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Aging Arab Americans: The Invisible Elders
Jan 22, 2013
DETROIT--As an Arab American journalist with a keen interest in community affairs and empowerment, I know that the elderly segment of the Arab American population is, like the entire community, in need of more resources, services and understanding. However, receiving...
The Arab American News: Kay Siblani’s Story is Our Story
Jan 08, 2013
 The June 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon that led to the occupation of its capital Beirut again exposed a glaring lack of Arab opinion in America's mainstream media, and it became a breaking point later that year for three individuals...
Political Islam and the Arab Spring
Jan 05, 2013
Editors Note: The recent popular outcry in Egypt in response to President Morsi trying to usurp power was a test case for the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party. In reaction to the recent political protests in Egypt, one Arab- American commentator...
Social Security Advocates Fight to Keep Program from Fiscal Cliff
Jan 01, 2013
Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Social Security law, 1935.Editor’s Note: This week’s fiscal-cliff hanger begs the underlying issues of how Social Security became hostage to political strategies aimed at cutting the program. Peter McDermott of the New York-based Irish Echo...
In Chicago, Iraqi Refugees Carry Memories of War
Dec 23, 2012
CHICAGO -- A fragile sense of security often robs Zuhair Sulaiman of the luxury of a good night’s sleep. “The fear is embedded inside,” he said in Arabic at a meeting at Arab American Family Services in Bridgeview, Ill., just...
Iraqi-American Family Caught in Sanctions Nightmare
Dec 20, 2012
 Photo: Shakir Hamoodi and his family. (Photo Courtesy of Hamoodi Family)Editor's Note: An Iraqi-American named Shakir Hamoodi used to run a gourmet food market in Columbia, Missouri. Now, he’s in a federal prison in Kansas. He’s charged with sending money to his...
No Relief For Iraqi Refugees, One Year After U.S. Withdrawal
Dec 17, 2012
Five years ago the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) described the Iraqi refugee crisis as “the largest long-term population movement in the Middle East since the displacement of Palestinians following the creation of Israel in 1948." Not...
A Year After US Troops Withdraw From Iraq, Fog of War Thickens
New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam , Dec 11, 2012
Robert McNamara, former secretary of defense under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and chief architect of the Vietnam War, once recalled his experience with Vietnam as a kind of fog. "What the fog of war means," he said, "is that war is so complex it's beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend all the variables. Our judgment, our understanding are not adequate, and we kill people unnecessarily."
A Year After US Troops Withdraw from Iraq, Fog of War Thickens
Dec 11, 2012
Robert McNamara, former Secretary of Defense under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lydon B. Johnson and chief architect of the Vietnam War, once likened his wartime experience to being in a kind of fog. "What the fog of war means,"...
All’s Not Fair in Sex and War: Petraeus Sex Scandal & the US Army
Nov 17, 2012
Long before coming to America, the first English phrase I ever uttered was, oddly enough: “No money, no honey.” The painted girls in impossibly tight, colorful miniskirts who strutted on the sidewalks near my school in downtown Saigon said it...
Alls Not Fair in Sex and War: Petraeus Sex Scandal & the US Army
New America Media, Blog, Andrew Lam, Nov 17, 2012
All’s Not Fair in Sex and War
Nov 17, 2012
Long before coming to America, the first English phrase I ever uttered was, oddly enough: “No money, no honey.” The painted girls in impossibly tight, colorful miniskirts who strutted on the sidewalks near my school in downtown Saigon said it...
An Aging Immigrant Rebuilds Life, Career in U.S.
Nov 14, 2012
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – At 3 a.m., the ring of the phone jolts Sabri Shuker out of bed.It’s not a typical wake-up call for most, but he’s come to expect them. His gut tells him the news he’s about to...
Chinese Media Hail Congressional Wins
Nov 08, 2012
Three Chinese Americans, including one incumbent, claimed victory in their bids for U.S. Congress following Tuesday’s elections, the Chinese language World Journal reports. Their victory marks a major milestone for the Chinese American community, the paper notes, representing the highest...
Chinese Media Hails Congressional Wins
Nov 08, 2012
Three Chinese Americans, including one incumbent, claimed victory in their bids for U.S. Congress following Tuesday’s elections, the Chinese language World Journal reports. Their victory marks a major milestone for the Chinese American community, the paper notes, representing the highest...
How Re-Elected President Obama Can Govern
Nov 08, 2012
President Obama was a good and a bad prognosticator about his future in 2009. In the first two weeks after he was sworn in for his first term, he told an NBC interviewer that if he didn’t deliver he’d be...
Election 2012 and the Deep Racial Divide
Nov 02, 2012
(The Root) -- Last week, four-star retired general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Powell, a lifelong Republican, broke with his party ranks for the second time, having chosen Obama over fellow veteran...
Issues, Not Race, Drive Ethnic Media Endorsements for Obama
Nov 02, 2012
EDITOR’S NOTE: New America Media surveyed some of the nation’s leading Black, Latino and Asian media outlets and editors to see who, if anyone, they are endorsing in the 2012 presidential election. What NAM discovered is continued strong support for...

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