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Empowering Arab American Identity Through Theater

Sep 3, 2014

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Heather Raffo knew she wanted to “make theater her life,” as early as elementary school. She eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Michigan, but a “life changing” visit to Iraq(...)

How Arab American Artists are Addressing Gaza Tragedy

Aug 6, 2014

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Nearly 2000 Palestinians have died in Gaza since the Israel Defense Forces began the current military campaign on July 8. Approximately 25 percent of those killed are children. The devastating violence and destruction affecting Gaza has led(...)

Egyptians ‘True Muscle’ in Revolution and Hip-hop

Jul 19, 2013

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Egypt has once again garnered global media attention following the popular uprising and ousting of the country’s fifth president, Mohamed Morsi, on July 3rd. Morsi— an Engineering professor at California State University, Northridge from(...)

‘Arab Idol’ Mohammed Assaf Renews Hopes for Palestinians, Arab World

Jun 23, 2013

A few months ago over dinner, my mother enthusiastically said, “a Palestinian singer from Gaza made Arab Idol’s second season!” “His name is Mohammed Assaf,” she told me, adding that he is reminiscent of the iconic, late Egyptian singer, Abdel(...)

El Cajon Killing Revives Fears of Islamophobia

Mar 31, 2012

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Members of San Diego’s Iraqi community are expressing shock and surprise at the death of Shaima Alawadi, found lying in a pool of blood in the family’s El Cajon home last week. For many, the San(...)

One Year On, Arab Pride and the Long Road Ahead

Jan 26, 2012

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Tareq, a Syrian American graphic designer living in Silicon Valley, says his life has “completely changed 100 percent over the past year,” a change he credits to protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square exactly one year ago(...)

Has Western Media Overhyped Divide Between Egyptian Copts, Muslims?

Dec 7, 2011

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Janaan Attia, a second generation Egyptian American and Coptic Christian from Oakland, California, is concerned about what the future holds for Egypt following that country’s parliamentary elections last week. But Attia, like many Egyptians both here(...)

Is New Reality Series ‘Cosby Show’ for Muslims?

Nov 18, 2011

BY: Suzanne Manneh & Zaineb Mohammed/Contributing Writers Has a Bill Cosby show equivalent finally arrived for Muslim Americans with the TLC network’s reality series, “All American Muslim?” The series, which premiered last Sunday, could be that first step of offering(...)

Avalos Campaign Sparking More Civic Engagement from Arab Community in SF

Nov 6, 2011

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer When Thaer AlHasnawi, 26, came to San Francisco from Jordan at age 14, he didn’t foresee taking on the role of political organizer for the Arab American community. Yet over the past three months, AlHasnawi has(...)

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9-11 Injustice

Sep 12, 2011

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Alia Malek is a Syrian-American journalist and author of “A Country Called Amreeka,” published in 2009, which is the story of the last forty-plus years of American history, told through the eyes of Arab Americans. She(...)

Ziryab: A Social Trendsetter Missing from the Western Hall of Fame

Feb 2, 2011

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The first time that I walked the streets of Cordoba, once Moorish Spain’s world-renowned capital, I could not believe my eyes. The city’s Arab era had not been forgotten. Statues had been erected to many of(...)

Arab Americans React as Egyptians Struggle for Freedom

Feb 2, 2011

BY: Ryah Aqel/Staff Over a week has passed since Egyptians first took to the streets on January 25th in the largest protests Egypt has seen in decades. Every once in a while, Arab Americans are met with a new crisis affecting(...)

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