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12 Arab American Attractions to See in the United States

By: Alexa George/Arab America Contributing Writer Today, there are plenty of misconceptions surrounding Arab people and Arab Americans. In order to combat those misconceptions, it’s imperative to explore the history and heritage of Arabs who have been living in America for 150 years or even longer. The attractions listed below provide information on historical figures … Continued

Hijabi Line Debuts at New York Fashion Week for First Time Ever

BY: Alexa George/Contributing Writer This New York Fashion Week proved that there is more to the big event than watching Kendall Jenner walk the runway. On Monday, Indonesian fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan did something that has never been done before: she debuted an all-hijabi line of clothing. The flowing garments and pastel color schemes made for an … Continued

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson asks: What is Aleppo?

BY: Alexa George/Contributing Writer Earlier Thursday morning, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson embarrassingly admitted that he did not know what “Aleppo” is. For those unaware, Aleppo is Syria’s largest city and home to many refugees affected by the current civil war in Syria. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” contributor Mike Barnicle asked the candidate what he would … Continued

The Arabic Phrases You Must Know When Traveling to the Levant

BY: Alexa George/Contributing Writer  One of the major concerns while traveling abroad is the ability to communicate. Something as simple as “Where is the bathroom?” or “How much does this cost?” can be tough for a traveler who is unfamiliar with the native Language. More specifically, traveling in an Arab country prevents a visitor from … Continued

#ArabsAreNotWhite Twitter Storm Challenges Race Check Box

BY: Alexa George/Contributing Writer Throughout history, Arab people have always been subjected to challenges centered around their race. Today, it is no different. Trending this week on social media is the hashtag #ArabsAreNotWhite to showcase the level of upset Arab Americans feel being classified as white, but not treated like they’re white. Dating back more than 100 … Continued

Black Lives Matter Endorses BDS, Says Israel Perpetuates “Genocide”

BY: Alexa George/Contributing Writer On Monday, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement staged a protest in New York and its platform announced that it is endorsing the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. With over 50 black-led organizations in its network, Black Lives Matter is now advocating that Palestinians should receive the same rights … Continued

12 Terrible Arabic Tattoos

BY: Alexa George/Contributing Writer “Think before you ink” is a common phrase that hopefully crosses the mind of every person entertaining the notion of getting a tattoo. Finding the perfect tattoo is hard to do, especially if the tattoo in question is in another language. An even harder task is choosing a tattoo in Arabic. … Continued

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