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Scholar Untangles Racial Identity of Early Greek Immigrants to America

Greek-American scholar Kathryn Vaggalis has untangled the complex racial identity of early Greek immigrants to America in her research of Greek "picture brides." Picture brides, or women in their home country who were "matched" with a husband in America only...

The Passion of the Greek Diaspora for Greece

Ever since ancient times, Greeks of the diaspora—those who have left their native land to establish a new life abroad—have enriched the international community. By Constantine Passaris Last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolution of 1821 highlighted the passion of...

The Greek Sailor From Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina

A Greek sailor from Hydra named Nicholas Kolmaniatis, who would be known most of his life as Nicholas Jorge, became a war hero in Argentina in the 19th century. As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of...

HOPE: A Greek-American Program Helping People in Need

Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement) is a program launched by Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago with the goal of feeding the city's most vulnerable residents. The aim is to reach out to Chicago's greater community. Project HOPE...

The Amazing Story of the Greek Community of San Andres, Peru

People living in the small town of San Andres, Peru, have Greeks to thank for the fact that they exist today. Because of a few Greek sailors and the local women they married, they have lived to tell the tale...

The History of the Greek Orthodox Community of Bangor, Maine

The small but thriving Greek community in Bangor, Maine has a rich history that dates back to the 1890s. The history of large-scale Greek immigration to the United States goes all the way back to the second half of the...

Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got a Second Chance at a 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. However, they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were...

The History of Donbas’ Donetsk and Luhansk Regions Annexed by Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially annexed the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, known together as the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, along with two other regions. In a ceremony at the Kremlin on Friday, September 30th, he pronounced that the regions...

Greek Film Expo: 12 Movies to Be Screened in New York

The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has announced the lineup for its annual New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers not to be missed. The festival is set to be held between September 29th...

The Gambling Legend That Was Nick the Greek

"Nick the Greek" will forever be remembered as one of the most famous legends of gambling in the United States.