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Greek-Canadian Drag Queen Pythia Stuns on “Canada’s Drag Race”

Greek-Canadian drag queen Pythia made a splash during the first episode of the second season of "Canada's Drag Race," which premiered on Crave on Thursday evening. Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Pythia is the first performer of Greek heritage to be...

Greek-American Family Swaps Lives in New TV Series

Maria Vasiliou, a mother of four in southern California, recently took part, alongside her family, in a new television series that is an experiment in how well we can adapt to and learn from the experiences of others in...

Mitsotakis Talks Greece with Greek-American US Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a meeting on Monday with visiting Greek-American US congressman Gus Bilirakis, in which they discussed Greece's role as a factor of stability in the Mediterranean. The meeting between the PM and the US representative confirmed...

U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Greece

The University of West Attica, one of Athens' premiere educational institutions, offered an honorary doctorate to Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis at a ceremony in the Greek capital on Tuesday. "It was a tremendous honor to get the honorary doctorate. It...

Hellenic Initiative’s London Gala Raises More Than $270K for Greek Causes

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) raised more than $270,000 for charities that benefit and protect children in Greece at its annual London Gala on September 30. At the renowned Dorchester Hotel 300 Diaspora Hellenes and Philhellenes raised funds for ELEPAP, one...

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the interior of the historic and...

The Greeks of Venezuela in the Era of Maduro

Living in Venezuela today is not easy. The country, once the richest in Latin America, but today is undergoing a great crisis, the largest and most devastating on the continent in many years, affecting the country since 2013. And of...

After 26 Years, Sir Stelios Loses Control of EasyJet

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has lost his control over his budget airline, after the company raised £1.2 billion in extra cash. Sir Stelios' blocking stake is now diluted after he chose not to purchase new shares in a...

DNA Samples Collected Throughout Nation to Help Greek Adoptees

Greece has a troubled past regarding its many children who were sent abroad supposedly as orphaned Greek adoptees during the dark days of civil war and the difficult decades afterward. Many were not orphans at all but were taken...

National Hellenic Society: Bringing Young Greek-Americans Closer to Greece

The National Hellenic Society (NHS), an association of Greek American leaders, visionaries, and philanthropists, is at the forefront of efforts to keep the next generation of Greek Americans engaged with Greece and their heritage. NHS has been organizing the signature...

Chicago Greektown: The Heart of Hellenism in The Windy City

Chicago's Greektown, the dining and nightlife district on the city's Near West Side, is the undisputed cultural hub for the third-largest population of Greeks living in the USA. Greektown's bars and restaurants, serving some of the best Greek food in...

The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius

A Greek-American tavern owner may have well been the marketing genius to top them all. William "Billy Goat" Sianis rose from being a penniless shepherd in the hills around Tripoli to become the owner of a legendary tavern and...

Cliffs of Freedom Movie Set During the Greek Revolution Streaming on Major Platforms

Cliffs of Freedom, the historical drama movie set during Greece's War of Independence, will stream on major platforms beginning on September 13, 2021, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced. In a statement the NHS, which owns all rights to film,...

The Hellenic Initiative Offers Cash Prizes to Greeks Making a Difference

The Hellenic Initiative, or THI, is offering support to Greek entrepreneurs hoping to make a positive impact on the world through their second annual Venture Impact Awards (VIA). Last year, during the first iteration of VIA, the Initiative's newest program,...