Category: Arab American News

Posted on: July 29, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers

by Lesley Fair The next time users visit Facebook, things might not look different, but big changes are brewing behind the scenes. The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations and …

Posted on: July 28, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Arab American running for Congress in hopes of becoming a much-needed voice for Chicago area’s “Little Palestine”

PALOS HILLS, IL — While Dearborn is known as the capital of Arab America, the Chicago area also boasts a large Arab American population, mostly of Palestinian descent. Among the local Palestinian American residents is Rashad “Rush” Darwish, a former news anchor and small business owner, who is running for …

Posted on: July 28, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Dearborn and Detroit, calls Trump’s comments “racist”, speaks to Arab American activists

DEARBORN — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited both Dearborn and Detroit this past week, addressing  civic, Arab American and NAACP leaders on key issues during what has become a tense time for minorities everywhere. “This has been a challenging time for our country,” Pelosi (D-CA) said to gathered …

Posted on: July 24, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

House passes bill opposing BDS; Omar’s pro-BDS bill still pending

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House passed legislation opposing the global boycott movement against Israel on Tuesday, passing by a wide margin of 398-17. Of those who opposed it, sixteen were Democrats, including freshmen Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who are both vocal supporters of the BDS movement. …

Posted on: July 22, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Canadian Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh killed in terror attack

KISMAYO, SOMALIA – A prominent Canadian Somali journalist who was among 27 people killed in a terrorist attack in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo Saturday is being celebrated for her efforts to change the narrative about her country. Hodan Nalayeh dedicated her life to telling stories about Somalia that focused …

Posted on: July 22, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

National polls don’t mean much. Here’s why.

“Here we go with the Fake Polls,” President Trump tweeted on July 15. “Just like what happened with the election against Crooked Hillary Clinton.” He’s complaining about several polls that show him losing the national popular vote to various Democratic presidential aspirants, in some cases by double digits. He has …

Posted on: July 22, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Let’s not just focus on elections, but on how we elect

A few years ago, I was at a polling place here in Indiana where a long line of people stood waiting to vote. A woman recognized me and called me over. “Why is it,” she asked, “that you politicians make it so hard and inconvenient to vote?” I thought of …