Category: CULTURE

Pride, Tradition, Legacy: Fordson High School, A Microcosm of Arab-American Diaspora (1/2)

There was the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is not so much an expose, as it is a meditation on what I now consider a unique experience that I could have only received at Fordson.

What’s in A Sign?

One of the things I often find myself paying attention to, whether I am here in Dearborn or visiting a new place, is the attention to detail that businesses put into signage and the design of storefronts or window displays.

A Yemeni-American Experience

If you were to enter my neighborhood, you might be either shocked or feel very at home, Here are some things you would notice....

Why Our Jokes on Mental Health are Unintentionally Destroying Lives

Even though mental health is slowly becoming more normalized in our community, the jokes haven't stopped.

GenEd: Sucking Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

...until we stop blaming this “new generation” for sucking, we must first admit that sucking doesn’t fall far from the tree. These kids are in fact the report cards of what we’ve put into them.

Dearborn Muslims Approach Summer with High Spirits and a Renewed State of Being

Most Dearborn schools have been out for about a week and some college spring classes have come to a close. The city celebrated the end of the Holy month of Ramadan and celebrated Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday for some and Sunday for others.

GenEd: The “Suckiest” Generation

So then, let us talk about this “new generation”. Pause for a moment. Sit back, close your eyes, and answer the following question: “Describe this ‘new generation’ in one or two words”. So what did you come up with? “Spoiled”? “Entitled?” “Disrespectful”? I posed this question to adults (ages 30-65). They replied: “Lost cause.” “Products.” ...

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

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