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Dr. Hasan Imanli discusses healthcare access for low-income families on April 29 in Baltimore.
 (Photo courtesy of the Whitetulip Health Foundation)

Explaining Health Care to Turkish Immigrants

Featured Posts, Health, Middle Eastern, New York June 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Volunteers at a New Jersey nonprofit help Turkish immigrants navigate the complicated health care system.

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office
Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem ran for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn.

Before Leaving Brooklyn, El-Yateem Starts Political Club

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics May 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Brooklyn Reporter writes that Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who will move to Florida at the end of the month, announced the start of Yalla Brooklyn, a new political club.

(Photo courtesy of NYC911News LLC via Bklyner)

A Bay Ridge Rally in Support of Palestinians

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern May 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

A rally supporting the Palestinian people made its way through Bay Ridge on May 14, reports Bklyner.

Dancing at Flushing Town Hall during the May 4 "Global Mashup." (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

‘Global Mashups’ at Flushing Town Hall

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicked off this year’s “Global Mashups” series with “Latin Boogaloo meets Afrobeat.”

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Celebrating Arab Heritage in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern April 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted the Arab-American Heritage Celebration as part of his “Embrace Your Hyphen” campaign, reports Bklyner.

Borough President Eric Adams, protesting on Tuesday, said the travel ban has torn families apart. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Yemeni-Owned Bodegas Closed in Hour-Long Protest

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern April 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Yemeni bodega owners closed their stores for an hour a day before the Supreme Court hears arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Middle Eastern April 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Rashida Tlaib, running for Congress in Michigan, paid a visit recently to the Palestinian community in New Jersey, Al Hawadeth reports.

Protestors at Times Sq. on March 18. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Syrians Mark 7 Years of Protests

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, Video March 19, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Syrians from the tri-state area rallied to commemorate the seventh anniversary of protests against the Assad government in Syria.

Meeting Legal Needs of Arabs and South Asians

Meeting Legal Needs of Arabs and South Asians

Meet lawyer Naz Ahmad, who advocates for immigrants “particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.”

Sahadi's co-owner Christine Sahadi Whelan and her husband Pat. (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sahadi’s to Open in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Sahadi’s, the famed Middle Eastern grocery store in Brooklyn, is opening its second location after seven decades on Atlantic Avenue, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper.

Rallying in Support of Protesters in Iran 

Rallying in Support of Protesters in Iran 

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York January 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

A small group of protesters gathered at Union Square on Jan. 7 to show solidarity with protesters in Iran.

(Photo via West Side Rag)

A Rabbi, an UWS Bookstore and a Kids’ Book on Palestine

Business, Jewish, Middle Eastern November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue wants Book Culture to rescind their support of “P is for Palestine,” a children’s alphabet book, writes West Side Rag.

Golnar Adili at her Clinton Hill home (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

An Iranian-American Artist’s Immigrant Story

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern November 28, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Bklyner profiles Golnar Adili, an artist in Clinton Hill who finds inspiration in her Iranian roots, and in the themes of separation and displacement.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

The Jwan Kanj family in Bay Ridge. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Help in Resettling in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern November 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Displaced persons get help from a new special fund begun by the Arab American Family Support Center, reports Brooklyn Paper.