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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,...

Saint Nicholas Shrine To Be Illuminated for September 11

Saint Nicholas Shrine, the church that was built on the site of the only church that was demolished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be illuminated on Friday night like a beacon of light going into...

George Bizos: The Lawyer Who Saved Nelson Mandela Honored in Greece

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, died on September 9, 2020. In honor of the great lawyer, residents of Bizos's hometown of Vasilitsi...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in...

Hundreds of Fans Mourn at Funeral of Greek-American Rapper Mad Clip

A sea of fans gathered to honor the life of Greek-American rapper Mad Clip, or Peter Anastasopoulos, at his funeral in Greece on Monday. Mad Clip tragically died in a car crash in the southern Athenian suburb of Vouliagmeni on...

Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got Second Chance at New Life

The story of how Greeks migrated from their native land to Australia is an interesting one. In 1829 the first known Greeks arrived in Australia. And they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were transported to...

Greek Australian Kon Vatskalis Wins Second Term as Mayor of Darwin

Greek-Australian politician Kon Vatskalis has claimed re-election as Lord Mayor of the city of Darwin on Sunday after a convincing lead on first preference votes. While only 56 percent of votes have been counted so far, Vatskalis leads by more...

Greek American Swimmer Anastasia Pagonis Wins Gold at Paralympic Games

Greek American swimmer Anastasia Pagonis, who is blind, won the US' first gold in the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday. Pagonis made her Paralympic debut winning gold in the women’s 400-meter freestyle S11 with a new world record of 4:54:49....

Did a Handful of Greek Cotton Merchants Change the Course of the American Civil War?

The Confederates handed the Union a key victory on the “Cotton Front” before a shot was even fired in the American civil war. However, without the agility of the Greek cotton merchants, the alternative supplies may not have been...

Greek-American Racehorse Owners Win 1$ Million Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Kosta and Pete Hronis, the Greek-American racehorse owners from California, had a big winner this past weekend -- so big that they will be going to the $6-million Breeder's Cup in November of this year. Hronis Racing's thoroughbred "Tripoli" came...

Greek American Gold Star Father Xiarchos Deplores Biden’s “Lack of Leadership”

Massachusetts State Representative Steven Xiarchos, a Gold Star father whose son was killed in Afghanistan, had some harsh words to say to United States President Biden after the lightning-fast takeover of the country last week. Xiarchos, who had served as...