Remembering Dr. Jack Shaheen: Pioneer who put media misrepresentation of Arabs on the map

Anyone who has written a word about Hollywood’s misrepresentations of Arabs owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Jack Shaheen.  His legacy is even more pronounced for the generations of media scholars whom he mentored and inspired. When the professor, activist, and lecturer passed away July 10, 2017, Dr. Shaheen left behind a rich body of work […]

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Artists Speak Up Against the Muslim Ban

As you probably know, just a few days ago on January 27th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that severely restricted immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Syria, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Sudan. The order also suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and keeps out Syrian refugees indefinitely. People across the […]

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2016 Year in Review: Arabs in Film and Media

2016 has been a memorable year, mostly for the wrong reasons. This past year, we lost a number of beloved artists and celebrities, seen the rise of the most unlikely and unqualified presidential candidate in American history, followed by a wave of hatred and intolerance, and watched war and other senseless violence rip apart communities […]

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