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Dr. George Korkos, the Greek-American Founder of the Milwaukee Bucks

"Before Giannis there was another Greek. That was me, Dr. George Korkos," the founding owner of Milwaukee Bucks said with a big grin on his face as he shows the NBA Championship ring he still proudly wore almost...

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.

The Greek-American Victims of 9/11

Today marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks in New York City that took place on 9/11. All of the fallen heroes are being remembered.

A Greek-American Prohibition Story, and a “Philotimo” Lesson

Ninety years ago, Prohibition was in force, and the consumption or sale of alcohol was illegal in the entire United States. It is hard to believe but nonetheless true, and it was a law regularly flouted. From 1920 to 1933,...

Greek-American Gangster Charged with Killing Boston Crime Boss

Greek-American Fotios “Freddy” Geas, along with other two men, has been charged with the 2018 prison killing of the notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger. On Thursday, the Justice Department said, Geas, the 55-year-old who authorities also say was...

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...

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...

Iconic Central Park Restaurant Owned by Greek-American will Close

Greek-American restaurateur Dean Poll will shutter the iconic Loeb Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, a New York City institution he has operated for over twenty years. He cited rising labor and costs of goods as the reasons for permanently...

George Dilboy, The First Greek-American Who Fell in World War I

George Dilboy was the first Greek-American soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, America's highest medal for bravery.

Johnny Otis: The Greek Blues Legend Who Passed as Black

While James Brown was seen as the Godfather of soul music, for many music critics Johnny Otis was considered the Godfather of rhythm and blues. But what his many fans across the U.S.A. did not know was that he...