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More Than Just Habibi: 8 Expressions of Endearment from the Arab World to Try Out This Valentine’s Day

Habibi sticker designed and sold by nadiabdeir  By: Dina Kobeissi/Arab America Contributing Writer The Arabic words habibi and habibti have spread more and more within non-Arab societies. Translating to “my love” for men and women respectively, the words have been labeled as “arguably one of the Arabic world’s biggest cultural exports.” Rappers like Drake have even … Continued

The Passing of Acclaimed Vocalist Fadwa Abeid: From Performing in the U.S. at an Early Age to an Accomplished Career in the Arab World

Arab American acclaimed vocalist Fadwa Abeid, who went from performing in the U.S. at a young age to becoming an accomplished vocalist in the Arab world, passed away in Michigan on January 14th, she was 83. According to Arab America contributing writer, Richard Breaux, in his recollection about her early career, Abeid (Abaid, Ebeid, Obeid) … Continued

Arab America Foundation Launches 20 Under 20 for 2022

For Immediate Release Washington DC (Wednesday, January 12, 2022): The Arab America Foundation announced today that nominations are open for 20 Under 20, applications are now being accepted until Monday, February 28, 2022.  20 Under 20 is a celebration of accomplished young Arab Americans. The program spotlights young students who have achieved spectacular success in … Continued

National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce, NUSAAC, Names Iraq’s Fareed Yaseen as 2021 “Ambassador of the Year”

Upwards of 150 Leaders, Including More Than 20 Ambassadors, Participate in the Award Ceremony and Luncheon Washington, DC –The National U.S. – Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) recently recognized Dr. Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, as the 2021 “Ambassador of the Year.”  The award ceremony and luncheon, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in … Continued

National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce Event: President of Marriott International Says Hospitality is on Road to Recovery

President Stephanie Linnartz, Top Ranking Female Executive in the Hospitality Sector, Discusses “The Future of Hospitality” Latest NUSACC “Thought Leaders” Event Attracts About 700 Stakeholders Representing 60 Different Countries The National U.S. – Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) continued its golden anniversary year with a Thought Leader Series webinar featuring Stephanie Linnartz, President of Marriott … Continued

Sponsors: Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit, November 2021

Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit Sponsors A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our sponsors. This event wouldn’t be possible without them. From local businesses to national organizations, we’re extremely grateful for their support and we look forward to seeing them at our event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or … Continued

Palestinian Crooner Omar Kamal, Debuts at Lincoln Center, October 18th

OMAR KAMAL Monday, October 18, 2021 The Appel Room–7 pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Omar Kamal has a voice that transcends borders and decades. Kamal’s honest, pure power and capacity for connection is the same genius that has defined the careers of the greatest singing legends – influences felt in his eclectic catalog and captivating performances from Sinatra’s jazz … Continued

Bahbah: The U.S. Botched its Post-9/11 Policies

By: Bishara A. Bahbah / Arab America Featured Columnist The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is a time period to evaluate whether the United States’ reactions and policies to the rare attacks on U.S. soil were effective and what lessons it should have learned. Having emerged, a decade earlier, as the sole superpower following the collapse … Continued

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