Post Tagged with: "Arab Americans"

Rev. Khader El-Yateem shaking hands with City Councilmember Justin Brannan. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Returns to Bay Ridge for ‘Father K’

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern December 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem attended a screening in Bay Ridge of a film based on his City Council campaign and the political activism that continued in the Arab community after his loss. Brooklyn Reporter covered the event.

Justin Brannan, with fellow Council member Mark Treyger to his left, announces a bill that would provide Arabic interpretation services at polling sites. (Photo via Twitter)

Brannan Supports Arabic Interpretation Services at Poll Sites

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics November 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Council members Justin Brannan and Mark Treyger announced legislation that would provide interpreters at polling places for speakers of Arabic, reports Kings County Politics, as well as other languages among the most spoken in the city.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Miriam Fogelson via Colorlines)

Arab American Activist on Racism and Ferguson

African American, Middle Eastern, Muslim October 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Arab-American activist Linda Sarsour visited Ferguson, Missouri, recently and in an interview with Colorlines reflects on the connections between communities suffering from racism and violence.

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral candidates at an Arab-American mayoral forum vowed to protect religious freedoms but differed on surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD and Brooklyn College’s recent sponsorship of a panel on boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

(Photo by Raed El Rafei)

Opinion: Organization Needed to Unite U.S. Arabs

Middle Eastern, Opinion, Politics, Religion December 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The PA and the PLO should establish a “Palestinian People’s Association,” similar to the World Zionist Organization, to bring together Palestinians in the U.S. and further the cause of Palestine, writes Sobhi Ghandour in a column in the Arab Voice.

Election Day Through Ethnic Media Eyes

Election Day Through Ethnic Media Eyes

Featured Posts, Media, Politics November 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Today’s ethnic newspapers, like the rest of New York’s media, focused on the elections, but with a particular twist. The Korean and Chinese papers urged their readers to support candidates poised to make history in their communities, while El Diario reported on a new poll showing immigration and jobs are the main issues driving Latinos to the polls.

Arab Women Seek to Empower Community

Arab Women Seek to Empower Community

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Politics October 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Disgruntled with immigration laws, civil rights abuses, racial profiling and foreign policies, which they regard as unfavorable to Arabs, a group of young Arab American women has been volunteering to register members of the community to vote in November.

Flags from 22 Arab nations hung at last week's festival. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

As Turmoil Rages at Home, Pan-Arab Unity in NYC

Culture, Politics July 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Despite political, national and sectarian differences in the Arab world, organizers and attendees said that pan-Arab unity was the goal at last weekend’s Arab-American and North African street festival in Greenwich Village.

Brooklyn Mother Hopes to Close Gap Between Arab Parents and Children

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Middle Eastern February 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

With reports of drug use on the rise among young people in southwest Brooklyn, many parents in the Arab community are finding it difficult to connect with their American-born children. One mother, the Egyptian-born Aziza Hussein, decided to do something about this disconnect.

Immigrants on Ellis Island circa 1900

Waiver to keep undocumented spouses in US

Immigration, Metro Area, Politics January 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Immigration Department (USCIS) is proposing a change to rules governing how spouses and adult children of American citizens get their immigration status adjusted.

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