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Arab Americans: Confident and Concerned

James Zogby | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Over the many years I have been involved working within the Arab American community, I have had to contend with a range of myths and misunderstandings about both the nature and composition of the community as well as their attitudes toward major issues of concern facing the United States.

Arab Americans Getting Ready for 2016

James Zogby | Posted 11.15.2014 | 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.

Christopher Mathias

Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Earlier this month, Linda Sarsour and a colleague were standing outside the Arab-American Association of New York headquarters in Bay Ridg...

Arab Americans and American Muslims Are at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This past week the Arab American Institute (AAI) released its third biannual poll of American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. Conducted by Zogby Analytics, 1100 likely voters were surveyed nationwide. The results were deeply troubling.

Fewer Americans View Muslims Favorably, But the Door Is Wide Open to Better Understanding

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

A new poll by Zogby Associates, a leading public opinion research firm, has both disquieting and encouraging news about Muslims.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Americans' Attitudes Toward Muslims And Arabs Are Getting Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Americans were outraged to learn they were being spied on by the National Security Agency, but many support law enforcement profiling of...

Why We Called for a Boycott of the White House Iftar

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

President Obama used a religious event to make a political statement -- one that was simultaneously an insult to the entire Muslim- and Arab-American community.

Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

Casey Kasem: Our Arab American Star

James Zogby | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

I will never forget walking into a social event for young people at a Syrian-Lebanese convention in the mid-1980s. When the assembled youths recognized his presence in the room they let out a shout of joy. Casey, their star, was with them.

Arab Love Arab Freedom: One Woman Muses

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Is it possible that art is more than personal experience? If you recognize that your voice contains all the voices that came before you, then you wi...

How The LGBT Arab-American Community Found A Room Of Its Own

AP | SALIM ESSAID | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — With a loud hiccup and a hand over her mouth in coy embarrassment, Madame Tayoush mimics Lebanese diva Sabah in her performance of t...

Profiling Should End

James Zogby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.

Youth Factor: The Missing Element in the Middle East Peace Process

Tala Haikal | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Tala Haikal

We believe young people need to take a lead in building this strong coalition for peace. First, we need to find each other. Obviously, there are major differences and much we won't agree about. But we have a mutual stake, for very different reasons, in the same outcome: a two-state solution.

AIPAC and CPAC Come to Town

James Zogby | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

When listening to the fiery rhetoric and watching the enthusiasm at both AIPAC and CPAC, it becomes apparent that both groups retain the capacity to create problems for opponents. They may be down, but they are not out.

Debbie Dingell May Run For Her Husband John Dingell's House Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Debbie Dingell, chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors and wife of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), is expected to run for her husban...

Jesse Jackson, 1984: A Transformative Campaign

James Zogby | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Those of us who participated in that 1984 campaign will never forget the experience. It was historic, it was pure excitement, and it unleashed a dynamic that helped to change American politics forever.

What American Hustle Doesn't Tell You About ABSCAM

James Zogby | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

There was another dimension of ABSCAM which American Hustle doesn't consider and media reviews have ignored and that is the impact ABSCAM had on Arab Americans.

Arab-American Day

Connie Lawn | Posted 02.05.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

The evening began with singing of the Star Spangled Banner. There was a beautiful art show, with representation from nearly 30 Arab-American artists. The large reception hall resonated with Middle Eastern music, and tables were filled with delicious Middle Eastern food.

What Happens When a 'Full-blooded American' Sends a Letter to a 'Foreign' Mom in Suburbia

Natasha Tynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natasha Tynes

Last week I experienced my first racist incident in the eight years I have been living in the U.S. I have seen and heard of racism happening to others, but this time it hit close to home. It was an attack against the core of who I am.

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.

Arab-American Diplomacy With Teenagers

Andy Braner | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Andy Braner

I wonder if it's possible to create a bridge of trust through developing stories together? Certainly we don't have to do ropes courses or bike rides with heads of state, but maybe there's a place, a program, a reason for those involved in intimate negotiating to stop and forge friendship.

Özge Dogan's Documentary, The Sacred, Reveals Sense of Loss in New York's "Little Syria"

Todd Fine | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Todd Fine

Inspired by the efforts of the "Friends of the Lower West Side" and the Save Washington Street coalition to protect the last traces of Manhattan's Little Syria neighborhood, Turkish director Özge Dogan completed an extraordinary documentary film called The Sacred in 2012.

Changing Perception of Arabs Through Tabloid Culture

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 08.19.2013 | TV
Faisal Al-Juburi

If people begin to understand through a certain amount of media osmosis that a person of Arab lineage can be one of two personality types on either end of the spectrum, then the hope is that they will also be able to fill in the rest.

Arab Americans Making Progress

James Zogby | Posted 08.08.2013 | World
James Zogby

Back in the 1970s, there really wasn't much of an Arab American community. Most people of Arabic descent didn't even identify as "Arab American." The Washington I see today is dramatically different from the city I came to 35 years ago.

Jaweed Kaleem

FBI Makes Big Changes On Hate Crimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion

After years of pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers who say attacks against religious and ethnic minorities are not adequately monitored b...