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Dear Ted Cruz: America Needs To Be Protected From You, Not Muslims

Brian Stone | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Brian Stone

Another week, another Islamophobic assertion from the Republican presidential race. So, here's my message to Teddy-boy: The only protection Dearborn needs is protection from politicians like you! Dearborn is a model America should be following, not fearing.

What If America Looked Like Dearborn, Michigan?

Brian Stone | Posted 02.26.2016 | Detroit
Brian Stone

What would it look like if the rest of America followed Dearborn's example? What if, instead of trying to make Dearborn like the rest of America, the rest of America looked like Dearborn?

Letting Go of Race

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Race is a national, indeed, human paradox of shocking volatility. Its reality is far more sociopolitical than it is scientific and objective -- "in the blood" -- and to disturb this paradox, as Dolezal did, is to activate a national fault line that sets everything shaking.

Rush Limbaugh, Dearborn and the Muslim Baker Bigotry Myth

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

Please, don't listen to Rush Limbaugh or the guy who made this video. Dearborn's a diverse, wonderful city. Dearborn is what the rest of the world would look like if people learned how to get along.

Muslims Should Live, Not Die, In America

Ethan Casey | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

It's all too predictable that some Muslims, as tragically disturbed and misguided as alleged Chapel Hill killer Craig Stephen Hicks seemingly is, will take matters into their own hands. That's one thing I'm afraid of. But I'm also afraid of the opposite -- that Muslim communities around the US will be terrorized into cowering timidity.

How Dearborn Schools Became a Model for America

Brian Stone | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Brian Stone

Here in Dearborn, Michigan, we're now offering high school students the chance to get a diploma and an associates degree in five years. If they complete the program, the student will have paid nothing.

Hilarious: Army Veteran Debunks Conservative "Sharia Law" Claims

Brian Stone | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Brian Stone

In case you hadn't heard, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has joined the chorus of conservatives claiming that my hometown, Dearborn, M...

Arab Americans Getting Ready for 2016

James Zogby | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Next week, Arab American leaders from a dozen key electoral states will convene in Washington to map out a political strategy for 2016. Despite the very real challenges facing these leaders, this generation of Arab Americans can approach the future with some confidence given the progress that has been made the last three decades.

Quran-Burning Pastor Plans Rally In Front Of Mosque

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor known for burning Qurans, is planning a rally in Dearborn, Michigan, outside one of America's largest mosques. The eve...

Dearborn's Arab Americans: The Promise of the City's Future

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

For those of us who've worked with Dearborn Michigan's Arab American community during the past three decades, victories in this past week's municipal elections were more than just big news. They represent confirmation of our belief in the strength and vitality of the Arab American community.

Fighting Racism After Boston

Brian Stone | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Stone

Every time one of these attacks happen, I hear the insecure pleas of Muslim Americans trying to reassure others that "Not all Muslims are like that." They are continually shut out of the discussion and alienated for trying to say it.

Bank Closure in Dearborn: A Sad Ending for Fidelity's Long Struggle

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Dennis Santiago

The fatal combination of being on the outs with Wall Street and the atrophy of the size of the business proved insurmountable and culminated in today's failure.

Caught in the Middle

Eddie N. Fakhoury | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Eddie N. Fakhoury

A small boost for a district that finds itself caught in the middle means protecting it from falling to the high-need end of the scale where investment will be more costly and return on investment will take more time.

All-American Muslim Confronts 9/11

Symi Rom-Rymer | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Symi Rom-Rymer

If viewers have not yet been convinced that this show is about being American as much as it is about being Muslim, this episode clinches it. The characters' words and actions constantly speak to their deep sense of patriotism.

Dearborn, MI: Local Schools Step Up To Help Students in Need

dearborn.patch.com | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

"As educators, the well-being of children has to some first, and we do everything in our power to help them out."...

What Do Muslims Do When Babies Are Born? New 'All-American Muslim' Episode Highlights Ritual

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

Ever wondered how Muslims welcome children into the world? The upcoming episode of TLC's reality show, All-American Muslim, highlights the Call to ...

WATCH: 'All-American Muslim' Shines Spotlight On Dearborn

Posted 01.11.2012 | Detroit

A new TLC reality show will put Dearborn in the spotlight. On "All-America Muslim," a range of characters will offer a look at how Islam affects t...

Dearborn, MI: Losing Ground - Veterans Groups Face Dwindling Membership

dearborn.patch.com | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"It’s a problem that is happening all over the country. It's not just us."...

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslim Reality Show, 'All-American Muslim,' To Premiere On TLC (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion

What's life like as a Muslim-American? A new eight-part series on TLC that premieres November 13 will try to answer that question by following the ...

Koran-Burning Preacher Briefly Jailed

Reuters | Bernie Woodall | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion

April 23, 2011 2:01:48 AM By Bernie Woodall DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - A militant Christian preacher was jailed briefly Friday after a Michigan...

Does Free Speech Mean Free to Offend?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Obviously life is full of offense. We can't legislate good taste or make everything that offends everyone illegal. Freedom of speech entails the freedom to offend. But that doesn't mean we have to offend.

Why Is Ford So Successful?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

During the past year, General Motors went bankrupt, Chrysler found itself owned by Italy's Fiat. Yet Ford seems to be hitting home runs, knocking them out of the park with regularity.

Tesla, Ford, and Nissan Expected To Get DOE Loans, Announcement Today

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Later today, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu is expected to announce the recipients of DOE loans aimed at helping to develop fuel efficient vehicles.  T...