Articles | Diaspora | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:00:41 GMT 2020-08-26T02:00:41Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini A sweet history: Greek immigrants in the confection business http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/a-sweet-history-greek-immigrants-in-the-confection-business

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. 

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:26:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/a-sweet-history-greek-immigrants-in-the-confection-business 2020-08-22T10:26:17Z
Elpidophoros delivers unifying message at DNC http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/elpidophoros-delivers-unifying-message-at-dnc

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.”

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 05:20:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/elpidophoros-delivers-unifying-message-at-dnc 2020-08-20T05:20:00Z
Former ambassador Burns endorses Natalia Linos for Congress http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/former-ambassador-burns-endorses-natalia-linos-for-congress

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.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:27:44 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/former-ambassador-burns-endorses-natalia-linos-for-congress 2020-08-11T15:27:44Z
P. Roy Vagelos predicts big break in Covid cure in August http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/p-roy-vagelos-predicts-big-break-in-covid-cure-in-august

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.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:44:20 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/p-roy-vagelos-predicts-big-break-in-covid-cure-in-august 2020-08-11T08:44:20Z
Greeks in Istanbul see Hagia Sophia conversion as Erdogan survival move http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greeks-in-istanbul-see-hagia-sophia-conversion-as-erdogan-survival-move

“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!” 

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 13:05:37 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greeks-in-istanbul-see-hagia-sophia-conversion-as-erdogan-survival-move 2020-08-09T13:05:37Z
A medical school for the Hellenic College in Boston http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/a-medical-school-for-the-hellenic-college-in-boston

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.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:30:48 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/a-medical-school-for-the-hellenic-college-in-boston 2020-07-29T18:30:48Z
Greek diaspora group issues petition against Turkey’s moves in region http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-diaspora-group-issues-petition-against-turkeys-moves-in-region

The World Hellenic Diaspora issued a petition to protest Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and its infringement on Greek and Cypriot sovereignty.

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:45:58 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-diaspora-group-issues-petition-against-turkeys-moves-in-region 2020-07-22T18:45:58Z
Let’s start with a boycott http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/lets-start-with-a-boycott

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.

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 12:25:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/lets-start-with-a-boycott 2020-07-15T12:25:01Z
Biden adviser criticized for sitting on the fence over Hagia Sophia http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/biden-adviser-criticized-for-sitting-on-the-fence-over-hagia-sophia

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.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:39:21 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/biden-adviser-criticized-for-sitting-on-the-fence-over-hagia-sophia 2020-07-06T16:39:21Z
Tourism from the US http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/tourism-from-the-us

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.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 18:03:16 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/tourism-from-the-us 2020-06-30T18:03:16Z
AHI welcomes Hagia Sophia comment by US envoy http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ahi-welcomes-hagia-sophia-comment-by-us-envoy

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.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:55:24 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ahi-welcomes-hagia-sophia-comment-by-us-envoy 2020-06-30T16:55:24Z
Archdiocese of America in service of peace and Hellenism, says Elpidophoros http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archdiocese-of-america-in-service-of-peace-and-hellenism-says-elpidophoros

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.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 06:40:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archdiocese-of-america-in-service-of-peace-and-hellenism-says-elpidophoros 2020-06-23T06:40:06Z
The Greek PM’s visit to Israel http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-greek-pms-visit-to-israel

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.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:38:47 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-greek-pms-visit-to-israel 2020-06-17T12:38:47Z
AHEPA donates equipment to Greek police http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ahepa-donates-equipment-to-greek-police

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) announced on Tuesday it will donate the Greek police force protective equipment valued at 25,000 euros.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:24:50 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ahepa-donates-equipment-to-greek-police 2020-06-09T18:24:50Z
The key role of intelligence in the coronavirus battle http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/the-key-role-of-intelligence-in-the-coronavirus-battle

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.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 05:15:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/the-key-role-of-intelligence-in-the-coronavirus-battle 2020-06-09T05:15:32Z
AHEPA condemns George Floyd killing, violence http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ahepa-condemns-george-floyd-killing-violence

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.

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 06:05:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ahepa-condemns-george-floyd-killing-violence 2020-06-03T06:05:00Z
Advocacy groups condemn Erdogan's Hagia Sophia festivities http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/advocacy-groups-condemn-erdogans-hagia-sophia-festivities

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.

Sat, 30 May 2020 08:41:03 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/advocacy-groups-condemn-erdogans-hagia-sophia-festivities 2020-05-30T08:41:03Z
Greek American running for statewide office in Delaware http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greek-american-running-for-statewide-office-in-delaware

Greek American Spiros Mantzavinos is running for a statewide office in Delaware and is widely seen as the favorite.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:50:15 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greek-american-running-for-statewide-office-in-delaware 2020-05-28T16:50:15Z
An accomplished Greek American for the US Congress http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/an-accomplished-greek-american-for-the-us-congress

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.

Tue, 26 May 2020 11:57:46 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/an-accomplished-greek-american-for-the-us-congress 2020-05-26T11:57:46Z
The Greek American who captured the zeitgeist in fashion illustration http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/the-greek-american-who-captured-the-zeitgeist-in-fashion-illustration

During his brief life, George Stavrinos elevated the genre into a true art form and continues to serve as an influence today.

Sun, 24 May 2020 08:30:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/the-greek-american-who-captured-the-zeitgeist-in-fashion-illustration 2020-05-24T08:30:41Z