HONOLULU – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 15 the settlement of a federal lawsuit against a cruise line company for $485,000 to seven former employees and remedial relief.
In its lawsuit, filed in 2006...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN – On May 19, Comcast, Michigan's leading provider of communications services and products, announced the opening of a new 3,360 sq. ft. state-of-the-art bilingual Arabic-English customer service center in Dearborn. The new center will serve customers from throughout southeast Michigan and is capable of handling requests and...
DETROIT— International businesspeople described Malaysia as one of the most modern Muslim countries in the world during a conference on U.S.-Malaysian business opportunities at the MGM Grand Casino May 15.
"Kuala Lumpur looks like any American city, from its stores to its restaurants," said Mark Baker, senior vice president and...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — The American Association of Middle Eastern Women (AMEW) held its 4th annual fundraising dinner on Friday, May 16, at the Fairlane Club in Dearborn. The event focused on AMEW's mission to develop several facilities that will serve the Arab American community by offering support and social services to those who seek...
DEARBORN — Students walk down Moross Street near McDonald Elementary School carrying brooms as part of the school’s Clean-Up Parade on May 22nd.
The parade was part of Dearborn’s annual Clean-Up Parades and was one of 17 participating sites from the days of May 5th-22nd. The parades are conducted as a means of teaching local youth...COMMUNITY
The Dearborn Stars and the FSC Rangers met on Sunday, May 18th in a Michigan Premier Soccer League Open Division match in Dearborn, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Stars are currently 2-1-1 on the season with 7 points and in first place in the Open Division. Their next game is Friday, May 30th at Oakland Yard at 9 p.m.
DEARBORN — If you dream of owning a classic car, the Rotary Club of Dearborn is giving the public an opportunity to purchase tickets at $10 each to win a '67 Mustang. Raffle tickets are now being sold to raise funds for a variety of Dearborn Rotary projects that benefit the local community and others in need worldwide.
DEARBORN — On Saturday, June 14, as classic car enthusiasts participate in the first inaugural "Rock'n Rotary Classic Cruise" hosted by the Rotary Club of Dearborn, they will help ensure the establishment of a room for the comfort of terminally ill patients and their families at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn.
"Our club has initiated...
DEARBORN — Michigan's oldest continuous tribute to men and women who have died in U.S. military service, Dearborn's annual Memorial Day Parade, is set to take place in east Dearborn on Monday, May 26.
The parade will start at 10 a.m. along Michigan Avenue from Firestone Street to Schaefer Road.
The city considered the...
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Lansing — State senators and representatives in Lansing got a taste of Arab culture Thursday, when about a dozen community organizations visited the Capitol building for Arab American Day, a first time event organized by 13th district Rep. Barbara Farrah.
Legislators coming in and out of their offices got a chance to eat Middle...
Local supporters of both sides of the conflict weigh in on crisis in Lebanon
Demonstrators in favor of the Lebanese government's ruling March 14 coalition on the steps of Dearborn City Hall protesting violence that has flared up after an 18-month standoff with the Hizbullah-led opposition.
Dearborn â€“ About 100 people gathered...COMMUNITY
Officials, businesspeople discuss peace, oil prices, renewable energy, water, new opportunities
Washington — Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League, as keynote speaker at the third U.S.-Arab Economic Forum, stressed the gravity of the current state of the world, engulfed in turmoil with oil prices...
If someone is knocking down your door wanting to buy your gold, think twice.
Most Arab American families have gold jewelry stashed away some place.
Recently, many have been considering selling their gold to pawn shops, jewelers, investors or private individuals because of hard economic times, high unemployment...COMMUNITY
Those who have always thought that Jesus belongs to Christianity alone are mistaken. The WhyIslam organization held an event titled "Jesus In Islam" on May 7 at the Westland Public Library.
WhyIslam.org is a website-oriented association that has regional leaders spreading the word of Islam through events and speeches throughout...
Dearborn — Hasan Newash was six years old when his family fled their home in the Palestinian village of Ein Karem in 1947, when it was overrun by a right-wing Jewish militia ahead of the establishment of Israel.
Newash returned to visit his childhood home in 1990, more than 40 years later, and found the house his father built...COMMUNITY
From the outside looking in, most people think Ultimate Fighters are the epitome of dumb jocks, or worse yet, a little crazy.
After all, who would willingly jump into a cage and put themselves in harm's way unless they didn't have anything better to do with their life?
One person who chose to do just that is Amir Sadollah, one...
LANSING — Michigan's only Arab American State Rep., Barbara Farrah, is organizing a celebration of Arab culture at the Capitol building in Lansing on May 22.
Farrah said she's seen several similar cultural events sponsored by other representatives at the Capitol before, and felt the need to bring Arab Americans into the mix....COMMUNITY
Heather Charara's eight year career with the U.S. Navy has granted her more opportunities than she could have ever imagined. Throughout her career she has traveled extensively, met new people, and formed lifelong friendships with her fellow officers.
Born to a Lebanese father and German mother, Charara had always had a...
Detroit — To kick off its 37th year of service and for the first time in 25 years without Ismael Ahmed as its executive director, ACCESS held its annual dinner — probably the largest Arab American dinner in the country — May 10 at the Detroit Marriot.
ACCESS spokespeople said nearly 2,000 attended.
The group handed out awards...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — The area's most talented performers are sending in their applications to compete in the 2008 "Dearborn Stars" talent contest.
The second annual talent contest, which features various performances of all ages, is scheduled for July 16 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
DEARBORN — The Dearborn Stars are now 2-1 on the season as they split a pair over games over the past week in the Michigan Premier Soccer League's Open Division. The Stars won 1-0 over the United Soccer Club on May 9, getting the game-winning goal from Hasan Saad late in the game off a deflection. May 11 was a different story as the...COMMUNITY
The National Arab American Service Day will take place on May 17th, 2008, kicking off at 10 a.m. at Lapeer Park in Dearborn. 250 volunteers are expected but more are always welcome. Volunteers can choose from three different service projects for the day including Family Fun Day at Lapeer Park, Warrendale Motor City Makeover, and...
DEARBORN — The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Greater Detroit Chapter celebrated exemplary mothers in the Arab American community during its Second Annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center here.
The event hosted approximately 200 guests from different age groups and...COMMUNITY
DEARBORN — When it comes to corner auto repair shops, most places only care about one thing: their bottom line. But the problem with that philosophy is that sooner or later, customers find out, and most of the time, they don't come back.
Luckily, Dabaja Tire Center on the corner of Greenfield and Warren in Dearborn is different....
My heavy eyelids slip slowly downwards. As they continue to droop I take one final, albeit increasingly blurry, look at the comforting image of my childhood bedroom. Upon my lush peach-colored armchairs, I catch sight of my many beloved dolls, the dolls that never fail to entertain my little-girl fancies throughout the day. They appear...COMMUNITY
US presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney
DEARBORN â€“ Green Party U.S. presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is hoping to get support from five percent of voters in November, in an attempt to change the way the country's political system operates, she said Monday in an interview with The Arab American News.
The Dearborn Stars soccer team was victorious over the Ford Lightning in the newly-revived team’s first game since the 2000 season. The Michigan Premier Soccer League's Stars, which are sponsored by the Lebanese American Heritage Club, won 5-0 on the strength of their balanced scoring.
The five goals were scored by five...COMMUNITY
NOVI — The Michigan Women's Foundation (MWF) hosted its 19th Annual Women of Achievement and Courage Celebrations by honoring five dynamic women who have made significant contributions to arts, advocacy and activism. As the first and most experienced statewide organization that supports and invests in women and girls, MWF will use...
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