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Wednesday December 17, 2014

The U.S. and the Veto

Reports began leaking hours ago that the U.S. has decided to veto the Palestinian resolution. The prospective U.S. veto is nothing but an old tactic repeated ad nauseam.  Read More »

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Thursday December 11, 2014

Legislation Over Lamentation

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened a group of law makers and policy advocates to discuss the current state of civil and human rights in this country. Led by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the hearing focused on the need to reform several aspects of the United States’ criminal justice system and law enforcement agency practices that target and negatively impact minority populations. Read More »

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Tuesday December 09, 2014

How Stereotypes Gain Their Power: Alsultany on Hollywood’s Arabs and Muslims

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, there was an influx in television programs in the United States that focused on the Middle East and included Arab characters. These series, including 24, Homeland, and Tyrant, remain extremely popular with American audiences. Read More »

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Monday December 08, 2014

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: DOJ Profiling Guidance Revisions Fail to Ban Profiling

Today, Attorney General Eric Holder and the White House unveiled much anticipated revisions to 2003 Department of Justice Guidance on the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies (“Guidance”).  Read More »

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Monday December 08, 2014

Turaath: Arab Music from Baghdad to Andalusia

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee held the Turaath concert last week at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.. This year's event, "Arab Music from Baghdad to Andalusia" celebrated musical collaborations throughout the world. Read More »

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Monday December 01, 2014

Arab American Health Today: A Discussion with Dr. Abdulrahman M El-Sayed

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

Although Arab Americans are featured prominently in the media and public discourse, there is still limited research available on the health of Arab Americans. Read More »

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Wednesday November 26, 2014

Immigration Reform is Not Just for Latinos: Big Impact for Immigrants from MENA

Since announcing his executive order on immigration, President Obama has held two events to to clarify the extent and scope of his most recent executive order. The events, one in Las Vegas and the other in the President’s hometown of Chicago, were a chance for the President to engage directly with multi-ethnic communities on the prospective reforms. Although referring to his action as just “one small step on immigration,” his statements acknowledging the diversity of immigrant populations indicate that his executive action last week will have a huge impact on both documented and undocumented populations arriving from countries around the world.  Read More »

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Wednesday November 26, 2014

America’s Orwellian Conundrum

By Eddie Bejarano
Fall Intern, 2014

“Fomenting fear stifles serious debate and constructive solutions … this nation deserves more than that,” stated Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) after the USA FREEDOM Act was voted down 58 to 42 in the Senate on November 18, 2014. Read More »

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Tuesday November 25, 2014

New AAI Poll Reveals Arab American Identity Trends and Political Concerns

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

This morning, Dr. Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, released a new Zogby Analytics poll, Arab American Voters 2014: Their Identity and Political Concerns.  Read More »

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Tuesday November 25, 2014

AAI Joins the Mossawa Center Campaign Against Israeli Police Brutality

The Mossawa Center has launched a campaign demanding an end to Israeli police brutality focused on the latest Arab-Israeli casualty, Khayr al-Din Hamdan. Read More »

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Tuesday November 25, 2014

“Yalla 2016” Convenes Arab American Leaders in Washington, DC

This weekend, the Arab American Institute held a summit in Washington, D.C. to convene a significant group of Arab American leaders and activists from across the country. Over three days of programming, participants engaged in substantive conversations about organizing the Arab American community ahead of the 2016 presidential races. Read More »

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Friday November 07, 2014

What do Arabs Want? AAI President Zogby Shares at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

At the 23rd Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference last week, Dr. James Zogby spoke in a regional perspectives panel.  Read More »

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Thursday November 06, 2014

In Other News

By Eddie Bejarano
Fall Intern, 2014

Recent news coverage of the Middle East and North Africa has almost entirely focused on the Islamic State and U.S. military operations in Iraq and Syria. While coverage of these events is important, we cannot forget about the issues facing other states and people in the region. Read More »

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Wednesday November 05, 2014

2014 Election Central Blog: Arab American Candidate Results

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

At AAI, we are dedicated to keeping you updated on the results and progress of Arab American candidates running for office and reelection across the country. Read More »

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

Michigan 2014 Election News: Week of October 27

Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Michigan and get ready to Yalla Vote!  Read More »

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

Virginia 2014 Election News: Week of October 27

Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Virginia and get ready to Yalla Vote! Read More »

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

Maryland 2014 Election News: Week of October 27

Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Maryland and get ready to Yalla Vote! Read More »

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

Massachusetts 2014 Elections News: Week of October 27

Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Massachusetts and get ready to Yalla Vote!  Read More »

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

Ohio Election Update: Week of October 27

Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Ohio and get ready to Yalla Vote!  Read More »

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

Illinois Election Update: Week of October 27

Election Day is next week, so make sure to read our latest election news from Illinois and get ready to Yalla Vote!  Read More »

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