The First “Iranian-Armenian” in America

For many Iranians, the question of “belonging” in the United States has been a fraught one because of the volatile situation the community has faced in recent decades. This antagonism towards Iranians has perhaps incidentally covered up the long connection between the United States and Iran: the fact that there have been Iranians in the United States since the 1600s.
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Yacoub Shaheen, the Assyrian singer from Palestine taking Arab Idol by storm

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Call for Submissions – Banned: Seven Weeks of Literature

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