Award-Winning Journalist, Activist and Armenian-American Vic Gerami Named Finalist of Los Angeles Press Club’s Annual Journalism Awards

Award-Winning Journalist, Activist and Armenian-American Vic Gerami Named Finalist of Los Angeles Press Club’s Annual Journalism Awards

Gerami has been named finalist for his excellent work in the following categories: Activism Journalism (The Blunt Post, “LGBTQ Armenians Face Resign of Terror”), Columnist (2 nominations for The Blunt Post, “10 Questions With Vic” ), Personality Profile/Interview (The Blunt Post, “Interviewed Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson”), Personality Profile (Writer, “Social Justice Drives Sepi Shyne”), Political Commentary, National (Writer, “12 Steps For Pete Buttigieg, For President of the United States”) and Local (The Blunt Post, “Who is Councilmember Paul Krekorian Working For?”).

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Census 2020, Middle Eastern and North African Communities Fight For Visibility

Census 2020, Middle Eastern and North African Communities Fight For Visibility

Every ten years the federal government of the United States allocates funding for communities resident in the US based on Census data reflective of the ethnicities of resident cities and counties. Based on the census information gathered the amount of budget allocated to various communities is based on the demographics of the residents in the district, city or county

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LA3 Team Seeking Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

LA3 Team Seeking Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) as Sub-consultants for Owner: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

LA3 Team
Seeking Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
as Sub-consultants for
Owner: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
Request for Proposal AE51181
Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Support Services

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Put An End To DACA

Big Thank You To America From Muslim Leader!

As thousands marched for freedom and liberation at the Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, on February 18th, Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR LA (Council on American Islamic Relations) expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of Americans against the marginalization of Muslim communities through the Muslim ban of the Trump Presidency.

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Why Muslim Americans Must Shed Sense Of Entitlement To Be Full Participants In American Democracy, Women's March, San Jose

Why Muslim Americans Must Shed Sense Of Entitlement To Be Full Participants In American Democracy, Women’s March, San Jose

Chanting, “This is what democracy looks like,” I joined 25,000 of my fellow Americans in downtown San Jose, Calif., as part of the worldwide Women’s March on January 21 to assert our rights against the unacceptable presidency of Donald Trump. We were among the more than 2 million women, men and children who rallied in almost 700 marches in 50 states and 32 countries in the world’ s seven continents to demonstrate against the harrowing possibility of fascism taking root in the “land of the free and home of the brave.”

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2016 ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS LITERARY EXCELLENCE

2016 ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS LITERARY EXCELLENCE

After a detailed selection process, the winners of the 2016 Arab American Book Awards have been selected and for the first time two books will receive the Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award.

The two winning titles – Mona M. Amer and Germine H. Awad’s Handbook of Arab American Psychology and Moustafa Bayoumi’s This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror – are a direct reflection of the depth of the category that includes a wide range of submissions, from academic texts to memoirs and cookbooks.

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Muslim Woman in Hijab Becomes Officer at Wayne County Jail

Muslim Woman in Hijab Becomes Officer at Wayne County Jail

DETROIT – A Muslim woman in hijab is now a full time Deputy Police Officer at the Wayne County Jail Systems, a first for the Sheriff’s office.

Warren resident Marzana Ali, 27, was among 12 officers who graduated last week from the Wayne County Sheriff’s jail academy.

On Monday, June 6, she began her first day as a deputy officer at the jail. It was also the first day of Ramadan.

“I am fasting on the job,” Ali said. “And I was welcomed with open arms. Everybody there was very friendly to me and I felt very safe. My first day was incredible. I was able to learn a lot.”

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Arab Americans Claim Police Brutality in Dearborn Heights

Arab Americans Claim Police Brutality in Dearborn Heights

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — The Arab American community has reached a boiling point with the Dearborn Heights Police Department following a number of incidents where residents claim they were arrested without justification.

This week, a video circulated on social media showing a local Arab American woman being subjected to excessive force and arrested in front of her home, while her children were present.

The woman, who wished to be addressed as “Lena”, told The AANews that she was gardening on Sunday, May 22, at around 2 p.m. when she noticed that police had pulled her husband over down the street from their home.

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SMITHSONIAN, ARAB MUSEUM UNITE TO DIGITIZE 1960s ORAL HISTORY SOUND RECORDINGS OF ARAB IMMIGRANTS

SMITHSONIAN, ARAB MUSEUM UNITE TO DIGITIZE 1960s ORAL HISTORY SOUND RECORDINGS OF ARAB IMMIGRANTS

DEARBORN, Mich.– Pioneering social scientist and researcher Dr. Alixa Naff set out in 1962 to document the personal experiences of Arab immigrants to the United States with only her reel-to-reel tape recorder, a grant of $1,000, her blue Volkswagen Beetle nicknamed “the camel” and a team of graduate students to assist.

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