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Author Archives: Nana Osei

All Arab Americans Should Know About the Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer  The olive leaf extract has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. In addition, scientists have recently found out this is because the olive tree, scientifically known as Olea europaea, produces oleuropein in its leaves. Oleuropein is the olive leaf extract that has many miraculous health benefits. Here … Continued

Ardah: The Art of Arabian Sword Dancing

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer  Have you ever wondered where the style of sword dancing originated from? Welcome to the ancient practice known as Ardah! Ardah is the traditional and folkloric group dance which originates from Arabia. It is even known as the national dance of Saudi Arabia. It is honestly an amazing performance … Continued

10 Beautiful Photographs Captured by the Arab World

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer Photography may sound easy for some, but it actually takes a lot of skill to get the right shot. The Arab world is the perfect muse for photographers, as its sites are enchanting and gorgeous. Many travels from all over the world to Arab countries in order to capture … Continued

10 Arab Foods You Should Proudly Eat at School or Work

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer Arab food encompasses some of the most diverse and tantalizing meals in the World. The food not only is tasty but comes with a strong history and cultural significance. Some people may find Arab food to be different simply because they aren’t used to it in their country. However, … Continued

Amazing Arab Art Pieces You Need to Know

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer Arab art is beautiful and unique; it has a rich and strong history. There are Arab artists who are talented and inspirational. From Samir Rafi to Saliba Douahi, there is a great number of Arab artists who bring much enrichment into the world of art through their miraculous talent. … Continued

8 Reasons You Should Travel to Beirut this Summer

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer  Summer is the time for traveling the world! However, choosing your destination is not a simple task. Some people may suggest the Caribbean or Italy. But if you’re going to choose anywhere to go, choose this gorgeous city, Beirut. Other than being the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, without exaggeration, … Continued

The Health Benefits of Black Seed and its Significance in the Arab World

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer  The black seed is a mystical and wonderful traditional medicine. It has been used for centuries by witchdoctors, physicians, and the global Arab community. Even if you haven’t used this miraculous ingredient, you’ve probably eaten it in your food, such as your bagels and other bread products (the seeds … Continued

Al-Mutanabbi: The Greatest Arab Poet

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad bin Al-Husayn al-Mutanabbi al-Kindi is known as one of the most recognized and prominent poets of the Arabic language. He even had his poems praised by kings in the middle east during his lifetime! Also, his work is so influential that it has been translated to … Continued

Who is Mena Massoud?

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer  Who is Mena Massoud? The star of the new Disney movie hit Aladdin of this year is now in the spotlight. Arabs all over the US and overseas are talking about his amazing performance. They’re proud that he has stuck to his Arab roots while allowing the movie to … Continued

Who is DJ Khaled?

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Writer DJ Khaled is one of the biggest producers in the world of Hip Hop. He has worked with multiple stars from Jay Z to French Montana over his career. However, Dj Khaled was not always the record producing mogul he is today. There’s also much about him that many … Continued

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem: The One Who Persevered

By: Nana Osei/Arab America Contributing Editor Who is Najat Vallaud-Belkacem? She became the first woman to gain the title Minister of National Education and Research of France. Before that, she was the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, and even started off as a government spokesperson. However, the road to her … Continued

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