The Sultan’s gift to the Library of Congress

A collection of books and serials presented by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II to the U.S. Library of Congress in 1884 were recently digitized by the Library of Congress and made available online.…

Eid in America and the New York Mosque

Muslims in the U.S. and all around the world will be celebrating the Islamic festival of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha (in Turkish, Kurban Bayramı) today.

Remembering Muhammad Ali’s Legacy

The world once again remembers “The Greatest” on the second anniversary of his death. The legendary Muhammad Ali was not only a heavyweight champion boxer, he was perhaps the world’s most inspiring…

The American Leonardo and Sultan Abdülmecid I

Eleven years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled a gadget to the public he considered to be “a revolutionary product that changes everything” in his “uniform”— a pair of blue Levi jeans, grey New Balance …

The Ertegüns and their Lasting Legacy

In an interview published in 1979 Ahmet Ertegün, the founder of the famous Atlantic Records Company, related “When I came to this country I learned a lot about human greatness, and also a lot about…