Arab American Women’s Business Council Announces Laila Alhusinni as Arab American Business Woman of the Year; Theresa Ghafari as Keynote Speaker Hosts 9th Annual Networking Breakfast November 5, 2015

The Arab American Women’s Business Council will hold its 9th Annual Networking Breakfast on Thursday, November 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Byblos Banquets in Dearborn. Highlights of the event include keynote speaker Theresa Ghafari, president and CEO of G-TECH Services, college scholarships to Arab American women and the 2015 Arab American Business Woman of the Year Laila Alhusinni, founder and journalist, U.S. Chaam Media and U.S. Arab Radio.

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THE 29th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES TAKES THE EARLY LEAD ON ACADEMY AWARD CAMPAIGN TRAIL

THE 29th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES TAKES THE EARLY LEAD ON ACADEMY AWARD CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Twenty-nine narrative and documentary films, including three 2016 Oscar contenders, 10 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres and 7 Los Angeles Premieres, will screen at the 29th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli films and television programming in the United States, announced Meir Fenigstein, IFF’s founder and executive director. The extraordinary range of award-winning, critically praised and commercially successful Israeli films and Academy Award contenders will all be celebrated October 28th – November 19th at the Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle (Beverly Hills), the Laemmle Music Hall 3 (Beverly Hills), the Laemmle Royal (West Los Angeles), the Laemmle Town Center 5 (Encino) and Laemmle NoHo 7 (North Hollywood), with the Opening Night at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in the Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills).

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African Immigrants Express Frustration Over Driver's License Hurdles

African Immigrants Express Frustration Over Driver’s License Hurdles

OAKLAND, Calif. – African immigrants in the Bay Area are upset that many of them have to go through a secondary review process in order to apply for a California driver’s license under AB 60.

But DMV officials say the reason some countries don’t appear on the list of acceptable passports has to do with security requirements, not geography.

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Minister Farrakhan Advocates for Black Unity at March Anniversary

Minister Farrakhan Advocates for Black Unity at March Anniversary

A sea of Black men, women and children covered every bit of open space on the National Mall during the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, held on Saturday, Oct. 10 here in the District.

But when the man behind the march, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, stepped to the podium, his message may have come as a surprise to those accustomed to hearing him include controversy in his conversation.

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16th Annual Polish Film Festival

16th Annual Polish Film Festival

The 16th Annual Polish Film Festival opened its doors on October 13 to run through to October 22, 2015. Celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers the festival opened with comedic drama THE CITIZEN (Obywatel) by Jerzy Stuhr, Special Jury Award at Gdynia Film Festival, on opening night with a star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers walked the red carpet at Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre.

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#GoodMuslimBadMuslim’s Taz Ahmed Shakes Up the Mainstream Narrative

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim’s Taz Ahmed Shakes Up the Mainstream Narrative

Sometimes the best ideas arise from outlandish jokes shared between friends — something so silly and farfetched that you’d never think other people would actually be interested in it, too. That’s how the South Asian American writer and political activist Tanzila Ahmed — who goes by the nickname “Taz” — came to create the wildly popular podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, with collaborator and friend Zahra Noorbakhsh, an Iranian American comedian and writer.

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Does DACA Make You More Dateable?

Does DACA Make You More Dateable?

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Two years ago, everything seemed to fall into place for Chando Kem, from his mental state to his work and love life.

That was when the Long Beach resident applied for and received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that grants certain undocumented youth temporary relief from deportation, a social security number, and a permit to work.

“Now I’m not afraid to walk anywhere,” said the native of Cambodia who has lived most of his life undocumented.

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