Racism Smiles On S. Brady by Yasmine Badaoui
Yasmine Badaoui is a free lance writer, and she is an editor in Miss Muslim.She has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Iowa State University. Yasmine recited her poem at the Dearborn Open Mic last Wednesday that talks about the controversial Statue of Hubbard and the discussion of its removal from Dearborn.
Dearborn Open Mic … The Artistic Oasis in Arab American Dearborn
"Dearborn has a consortium of Arabic poets, Young Artists, and Arab American creative writing talents, that it should be considered an intellectual and artistic center, if it wasn't for the lack of that expression in the community. We are going to change that."
Imagine a world without art. No Rembrandt, no Hemingway, no Kubrick, no J.S. Bach, not even “Cirque du Soleil”. As scary is that may sound, let us imagine for a moment that artistic imagination isn’t a human characteristic. Is it possible then, that we would lose our inspiration, and the compass of our humanity or ...
Empower Your Child’s Future
It’s more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to develop their own identity and life skills.
Where to Watch Solar Eclipse In Dearborn and Why You Should
And so this is a lesson I've learned, and it's one that applies to life in general: duration of experience does not equal impact. One weekend, one conversation -- hell, one glance -- can change everything. Cherish those moments of deep connection with other people, with the natural world, and make them a priority. Yes, ...
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 ...
Creativity is Intentional
I believed that because I was not naturally gifted in things like drawing and painting, or drawing stick figures for that matter, I never bothered to explore my personal artistic talent or creativity.
What’s bugging you?
What bugs you? Some insects may be harmless or even beneficial, but if we’ve developed some sort of bias, phobia or generalization towards creepy crawlers and looming flyers, our natural reaction when confronted with one, might be to either smash it, swat it or to get out of its way. Sometimes, it seems like they ...
A Brooklyn Native and Arab Film Maker Moves to Dearborn
“A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences. It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul. “ - Thomas Moore Mo Rida is an independent writer and producer known for establishing the popular 48 Hour Film Project in the Middle East. The 48 Hour Film Project is a filmmaking competition that ...
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.
Enduring The American Justice System
But it was more disheartening to realize that there was no way this man was going to get out with a clean record.
Hints of Deceit… Dearborn Anew
Dearborn, MI… Home to the best of things: Chicken Shawarma, Baklava and Cheese Pies.
The W Institute Launches in Dearborn
The W Institute launched on June 21st, founding its home in Dearborn, Michigan. The W Institute is a modern, welcoming, creative space for facilitating lifelong learning to accommodate the needs and aspirations of the community through education and arts.
” Beirut, I Love You ” booktrailer for Zena el Khalil
Beirut I Love You is Zena el Khalil’s rollicking yet tender memoir about living in a city that thrives on contrasts and contradictions. This is the story of Zena, a young woman who has fallen under the spell of a city that threatens to engulf her in war, grief and love affairs. In the streets armed militias ...
The Death Camp Scoop: Confessions Of An Arabic School Survivor
Previously, I touched upon the horrific institution of Arabic School as a last resort for parents who want to discipline their kids. Of course, that is an exaggeration. Arabic School is not meant to punish kids. It’s meant to serve a number of far greater purposes, such as language education, cultural awareness, and religious foundation. ...
Is Dearborn A City or A Settlement?
What makes a city a city and not a settlement?! A bunch of people living in houses in a large place makes a settlement. In order for a settlement to become a city, things need to happen. A city is where humans build a network of services, activities, and relationships, paint it with culture, literature, ...
Flip The Pages of Life
In life, we have to flip the pages, and sometimes we have to end a chapter and start a new chapter. The ability to do that is important to survive mentally. If you are not flipping pages or starting new chapters every once a while, then you are not moving .... You are staring at ...
Why Lebanese Love Their Raw Kibbeh And Where To Try It in Dearborn, Michigan
MAUREEN ABOOD wrote in NPR: Growing up, I never knew I was eating raw meat. Or maybe it was just that I didn't think "raw" was something worth noting. I simply knew that kibbeh nayeh was incredibly good. And so I was stunned by a recent spate of salmonella cases here in Michigan – home ...