A dream and a hare

A dream and a hare came together to inspire what is now known as Emerald Hare today. In an effort to pursue his dream of being a sommelier and wine producer, Harry Bahri sold his telecommunications establishment and took off for New York City. It would be in New York at the International Culinary Center that he would meet his partner Scott Carey, who like Bahri, had a vision.

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In Shock

In 2008, when Rana Awdish, MD was seven months pregnant, planning for the arrival of her baby and finishing up her fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a tumor in her liver burst open. Awdish had been unaware of the tumor and as a result of the burst, lost massive amounts of blood volume into her abdomen. Awdish required a blood transfusion to replace her blood volume and was placed on life support as she suffered multi-system organ failure and had a stroke from the loss of blood.

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Enlightened entrepreneurs

The Chaldean News hosted their third Annual Entrepreneur Forum at the Shenandoah Country Club on November 14. The forum hosted some of the brightest members of the Chaldean community that have made great strides in their careers, including Jimmy Nafso, CEO of FortisPay, Christine Piligian, Chairman and President of Jonna Realty Ventures, Patrick Tomina, CFO of W3R Consulting, and Kevin (Karam) Bahnam of USA 2 GO.

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A passion for fashion

When she was 20 years old, Olivia Rita Oram of Bloomfield Hills competed in a fashion contest and her winning outfit design was chosen and worn by Venus Williams at the 2010 U.S. Open. Everything changed after the competition. Four years later, at 24, she announced the release of her clothing line OLIVIANCIO at rapper Frenchie’s single release party in New York.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study shows increased diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in young adults

November, also known as “National Diabetes Month,” serves as a time to educate people of all ages on how to better manage the risk for diabetes and encourage those living with the disease to learn more about how they can lead the healthiest and happiest life possible. 

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Nineveh Plain, the Chaldean Church: No to the Baghdad-Kurdish dispute

Seven months have already passed since the entire city of Mosul and the whole plain of Nineveh have been freed from the dominion of the Jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (Daesh). Yet, to this day, many cities of the Nineveh Plain, once inhabited by Christians, “are still empty”, and no resident has returned to their homes, abandoned in the summer of 2014 in the face of the advancement the “Caliphate’s militias. 

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​​​​​​​Arming the community with resources

Within one month, three people from the Chaldean American community lost their lives to drug overdose.  In response, Peter’s Angels hosted a Resource Fair on Sunday, September 24 at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy. Named after Peter Alraihani, who lost his life at 27-years-old to an overdose in 2014, Peter’s Angels was formed by his aunt Iman Numan and sister Angie Toma. They wanted to raise awareness of the drug epidemic within the Chaldean community and to provide prevention through education and awareness.

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Addiction: a hidden illness

It is a fact that drug addiction is rampant and most pervasive among our society. For the first time, the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, identified an unprecedented epidemic of opioids/heroin as a major public health problem, calling for the need to do something to curb addiction epidemics. Moreover, this addiction epidemic is a reality in the often-hidden communities. The Chaldean community is not an exception. 

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Evangelizing the faith

As they approach the 16-year anniversary of their inception, the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center (ECRC) is launching a new marriage retreat. “It has been in the works for years,” said Patrice Abona, executive director. “We evaluated existing retreats and a team of people led by Pelar and Laura Esshaki who wrote this retreat from scratch.

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