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A Tale Of Two Cities: Sterling Heights vs. Dearborn, Mich.

Brian Stone | Posted 09.03.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

The local zoning board and mayor are the latest faces of Islamophobia as they show opposition to the site for a variety of, frankly, stupid reasons. The mayor is even claiming that places of worship don't belong near houses.

Spy Planes Aren’t Surveilling Detroit-Area Arab Community, FBI Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

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Dearborn's Legacy Is More Than a Statue

Brian Stone | Posted 07.20.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

A few nights ago a cool summer breeze wafted down Barrie Street on the east side of Dearborn. I was sitting on a porch with my friend, Steve, sipping ice cold water and enjoying a full belly after a feast for Eid.

Detroit's Air Quality Fix? Hookah Pipes on Smokestacks

Brian Stone | Posted 07.06.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

So, I finally figured it out. You know those epidemic levels of asthma in Detroit and Dearborn? You know those massive, pollution-causing factories and their smoke stacks? Well, I found the perfect, slightly snarky, fix. Put a hookah pipe on it!

Oh Lord, Spare Me! Another Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobic Pastor Is Coming to Dearborn, Mich.

Brian Stone | Posted 06.22.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

His name is pastor Steven Anderson who hails from a small church in Arizona called the Faithful Word Baptist Church. Anderson and his church just so happen to be on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups.

Freedom to Discriminate? Michigan Business Under Fire for Anti-Gay Ad

Brian Stone | Posted 05.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Most people believe in freedom of speech. Most people also believe that a business shouldn't have the right to discriminate against customers for their religious and political beliefs. But what if you were faced with a situation where you had to choose?

Religion and the Politics of Fear

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

As fear increasingly constricts Christian love toward Muslims, we would do well to remind ourselves of the radical love of Jesus who insisted in word and deed that our fears must not be allowed to overwhelm our compassion.

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.

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...

Seeking Transformative Justice in Ferguson, Dearborn, and Beyond

Sheila A. Bedi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Sheila A. Bedi

Justice for Michael Brown, for Renisha, for Trayvon, for Eric requires that we confront and acknowledge the legacy of racial hatred and violence that infects our communities and has launched the epidemics of criminalization, brutal, abusive policing and mass incarceration.

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.

Florida Pastor Wins First Amendment Lawsuit | Daniel Lai | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

A U.S. District Judge ruled Friday that the city of Dearborn violated Florida pastor Terry Jones’ First Amendment rights by forcing him and represe...

Rediscovering Detroit

Michael Hammett | Posted 09.29.2013 | Detroit
Michael Hammett

Whenever I say that I'm taking a trip to Detroit I get that same puzzled look and then the question: "Visiting family?" or "Work trip?" -- as if there is no other reason to go. I get it. But that's not because there's no there there. There definitely is plenty there.

Dearborn's Hookah Garages Could Take A Hit

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 08.30.2013 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. — As early summer days on Orchard Street draw to a close, sliding doors open, inviting fresh air and neighbors into side-by-side...

Deaborn's Arab Festival Cancelled After Lawsuits, Tensions

Detroit Free Press | Posted 07.18.2013 | Detroit

After growing religious tensions between some Christian missionaries and local Muslims, the annual Arab International Festival in Dearborn has been ca...

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.

Muslim Group, Interfaith Leaders Rally Against Hate

Dearborn Patch | Posted 11.22.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Muslim Community Council rallied outside the Islamic Center of America this afternoon, and this time, it wasn't because Terry Jones was c...

John Dingell Calls Dem Opponents 'Ignorant' and Sets Off a Firestorm

Patricia Lesko | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Patricia Lesko

Dingell, who's running for re-election to the seat in Michigan's newly drawn 12th Congressional District, set off a firestorm when he was quoted as saying: "I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office."

General Boykin Compares Dearborn Michigan To Damascus, Syria

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

General Jerry Boykin said in a recent radio interview that Muslims everywhere want sharia to spread and that they are making "great progress," reporte...

Michigan Man Decorates Homes For Seniors, Single Parents For Holidays | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

Like many Dearborn residents this holiday season, Will Klieber has decorated his home with outdoor Christmas lights and displays. The difference wi...

Boycott Lowe's? Controversial Decision On TV Ads Brings Backlash

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 02.11.2012 | Detroit

LOS ANGELES -- Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

First Time In Detroit: Alternative Arab Films | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

From Lebanon to Tunisia, from soccer players to amateur filmmakers, the 2011 Arab Film Festival will bring a multitude of voices from across the Middl...

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 | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

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