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Dr. Glenn Maleyko of Dearborn Public Schools has been selected for leading the Michigan Association of Superintendents a...
03/16/2022
Dearborn Superintendent Named MASA President.

Dr. Glenn Maleyko of Dearborn Public Schools has been selected for leading the Michigan Association of Superintendents and School Administrators. Since being named Superintendent in 2015, Dr. Maleyko has led Dearborn Public Schools and its 20,000 students.

The Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – Dr. Glenn Maleyko of Dearborn Public Schools has been selected for leading the Michigan Association of Superintendents and School Administrators. Since being named Superintendent in 2015, Dr. Maleyko has led Dearborn Public Schools and its 20,000 student

One of the Hamtramck DECA Team advisors, George Hloros, spoke with the Yemeni American News about the team and what this...
03/15/2022
Hamtramck High's DECA Team are the Next Successful Graduates

One of the Hamtramck DECA Team advisors, George Hloros, spoke with the Yemeni American News about the team and what this program can mean for students.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Over this past weekend, students involved with Hamtramck High School’s DECA team went on to compete at the state-level competition. One of their advisors, George Hloros, spoke with the Yemeni American News about the team and what this ...

In an interview, Interim Superintendent Nabil Nagi spoke with the Yemeni American News about the new directions HPS is t...
03/14/2022
Interim Superintendent of Hamtramck Public Schools sits down for an Interview

In an interview, Interim Superintendent Nabil Nagi spoke with the Yemeni American News about the new directions HPS is taking.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Hamtramck Public Schools is now leaving the crossroads of a few changes – labor talks between administration and the teacher’s collective bargaining unit are continuing, COVID-19 restrictions are relaxing, federal grant dollars are b...

03/14/2022

An Interview with Hamtramck Public Schools Interim Superintendent Nabil Nagi.

Within Salina Intermediate School, Principal Eman Ahmed, Ed.S. has worked her way up from being a student at the educati...
03/10/2022
The Principal Trying to Level the Playing Field in Dearborn’s Southend.

Within Salina Intermediate School, Principal Eman Ahmed, Ed.S. has worked her way up from being a student at the educational community years ago. Now, Ahmed’s focus is on helping students grow and learn through a holistic, all-encompassing approach.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – Nestled within a landscape of heavy industry and oil refineries is a quiet educational community that holds an essential role in its broader neighborhood. This is Salina schools, where students are lead by passionate teachers, parents can

Brhan is a wrestler for the Fordson Tractors and he is in the 162 lb. weight class. Brhan currently holds a perfect 35-0...
02/20/2022
OZ Media/ The Yemeni American News’ February High School Student Athlete of the Month: Brhan Alhalemi

Brhan is a wrestler for the Fordson Tractors and he is in the 162 lb. weight class. Brhan currently holds a perfect 35-0 record on the season and is one of the favorites to come home with a state title this year. Brhan also has a 3.5 GPA. It’s safe to say Brhan is excelling on and off the wrestling mats.

By Omar Thabet - Yemeni American News OZ Media/The Yemeni American News is proud to present the February High School Student-Athlete of the Month award to Brhan Alhalemi out of Fordson High School. Brhan is a wrestler for the Fordson Tractors and he is in the 162 lb. weight class. Brhan curren

For those who are behind on their property taxes from 2019-2021, homeowners may be eligible for payment help through the...
02/19/2022
Michigan Homeowner’s Assistance Fund offering help for those behind on Property Taxes

For those who are behind on their property taxes from 2019-2021, homeowners may be eligible for payment help through the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund.

The Yemeni American News Detroit, Mich. – The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office has announced a program meant to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. For those who are behind on their property taxes from 2019-2021, homeowners may be eligible for payment help through the Michigan Homeowner Assistan

In a statement to community members at Al-Huda Mosque, FBI Special Agent Josh Hauxhurst said the investigation on Taqi’s...
02/19/2022
Law Enforcement, City of Dearborn and FBI speak on Al-Huda Mosque Arson

In a statement to community members at Al-Huda Mosque, FBI Special Agent Josh Hauxhurst said the investigation on Taqi’s actions has focused on whether a political ideology was a cause of the act, and whether Taqi acted alone.

Special Agent Josh Hauxhurst By Simon Albaugh - The Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – In the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 12, an attempted arson occurred at Al-Huda Mosque in Dearborn’s northeast side. Ahmed Taqi, an Iraqi national then fired on police soon after their arrival to t

The number of demonstrators is guessed to be around 10,000 total participants by police sources, however, a number of ke...
02/19/2022
The Canadian Border Protests: By the Numbers

The number of demonstrators is guessed to be around 10,000 total participants by police sources, however, a number of key figures point to a different protest.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Detroit, Mich. / Windsor, Ontario – Over the past week, ports of entry between Canada and the United States were occupied by protesters demonstrating against vaccine mandates in Canada. The demonstrators, who were mostly long-haul truckers and their suppor...

02/16/2022

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has begun a campaign to increase vaccinations in Hamtramck by offer...
02/11/2022
MDHHS offering $20 gift cards for vaccinations in Hamtramck

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has begun a campaign to increase vaccinations in Hamtramck by offering a $20 gift card if you register and get your COVID Vaccine at their Mar. 3 event.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has begun a campaign to increase vaccinations in Hamtramck by offering a $20 gift card if you register and get your COVID Vaccine at their Mar. 3 event. Gift cards are redeemable at

This designation means a lot more than just disaster response. For Michigan Senator Gary Peters, the inclusion of MENA c...
02/11/2022
Disaster Recovery legislation provides first recognition of MENA population as “underserved community”

This designation means a lot more than just disaster response. For Michigan Senator Gary Peters, the inclusion of MENA communities in national legislation paves the way for broader inclusion and recognition for MENA communities across the country.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – For some, it’s not hard to remember the flooding that happened last summer as a result of heavy rainstorms. For others, it’s impossible to forget the toll these storms took on their homes and well-being. The response to this and dozen...

“Our residents have spoken out consistently and clearly about how road safety concerns impact their lives,” said Mayor A...
02/10/2022
Dearborn PD establishes new Traffic Safety Unit

“Our residents have spoken out consistently and clearly about how road safety concerns impact their lives,” said Mayor Abdullah Hammoud. “This new unit is one piece of a broader strategy to align our public safety goals with those concerns.”

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – A new unit in the city’s police department will be responsible for enforcement in hazardous traffic violations. The Traffic Safety Unit is meant to shift enforcement priorities to address traffic violations as a risk to public health an...

Leaders representing major institutions came together to discuss the validity of a UNDP recovery plan. Although they agr...
02/10/2022
Global leaders discuss the recovery plan for eventual post-conflict Yemen

Leaders representing major institutions came together to discuss the validity of a UNDP recovery plan. Although they agreed with the report’s findings, ending the conflict in Yemen was considered the first step for most involved.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News On Feb. 8, leaders representing major institutions and their activities in Yemen and the Middle East came together to discuss the validity of a UNDP recovery plan. Although the leaders agreed with the report’s findings, ending the conflict in Yemen was con...

With new congressional and state legislative maps approved late last year, politicians have begun shuffling districts fo...
02/07/2022
Michigan politicians slowly begin campaigns under new district maps

With new congressional and state legislative maps approved late last year, politicians have begun shuffling districts for Michigan House, State Senate and Congressional seats.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – On Feb. 2, State Senator Silvia Santana announced that she filed to run for office in the newly outlined second state senate district. Santana, who’s running for reelection, formerly served as State Senator for Michigan’s third distri...

So far 19 volunteers have signed up to shovel 29 houses over this recent snow storm.
02/04/2022
Even in a blizzard, Hamtramck helps its neighbors

So far 19 volunteers have signed up to shovel 29 houses over this recent snow storm.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Over the past two days, snow has slowly covered sidewalks and streets in the near-claustrophobic neighborhoods of the small city surrounded by Detroit. With final predictions saying that Southeast Michigan experienced between 8-12 inches

As the recent escalation in Yemen’s conflict continues, the international community is stepping in as an attempt to get ...
02/03/2022
The Conflicted International Response to Yemen’s Escalating Conflict

As the recent escalation in Yemen’s conflict continues, the international community is stepping in as an attempt to get back to finding a peaceful settlement to end the conflict.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Yemen – As the recent escalation in Yemen’s conflict continues, the international community is stepping in as an attempt to get back to finding a peaceful settlement to end the conflict. Over the past weeks, the Houthi Militia Group and various governmen

01/30/2022

January issue

Cathy Manna is the owner of Taste of Aden, a catering business serving Yemeni foods like sambosa, pastries stuffed with ...
01/28/2022
Yemeni woman honors culture and traditions with catering business Taste of Aden

Cathy Manna is the owner of Taste of Aden, a catering business serving Yemeni foods like sambosa, pastries stuffed with ground beef and minced vegetables, and khubz tawa.

By Nargis Rahman - Originally Published in wdet.org Cathy Manna is the owner of Taste of Aden, a catering business serving Yemeni foods like sambosa, pastries stuffed with ground beef and minced vegetables, and khubz tawa, a square multilayered flatbread made with browned butter. She displays

TEALS allows students to learn how to code from industry leaders at Microsoft through a project-based curriculum. This c...
01/28/2022
Preparing Students for a Career in Tech

TEALS allows students to learn how to code from industry leaders at Microsoft through a project-based curriculum. This curriculum was adapted from a computer science class taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been successfully implemented at many high schools across the country.

By Michael Mitchell – Hamtramck Public Schools, High School Teacher Software has become an essential part of our everyday lives. From smartphones to washing machines, computer applications are here to stay, and we must prepare the next generation to be adept in tech. With the tech business booming

A statement from Judge Krot was shared on the 31st District Court’s website. In it, the Judge apologized for the remarks...
01/21/2022
31st District Court Judge issues apology, self-reports to Judicial Tenure Commission.

A statement from Judge Krot was shared on the 31st District Court’s website. In it, the Judge apologized for the remarks and reports that she has self-reported her behavior to the Judicial Tenure Commission.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Hamtramck Judge Alexis Krot has issued an apology and self-reported her actions to the Judicial Tenure Commission in response to the backlash from the judge’s courtroom remarks. The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission is a state-wide C

On Jan. 10, Judge Krot was overseeing a blight case against Burhan Chowdhury. After Chowdhury explained that he was very...
01/20/2022
Backlash Against 31st District Judge Alexis Krot Continues

On Jan. 10, Judge Krot was overseeing a blight case against Burhan Chowdhury. After Chowdhury explained that he was very weak and a cancer patient – while audibly struggling to breath through the exchange – the judge shamed Chowdhury for not keeping up his property.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The growing criticism over 31st District Court Judge Alexis Krot’s comments has continued, with an online petition advocating for her removal reaching more than 200,000 signatures. The controversy centers around a video published by th

Dearborn has welcomed its seventh mayor and first Muslim American mayor to lead the city for the next four years.
01/17/2022
Dearborn’s Elected Officials Sworn in.

Dearborn has welcomed its seventh mayor and first Muslim American mayor to lead the city for the next four years.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. –Dearborn has welcomed its seventh mayor and first Muslim American mayor to lead the city for the next four years. Newly elected Mayor Abdullah Hammoud, City Council Members Kamal Alsawafy, Ken Paris and Mustapha Hammoud and the newly for

OZ Media/The Yemeni American News is proud to present the January High School Student-Athlete of the Month award to Robe...
01/16/2022
Oz Media/The Yemeni American News’ January High School Student-Athlete of the Month: Robert Davis Jr.

OZ Media/The Yemeni American News is proud to present the January High School Student-Athlete of the Month award to Robert Davis Jr. out of Hamtramck High School.

Photo Courtesy of Athlazon By Omar Thabet - Yemeni American News OZ Media/The Yemeni American News is proud to present the January High School Student-Athlete of the Month award to Robert Davis Jr. out of Hamtramck High School. Robert Davis Jr. is a 6’6 Senior Guard at Hamtramck High School.

“McDonald dedicated his entire career to the college, serving students, fellow faculty, and our community for more than ...
01/13/2022
Beloved Professor John McDonald remembered by Henry Ford College and Community

“McDonald dedicated his entire career to the college, serving students, fellow faculty, and our community for more than 50 years.”

The Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – Henry Ford College Faculty Member John McDonald has passed away after more than 50 years of service to the college and surrounding community. “McDonald dedicated his entire career to the college, serving students, fellow faculty, and our community for

The Hamtramck Board of Education convened an organizational meeting in order to elect the new Board President – Salah Ha...
01/13/2022
Hamtramck Board of Education elects Salah Hadwan as board president

The Hamtramck Board of Education convened an organizational meeting in order to elect the new Board President – Salah Hadwan – and the board’s vice president, treasurer and secretary.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The Hamtramck Board of Education convened an organizational meeting in order to elect the new Board President – Salah Hadwan – and the board’s vice president, treasurer and secretary. Showkat Choudhury will be serving the Board of ...

The wide range of expertise is drawn from Michigan natives and experienced professionals. The names were announced last ...
01/11/2022
City of Dearborn Executive Team Announced

The wide range of expertise is drawn from Michigan natives and experienced professionals. The names were announced last week, with members of the executive team coming from high-profile positions in their past work.

By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News Dearborn, Mich. – As part of Mayor Abdullah Hammoud’s transition, the mayor-elect has announced his executive team for his time in leading the City of Dearborn. The team pulls from a variety of new and old civil servants from different backgrounds of exp

01/11/2022
In response to rising cases of COVID-19 across Wayne County, and out of an abundance of caution, HPS has shifted to two ...
01/06/2022
Interim Superintendent: ‘HPS Returning to Online Learning until At Least Jan. 14’

In response to rising cases of COVID-19 across Wayne County, and out of an abundance of caution, HPS has shifted to two weeks of distanced learning following the December holiday break, meaning students will learn remotely through at least Friday, January 14.

By Nabil Nagi Interim Superintendent of Hamtramck Public Schools HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – “The safety of the Hamtramck Public Schools community remains a top priority. In response to rising cases of COVID-19 across Wayne County, and out of an abundance of caution, HPS has shifted to two weeks of dista...

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January issue
Cathy Manna is the owner of Taste of Aden, a catering business serving Yemeni foods like sambosa, pastries stuffed with ground beef and minced vegetables, and khubz tawa.
TEALS allows students to learn how to code from industry leaders at Microsoft through a project-based curriculum. This curriculum was adapted from a computer science class taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been successfully implemented at many high schools across the country.
A statement from Judge Krot was shared on the 31st District Court’s website. In it, the Judge apologized for the remarks and reports that she has self-reported her behavior to the Judicial Tenure Commission.
On Jan. 10, Judge Krot was overseeing a blight case against Burhan Chowdhury. After Chowdhury explained that he was very weak and a cancer patient – while audibly struggling to breath through the exchange – the judge shamed Chowdhury for not keeping up his property.
Dearborn has welcomed its seventh mayor and first Muslim American mayor to lead the city for the next four years.
OZ Media/The Yemeni American News is proud to present the January High School Student-Athlete of the Month award to Robert Davis Jr. out of Hamtramck High School.
“McDonald dedicated his entire career to the college, serving students, fellow faculty, and our community for more than 50 years.”
The Hamtramck Board of Education convened an organizational meeting in order to elect the new Board President – Salah Hadwan – and the board’s vice president, treasurer and secretary.
The wide range of expertise is drawn from Michigan natives and experienced professionals. The names were announced last week, with members of the executive team coming from high-profile positions in their past work.