Category: CULTURE

​VANGUARD ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS CHANNEL ENERGY AT 2018 CONCERT OF COLORS

Music, spoken word, film, theater + community forum reflect the voices of generations Don Was All-Star Revue rocks again; new folk stage debuts Dearborn, Mich. (May 30, 2018) – Firebrands, fomenters, change agents and creative provocateurs – veteran and newcomer – dominate the lineup for the 26th Concert of Colors presented by the Arab American ...

From Decided, to Undecided, to Voting for Abdul El-Sayed

Politics is difficult for me to navigate, because I don’t like being beholden to a political template, political rhetoric, and I like to believe that human beings are multidimensional in that they do not fit nicely into categories. It’s ironic, because I am a psychiatrist, and we diagnose patients based on diagnostic criteria and categories. ...

Arab Women Authors Narrate More Than Women’s Experience

Arab Women Authors Narrate More Than Women’s Experience, 05/25/18 by BNimri Aziz A flood of women’s memoirs seems to have landed in the literary marketplace, along with quasi memoirs for children. Not only confessionals and more discoveries about our gender and its vicissitudes, but revelations of rebellious girls of past generations, (Brazen: Rebel Ladies who ...

Professor Abdulelah Assayegh, An International Arabic Language Authority Living in Dearborn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtG7WD2xANs شاعر وناقد أدبي وباحث أكاديمي. - من مواليد مدينة النجف - العراق ، في 11 مارس/ آذار 1941م. - يقيم حالياً في مشيغن - الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. - المؤلفات: * أولاً : كتب تحليل النص الأدبي: 1. الزمن عند الشعراء العرب قبل الإسلام : طبعة أولى 1982 : دار كويت تايمس. الكويت طبعة ثانية ...

​“Swing Status, Be Gone” by Barbara Nimri Aziz

​ During the last nationwide election, the one before that, and the preceding one as well, I was led to believe my vote really doesn't count. Why? Because I don't live in what our political parties define as a “swing state”, or a swing district, or a swing county. Our media focuses on races and ...

​NO TWO PRAYER NICHES ARE ALIKE

Arab Muslim women from Minnesota are portrayed in an exhibition inspired by Islamic art Dearborn, Mich. (May 16, 2018) - Within an approximately 8’x10’ prayer niche lies a directional compass guiding spoken prayers for any Muslim who retreats into it. In Arabic, this personal niche is called a mihrab, and like mosque architecture, no two ...

2018 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS U.S., MICHIGAN PREMIERES OF ARAB WORLD FILMS

Director talkbacks, workshops and special events amplify marginalized voices Dearborn, Mich. (May 7, 2018) – The Arab Film Festival (AFF) returns to Cinetopia Film Festival May 31 through June 10 with an expanded short films program, director talkbacks, special events and a robust lineup of award-winning feature films from the Arab World. Films will screen ...

Dearborn Open Mic – Dr. Sally Howell: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn

Title of Lecture From Laborers to Culture Makers: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn Sally Howell (Ph.D.) Associate Professor of History; Director, Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Sally Howell is director of the Center for Arab American Studies and associate professor of history at UM-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. from the ...

Why are Arab American Students Among the Highest GPA Achievers?

Arabs and Arab Americans care the most about their children’s education. Furthermore, education for Arab parents is a very important matter and it takes them a lot of time, money, and effort to help their kids to receive the highest GPA and get the best grades and highest achievers among all students. Source: Why are ...