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Greeks of India: The Final Stand of Hellenism

Long ago, when countries were empires and separation of power was a relatively unknown theory, two ancient peoples were experimenting with democracy—or something very similar to democracy. They were the Hellenes and Indians. By Mr. Arunansh B. Goswami Greeks and Indians...

Greek American Student Saves Man from New York Subway Tracks

A Greek-American student pulled a stranger off of the subway tracks at a subway station in the Bronx just moments before a train approached the station at about 6 a.m. on Thursday. “It was pretty surreal,” Bryce Demopoulos, a senior...

“I Feel Blessed” Since Our Move Back to Greece

The move back to Greece is most Greek Americans dream. Memories of blue skies, blue waters, always bring a sense of nostalgia.

Greek-American Cartoonist, Stephan Pastis, Explores Sublime, Ridiculous

First generation Greek American Stephan Pastis was once a high-powered lawyer in San Francisco before he chucked it all to become an author and one of the United State's foremost comic strip artists. Now, with his "Pearls Before Swine" syndicated...

AHEPA Celebrates 100 Years Since it was Founded in Atlanta, Georgia

On July 26, 1922, AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) was founded by eight visionary Greek immigrants in Atlanta, Georgia. The Greek immigrants came together in a fraternal bond to form the Order of AHEPA to combat discrimination, bigotry, and...

10 Celebrities You’d Never Guess are of Greek Descent

There are many celebrities that have Greek names and speak of their Greek heritage all of the time. However, there are also a bunch of famous people who are of Greek descent that might surprise you! Let's take a look...

The Story of Greeks in Panama

Panama is home to a significant Greek community whose members have strong ties in the Central American country.

Time For the Greek Diaspora to Talk to Each Other

Most of the time when I talk to other Diaspora Greeks, it is in Greece itself. We all talk via Greece but not amongst ourselves. This is a mistake, says the Greek-American writer, author, lawyer, and university lecturer, Alexander...

Jim Londos: The Humble Shepherd Who Conquered the Wrestling World

The story of Jim Londos, born Christos Theofilou, could be described as the archetypal story of Greek success in America.

Greek-Born Adoptees to Gather for First Ever Reunion in USA

Greek-born adoptees seeking to know more about their roots and Greek families searching for their children lost to adoption will gather in Nashville, Tennessee next month for what's being billed as a first of its kind event. Families and individuals...

Greek FM Nikos Dendias Visits Odessa, Ukraine

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited the Ukrainian city of Odessa on Tuesday, where he reaffirmed his country's dedication to preserving the city's cultural heritage. While in the Southern city of Odessa, Dendias visited the Odessa National Scientific Library, which...

The Story of the Greek Who is Engaged to a Jordanian Princess

When Jordanian Princess Iman announced that she was engaged to Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, Greeks across the world wondered about her fiancé's connection to the country. Thermiotis, who's first name is Dimitrios, or Jimmy, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1994...

La Griega (The Greek) Silvina Batakis Becomes Argentina’s Finance Minister

Silvina Batakis, nicknamed La Griega ("the Greek"), a leftist economist of Greek descent, was appointed Finance Minister in Argentina on Sunday, a day after the abrupt resignation of Martín Guzmán. Batakis will be responsible for managing an economy burdened with...

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek

If we are to consider meaningful communities for Hellenism, Vienna should surely be on the short list with its little Greece.

How Many Greeks are There Around the World

The Greek diaspora, or the number of people with Greek ancestry living outside of the country, is one of the most widespread and largest in the world. Since ancient times, Greeks have traveled the world, making the their homes in...