ART INSTALLATION ASKS VIEWERS TO HELP REVIVE UNIVERSITY OF BAGHDAD FINE ARTS LIBRARY

Iraqi American artist transforms grief over cultural loss into a call to action Concurrent presentations in Dearborn, Mich. and Taiwan Dearborn, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2017) – During the invasion of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition in 2003, the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its entire library to looters who set ...

Ali Elsendy Presents Two New Poems in Dearborn Open Mic

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPBTPZSyok   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGbAQZlA1Ow

Yasmine Badaoui: Notorious RBG at Dearborn Open Mic

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjPGkaQt-h8

Dr. Ali Ajami Recites “Adhin Bilal” Poem in Dearborn Open Mic

السفير الدكتور علي عجمي يلقي قصيدة "أذّن بلال" في المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-sx9f9OCU  

This is Your Dream

You have a dream, don't you? You believe that you will touch it one day. You don't let any negativity near it. You don't allow anything internal/external to affect it. You have a passionately-aggressive attitude towards accomplishing it. You're more confident than all the world's critics and skeptics put together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnL5Ng_XQFk You rebelliously reject any ...

Top 10 News From Dearborn Last Month

Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month:

GenEd: The Roads Not Taken

Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher. "It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."

Be Like A tree by Wissam Charafeddine

Be like a tree, a poem recited in Arab by Wissam Charafeddine in the Dearborn Open Mic about being like a tree in its peace and giving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXRraNdHyfM  

Have You Audited Yourself?

When was the last time you sat your self down and had an honest conversation with yourself? An honest one. Most people have not. If you're the type of person with goals and dreams and know deep down that you're capable of achieving them then you should almost always audit yourself. From the candy bar, ...

Serving Time At Gas Station – Part 1

Did you serve your time? That is the nick name given to working in a gas station when you first immigrate to Dearborn or first start looking for a  job as a young Arab American. Although Gas Station Attendant is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America, Arab Americans, in Michigan specially, ...

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