Listen up Vancouver – Pakistani Sprinter Naseem Hameed is Taking Flight

February 25, 2010 8:29 pm1 comment

By Sumayyah Meehan February 25, 2010 Move over Apolo. Somebody else is getting ready to take center stage when it comes to athleticism based on awe-inspiring footwork and mind-numbing speed. Meet Pakistani sprinter Naseem Hameed, who is fast-becoming (pun most definitely intended) a force to be reckoned with on the […]

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New OIC Rep Rashad Hussain Baptized By Fire

February 24, 2010 8:58 pm0 comments

By Sara Elghobashy February 23, 2010 During the 2010 U.S.-Islamic World Forum, which took place in Doha, Qatar from February 13th to the 15th, President Obama announced the appointment of Rashad Hussain as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). And so at the end of the […]

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TwitVid Founders: New Kids on the Tech Block

February 9, 2010 7:10 pm0 comments

By Rima Abdelkader February 9, 2010 Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates.  Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.  Now,’s Mohamed Adham and Adil Lalani.  Working inside their dorm rooms at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Adham and Lalani developed a fast and easy technology for people all around the world to share video. […]

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Meet Edina Lekovic, Communications Director for MPAC

February 8, 2010 10:07 pm0 comments

By Sara Elghobashy February 8, 2010 Edina Lekovic’s passion for activism is one to be reckoned with. From her TV appearances to the leadership programs she helped create for the Muslim Public Affairs Council , it’s clear that Edina enjoys helping others and making a difference. And believe it or […]

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Heavy-Hitters Clinton, Powell Attend American Pakistan Foundation Inaugural Gala Benefit in NYC

December 15, 2009 11:32 pm0 comments

By Moniza Khokhar December 15, 2009 The inaugural benefit for the American Pakistan Foundation in New York City was a star-studded event, held at the reputed Ciprianis restaurant last Friday, December 11th.  The American Pakistan Foundation claims that it “is committed to establishing a trusted and secure channel for philanthropic […]

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elan’s Top Entrepreneurs of the Year

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By Sara Elghobashy December 15, 2009 Let’s face it – practically every parent I know tells their kids to become a doctor or a lawyer. And although many of us concoct crazy ideas for business ventures, few of us actually pursue them. But there are those who have found success […]

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Battle of Faiths: Boxing Crowns a New King Khan

December 14, 2009 7:30 pm0 comments

By Sumayyah Meehan December 14, 2009 It took only 10 seconds for British-born Pakistani Muslim boxer Amir Khan to knock Jewish American boxer Dmitriy Salita to the mat. And after another 66 seconds the killer Khan delivered a combination of punches that left Salita dazed and confused against the ropes. […]

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Meet MMW’s Fatemeh Fakhraie

November 16, 2009 7:41 pm0 comments

Sara Elghobashy November 16, 2009 Editor, writer, blogger, and now textbook author, Fatemeh Fakhraie is known for her smart critiques, keen analysis and unique perspective. But how did she get started as a writer? Where does she hope her career will go? elan steals a moment from the busy schedule […]

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Mazhar Abbas Receives Missouri Honor Medal

September 1, 2009 8:02 pm0 comments

By Sara Elghobashy September 1, 2009 Mazhar Abbas, a veteran Pakistani journalist, has received the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Abbas, a long time defender of freedom of the press, will be honored along with six other recipients at Missouri University. Abbas has been a journalist for […]

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Young Professionals for Acumen Fund and Nuru Project Host Benefit in New York City

August 10, 2009 3:54 pm0 comments

August 10, 2009 The Young Professionals for Acumen Fund (YP Acumen), in conjunction with the Nuru Project, last week hosted Dignity, a photography auction event benefiting Acumen Fund, a nonprofit which exists to help end poverty by changing how the world addresses it. The sold out photography auction and benefit […]

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