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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.

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 Mich...

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.

Ford adds 4.5M vehicles to defective switch recall

AP | TOM KRISHER and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will add 4.5 million older-model vehicles to the long list of those recalled because a defective cruise control switch could cause a fire.

The latest voluntary action pushes Ford's total recall due to faulty switches to 14.3 million registered vehicles over 10 years, capping the company's largest cumulative recall in history involving a single problem.

The recall covers 1.1 million Ford Windstar minivans that had a small risk of fire due to internal leaking from the switches. Ford said in a letter to federal regulators that it found a small number of reported fires linked to the problem during an internal investigation that began last year, but did not specify how many.

The remaining 3.4 million vehicles are Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models. Ford said there were no reports of fires with those models, most of them trucks and sport utility vehicles, but that they were included in the recall because they use the same switches. All vehicles covered by the recall are from the 1992 to 2003 model years.

Ford advised owners of all vehicles covered by the recall to park them outside until they are mailed instructions by the end of the month on how to get repairs.

Ford Recalls 4.5 Million Vehicles Over Defective Cruise Control Switch

AP | TOM KRISHER and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. says it will add 4.5 million older-model vehicles to the list of those recalled because a defective cruise control switch could cause a fire.

Ford says 1.1 million Ford Windstar minivans will be recalled for repairs due to a small risk of fires.

The company says another 3.4 million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles with the same switches also will be recalled even though there have been no reports of fires. Those vehicles mainly are trucks and SUVs.

All vehicles covered by the recall are from the 1992 to 2003 model years.

Sherwood says this is Ford's seventh recall due to the Texas Instruments speed control switches. The recalls cover a total of 14.3 million vehicles and combined are the largest in Ford's history.

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.  ...

2 Killed In Henry Ford Community College Shooting

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DEARBORN, Mich. — A student fatally shot a female classmate before turning the gun on himself Friday in an apparent murder-suicide that prompted...

Ford completes tender offers, cuts $10B in debt

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Shares of Ford Motor Co. soared 16 percent Monday after the company said it completed tender offers that will reduce its debt by 38 pe...

Gephart: Ford's Newest Board Member

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that former U.S. House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Michigan utility chairman Anthony Earley Jr....