Category: LOCAL NEWS

Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian

A message from Kim Silarsk, Communications Manager at Arab American National Museum: ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM RECRUITS FOR SMITHSONIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL   Two Dearborn students will be national teen advisors to the Smithsonian   Dearborn, Mich. (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Arab American National Museum – an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ...

Dearborn Restaurants on the Top 100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America

Tamara Wong Azaiez, a contributor writer in the Arab America compiled a list of 100 top Arab restaurants in the USA.  That's what she said: Itching for some delicious Arab eats? We have compiled a list of 100 of the highest rated Arab restaurants across the country. Arab Americans have been establishing popular restaurants across ...

Top 10 Restaurants Reviewed in Dearborn

Being a good restaurant is one thing, and getting a review on Google, Facebook, Foursquare or Yelp is something else.  Nevertheless, you might find these most reviewed restaurants having some special tasting offerings that keeps people visiting and spending the time to review them:   According to Yelp, here are the top 10 restaurants (by ...

Ambassador of Poetry … Dr. Ali Ajami

Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami advocates for Arabic Poetry through his attendance and participation in various literacy forums among which is Dearborn Open Mic.

Aseel Srour Recites “ID Card” Poem by Mahmoud Darwish in Dearborn Open Mic

Aseel Srour recites in the Dearborn Open Mic the famous poem by Mahmoud Darwish titled "Bitaqit Haweyati" (ID Card), and sometimes called "Sajjil Ana Arabi" (Record: I am Arabic).

Ali Elsendy Electrifies The Dearborn Open Mic Once Again

Ali Elsendy, the young Iraqi American poet, once again electrifies the Dearborn Open Mic with his energetic poems, full of emotions and motivation. In the Dearborn Open Mic on September 6, 2017, recited Damn the Impossible (تباً للمستحيل): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvODqUCFGM&t=22s   He also recited a love poem titled He is Still a Baby (مازال طفلاً):   ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...

Nick Vujicic in Arabic by Haidar Mazen

No arms, no legs - no worries! Nick Vujicic uses his story to inspire and inform people all around the world. Nick is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome,[4] a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. He is one of the seven known surviving individuals planet-wide ...

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.

Amer Zahr … Activism Through Comedy and Writing

Amer Zahr is an Arab-American of Palestinian descendant. He is known for his stand-up comedian, writer, filmmaker, producer, adjunct law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, and former lawyer. He was born in Jordan to refugee parents of Palestinian heritage originally from Nazareth and then moved to the United States when he was three ...