Post Tagged with: "Arabs"

The official movie poster for “FATHER K.” (Photo courtesy of 1001 Media via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Documentary Screening in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Palestinian Lutheran pastor Khader El-Yateem’s election loss was only the beginning for young Arab Americans in Bay Ridge. “FATHER K,” a documentary on his campaign and the aftermath, will be screened this weekend, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

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 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.

#BHeard: Arab-American Teens Speak Up

#BHeard: Arab-American Teens Speak Up

Brooklyn, Media, Middle Eastern, Video October 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

BRIC TV presents a conversation between two teenage friends – the host of a radio show for young Arab women in Brooklyn and a Yemeni immigrant.

Arab-Americans will be able to identify themselves as Arab when they fill out their 2020 U.S. Census form if a proposal to change the form is adopted. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Counting Arab Americans Correctly

Brooklyn, Demographics, Middle Eastern January 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Arab Americans should be able to check off a new designation of “Arab” on the 2020 U.S. Census, Linda Sarsour urges in an email, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Tiana dances flamenco, bridging Arab and Spanish cultures at the Arab-American Heritage Festival. (Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Arab Festival in Brooklyn Celebrates Music and Dance

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern August 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Attendees of the Arab-American Heritage Music Festival enjoyed chicken kebobs, belly dancing and flamenco, while also taking the time to honor the victims of the violence in Gaza and Iraq, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Holding the Syrian flag at the Arab American Bazaar in Shore Road Park, Brooklyn (Photo by Brooklyn Media Group via Home Reporter)

Arab American Bazaar in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern August 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Home Reporter covers the Arab American Bazaar, an annual event in Bay Ridge, which drew a proud but relatively more somber crowd this year.

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern, Queens, South Asian August 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Muslims marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday, ahead of a weekend of events.

Dr. Robert Madey poses next to a photo of his father at the "Little Syria" exhibit. (Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer via Downtown Express)

Before WTC, There was ‘Little Syria’

Culture, History, Immigration, In the News May 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

A downtown exhibit recalls the culture and history of the “Little Syria” neighborhood that made up a section of lower Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the WTC, reports Downtown Express.

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.

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