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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

dearborn.patch.com | 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

dearborn.patch.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

dearborn.patch.com | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

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

Bro, Go Retro At These 7 Drive-In Theaters

The Huffington Post | Alison Lowenstein | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

Long gone are the days of watching movies at a drive-in or listening to films via portable radio. Or are they? In a world of Netflix and multiplexes, ...

Mob Rushes Terry Jones At Arab Festival In Dearborn

Dearborn, MI Patch | Jessica Carreras and David Uberti | Email the Authors | 5:26pm | Posted 08.17.2011 | Religion

Florida Pastor Terry Jones' day of demonstration in Dearborn was cut short after a mob rushed him on his way to the Arab International Festival Friday...

Saki Knafo

Quran-Burning Pastor's Jailing Raises First Amendment Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.23.2011 | Religion

This story was reported in collaboration with Jessica Carreras from Dearborn's Patch.com. Last month, the pastor of a tiny church in Florida dresse...

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 Mich...

Sharron Angle: Muslim Law Taking Hold In Parts Of U.S.

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle told a crowd of supporters that the country needs to address a "militant terrorist situation" th...

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.

Luqman Ameen Abdullah, Leader Of Radical Islam Group, Killed In Raid

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested several members of a radical Sunni Islam group in the U.S., killing one of its leaders at a ...

Twin Towers T-Shirt Furor: Shirt Referencing 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks Gets Dearborn Students In Trouble

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DEARBORN, Mich. — At least nine Detroit area high school juniors are in trouble for wearing sweat shirts bearing a design that evokes the terror...

Ford Posts $1B Profit In Third Quarter, Forecasts A "Solidly Profitable" 2011

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — One of the troubled Detroit Three automakers, Ford, is making money again and looking for better times in no more than two yea...