Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0500

How savvy entrepreneurs can cash in on the trend for wearables.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0500

From baseball to football and swimming, these sports legends know a thing or two about drive, competition and going all the way.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0500

With these applications, entrepreneurs can be more productive and instead focusing on growing their businesses.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:25:00 -0500

Learn how to set prices that are high enough to keep your profitable but not high enough to scare away prospective customers.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

We need to switch our attention away from the future and focus on today.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Our expert this month is looking to take your questions on business messaging, marketing communications and branding.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Put down the Post-it. I repeat: put down the Post-it.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Even with resource constraints, smaller companies do have major advantages in developing and rolling out innovative products: They move fast and are not constrained by the processes and bureaucracy that hinder larger companies.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Brand managers can increase their success by finding and building relationships with passionate consumers, employees and other social-media rock stars.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:15:00 -0500

CEOs who score high on traits like integrity and compassion deliver better results for shareholders, says a new book.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The serial entrepreneur and investor explains why he rejects the idea that success is dependent on luck and how to build a better, more definitive future for your company.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0500

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, every dollar counts – and investments need to pay off in real and immediate marketing ROI.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Think you need to quit your nine to five to start a business? Ridiculous!

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Here are some crappy email headline techniques -- or lack thereof -- that you will definitely want to avoid.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500

After her mother's sudden death, Brittany Nguyen knew she needed to take on the responsibility of running her Children's Orchard franchise.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0500

By talking the talk and walking the walk, you'll inspire those around you.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Sometimes to get out of a rut, entrepreneurs must look beyond their internal voice of intuition to get motivated.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

When you are trying to grow your business, you want to focus on the business itself, not internal conflicts.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0500

Help your business launch an exciting, innovative and successful campaign.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

By buying from a company that's actively doing something praiseworthy, affluent consumers feel they're helping out as well-without having to do anything other than make a purchase they were going to make anyway. Find out how you can align your company with a cause they'd like to support.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Want to see if your idea will work? Try this method before you truly invest.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

It's clear there's a real need for businesses to be open -- with both consumers and employees.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:26:00 -0500

A new study calls Facebook's privacy and data collection policies into legal question but the social giant says the authors of the research never reached out to them.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Numerous studies point to the physical, psychological and even spiritual effects of charity. And it could also help your business thrive.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

This primer will teach business owners and marketers how to take advantage of all Facebook has to offer.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

If harnessed correctly, ads on the video network can become one of the top growth channels for your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Purchasing an existing venture can be very rewarding, or it can be a nightmare.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

There are, OMG, actual rules of etiquette you should observe.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:17:29 -0500

From striking shapes to magnetic fonts, to cunning hidden imagery and beyond, here are all of the juicy ingredients you need to cook up a high-impact logo.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Learn two ways you can use this social site to connect with new employees, customers and vendors.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0500

A performance bonus here or a catered lunch there are sure to be welcome with open arms, but they aren't what employees value most in the workplace.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:39:00 -0500

Ipsy, which charges users $10 per month for a 'Glam Bag' full of five sample-sized beauty products, just crossed the 1 million subscriber milestone.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:31:00 -0500

After extensive criticism, Gov. Mike Pence says he now wants to pass legislation clarifying that a recent law does not permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Social media is not a one-night stand; it takes time to build and continually nurture this relationship.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

There are many bright, motivated high school kids who can't afford four years of college who may very well make highly valuable tech workers.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

From Khan Academy to Udemy, entrepreneurs in education are making a difference in our schools.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:00 -0500

The two companies counted combined net revenues of $1.4 billion last year, and, moving forward, will complement one another's respective strengths.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500

The pizza chain's transition to the 'Flavor of Now' hasn't been a smooth one.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0500

It may seem counterproductive, but the best way to grow your business may be to distance yourself from it for a little while.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

In an over-saturated app marketplace, a user likely won't think twice about deleting a free app with intrusive advertising and moving on to a competitor.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:29:00 -0500

Researchers have developed a real-time feedback app for 'smart glasses.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

A brief explainer on how to calculate your profit margin and what it means for your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0500

With limited resources, your company doesn't have time for those tasks that can and should be automated or offloaded.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

A cool, dark bedroom and a commitment to turn off computers and ereaders before bedtime will help ensure a healthy snooze.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:23:09 -0500

They're just an April Fool's Day prank. And thank goodness for that.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

These words and phrases to show customers how important they are to you and your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

'Make the adjustments and take what you learned from that and use that as a catalyst to catapult you to the top,' says wrestling great Nate Carr.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0500

The most successful people credit their success to the persisting energy bolts of action that we call 'habits.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0500

Hungry for a win, the fast-food giant is making its breakfast menu an all-day affair.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:39:00 -0500

Years after the deal between HP and Autonomy soured, the fallout continues.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Did you know that your employees' physical and emotional health could suffer?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:01:00 -0500

Tony Robbins' Money Blog answers some of the most important questions you may have about the impact of taxes on your financial future.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

From blogging to distribution to simply staying organized, these tool are sure to set your marketing efforts in the right direction.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and the results of the 'Copy Machine Study.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:00 -0500

Despite concerns of a tech bubble, at least one venture capitalist thinks most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:22:30 -0500

The goal is to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:06:00 -0500

The pace of crowdfunding growth has only been accelerating, according to a new report on the global industry.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

In this book excerpt, KIND Healthy Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky reflects on what failure can teach you about your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Don't let a crowdfunding calamity happen to you.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Whether you're convincing someone to invest in your startup or your boss to let you take on a project, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Learn how to step back from opportunities without closing doors.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

The founder of 50-year-old Crown Worldwide discusses the fundamentals that helped keep the company growing since its founding in 1965.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Amit Patel spills on why he became a Subway and Maui Wowi franchisee.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

This year could be huge: Improving the customer experience is key.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Presenting your product at this level is a completely different type of sales strategy.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Learn from the best to improve your skills and help you position yourself as an authority in the industry.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

People remain committed to a brand they feel a connection to.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

The first day on the job is just the beginning.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

The outdated method of tracking an employee's work day is a waste of time for all involved.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Although your lifestyle may have you thinking otherwise, your body isn't designed to experience anxiety 24/7.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Yes, it's completely possible to win the backing of investors without something physical to show.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Heads of companies are sheltered in the C suite. Here's how to break out of the Fortress of Solitude.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

There's a big chance that it's not your brand that's the problem, but the way you present it online.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:06:00 -0500

Details are sparse, but the unveiling is slated for April 30th.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Oftentimes, a negative experience can be salvaged and turned into an opportunity.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

From "Mr. Feet on the Ground" to "Ms. Head in the Cloud," these employee personalities help you find the holes in your system.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0500

Would you give an employee compassionate leave to mourn the departure of pop star Zayn Malik?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

With everything going digital, it's comforting to know this old school tradition will stick around.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Unless, of course, you fall into one of these five categories. My time is limited, after all.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:15:53 -0500

'The days of awkwardly holding your phone up to the TV to record and share your favorite moments may be coming to an end,' says Whipclip's founder.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Foreign programs are funding a new breed of expats.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:41:00 -0500

Through a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson, Google is coming to an operating room near you.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Achieving greatness as a business owner takes time and effort, and there's no shortcut to success that can get you there.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:04:00 -0500

Amazon is giving small businesses a way to reach customers, but is looking for a particular set of criteria.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Jason Silva, host of the Emmy-nominated show 'Brain Games,' discusses the benefits of stepping outside of your everyday routine.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0500

As an entrepreneur, you will no doubt be handling the shape of your company's brand. So where better to start than with you?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:00 -0500

The easy-to-prepare pasta also absorbs all the water in the pan while cooking.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Just jotting a mammoth target down on paper can get the ball rolling.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:17:00 -0500

This new form of currency that your customers are willing to “spend” on your site. A spend that could yield some significant results.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:57:00 -0500

You may have heard some news: It involves a blue bird. #YouCanGuessTheRest #WeJoinedTheFlockInJanuary #AreWeUsingThisRight #IsThisThingOn— Periscope (@periscopeco) March 13, 2015 Twitter shares fluttered higher Wednesday morning after the social network received a positive rating from Jefferies' US Internet Team. The investment bank initiated coverage with a buy rating, [...]

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:32:00 -0500

Forget the Apple Watch, the iPhone juggernaut and a bigger buyback should keep the stock hot, analyst says.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Demand for cannabis-infused candy and other products is growing so quickly, this Seattle-based company can barely keep up.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:55:00 -0500

With another April Fools’ Day upon us, it's time to recognize some of the greatest corporate pranks of all time.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:41:00 -0500

Andrew Getty, one of the heirs of the billionaire Getty Family, was found dead in what has been initially reported as a homicide on Tuesday.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0500

Microsoft nails exciting Surface Pro 3 stable mate.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

An interview with the LA hit-maker about movies, melodies, and motors.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Are you looking for new international suppliers for your company? Or thinking about where to open an overseas office? When you evaluate your international customers, do you care about the stability of their business environment? What about government corruption? If you already have foreign offices, have you checked on the [...]

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

The husband-and-wife team who call themselves Go Curry Cracker saved more than 70% of their income in order to retire in their 30s and now aim to pay $0 in taxes.

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Chaldean Justice League

The growth and decline of the Aramaic language
By Sabah Hajjar :: 5614 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture, Chaldean Justice League

The Associated Press writes that the Syrian government sent reinforcements Friday to the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, where rebels have battled regime troops this week. Maaloula, a scenic village of about 3,300 perched high in the mountains, is one of the few places in the world where residents still speak a version of Aramaic, the language of biblical times believed to have been used by Jesus.

A look at the growth and decline of the Aramaic language through the centuries:

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SMART is not so Smart - Chaldean awarded half-million dollars
By Rita Abro :: 11160 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Chaldean Justice League
Michigan, Detroit — A case brought to you by back in early 2000 is reaching its conclusion.  For Chaldean Mazyn  Barash the nightmare is over and justice is finally being served.  For over eight years Barash has been fighting the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation for infringing his Civil Rights.  This week the Michigan Civil Rights Commission has awarded nearly half a million dollars to Mr. Barash, a former Chaldean employee who was the victim of ongoing harassment and abuse by managers and co-worker of SMART because of his Iraqi descent.  

“He went through hell and he stood courageously for his rights,” says Amar Bahri, who has been watching the case closely.  “He may not know it, but he has helped the Chaldean community a great deal.  He has helped stand against such injustice that Chaldeans face every day in schools, at work, and when trying to find jobs in Michigan.  God bless him and I hope other Chaldeans are able to stand as strong as he has.”

“Nothing can replace the years of torment my client has suffered at the hands of his employer,” said Attorney and Michigan Advisory Board Chairman Shereef Akeel in a statement. “But Mazyn has been a champion in his efforts to rid discrimination in the workplace.”
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Card Playing Chaldeans Question American Freedoms
By Paul Gori :: 14722 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

California, USA – “Chaldeans fortunate enough to make it to the land of milk and honey are getting a genuine swig of sour milk and crusty honey,” says Joseph Badoun.  California, El Cajon officials have been in debate on how to deal with Chaldean senior citizens gathering to play cards.  “This whole ordeal is a joke.  These are men in their final years, many of who are church elders, and community fathers playing cards in a community center.”

Badoun may laugh-off the ordeal, but to Chaldean seniors the issue has been unsettling and stressful.  El Cajon officials have launched aggressive crackdowns targeting Chaldeans and there gathering places.   Calls to the Mayor’s office initially went unanswered as to the reason or motive behind the crackdowns. 

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Slayed Chaldean Mourned
By Sam Yousif :: 16204 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Chaldean Justice League

California, USA  – Senseless death after senseless death rocks the Chaldean community.  From news of loved ones murdered for their religion in Iraq, refugees able to escape the religious persecution are forced into subhuman conditions and feared dead, and in America as the economic toll of the country takes its course, Chaldeans remain especially vulnerable to robbery, mayhem, and murder. 

For a culture with strong family relations, the devastation is catastrophic.  “Chaldeans value their family relationships,” says Raymond Bahri, a Michigan social worker.  “They tend to come from a large family and pull their resources together to survive.  The family traditions and get-togethers like birthdays, communions, and graduations are widely celebrated as feasts.” 

Perhaps that is why the pain of losing a loved one to a senseless murder over money is so devastating to the Chaldean community.  “Something as priceless as the family relationship being ripped apart by murder is shocking,” adds Bahri.  “It breaks my heart to learn of the murder.”

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Killing of Chaldeans Continue Despite Promises of Added Security
By Amer Hedow :: 25710 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Government & Society, World News & Odds 'N' Ends, Chaldean Justice League

Chaldeans grip the cross bars as the roller coaster of their existence takes another steep and deadly plummet.

Baghdad, IRAQ – Yet another targeted religious execution of Iraqi Christians takes place in northern Iraq.   An armed commando storms the neighborhood of al Saa, near the monastery of the Domincan fathers on a killing rampage killing 55 year old Chaldean businessman, Sabah Yacoub Gurgis.  The well known entrepreneur owned an eyeglass factory, employing many Arabs and minorities in the city near the Tigris River. 

Neighboring Christians are terrified that the killings will continue.   The shooting is just the latest in a long trail of blood that has forced hundreds of Chaldean families to flee the city toward the plain of Nineveh or abroad. A spiral of violence that grew in the months preceding the parliamentary elections of  March 7, so much so that Msgr. Emil Shimoun Nona, Chaldean archbishop of Mosul, spoke of an "Endless Via Crucis".

Iraqi Christians continue to escape the country as killings and religious persecutions intensify.  “The election and Easter season has given the crazy killers motivation to wipe out all the Christians in Iraq,” says Husam Ashaki, who barely managed to survive the rampage killing in the city.  “We are all trying to figure out how we can leave.  We are not even safe in north.  They follow us here and are very thirsty for Christian blood.  No mater if it is a man, woman, or child.  They kill even small children and babies if they know they are Christian.”

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Iraqi Minority Remain Targets Despite Government Claims of Safety
By Sam Yousif :: 26752 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Government & Society, World News & Odds 'N' Ends, Chaldean Justice League

Baghdad, IRAQ – Iraqi Christians march in Mosul and Baghdad and hold prayer vigils in Kirkuk to draw attention to unending murders of minorities in Iraq.   In recent weeks alone, minority men, women, and children have been abducted, killed, raped, harrased, and tortured.  Those surviving have returned with ominous messages that Christians are no longer allowed to be in Iraq. 

Mgr Emil Shimoun Nona of Mosul confirmed that hundreds of families have left Mosul in the last few days, about 600 in a community of some 4,000 people, according to a United Nations report.  The prelate said, “about 400 families have escaped.”

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa of Mosul led over 1,000 Iraqi Catholics in a silent protest on February 28 to demand that the government act to put a stop to violence against Christians there.

The United Nations estimated that 683 Christians fled Mosul between February 20 and February 27. Chaldean Catholic Bishop Emil Shimoun Nona of Mosul estimated that "about 400 families" had left the city's community of 4,000 Christians.

“The daily massacre suffered by the Christian community … is met with indifference from the authorities,” said Archbishop Casmoussa on the eve of the march. “We will be fasting and praying for peace and for the survival of Christians.”

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An AlQosh Man Struggles to Keep a Promise to an Old Friend
By Amer Hedow :: 32451 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture, World News & Odds 'N' Ends, Chaldean Justice League

AlQosh, IRAQ – Abandoned since 1948 by native Iraqi Jews remains the tomb of the Jewish Prophet Nahum, a minor prophet in the Hebrew Bible.  Nahum wrote about the Assyrian Empire and the plains of Ninevah and prophesized the fall of Assyrian Kingdom for failing to turn from their pagan ways. 

Nahum was written after the fall of Israel in 722 BC but before the fall of Ninevah in 612. It is very likely, based upon the description of the relationship between Assyria and Judah, that Nahum prophesied in the early reign of King Josiah. Assyria was in the last days of its great power. They still controlled most of the Middle East. However, Babylon, Persia, and Egypt were all expanding in strength.

Literary enthusiasts would appreciate the irony that the tomb has been gently cared for and preserved by native Iraqi Christians.  After Iraqi Jews were forced to leave their country over half a century ago due to their religious difference with the prevailing Muslims of the region, Sami Jajouhana was asked to be the keeper of Nahum's tomb. He was handed the iron keys and an old leather ledger by his Jewish friend who left al-Qosh in 1948.  Jajouhana promised his dear friend to care for the sacred site for Jews.   

Beneath one of the few remaining standing synagogues in all of Iraq, Nahum's tomb is at risk.  For over half a century, few Jewish pilgrims have journeyed to the site.  Nonetheless, Jajouhana keeps his promise to his old friend, by recording the few who do tour the tomb or visit the synagogue and to care for their holy place.   Jajouhana has handled the landscaping, cleaned the vandalism that often plaques the monument, and managed repairs the best he can with the minuscule resources his family has in honor of his friendship and his friend’s convictions. 

The building is crumbling and in need of major repairs.  Most of the roof’s supporting beams and some stone walls have deteriorated. The Hebrew scripture is unmistakably visible on the interior walls—square, precisely carved, unobtrusive and definitively Hebrew.  All at risk to be forever lost except for this one man on a mission to rebuild. 

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Chaldean Family in Michigan Harrassed by Their Homeowner Association for Having Virgin Mary Statue
By Huda Metti :: 30097 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA – “In Iraq if you show any Christian religious symbol in front of your home they send you a letter or take you to court.  How is this management company any different than those that threaten and oppress Christians in third world, communist, and fascist countries,” says Andrew Abdel.

Abdel is incensed at the Tolgate Woods Homeowners association in Novi who has sent a letter asking the Samona family to remove a virgin statue from their front lawn.  A statue that has adorned the home since 2004.  The Samona family is well known in the Chaldean community.  Farouk Samona is a deacon (Shamasha) at the Chaldean Cathedral in Michigan and both his wife and son are active parishioners in women and youth ministry. 

This is the second time the family has been harassed by the homeowner association for their faith.  The first time was back in 2004 during Christmas when the family was sent a letter demanding the removal of their nativity scene. 

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Chaldean Volunteers Sought for Refugee Assistance
By Huda Metti :: 36837 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA - Sister Beth Murphy, the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator of the Refugee Services Office in the Archdiocese of Detroit is looking for two dedicated volunteers who can assist their staff with the important task of helping Iraqi refugees adjust to life in the United States.

Chaldeans are invited to this uplifting and rewarding opportunity of sharing their gift time and talent for the benefit of the hundreds of refugees who are arriving in the Detroit Metro Area.  The Office of Refugee Services has already resettled more than 700 refugees this year, improving the quality of life for many Chaldeans.  The office anticipates another 200 refugees by the end of this year. 

The Archdiocese of Detroit is looking for fluent speakers in English and an office assistant to help with clerical work.  Both positions require less than a few hours a week. 

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Mazyn Barash Attacked by SMART Bus for Defending his Civil Rights
By Ann Bahri :: 33166 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA - “I guess this whole situation is like the Rosa Parks for Chaldeans.  One Chaldean man stands up against a big bus company who refuses to treat him fairly,” e-mails Jennifer Sitto.

Back in early January of 2008, last reported on the ongoing harassment, abuse, and discrimination suffered by Mazyn Barash at the hands of SMART employees and management for being Chaldean. The article titled, “And Justice for All - Mazyn Barash Fights Back Discrimination and Harassment by SMART Bus Employees.

For months the Michigan civil rights commission held preliminary investigations to determine the nature of the abuse and has concluded that SMART did in fact discriminate, harass, and abuse Mr. Barash.  Michigan’s civil rights commission has now filed formal charges against SMART. 

For the Barash family, the harassment is far from over.  Friends of Mazyn at SMART have also become the target of a vindictive management who has already fired those who defended Mazyn while he was being harassed and threatened. 

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Hidden Tax and Free Labor Claims in Michigan Bottle Return Law
By David Najor :: 38225 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Business & Finance, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA - “Chaldean convenient and grocery market retailers are unhappy about this,” says Jalal Rayes, a prominent consultant to Chaldean food retailers in southeast Michigan.  “You can’t keep kicking small businesses.  We are tired of it.  The state already has added more taxes, more regulation, more fees for permits, more taxes for equipment, and now is considering turning our businesses into recycle centers.  They just can’t afford it.  It hurts customers, employees, and businesses that are keeping Michigan alive.”

The Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) kicked off an initiative today to convince the legislature to add a 10-cent deposit for water bottles.   This is the same group that originally pushed for Michigan to become the first state to require deposits on pop bottles.

The idea has come under harsh criticism from Chaldeans and many others in the business community, mainly those that would be responsible for handling all the new empty containers. 

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Chaldean Justice League Offers Chaldean Application Assistance for Digital TV Box Converter
By Ray Yono :: 14348 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Justice League

USA - Chaldeans in America will be forced to purchase new electronic devices by Feb. 18, 2009 if they want to continue receiving television signals.  The move to “high definition” television is spurring the economy itself as families are forced to purchase converter boxes, subscribe to cable or satellite services, or buy expensive new televisions. 

Outrage over entertainment and manufacture industry lobbyists forcing the entire country to practically throw away their perfectly working TV sets has the U.S. government feeling a bit guilty.  What does that mean for the Chaldean household?

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Mazyn Barash Fights Back Discrimination and Harassment by SMART Bus Employees
By Ann Bahri :: 34893 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans have long endured discrimination and harassment at work.  Accustomed to the persecution Christians faced at the hands of fantastical Muslims. Silently overcoming the humiliation and unfair treatment Chaldeans endured.  “It was not until they torched our homes, raped our children, or forced us into prisons unjustly,” says Chaldean Justice League member Abrahim Kamoo.  “America needed hard workers for their factories and once a few Chaldean families settled in, they saved as much as they could so they could reach back and rescue others.”

In America, Chaldeans continue to face discrimination and unfair treatment.  However, some Chaldeans are fighting back.  A civil right hearing held in Detroit over the racial abuse of Mazyn Barash, 50 by metro Detroit’s suburban bus system. Civil Rights agents have confirmed the repeated harassment and violence against Barash for being Chaldean. 

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights investigated the allegations and found evidence to issue an official charge of discrimination. The public hearing was held today at the Michigan Civil Rights Commission in Downtown, Detroit in the Cadillac Place building.

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Chaldeans Bring Attention to March of Life 2008
By Huda Metti :: 41371 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Religion & Spirituality, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League, ECRC

Rena Oram considers herself a modern day abolitionist.  “The stain on world history to enslave other humans is deplorable.  It took abolitionist to convince the world that every human life has value. Today, we are called ‘aborlitionists.’   We are modern day abolitionists that work to convince the world that babies in the womb also have the right of life and freedom.”

Oram helped organize a student group that traveled to Washing D.C. for the annual March for Life.  The Chaldean activist was joined by hundreds of thousands of other young adults from across the country. 

The Annual March for Life draws attention to the millions killed due to the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision to legalize abortion in the case of Roe v. Wade.  Although nearly half a million gathered to protest the effects of the Court’s decision on the rights of the unborn, the march receive little coverage in mainstream media. 

“The media won’t cover our march because they foolishly believe this is a privacy or woman’s choice issue.  It is not.  A baby is a natural consequence to a choice that has already been made.  It drives me crazy that people just won’t accept personal responsibility for their behavior,” says Oram. 

Michigan has been a hot-bed in the ongoing struggle to end infanticide.  Recently Students for Life of America secretly captured a speech by abortion provider Dr. Alberto Hodari on Wayne State University’s campus where the doctor claims doctors of have a license to lie to a patient to perform the necessary procedures.
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Chaldeans Fast Learning About Legal Muscle
By Neda Ayar :: 25447 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Business & Finance, Chaldean Justice League

California, USA - Chaldeans are very fast learners.  All it took was a number of passengers in 1999 that were stranded in Detroit Metro Airport in Michigan to sue Northwest airlines for wrongful imprisonment.  The 11 hour snowstorm and Northwest’s decision to keep everyone on board affected 7,000 passengers and ultimately cost them $7 million in an out of court settlement. 

Unlike Chaldeans in Michigan, Kate Hanni can’t stand the cold.  The California resident made that painfully clear after American Airlines diverted her flight for more than eight hours a year ago.  The law suite filed by Hanni and another passenger alleges false imprisonment, fraud and negligence. 

“Chaldeans are fed up of being taken advantage of because of our accents, hard-work ethics, or family togetherness.  From my personal experience, people are envious of Chaldeans and don’t like the fact that we are a devoted community,” says Ann Kareem, a Michigan native who was part of the Northwest class action suit.  “Homeowner’s association try to take advantage of Chaldeans, school districts, and clubs do the same because they think they can get away with it or are upset that Chaldeans are successful or how our family’s remain so close.  Whatever the reason, you can ask any Chaldean and they will tell you they are often treated unfairly. I am glad Kate is suing in California, more Chaldeans need to sue.”

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Chaldean Justice Leagues Releases Their “Chaldean Christmas Scrooge List”
By Rita Abro :: 33302 Views :: Article Rating :: Community & Culture, Business & Finance, Chaldean Justice League
Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Justice League has released their “Chaldean Christmas Scrooge List” informing Chaldeans to steer away from businesses that refuse to recognize Christmas. Rather they suggest Chaldeans invest in the “Santa” group that recognizes the gift giving season has a reason.  The community justice group continues to build on their impressive momentum after leading the Chaldean Miller Boycott that helped bring the beer company to its senses. 

“Retailers which seek to profit from Christmas while pretending it does not exist should realize they have offended the vast majority of Americans who enjoy Christmas,” says Hadeer Allos, the Chaldean Justice League’s Christmas watchdog.  “This Christmas season, whether a store greets you with ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Merry Christmas’ makes all the difference where you should do your shopping.”

The Chaldean Justice League is urging Christians to fight back to save Christmas from being erased from the public sphere by shopping at stores that honor instead of disregard Christmas.

Home Depot was among the stores that made the “Scrooge” list. Phrases such as “Holiday Gift Center” and “Holiday Decorations” adorn the store’s website without any mention of Christmas. Even Christmas trees are simply described as “Artificial Trees.”  Other business on the “Scrooge” list included K-Mart, Nordstorm, Best Buy, Gap, Sprint, and Office Max, among others.

“Chaldean customers have a choice,” said Allos, “we will not patronize corporate Scrooges.”
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Chaldean Business Leaders Say Apology Weak and Not Enough
By Rita Abro :: 29122 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA - It has turned out to be a community call-to-the-test. Chaldeans in Michigan have taken a firm stance against Miller brewing company.  The South African company was recently put on notice by religious leaders to stop supporting hate groups.  South African Brewery Miller, also known as SABMiller or Miller beer has been giving nearly $100,000 annually to the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair which encourages and promotes Christian mockery and hate. 

A grassroots group of Chaldean community leaders have begun an active and aggressive campaign against Miller in hopes the multinational company will see the error of its way. 

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