Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Barbara Corcoran explains how -- and why -- some deals on the show go through while others fall apart.

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0500

For Heidi and Paul Ferguson, Pillar To Post was the start of a whole new kind of life.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0500

With mobile apps, online platforms, content management systems and a myriad of wireless communications taking over events, the millennial way of thinking is how producers should create these events.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:30:00 -0500

In this environment of incessant interaction, brands might benefit by talking less and listening more.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:00:00 -0500

The business world is in a constant state of flux, and companies today need to be ready to weather unpredictable markets. Here's how.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:45:00 -0500

In some countries, credit cards aren't the payment method of choice. Here's what to know.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Just a few years ago many observors speculated social media would displace publishing but the resilience of the industry shows content is king.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:15:00 -0500

Is your company ready for the future in credit card processing?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Give women equal pay for equal work. No rocket science, no magic tricks -- it's just simply doing what's fair.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:30:00 -0500

During a recent event, four highly successful entrepreneurs talked about proving others wrong, hiring great people and being in it for the long haul.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0500

An ex-quarterback for the Steelers describes how getting knocked down isn't what counts; it's how you get up again.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Three things you need to know before you hit reply.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0500

With videos becoming a bigger part of a company's marketing strategy, it is imperative you always look your best.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0500

In any given pitch scenario, there are things you can do to aid in your quest for the elusive partnership, as well as things you can do that will get in the way of success.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Numbers are vitally important to knowing how well you're doing, but only if they're pertinent to your goals.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:28:51 -0500

The feisty billionaire investor and 'Shark Tank' star sounded off about the failed mega merger on Twitter and -- no surprise -- he's pointing the finger at the FCC.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:25:00 -0500

Hacked emails show that product placement in a Bond film isn't easy.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:15:00 -0500

From Eileen Fisher to Zady, fashion brands big and small are rallying around a global campaign that asks retailers: 'Who made my clothes?'

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

These oft-dreaded sessions can be fun, informative and purposeful, if you set some rules.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Starting a new and innovative business is not a highly structured process, and finding time for structured learning is unlikely.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:15:00 -0500

If you think you knew Amazon, things are about to change.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Startups dream of instant success but an inability to meet demand for a wildly popular product can bring a young company to crisis.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Check out the best of the best in business travel this year.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The coffee chain reported 7 percent sales growth thanks in part to the unlikely source.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The chain is pushing into mobile tech with a delivery partnership and a new Apple Watch app.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Decisions you make on the front end will heavily impact the long-term health of your business.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:47:00 -0500

The nascent monthly subscription service fitness market just consolidated.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0500

You pay only for the data you use. How nice does that sound?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:40:13 -0500

Microsoft is looking to inject a bit of nostalgia back into its latest version of Windows in the form of a much-beloved time waster.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Green tea is one. Shorter meetings are another.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0500

You can't federally trademark your brand associated with the sale of the controversial weed. But you do have options.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Measuring something as seemingly unwieldy as the effects of bloggers and social media users talking about your brand can be daunting, but it's achievable.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:45:00 -0500

This time, Samsung's Gear smartwatch could be round, according to a blog post.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0500

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Hurt feelings and burnt bridges may result, so tread carefully.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:45:00 -0500

When analysis hits a deadend, walk away from the problem to free your creative mind.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Whatever your business, keeping your customers happy is your real job.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

We round up what to know as the much-hyped device arrives in stores.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Here are three simple, yet important tips on how to handle phone calls properly and help you increase your business immediately.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Some of these services are well known, while others are a bit obscure.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500

We don't consider how our food choices are actually making us much less effective.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500

By systematically outlining your expertise and what you have to say, you can generate publicity that drives sales.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:30:00 -0500

The short-term financing is sensible for investments that will generate more revenue but a serious burden if cash flow remains flat.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0500

On the heels of last week's splashy stock-market debuts of Etsy, Party City and Virtu, here's who could be next.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:30:00 -0500

This oft-overlooked option might be the key to getting your company the funding it needs.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Understand when a yes is actually a no.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Luckily, these issues are all factors business owners can control.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:00:00 -0500

The traits most likely to cause problems are often easily confused for strong influence.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:30:00 -0500

These business must learn to make changes quickly and adapt in order to stay relevant and be successful.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs who want to make it big should be ready to plan, sustain and reinvent their path to success. Here's how.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500

It's high time you got acquainted with the terms CRM and BI.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0500

Package design is a powerful factor in consumer buying decisions but food safety and materials cost are big considerations.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Change your story, change your life. Follow the great motivator's three steps to achieving a breakthrough

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Although these cities aren't renowned for their clusters of hopeful tech entrepreneurs, they hold new opportunities for those looking to get in the startup game.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Whether you want to sell products or gain subscribers, they've got to know who you are in the first place.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:15:00 -0500

The search for talent is an integral part of a well-developed social media branding strategy.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Let your dream grow alongside your journey.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:52:15 -0500

The character, which represents the American women who entered the workforce in droves during World War II, has become a symbol of female empowerment.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Techstars just held its Winter 2015 NYC Demo Day, and the companies presenting were all amazing.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Meerkat and Periscope both offer business owners a new way to market with their Twitter audiences.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:15:00 -0500

While it is impossible to know how you might react to a situation that threatens your business, tap these strategies so you're not caught with a "stupid face."

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Data-driven decision making is fundamentally important. Startups make a mistake thinking it is a capacity they can wait to develop.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:45:00 -0500

Startup life can easily dominate one's schedule, but, as some entrepreneurs forget, they aren't the only ones with schedules, responsibilities, and needs.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:30:00 -0500

A look at when seller financing makes sense and how to vet the deal.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0500

Success can mean different things to different people but the key is to envision what it means and act on it.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0500

The merger of Omnicom and Publicis means more than just the creation of a mega-agency.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0500

To succeed at both, you have to have a will to win and follow these three P's.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:36:01 -0500

With a strong first quarter, the pizza chain believes it has found the balance to bring customers in the door.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:36:00 -0500

Sometimes you just have to let it all out.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Emotionally attuned leaders have much to offer in a business world that increasingly values networking and collaboration.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

'Brain Games' host Jason Silva explains the importance of recognizing those moments when you're truly satisfied by whatever it is you're doing.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Leaving behind a steady income and starting your business introduces a conundrum: When do you get a prize?

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:45:00 -0500

'I believe the food printer will be the first one that is going to be adopted in everybody's home,' 3D Systems chief entrepreneur officer said in a talk on Tuesday.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:39:00 -0500

'Angels sung on high,' 37-year-old Lucas Hinch said.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Careers, presuming a dollop of luck, are shaped by the relationships we build, skills we learn, our character and how hard we're willing to work.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:15:00 -0500

People who consider themselves to be happy are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0500

The donut and coffee chain grew same-store sales nearly 3 percent, as franchisees were forced to get flexible due to difficult conditions.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

A good credit score can help you land loans, financing and better interest rates for your business.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:45:00 -0500

The founders and co-founders of Techstars' graduating class share their favorite productivity hacks.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:30:00 -0500

By bugging you to pay estimated taxes and update your QuickBooks, that iPhone just might be your new best friend.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

When her son suffered a devastating spinal injury, this mom devoted her life to helping him and others like him achieve maximum rehabilitation.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Childish behavior doesn't go over too well in the real world. The real business world expects results.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Whether they are romantic, professional, family, friends, staying in toxic relationships isn't worth it.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Don't go into business scared of the unknown, says HealthSource franchisee David Mathias.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Ever hear of blood diamonds? They're one reason you should keep reading.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Instagram is the modern equivalent of window shopping. It offers a peek into the world of a brand.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:15:00 -0500

Quality coaches are good listeners, and they don't prey on your emotions.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00:00 -0500

As a huge section of the global market, understanding how to conduct business in China is a must.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0500

It's not easy, and it takes a lot of work -- but there are huge benefits that can come from doing it right.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Marketers have a unique opportunity to get closer to their customers through emerging technology, turning the tables on traditional advertising techniques.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:22:00 -0500

Imagine if you could push a button to unfold a liveable house anywhere you could have it delivered. It sounds like a sci-fi film about future living, but it's more about physics meets architecture through a new concept by Ten Fold Engineering. The concept behind Ten Fold is simple. The [...]

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:10:00 -0500

How do you turn down a job offer? You want to keep a good relationship with the 'losing' manager, because life is long. Here's how!

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:12:00 -0500

It looks like you can't keep a good curve down. Samsung is reportedly bringing a third production line up to speed to build more curved screens for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. This could allow production of the innovative smartphone to jump from two million to five million units per month.

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:34:00 -0500

Here are five obnoxious and intrusive job interview questions no one has the right to ask you. We've supplied answers to all five obnoxious questions, in case you run into them on an upcoming interview!

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:08:00 -0500

HTC's latest handset, the One M9, is a perfect example of taking the basic handset as the starting point, building up a coherent vision and market targeting, and coming up with a really nice smartphone. HTC has pushed the boat out, has created a vision that reaches a certain number of users, and ensured that it builds enough to satisfy the demand created without building up excessive stock.

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:45:00 -0500

Hot on the heels of  last weekend's big Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer reveal, and Monday's IMAX fan event where Warner Bros. screened the trailer plus extra footage, we've got more big news about the new DC Comics shared cinematic superhero universe. After weeks of teases including a [...]

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:31:00 -0500

One thing you need to watch out for when you’re giving motivational speeches, whether you’re in front of a formal, seated audience, or in a more informal setting like with a group of your employees (this even applies when talking to your customers), is violating the narcissism ratio. And the [...]

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:47:00 -0500

Valve and Bethesda's announcement of a jointly run paid Skyrim mods store has been met by nothing but fury from fans over the past 24 hours. Even modders, whom the idea is supposed to benefit, are coming out against the idea, which they deem detrimental to the entire community. It should [...]

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:22:00 -0500

I think we can all agree that throughout the rich and vast history of cinema, one film stands out among the rest.  Forget about Citizen Kane or Casablanca.  I'm referring of course to the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters.  In addition to being my favorite movie of all time (Fun fact: when [...]

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:31:00 -0500

Now that LinkedIn is 12 years old and has more than 300 million members, most professionals have figured out how to set up a profile and build connections. But with ever-increasing numbers of hiring managers and recruiters using the site to hunt for job candidates and potential employers routinely checking [...]

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Chaldean Justice League

The growth and decline of the Aramaic language
By Sabah Hajjar :: 5871 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 :: 11370 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Chaldean Justice League
Michigan, Detroit — A case brought to you by CHALDEAN.org 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 :: 15001 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 :: 16418 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 :: 26021 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 :: 27079 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 :: 32774 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 :: 30341 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 :: 37182 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 :: 33482 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, www.CHALDEAN.org 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 :: 38594 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 :: 14441 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 :: 35162 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 :: 41801 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 :: 25719 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 :: 33593 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 :: 29363 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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