‘Arab Idol’ Mohammed Assaf Renews Hopes for Palestinians, Arab World

Arab American News, Commentary, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

For one Palestinian American, singer Mohammed Assaf's victory in being named this year's Arab Idol is a win for all Palestinians.




Door Not Yet Shut on Florida’s Medicaid Expansion

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 15, 2013

Florida’s Gov. Scott reversed his pledge not to add a million uninsured to Medicaid under Obamacare, but the legislature said no this week. Advocates respond.




Florida Health Care Law Enactment is Not a Done Deal

New America Media, Question & Answer, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Feb 25, 2013

Governor Scott's endorsement was a victory of common sense over ideology, but it is not a done deal in Florida.




New Study Calls For Eliminating Bail Bonds

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Sep 26, 2012

Some states have eliminated money bail requirements for those arrested, and others might do the same.




Arab American Media: Egyptian People Will Not Accept ‘Old Regime’

New America Media, Roundup, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jun 23, 2012

Egyptians are filling Tahrir Square again, this time protesting actions by the military. Here’s a roundup of reactions by the Arab media in the U.S.




American Children Born to Immigrant Parents Trailing Behind, New Study Finds

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jun 13, 2012

American children with immigrant parents are more likely to live in poverty, lack health insurance benefits, and less likely to graduate from high school.




Small Tobacco Retailers Worry Prop. 29 Would “Shut Them Out”

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Jun 04, 2012

California’s voters appear split on the Prop. 29 tobacco tax to fight cancer, but small, local tobacco sellers fear their profits will go up in smoke.




Voter Suppression Laws 'Biggest Setback in Decades'

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Apr 26, 2012

Voting rights advocates warned during a telebriefing for ethnic media this week that new voting laws in several states represent the "biggest setback" in decades.




Legislating An End to Racial Profiling

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Apr 19, 2012

The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights debated a bill this week that seeks to end racial profiling.




El Cajon Killing Revives Fears of Islamophobia

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Mar 29, 2012

The death of an Iraqi woman in El Cajon has left many in the community fearful of more such attacks.