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September 27, 2018
A new report on MENA (Middle East and North African) people in Hollywood shows that MENA characters in prime-time television shows are almost always portrayed in the context of terrorism. The group behind the report, the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition hopes to educate the general public about the lack of diverse characters and actors from the MENA region.
January 26, 2018
"Orientalism involves a way of seeing the other (the Arab) that justifies an ongoing system of domination. Edward Said’s landmark analysis of the problem, Orientalism (1978), is now forty years old, and yet the phenomenon it describes feels as entrenched and normalized as it was when he wrote it."
July 11, 2017
Written by Professor Evelyn Alsultany My personal experience with Dr. Shaheen is a testament to his generosity and kindness as a scholar and mentor as well as his accomplishments and legacy for the field of Arab American Media Studies. This narrative itself emerges from a moment during one of two interviews I was fortunate enough to conduct with Dr. Shaheen, once via Skype at an Arab American Civil Rights conference in Dearborn, Michigan, organized by the National Network of Arab American Communities in 2015, and once at the University of Michigan in 2016.  
August 31, 2016
The AANM's Curator of Education and Public Programming, Isra El-beshir has an excellent op-ed in BLAC this month. Being Sudanese American, El-beshir straddles many identities simultaneously. 
October 30, 2015
By David Wyscaver, Communications Specialist II at the Arab American National Museum
October 21, 2015
Today, October 21, 2015 is unofficially Back to the Future Day, because it is the date that Marty and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future II.
September 10, 2015
  By Ahlam Abdul-Rahman   Artist Manal Deeb presents a twist to modern art through her combination of digital art and calligraphy. Her art not only portrays the barriers and endless struggles Palestinians experience on a daily basis, but also addresses other social issues. One can say that her art echoes the voice of the people. She shakes the walls and the stiff shackles that society imposes on minorities and gender roles.
August 25, 2015
The following post is drawn from Soad Nasr’s recent book The Daily Hazards of a Middle Eastern Wife. With her distinct and humorous storytelling, Soad offers her personal account of courtship in the Middle East. Soad is a writer, mother, and wife.
Fictional Arabia
July 23, 2015
By Amira Jarmakani, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies   A few years after the events of September 11, 2001, a spate of articles appeared from sources as varied as Time and the Chicago Tribune to Bitch
January 7, 2015
The Arab American National Museum is partnering with the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History on a special presentation of films. The free event, 1-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at The Wright Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave. in Detroit, includes screenings of The Wright Museum’s biographical film A King Among Us and the 2014 documentary Al Helm (The Dream): Martin Luther King in Palestine. A panel discussion will follow.