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Google Honors the Memory of Egyptian Painter and Feminist Inji Aflatoun

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Inji Aflatoun is one of Egypt’s well-known painters and a leading feminist, and today Google honored what would have been her 95th birthday, with a Doodle dedicated to her.

The doodle shows Aflatoun with her canvas of surrealist and cubist paintings, the ones that made critics call her “pioneer of modern Egyptian art,” according to Google’s description of the creative talent.

Aflatoun was born in Cairo in 1924 to a Muslim family that she previously described as “semi-feudal and bourgeois” — her father, Hazzan, was an entomologist and her mother Salha was a French-trained dress-designer who served in the women’s committee of the Egyptian Red Crescent Society.

She was mentored by Kamel Al-Timisani, who introduced Aflatoun to surrealist and cubist aesthetics.

Aflatoun was also driven by her feminist side, that made her join Iskra in 1942, which used to be a Communist youth party, she later became a founding member of the League of University and Institutes’ Young Women in 1945, and she successfully represented the league during the same year at the first conference of Women’s International Democratic Federation in Paris.

Aflatoun passed away on April 17, 1989, one day after celebrating her 65th birthday. Leaving behind her, a great legacy and a name that shall be remembered forever.

In her memory, we would like to highlight some of her famous painting.

Prisoners, 1957, oil on canvas by Inji Aflatoun.

Martyrs Procession, oil on canvas by Inji Aflatoun.

Soldier (Fedayeen), 1970, oil on canvas on wood by Inji Aflatoun.

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Mohamed Mamdouh Apologizes to the People Criticizing Him

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It looks like being a successful actor, who was capable of proving himself in the plenty of roles that he played, isn’t enough to get people off his back.

Mohamed Mamdouh has been proving himself each year as a competent actor, and this year was no different. However, people have been criticizing the actor for his short breath and pronunciation. Which was brought up in an interview with Al Arabya, to which his answer to this was a genuine apology.

But why should he be sorry? Such a flaw doesn’t make him any less of a good actor, and this flaw was even unnoticed by countless of his fans, who have been defending him since yesterday.

This brings us to an issue that not only celebrities face, but we do too, and that is bullying. It may not seem this way to some, because their claim could be that it’s merely their opinion, something the actor should work on. But it is a verbal bullying, and everyday we encounter the same thing.

What is merely your opinion, might affect the person’s self esteem and make them doubt themselves and their capabilities. Your comment about someone’s hair, body, or even their outfit, is one you should always keep to yourself. Because most of the time, people already know about their flaw, they just don’t like it when it’s pointed out to them.

Mohamed Mamdoud has been killing it in this year’s series ‘Qabeel‘, his portrayal of a person who’s severely manipulated by his mental illness is quite impressive. Not only that, but the way he’s mourning for his long gone wife, is giving us all the feels.

So why after giving a killer performance, should he be faced with such a criticism?

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Kim Kardashian Gets Her Own Justice Project Documentary

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US TV channel Oxygen has announced that they have given the go-ahead to the production of a two-hour documentary featuring Kim Kardashian.

The documentary is titled, The Justice Project, and it follows Kim’s efforts to “secure freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system.”

This documentary is set to become “an exclusive, never-before-seen look inside her mission to tackle one of America’s most controversial subjects.”

Just last June, Kim made headlines when she got to sit down with President Trump at the White House, and was given the opportunity to discuss criminal justice reforms.

Kim is on board as an executive producer alongside Bunim Murray Productions with Gil GoldscheinJulie Pizzi and Farnaz Farjam also executive producing.

This show aligns with Kim Kardashian’s goal to become an attorney, as she revealed last month on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

In an interview with Vogue, she said, “I had to think long and hard about this,” she told the publication. “I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

The Justice Project comes after Kim worked hard to free Alice Marie Johnson, and after her decision to pursue her law degree.

It is quite impressive to have a well-known figure such Kim, using her platform to give a voice to those who can’t speak up for themselves. And with the enormous number of followers that she has, and her persistence to change the system, her chances are quite good.

She hopes to pass the bar exams by 2020.

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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️

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Top Viewed Arab Artists’ Channels on YouTube

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Every blogger, every brand and every artist seeks to become the number one in viewership and subscriptions. Artists in the MENA region have got a better chance; seeing that their content is sought by millions.

Scratch that, some of the following artists are sought by BILLIONS and the competition among artists is fierce, and we’re the obvious winners; because the more they compete, the better content we receive.

The following is the list of the most viewed Arab artists on YouTube.

1- Saad Lamjarred

The Moroccan pop singer comes in first place, with 1,901,768,816 views on his channel and 6,983,300 subscribers.

2- Mohamed Ramadan 

Ironically, Mohamed Ramadan comes in second after Saad Lamjarred, the Egyptian legend recently hit the 1,411,545,358 views and 4,719,569 subscribers. A close number to that of Saad Lamjarred, but not close enough to win him first place.

3- Tamer Hosny 

In third place is Tamer Hosny with 1,381,492,144 views, and 4,651,395 subscribers.

4- Hussain Al Jassmi 

Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi wins fourth place with 1,323,052,705 views and 3,226,503 subscribers.

5- Nancy Ajram 

Now for some Arab girl power, Nancy Ajram is in fifth place, with 1,278,617,115 views and 3,317,592 subscribers.

6-Assala Nasri 

Following her, is Assala Nasri who has 829,088,936 views and 2,149,188 subscribers.

7- Elissa 

Elissa comes in seventh place, with 676,052,601 views and 2,246,724 subscribers.

8- Amr Diab 

Shockingly, in last place is Al-Hadaba Amr Diab, with only 588,642,255 views and 2,835,724 subscribers.

 

 

 

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