump’s inauguration day.


“Patriots Day” criticized for portrait of Bomber's wife, Muslims

HOLLYWOOD - “Patriots Day,” starring Mark Walberg, detailing the events of the Boston bombing in April 2013, is under fire.

Pop star Katy Perry defends Muslims in newly produced video

LOS ANGELES - Pop star Katy Perry is coming to the defense of Muslims in a new Public Service Announcement video she produced.




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