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Who Were the Greatest Arab Singers of the 20th Century?

By Randa Necola/Arab America Contributing Writer  Arabs are known for their love of music which is reflected in their successful music industry. The most famous Arab singers not only had the love of the Arab people but achieved success outside the Arab world as well. As we reflect on the years past this New Year, … Continued

Why are Arab American Students Among the Highest GPA Achievers?

Written By Randa Necola/Arab America Contributor Writer As we enter graduation season this May, a higher than the average number of Arab American students will be graduating with high marks from colleges and universities across America.  Why is it that? Arab Americans care tremendously about their children’s education.  To them, education is not only an … Continued

Food Arab Americans Shop for at Costco

  By Randa Necola/ Arab America Contributing writer  Arab Americans love Costco because it is a wholesale operation which saves money for its members. They also love it because they buy big amounts of food; they either have a big family or/and invite friends and family to eat with them which is why they like … Continued

Which Type of Marriage Works with Arabs? Love or Traditional?

By: Randa Necola/Arab America Contributing Writer Throughout the history of marriage among Arab Americans, many of them have gotten married in the traditional way, as they went along with their parents choice of whom to marry. This method of marriage was greatly influenced by the values and traditions practiced in individual cultures and societies. The … Continued

What are Arab Americans Gearing Up to Do this Summer?

Written By: Randa Necola/ Arab America Contributing Writer The idea of summer vacation is a sacred thing for Arabs and Arab Americans. Because summer is typically off for students in schools and colleges, they are conditioned to have their summer plans to enjoy vacation and time off.  In that case, parents take advantage of their … Continued

Some of the Most Fashionable Arab Celebrities

By Randa Necola/ Arab America Contributing Writer Arabs can proudly say that the Arab world has one of the most fashionable celebrities, even the rest of the world may attest to that. The Arabs blessed the world with many talented fashion designers like Elie Saab, Rami Kadi, and Zuhair Murad. However, he Arab women celebrities … Continued

Arab Food? Got Your Back During the Lent/Siam

  By Randa Necola/ Arab America Contributor Writer  Arabs are very religious and care about following their religions’ rules and traditions. Arab Christians in the Arab world, in the United States, and the whole world, make sure that they fast or follow the lent (Siam). The Christian lent requires Christians to be vegetarian for a … Continued

The Secret behind the Arab American Obsession with WhatsApp/WhatsUp

By: Randa Necola/Arab America Contributing Writer Arab Americans love using WhatsApp so much that some of them call it WhatsUp or abbreviate it to just What’s. WhatsApp is the most popular free messaging application for smartphones in the Arab world. In addition, Arabs and Arab Americans use WhatsApp more than any other messaging application and … Continued

The Common English Mistakes that Arabs Make

By: Randa Necola/Arab America Contributing Writer There are many things in life that are very different like: men and women, hot and cold, or left and right. English and Arabic are different languages that do not share a common alphabet or words. But before I describe the difference between English and Arabic, I want to … Continued

In Arab Culture, Your Reputation is Everything

By: Randa Necola/Arab America Contributing Writer Arabs and Arab Americans care about their reputation almost more than anything in life. One of the most important pillars of the Arab culture is to keep a super reputation. Arab Americans bring this facet of importance from home and guard it with all their being. The challenge is … Continued

The Top 5 Romantic Arab Songs Trending for Valentine’s Day

By: Randa Necola/Arab America Contributing Writer “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit” Khalil Gibran. Valentine’s Day is an important day in all the world and its celebration varies from culture to culture. However, Arabs and Arab Americans love listening to romantic songs of the day and love to send them … Continued

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