The Greek-American connection with restaurants, albeit stereotypically exaggerated, is by now proverbial. Not as well-known is the Greek association with the confectionery industry, which Greek immigrants came to dominate, if not monopolize, for the better part of the 20th century.
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America delivered a benediction on the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, urging listeners to “fight against injustice, inequality and hatred.”
Former US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, who also served as American ambassador to Athens, has announced his endorsement of Greek-American scientist Natalia Linos in her bid to represent Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, her campaign said.
Dr P. Roy Vagelos is an eminent figure of the American pharmaceutical community and the Greek diaspora. Born Pindaros Vagelos to Greek immigrants in New Jersey during the Great Depression, he managed, with hard work and perseverance, to achieve success.
“Hey brother! Have you heard? Hagia Sophia is a mosque! No, I didn’t get a raise, my son didn’t get a job and I’m still trying to pay for the house, but Hagia Sophia has become a mosque!”
The Hellenic College / Holy Cross School of Theology (HCHC) near Boston has been recognized by US authorities, since 1984, as a higher education institution that can award Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Masters’ degrees in theology.
The World Hellenic Diaspora issued a petition to protest Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and its infringement on Greek and Cypriot sovereignty.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is anything but a president. He is a tyrant. The Erdogan regime has jailed the most journalists, purged judges and academics, provided a safe haven for terrorist organizations such as Hamas, and has suppressed freedom for religious minorities.
Antony Blinken, a senior adviser to Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden, has come under fire for not taking a more emphatic position regarding the debate on the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Many Americans, though mostly those with Greek roots – many of whom do not have Greek passports – are confused and frustrated by the ban forbidding them from traveling to Greece this summer, at least for the time being.
The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) welcomed a comment by Ambassador Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, asking the Turkish government to preserve the integrity of the Hagia Sophia.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is “the natural leadership of the Greek-American lobby” and is “prepared to move in any direction in cooperation with Greece and Cyprus to support the interests of the homeland and the nation,” Archbishop Elpidophoros said.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to Israel this week was successful. It was another step toward the consolidation of a friendship that is being actively supported by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) announced on Tuesday it will donate the Greek police force protective equipment valued at 25,000 euros.
In order to get their hands on confidential research into a novel coronavirus vaccination, his operatives would have tried to recruit Russian diplomats, Iranian army officers and Chinese doctors.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) has condemned racial inequality in the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis last week.
Three US-based organizations have reacted to the fiesta organized by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday outside the Byzantine-era cathedral Hagia Sophia on the occasion of the 567th anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Constantinople.
Greek American Spiros Mantzavinos is running for a statewide office in Delaware and is widely seen as the favorite.
While Athens and Nicosia are making an effort to enhance alliances and collaborations with key international players in the geopolitical and economic arena, there is a parameter that will always have its own added value and that is the Greek diaspora.
During his brief life, George Stavrinos elevated the genre into a true art form and continues to serve as an influence today.