Month: September 2017

GenEd: “Ladderal” Moves in Education

"We are not going to reform decades of educational malpractice by replacing chalkboards with smartboards, notebooks with chromebooks, instructional texts with instructional video...that is, gimmicks that continue to shove kids up the 'education' ladder. The problem is the ladder itself."

Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian

A message from Kim Silarsk, Communications Manager at Arab American National Museum: ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM RECRUITS FOR SMITHSONIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL   Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian   Dearborn, Mich. (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Arab American National Museum – an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ...

Dearborn Restaurants on the Top 100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America

Tamara Wong Azaiez, a contributor writer in the Arab America compiled a list of 100 top Arab restaurants in the USA.  That's what she said: Itching for some delicious Arab eats? We have compiled a list of 100 of the highest rated Arab restaurants across the country. Arab Americans have been establishing popular restaurants across ...

Top 10 Restaurants Reviewed in Dearborn

Being a good restaurant is one thing, and getting a review on Google, Facebook, Foursquare or Yelp is something else.  Nevertheless, you might find these most reviewed restaurants having some special tasting offerings that keeps people visiting and spending the time to review them:   According to Yelp, here are the top 10 restaurants (by ...

Pink Floyd presents “Wait for Her” by Mahmoud Darwish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSl1kmQMG2E Lyrics With a glass inlaid with gemstones On a pool around the evening Among the perfumed roses Wait for her With the patience of a packhorse Loaded for the mountains Like a stoic, noble prince Wait for her With seven pillows laid out on the stair The scent of womens' incense fills the air ...

Ambassador of Poetry … Dr. Ali Ajami

Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami advocates for Arabic Poetry through his attendance and participation in various literacy forums among which is Dearborn Open Mic.

Love Always Wins At The End, Poem by Alaa Barakat

The world has stood against me once It told me I was not welcome To run on its grounds To seek a dream I once had The world was tough and mean But I didn’t let it distract me From the journey I have already started The world did not change its mind immediately About ...

Aseel Srour Recites “ID Card” Poem by Mahmoud Darwish in Dearborn Open Mic

Aseel Srour recites in the Dearborn Open Mic the famous poem by Mahmoud Darwish titled "Bitaqit Haweyati" (ID Card), and sometimes called "Sajjil Ana Arabi" (Record: I am Arabic).

Ali Elsendy Electrifies The Dearborn Open Mic Once Again

Ali Elsendy, the young Iraqi American poet, once again electrifies the Dearborn Open Mic with his energetic poems, full of emotions and motivation. In the Dearborn Open Mic on September 6, 2017, recited Damn the Impossible (تباً للمستحيل): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvODqUCFGM&t=22s   He also recited a love poem titled He is Still a Baby (مازال طفلاً):   ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...