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 ...

Being black and Arab in Dearborn

"We are always talking about how there is so much racism towards the Arab community, but never talk about the racism in it."

Coming Together

I sat down on a Wednesday evening thinking of what I can possibly write about. There are many topics to choose from, and despite that, I found myself unable to focus on one to start with. However, amid such a hostile political environment our world is going through, and such a growing division between people ...

GenEd: A Cocky Teenage Girl and The Weeknd Changed My Life (Part One: Lama)

Lama sat me down and made me humble. Then The Weeknd showed me that only losers go to school.

AlTafseer: A Poem by Wissam Charafeddine

AlTafseer: A Poem by Wissam Charafeddine

The Happenings at Common Grace Coffee CO.

At Common Grace Coffee Co. our motto is simple; we are for the city, for the craft, and for the world. What we mean by that is that we want foster community in the city of Dearborn using the culinary craft of coffee and the things that surround coffee to impact the world we live in.

Dearborn Open Mic Brings The Arab American Poets of Dearborn Together

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.

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.

Fireworks In Dearborn and The Mixed Reactions

Every July 4th, Dearborn particularly gives the impression, among other cities, that the Fireworks are overdone by some of its residents.  Although, there are multiple guidelines and regulations as to the type, time, location, dates, and guidelines for lighting fireworks, many of these guidelines are not really followed nor enforced, leaving many residents with mixed feelings.

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