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Arab America Foundation Announces Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit

For Immediate Release Washington DC (January 6, 2021): The Arab America Foundation celebrates Arab American unity, heritage, and identity with discussions from exciting speakers in public service, cultural institutions, business innovators, influencers, and performances by exciting artists from the U.S. and abroad at this year’s first annual Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit, February 1-5, 2021. … Continued

Bahbah: A Message to the Leaders of the PA and Hamas

By: Bishara A. Bahbah/Arab America Featured Columnist In her resignation letter from the PLO’s Executive Committee, Hanan Ashrawi, the most renowned orator among the Palestinians, an activist, and a women’s rights advocate wrote: “I believe it is time to carry out the required reform and to activate the PLO in a manner which restores its … Continued

Ralph Nader to Address Arab America Foundation Rising Leaders for 2020

The Arab America Foundation will honor the sixty Rising Leaders for their 40 Under 40 and 20 Under 20 initiatives on Thursday, December 10, 2020 (7 pm ET). Political activist, author, lecturer, lawyer, and former candidate for President of the United States, Ralph Nader, will keynote the event. The event will Highlight professionals for achievement in their … Continued

Bassam Saba, Legendary Arab American Musician, Succumbs to Covid-19

On Friday, December 4th it was announced by the Lebanese National Conservatoire, “With a heavy heart, we are sorry to inform you all that our beloved Conservatory’s President Bassam Saba passed away at 11:40am Beirut time due to COVID complications.” Bassam Saba, 61, was a world-renowned virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist, and leading figure of Arab music. He … Continued

Arab America Foundation Hosts Former US Ambassadors to the Arab World

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 8 pm ET, the Arab America Foundation presents, “Experiences of Former US Ambassadors to the Arab World,” featuring six former US Ambassadors to the Arab World. The event will be moderated by Hazami Barmada, a recipient of the Arab America Foundation’s “40 Under 40” initiative for 2020. Our US … Continued

UN-Habitat and Lebanon’s Real Estate Syndicate Join Forces to Repair Houses Damaged by the Beirut Blast

Almost three months after the Beirut Port explosions, UN-Habitat continues its effort to support families affected by the blast to return and repair their homes. UN-Habitat and the Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon (REAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner and collaborate in repairing houses damaged by the Beirut Port explosion that took … Continued

Arab Americans in Pennsylvania Must Realize Potential for 2020 and Beyond

By: Al-Sharif Nassef/Arab America Contributing Writer Blocks away from the birthplace of modern democracy, where America’s founding revolutionaries signed the Declaration of Independence of the United States from the British Empire/colonial rule, amidst a sea of brick townhouses and once-industrial workshops turned galleries, lofts, and cafes are Philadelphia’s Old Kensington neighborhood. Hundreds of people line … Continued

Arab America Foundation Launches 20 Under 20 in 2020

For Immediate Release Washington DC (Wednesday, October 28, 2020): The Arab America Foundation announced today that nominations are open for their new initiative, 20 Under 20, in 2020 and applications are now being accepted until Friday, November 13, 2020.  20 Under 20 in 2020 is a celebration of accomplished young Arab Americans. The program spotlights … Continued

Arab America Foundation Announces 40 Under 40 Awardees–Class of 2020

For Immediate Release Washington DC (October 22, 2020): The Arab America Foundation announced today the awardees of their 40 Under 40 initiative. Forty Arab Americans from more than 14 states were announced from a pool of close to one-hundred applications. Nine judges from throughout the country reviewed the applicants. The awardees are Sirene Abou-Chakra, Mahmoud Abuqalbain, … Continued

An Open Letter to Fellow Chaldeans: Vote Blue in this Election

By: Mona Hanna-Attisha/Arab America Contributing Writer I am a proud first-generation Iraqi American. Specifically, I am Chaldean, an Iraqi Christian. We are part of the international diaspora of Iraqi immigrants displaced over generations, and particularly after the rise of Saddam Hussein. Many of us settled in the Detroit area. There are over a hundred thousand … Continued

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