Obituary: Othman Hasan, patriarch of Chicago’s Arab community passes away

This statement was published by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Othman Hasan (Abu Mohammad) passed on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. We at the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) are heartbroken to report on the passing of Othman Hasan (Abu Mohammad), longtime past president of the Arab Community Center, our precursor organization, and grandfather of current…

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…