By: Johanna Mustafa, Yalla Vote Field Organizer: California Unanimous! That was how the California State Senate adopted the Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 123, proclaiming the month of April as "Arab American Heritage Month." To mark the achievement, I took part in Southern California community events celebrating the month as a Yalla...
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Washington Watch: The Struggle for the Idea of America
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The confirmation of CIA Director Michael Pompeo as Secretary of State would spell disaster for America’s diplomatic efforts throughout the world. Mr. Pompeo has an extensive history of anti-Muslim statements which are indicative of a deeply-held bias against the world’s 1.6 billion adherents of Islam. As a nominee for America’s...
By Mollie Todd In the current administration, politicians with a history of discriminatory rhetoric and actions have managed to become commonplace. Former Director of the CIA and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo is no different. Throughout his political career, Director Pompeo has made several inflammatory remarks about Arab Americans...
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Arab American Institute Foundation For immediate release: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 202-429-9210 Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards 20th Anniversary Gala Honors: the ACLU, Chef José Andrés & World Central Kitchen; Irish Senator Frances Black & Ambassador Marcel Wahba Washington – On Thursday, April 26, the...