Ranging from immigrant strife, yearning to homeland, expressing Middle East political struggles, to love and passion poetry, poets from Dearborn gather in the first Open Mic in Dearborn that focuses on Arab American poetry, creative writing, short story, and artistic expression.
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.
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.
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.” ...