The new year is finally here and many people are digging within to find the motivation to become the best versions of themselves in the upcoming year. While social media feeds are inundated with sentiments that the new year will bring forth a different person, a different person is hardly necessary.Read More
Marijuana is big business and it was long before the law passed to legalize it on a recreational basis. On December 6, Michigan became a green state, making it the 10th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Even before Michigan’s recreational marijuana law went into effect, grow houses, dispensaries and medical marijuana licenses existed. The law is officially known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana ActRead More
The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce (CACC) and its non-profit arm, the Chaldean Community Foundation (CCF), added the position of Chief Operating Officer to its leadership team. Paul Jonna will step into the role where he will be responsible for managing operations and staff.Read More
Inside Holy Martyrs church last November both Fr. Manuel Boji and Nohra Hailo offered a sneak peek into the new residence being built next to the church in Sterling Heights. “It is an independent living residence,” explained Fr. Boji. “As long as one family member is 55 years or older, they qualify to rent one of the apartments.”Read More
The holiday season has come to an end, and it’s time to begin your new year with a fresh start focusing on health and wellness. You won’t need to compromise your favorite foods to meet your health goals.
It’s all about portion size.Read More
Martial arts training and culture are alive and well in Southeast Michigan’s Chaldean community thanks to competitor/entrepreneurs like Sam Kas-Mikha, Jalal J. Dallo and David Garmo.
All three are competitive martial arts practitioners in various disciplines who have turned their passion into a profession and dedicated themselves to teaching their art to others.Read More
With so many couples struggling silently with infertility, three women in the community shed some light on what they went through with having children – the ups, the downs, and everything in between. In a Mom to Mom show hosted by Lisa Denha brought by the Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center (ECRC) and shown live on the Chaldean Moms of Metro Detroit Facebook page, these women shared their stories of infertility and how they each managed to find their way through faith.Read More
Working with his students, author and Michigan State University journalism professor, Joe Grimm, has published a number of cultural competence guides about various cultures. His fifteenth and latest guide puts the spotlight on the Chaldean community.Read More
The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed and vacated U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith’s original decision to grant a stay of removal. This news comes just days after several members of the Hamama v. Adducci class action lawsuit were finally being released after being detained for more than a year and a half.Read More
When Maysoun Yatooma Seman reflects back on her childhood, it’s evident that her passion for art was always there. “I can remember being around age seven when my family would comment on and marvel at my artistic abilities. Drawing came easily to me, as did being a creative person. But I did not give my artistic talents much value and high school was the last time I gave it any attention at all.”Read More
What may come as a surprise to most people who talk to Fr. Pierre Konja about Iraq is the normalcy of it all. “I grab a bite to eat with friends in town and the locally owned Christian restaurants will even serve beer. I drove to the store today and picked up few things, the kids play Fortnite and love Snapchat” said Fr Pierre, speaking on a Sunday evening Iraqi time.Read More
Most everyone with ancestral roots outside of the United States feels some sort of a connection to his or her homeland. Some go back to visit. Others, go back to help.
The Shlama Foundation was created to do just that in the ISIS ravaged ancient city of Nineveh in northern Iraq.Read More
According to Al Monitor, following pressure from Vice President Mike Pence, displaced Iraqi Christians now have their own liaison to the U.S. aid agency. Max Primorac has been appointed as the new representative “for minority assistance programs to oversee the distribution of US aid for Iraqi Christians and Yazidis as they seek to rebuild their lives,” reports Al Monitor.Read More
Pope Francis spoke about the “great suffering” that many Christians are enduring in the Middle East, and prayed for peace in the region, especially in Iraq and Syria.
The Pope was meeting Friday with Mar Gewargis III, the Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.Read More
As the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle grows in size and moves steadily into the 21st century, the Bishop and church leaders face increasingly complex and time consuming financial responsibilities. To smoothly facilitate these changes, Bishop Francis Kalabat and the Diocese’s Financial Council hired Walter Nevolis as its chief financial officer.Read More
With the massive growth in the Chaldean Diocese and ongoing financial management needs, Bishop Francis moved earlier this year to formally create a Diocesan Finance Council. They mulled over the idea of the Council over the years but it has not taken hold in the long run until now. The need is not only there but the Council is an actual requirement of the Code of Canon Law.Read More
The Chaldean News hosted their fourth annual Entrepreneur Forum Tuesday, November 13 at Vinotecca in Birmingham. This year’s panel was geared towards the restaurant business with each panelist having involvement in the industry in one way or another.Read More
I write this story in first person instead of a feature story because I was indirectly involved. I was driving my daughter home from ice skating one early evening when I answered a call from an unknown number which is not typical of me. I usually let those calls go to voicemail. Something compelled me to answer and when I did a woman on the other end of the line asked if I was Vanessa Denha Garmo from the Chaldean News. Speaking to her on Bluetooth in my car, I answered that I in fact was she. She proceeded to say, “so, you are anti-abortion?”Read More
Most mornings Trevor George wakes up at 4:15 a.m., heads to Starbucks, and is in the office by 5:00 a.m.
This “go-get-’em” attitude is part of what has made his marketing company, Birmingham-based Blue Wheel Media, a success. It is also what allows him to give equal attention to the family business, Trevco, a wholesale licensed apparel manufacturer located in Madison Heights.Read More
Nearly a month after hearing arguments from the Hamama litigation team, Judge Mark Goldsmith has issued an order for the release of Iraqi nationals that continue to be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).Read More