Comedian Mona Aburmishan loves to make her community laugh

Mona Aburmishan is the first Arab, Palestinian and Muslim woman to ever perform stand-up comedy at America’s most prestigious institutions—The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Moreover, Mona is more than just laughs. She earned her master’s degree  in International Development & Urban Planning, runs a kids comedy class and workshop throughout…

Activists interrupt David Friedman’s confirmation hearing

Palestinian American Taher Herzallah disrupted U.S. Ambassador to Israel nominee David Friedman during his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The associate director of outreach and grassroots organizing for American Muslims for Palestine and 5 other activists got in line at the break of dawn to make sure they were in…

Palestinian rapper, singer team up on cover of Adele’s ‘Hello’

Kareem Ibrahim and Waheeb Nasan are Palestinian-American artists who teamed up on a cover of Adele’s hit single “Hello.” Their version of the song and the video they released has been viewed more than 90,000 times because of the powerful lyrics and great vocals from the duo. Nasan and Ibrahim are both natives from Chicago who…

Palestinian American Marcelle Obeid is running for LA County Central Committee

Disclosure: The author of this piece has been a friend and colleague of Ms. Obeid. The two worked together during the 2015 divestment campaign at the University of California, Davis. Marcelle Obeid is a recent University of California Davis graduate and a Palestinian activist. She is running as a Democrat for the Los Angeles County Central…