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Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

Arab Arts Forum Joins Major Conference in Detroit

DIWAN7 EXAMINES ISSUES, TRENDS IN ARAB AMERICAN ART Biennial conference joins MOVE 2017 Arab American summit Includes premiere of new commissioned music score, opening of new AANM exhibition on LGBTQ themes Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 16, 2017) – Over the past 12 years and six convenings, the Arab American National Museum’s (AANM) DIWAN: A Forum for ...

The Pollution Series: Light Pollution in Dearborn

After talking about the Noise Pollution in the last episode, I started noticing more and more the sound of the streets and highways.  Did you know that there are different sound quotient for each of the different materials that roads are made of? More on that here: http://www.pavementinteractive.org/pavement-noise/ But today I will talk about light pollution ...

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 ...

Dearborn Police Dropped These Flyers Today 

Chief Ronald Haddad continues his excellent leadership of Dearborn Police through more community engagement.  Today, police car escorting some walking volunteers dropped five flyers in my mail box: 1. Crime Prevention Awareness 2. Nixle Alert System and its translation  3. Property Maintenance Guide: 4. Lock It or Lose It flyer We appreciate the efforts of ...

The Pollution Series: Noise Pollution in Dearborn

The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States to promote an environment for all Americans free from noise that jeopardizes their health or welfare. To that end, it is the purpose of this chapter to establish a means for effective coordination of Federal research and activities in noise control, to authorize ...

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce

Divorce is a short-term crisis and a long-term process of understanding and healing for families. Statewide, Michigan had 29,708 divorces in 2014, a rate of 6 divorces per 1,000 residents, which is 14 percent lower than the number of divorces in 2004. There were 1.92 marriages for every divorce in 2014, the highest ratio since ...

AlTafseer: A Poem by Wissam Charafeddine

AlTafseer: A Poem by Wissam Charafeddine

Thirst – Manal Badreddine – Dearborn Open Mic

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1OILeNANCs

Manal Badreddine – Untitled – Dearborn Open Mic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaqfNboDpy4  

Reenoun: 60 Degrees in February – Dearborn Open Mic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju50mJIJSa8 Reenoun opens the Dearborn Open Mic with her poem "60 Degrees in February".   You can listen to more poetry by Reenoun in her Poetry Open Mic meetup events. You are invited to the next Dearborn Open Mic event on June 7, 2017, at 7:00PM. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929015027382769 Meetup Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/Arabic-Poetry-and-Short-Story-Open-Mic/

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Bashar Darwish – فضحتنا صفحات الماء في شط العرب

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Bashar Darwish – فضحتنا صفحات الماء في شط العرب

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Bashar Darwish – ناوليني كاس نار

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsE0Jm4bDtI

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Bashar Darwish – أزار الليل Azar Allayl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h0B0HrWHCA

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Bashar Darwish – Mazmiz قصيدة مزمز

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDlbWAaW4Uk

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Wissam Charafeddine – ببساطة احبك

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3dTM_rKdiI

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Nisreen Faraj – We Judge – 4-12-17

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6FFsX9zr94

Tuhamas …. The Tradition Of A Sandwich

If you live in Dearborn, you know Tuhamas Restaurant, but if you come to Dearborn as a visitor, it would be hard not to miss this small, one window, restaurant on Warren Avenue, in the middle of Arab Town, that serves an excuisite selection of sandwiches second to none. Tuhamas, and its owner Midhat who ...