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Chaldean American chamber calls for Lemmons resignation over Facebook comments

The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce is calling for the resignation of Michigan Senate staffer LaMar Lemmons in the wake of a recent Facebook post taking aim at the Chaldean business community. Lemmons, a former member of the state House of Representatives from 1999 to 2006 and former president of the Detroit Public Schools board from 2012 to 2016, currently serves as...

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Chaldean chamber says it will seek ethnic intimidation charges over charter commissioner’s Facebook post

Chamber President Martin Manna said the activists postponed the rally at the request of the chamber while it meets this week with Alexander, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, as facilitator; and Sens. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake and Michael MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, who represent large Chaldean constituencies and asked to be a part of the conversation. "Our goal...

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Some Chaldean leaders encouraged by Trump’s remarks on Iraqi deportations

Some Chaldean advocates are encouraged by President Donald Trump's remarks in Warren that appeared to say he would work to help allow Iraqi immigrants who face deportation to stay in the U.S. But the Chaldean leaders add that they are looking for specific action after years of seeing people in their community get detained and deported by immigration authorities. Hundreds of...

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Martin Manna: Making sure Chaldeans count, in the Census and beyond

The Chaldean community in metro Detroit has grown into the largest outside of Iraq, its war-torn native land from where hundreds of thousands have fled since the early 2000s. In metro Detroit, the community faces unique challenges, from deportation and accurate representation in the upcoming U.S. Census to the vaping bans hurting Chaldean-owned smoke shops, said Martin Manna,...

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Oakland University School of Medicine partners with the Chaldean Community Foundation

"Through our partnership with the Chaldean Community Foundation, we found incredible people who wanted to help out and did so by helping provide funding and volunteers for tutoring and coaching," Triska says. The program has a strong emphasis on literacy. “These kids are very good at math and science, but their biggest issue is reading,” says third-year medical student...

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