Tag: Egyptians in America

EGYPTIAN TECH PIONEER DINA AYMAN IS RUNNING FOR MISS NEW JERSEY

By Cairo Scene

Dina Ayman, aka ‘Egypt’s Microsoft girl’, is going to take part in the Miss New Jersey USA beauty pageant. Having been named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Enterprise Technology back in December, Ayman is a programme manager at Microsoft and an adjunct professor in computer engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She’s grabbed attention of Americans and Egyptians alike for dominating and raising awareness of inequality in a field where women make up just 7% of the demographic – even less are Muslim women, at that.

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Mother and daughter bring Egypt’s traditional drinks to North America

By Kamal Tabikha | The National

When an Egyptian mother and daughter emigrated to Canada 10 years ago, they took with them one of their most cherished memories of home — special herbal drinks from the Middle East. From brewing hibiscus and other infused drinks to share with their new neighbours in Toronto, Amal Soliman and Logaina El Kattan are now taking their beverage operation, Nuba, to the next level after winning C$75,000 in backing from business reality-TV show Dragons’ Den.

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Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric Toward Ethiopia Is Indicative of a Larger Problem

by Michelle Gavin | Council for Foreign Relations

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U.S. Presidential Elections: Young Egyptian Americans Choose Between Fates

By NORAN ALAA MORSI | Egyptian Street

With identities strewn across the Atlantic, a young Egyptian American father sends their U.S. presidential election’s vote early in the mail. Another votes online through email in Cairo. A 20-something in a town deep in Indiana mails in their ballot. In Washington D.C, a dual citizen questions her decision to vote but does it anyway.

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Egyptians in the heart of the American presidential elections

Trump or Biden: Who will US-Egyptians vote for? The decisive factor is the US foreign policy towards Egypt and the Middle East.

By Marwa Ibrahim | Ahram Online

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Felukah (فلوكا)| Egyptian rapper says “I was shocked that people were even listening to my music”

By Yasmin Reda| Cosmopolitan Middle East

Poet and rapper, Felukah (فلوكا) is an Egyptian-American upcoming rapper who, through her words and song, has reached many people’s hearts. She became a inspiration for many younger teenagers and became the rapper that many Egyptians needed.

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Ramy Youssef | Egyptian American’s sitcom Becomes First Muslim American show to Receive Emmy Nomination

by LAURA PRIOR | Vogue

Ramy Youssef’s show “Ramy’” has become the first ever Muslim American sitcom to be nominated for the Emmy’s. The Egyptian-American co-creator and star of the Hulu series is nominated in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

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Netflix’s first original Egyptian movie is ready

Egyptian Director Amr Salama has announced that the filming of the series “Ma Waraa al-Tabeea” (The Paranormal) wrapped up on Saturday, July 18.

Publishing a picture of the show’s clapperboard on his official Instagram page, Salama wrote: “In these difficult circumstances, it’s a wrap!”.

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Ramy Youssef opens up about portraying the titular protagonist in ‘Ramy’

‘He’s who I’m afraid of becoming’:

by Razmig Bedirian | The National

“Ramy is me without a passion, without perspective,” Ramy Youssef says as he ponders the differences between himself and the titular protagonist of his TV show Ramy. “He’s me with a family that talks less.”

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American dream — Even amid the turmoil this immigrant believes. Here’s why

By Michael Youssef | Fox News

I was born into the ancient Christian community in Egypt during a time of great social change, but I was also an American in my heart long before I ever became a citizen. Why did I — and why do countless others around the world — dream of coming to America?

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Egyptian-American Ramy Youssef hosts Mahershala Ali as a sage spiritual leader in new season of hit show

By Brandon Yu  | San Francisco Chronicle

Ramy Youssef is floating. But not exactly in a good way, and certainly not in a spiritual transcendence kind of way. The comic and star of the hit Hulu show, “Ramy” — about a Millennial Egyptian American Muslim adrift in New Jersey, struggling to live a good life and stay true to his faith — is currently holed up in Los Angeles “doing the thing, the quarantine.”

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Nayel Nasser: the Egyptian-American Equestrian show jumper who is getting married to Bill Gates daughter, Jennifer.

by Ebimo Amungo

In 1997, the world was stunned when it was announced that Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, was dating Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian and was set to marry him. On 29 January 2020, another Egyptian made international headlines when Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates,  announced that she is set to marry, Nayel Nasser, the Equestrian show-jumper who recently helped Egypt to qualify for the Olympics.

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Egyptian Rapper pre kai ro Celebrates His “Glo Up”

By Alex Zidel |HNHH

The “Glo Up” is real for Egyptian rapper pre kai ro.

It’s not every day that you hear about a rapper from Egypt making waves in America but, with the internet, anything is possible. The rising star has been expanding his network and his new seven-song project Glo Up gives us a good taste of what he’s about.

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Egyptian-American doctor helps to develop new COVID-19 test kit

By Al-Masry Al-Youm

Johns Hopkins University announced earlier in March that it had made a breakthrough that would allow testing 1,000 people for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) per day, reducing pressure on laboratories and allowing governments to better isolate those infected with the respiratory illness and control its spread.

Two specialists in microbiology developed the new test, one of them is Karen Carroll and the other is Egyptian-American Dr. Heba Mostafa.

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Meet Felukah, the Harlemite Egyptian queen of hip-hop

BY CHOROUK AKIK  | KULTUREHUB

Female hip hop artists are on the rise and a new Harlemite is too. Meet Felukah, the Harlem rapper repping Cairo via NYC. As an Arab woman in America and a westernized woman in Egypt, her purpose is to make her fans and those who come across her music find a place where cultural duality is the common ground.

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Buffalo Museum of Science exhibits ancient Egyptian artifacts

By: Mustafa Marie 

The Buffalo Museum of Science in America dedicated a dimmed room to display ancient Egyptian mummies alongside their unique coffins and gold-plated bandages.

The curators at the museum said that the mummies date back to the Greco-Roman era. They further stated that the Egyptian artifacts displayed at the museum span back to the year 332 BC.

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Fava Pot Bringing Egyptian Street Food to Rosslyn

By Ashley Hopko

International foodies in Rosslyn will have another eatery option with the upcoming expansion of Fava Pot.

The restaurant — Egyptian Street Food by Fava Pot — is expected to open in September, just in time to celebrate the local chain’s 3rd anniversary, according to owner Dina Daniel.

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Egyptian American Sarah Gad seeking Democratic nomination for Congress in 1st District

Egyptian American University of Chicago Law student Sarah Gad says her own personal experiences from seven years ago involving drug addiction has motivated her to understand the challenges facing many Illinois residents and to support pro bono legal work for those in need. Gad was seriously injured in an auto accident and became addicted to opioids to overcome the pain. That addiction led to her being incarcerated and influencing her to focus on changing a system to help those in need.

By Ray Hanania

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Egyptian star Yousra honored by America Abroad Media

By Mira Maged


America Abroad Media (AAM) honored Egypt’s acclaimed star Yousra at its seventh edition during its annual dinner that took place in Washington, DC, celebrating the star’s artistic contributions that have presented Americans with remarkable representations of Egyptian history, according to the press release.

The statement applauded Yousra’s significant role in lifting taboos in Egyptian society and generating fruitful social dialogue. The award celebrates Yousra’s entire career.

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U.S. Treasury Calls Ethiopia, Egypt and World Bank to Nile Talks

By Nizar Manek

The U.S. Treasury invited Ethiopia and Egypt for talks, part of growing international efforts to quell a dispute over a giant dam that’s being built on the Nile River.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is convening the meeting in Washington, which the World Bank’s president will attend if the two African countries and mutual neighbor Sudan also participate, a spokesperson for the lender said Thursday. Ethiopia and Egypt’s foreign ministries have both said they’d accepted U.S. invitations for Nov. 6 talks.

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Ancient gold coffin returned to Egypt from New York as looted antiquity

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, perhaps America’s most esteemed art museum, has given up a stolen antiquity from its vast collections: The Gold Coffin of Nedjemankh.

The ancient gilded coffin, which was acquired by the Metropolitan in 2017 and was featured in an exhibit of artifacts from ancient Egypt, is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity. 

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Egyptian Coffee Shop in New York stakes claim to being first hookah lounge in America

Sip coffee and talk politics at this landmark cafe in Astoria’s Little Egypt, a contender for the title of America’s first hookah bar. 

By REINA GATTUSO

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Remittances from Egyptians working abroad rose to about $3 billion in May

Egypt received about $3 billion in remittances from Egyptians living abroad in May, up 43% from $2.1 billion in April, the Egyptian Central Bank said on Monday.

Egypt received $2.6 billion in remittances in May 2018, the statement said. Remittances are a key source of foreign currency for Egypt.

 (Reporting by Ehab Farouk, Writing by Nafisa Eltahir, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Photo of Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to decorate NYC’s Times Square to promote tourism to Egypt

The photo will appear every two minutes in Times Square with a message underneath from Hawass inviting Americans to come to Egypt and enjoy its unique heritage and culture

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National Folklore Ensemble represents Egypt in North Carolina

By Mustafa Marie 

The National Folklore Ensemble of Egypt is participating in the Carolina Festival in the United States of America. 

During its participation in the grand art festival, the band performed a series of dances reflecting an authentic part of Egyptian traditions and heritage. The event will end on July 30th.

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Coptic Festival celebrates Egyptian culture in Canada

Egypt’s Ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abu Zied has praised the Egyptian Coptic Festival taking place in the Canadian city of Mississauga. 

The Egyptian Coptic Festival is a cultural event that celebrates Egyptian culture, history and arts in the public square for the purpose of creating awareness about Coptic Canadians, their heritage and role in society. 

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Egypt’s tourism minister heads to Washington to participate in embassy’s 23 July Revolution celebrations

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat arrive United States early to participate in a celebration organised by the Egyptian embassy in Washington on the occasion of the 23 July Revolution.

Al-Mashat will also take up an official invitation to visit the headquarters of the National Geographic.

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Egyptian exports to US up by 25.7 percent in 2018, CAPMAS

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Wednesday that Egyptian exports to the United States during 2018 witnessed a 25.7 percent increase.

According to CAPMAS’ monthly bulletin, Egyptian exports to the United States during 2018 amounted to US$1.716 billion, compared to US$1.366 billion during 2017. The report noted that Egyptian exports to the US during the past year represent 5.9 percent of the country’s exports to the whole world.

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