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Chaldean Community Foundation receives $20,000 Consumers Energy Foundation Grant

Grant to Chaldean Community Foundation’s Capital Campaign Supports New Community Center to Expand Workforce Development Programs, Mental and Physical Health Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2020 Sterling Heights, MI – The Chaldean Community Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to expand its community center, supporting workforce development programs, mental […]

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Chaldean American Chamber, National Business League issue joint statement urging ‘candid and respectful dialogue’

Martin Manna, president/CEO of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, and Ken L. Harris, president/CEO of the National Business League, released a joint statement Friday. The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit-based National Business League on Friday posted a joint message on Facebook, calling on the communities they represent to temper emotion and […]

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Chaldean Chamber, Foundation table plan for satellite site in northern Iraq as conflict heats up

Martin Manna, President, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce/ Chaldean Community Foundation The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and affiliate Chaldean Community Foundation have tabled a plan to establish a satellite presence in northern Iraq to provide business investment and social services support in the region, following Iran attacks on U.S. bases in the Middle East […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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