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Author Archives: Noah Chani


Rules Everybody is familiar with the popular word play game known as ‘MadLibs’! The game can be played a number of ways, it can be attempted for accuracy, humor, romance among many other ways. Fill in the blank appropriately on our Arab themed MadLib and then compare your story with our original template! Feel free … Continued

5 Successful Athletes You Didn’t Know are Arab-American

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer Steve Kerr Steve Kerr is arguably one of the most successful basketball figures of all time, but many people don’t know he’s an Arab American. Kerr has won 8 NBA Championships in his lifetime. 5 of the 8 came as a player during his time with the Chicago Bulls … Continued

Terrorism vs. Mental Illness: A News Media Paradox

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer Since 2010, there have been 61 mass shootings in the United States. Twenty-eight years prior, in 1982, there was a total of 51 mass shootings. Given this spike, a trend within the news and media world has appeared in the discourse of how we label and talk about the … Continued

The State of Health Care in the Arab World

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer In many countries, the health care services that we enjoy are simply an afterthought. In much of the Arab world, health care systems are lacking accessibility and neglect to include many aspects of human health. Although great strides have been made in attempt to tackle the health care deficiencies … Continued

‘French Montana’ Embraces Moroccan Heritage through Music

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer Popular Moroccan-American hip-hop star Karim Kharbouch, who goes by the name ‘French Montana’, embraces his Moroccan heritage through lyrics, music videos, and charity work. The 34-year-old artist was born in the country’s capital city of Rabat, where he grew up for 13 years before his family’s emigration to the … Continued

BBC Study Shows Social Changes in the Arab World

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer Before delving into this, it might be helpful to give some clarity on what exactly we are referring to. Many Americans have a hard time with this understanding so we will just try to kill it before it grows legs. Islam is a religion, that happens to be the … Continued

Kalil Brothers Find Success in the NFL

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer Ryan and Matt Kalil are finding an incredible fortune in the NFL as one of the most successful brother duos the league has ever seen. Of Mexican and Lebanese descent, these NFL players serve as a model of Arab-American success in the sports world. The brothers are not only … Continued

Morocco’s Plastic Bag “Ban-Wagon”

By Noah Chani / Arab America Contributing Writer The 21st century is known for many great advancements in technology. The world is beginning to bare changes resulting from our prolonged use of resources and emissions of pollutants of all shapes and sizes. With the developing widespread realization that we must treat our planet better if … Continued

A Beginner’s Guide to Arab Terminology

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer It is important for people from all walks of life to understand exactly what is implied by their words. Terminology is especially important as it’s used in classifying a group of people; before using such language, it is important to be aware exactly of who your words encompass. Those … Continued

Soccer: The Second Religion of the Arab World

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer The influence of soccer, better known as football, in the Arab world has long been powerful. The sport has also grown to become a woman’s sport in some Arab countries and hopefully more in the future. Soccer is the most popular sport amongst Arabs and it is believed to … Continued

Hospitality in the Arab World

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer When it comes to hospitality, Arabs are well-known for being masters in the art of welcoming.  Historically, the origins of this behavior stem from the willingness to house and feed rogue desert travelers who passed through town.  The ultimate goal of Arab hospitality is to honor a guest and … Continued

Exploring the 2020 Census Ruling

By: Noah Chani/Arab America Contributing Writer Every 10 years in the United States, a census is conducted and its purpose is to count all the people in the United States, as well as basic info about them. This massive survey has long been collecting data regarding the age, race, and sex of people who dwell … Continued

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