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Author Archives: Michaela Schrum

VIDEO: Ricky Martin dances to Arabic music at Syrian wedding

By: Leyal Khalife Source: Stepfeed Nearly one year ago, Ricky Martin announced his engagement to Syrian artist Jwan Yosef … and it looks like he’s already embraced the Arab culture. Martin and Yosef attended a Syrian wedding, for a couple who has been identified as ‘Maya & Ralph,’ at the Renaissance Venue in Los Angeles on Aug. 20. Of … Continued

In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

By: MARTINA GUZMAN Source: NPR While on holiday in Rome five years ago, Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich., took a food tour in a neighborhood known for its culinary traditions. He walked around for hours, tasting samples and hearing the personal stories of shop owners. That experience sparked the idea of … Continued

A New Tune on Women’s Rights in the Arab World

By: Shareen El Feki Source: New York Times LONDON — “I want to tell you something, so listen to what I say. When a man is talking, a woman should obey. She shouldn’t say ‘yes’ and then forget the next day. She should appreciate his value if she wants him to stay.” So goes the … Continued

Arab World Foundations Enriched Understanding of Eclipses

    By: Michaela Schrum/Contributing Writer For most people in the United States, the total solar eclipse yesterday was a chance to marvel at our vast universe and science. However, for a select few, it was a reminder of achievement, and by what means that achievement was reached. For thousands of years, cultures and civilizations … Continued

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