Post Tagged with: "Egypt"

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.

Composer Gity Razaz (Photo by Rahima Nasa for Voices of NY)

Musical Notes Inspired by the East

Musical influences from Iran, Egypt, India and Turkey can be detected in the works by young first- and second-generation composers to be performed by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on April 1.

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.

Bassem Youssef performing at Galapagos in Brooklyn (Photo by Mohamed Radwan)

For Expatriate Egyptians, Some Comic Relief

Culture, Featured Posts, Politics July 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Egyptians from all over the tri-state area braved the sweltering heat last Sunday to see Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian answer to Jon Stewart, deliver his brand of political satire in Brooklyn. Hadear Kandil was there for Voices of NY to take the temperature of the crowd on the country’s new leadership.

Hany Youssef standing outside the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George in Dyker Heights on Sunday morning. (Photo by Jihii Jolly via The Brooklyn Ink)

Brooklyn’s Egyptian Christians Worry About Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics July 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Coptic Christians and Muslims in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are distinctly divided over the election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamad Morsi as Egyptian president, The Brooklyn Ink reported. Christians said they’re nervous about the future of the Christian minority in a Muslim Brotherhood-led country.

Egyptian American protesters chant for their right for absentee  voting in upcoming Egyptian elections on Sat., Oct. 8.

Egyptians demand the #right2vote

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, North African, Politics October 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Egyptian Americans demand their right to absentee vote in Egyptian elections, the first after the ouster of the Mubarak regime.

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