Greek-Americans

Growing Up Greek-American: 15 Things All Experience In Their Childhood

Growing up Greek-American you are privy to a unique childhood, filled with some pretty strange customs (strange to those who are not Greek, anyway).

AHEPA Creates New Website Devoted to Organization’s History

AHEPA, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, the foremost Greek-American fraternal organization, has created a new website dedicated to the rich history of the group as part of its upcoming centennial commemorations in 2022. The new site, called ahepahistory.org, showcases...

Greek America Foundation Announces Forty Under 40 Class of 2020

The Greek America Foundation announced the honorees of Greek America’s Forty Under 40: Class of 2020. According to the Foundation, the Forty Under 40 Awards are ''the leading recognition for North Americans of Greek descent, 40 years old and under,...

Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List Singles Out Prominent Greek-Americans

Some prominent Greek-Americans were named recently on Forbes' "30 Under 30" List, which singles out up and coming figures in the realms of Manufacturing & Industry, Media, and Hollywood & Entertainment. The tenth-annual listing profiled 600 young entrepreneurs, scientists and...

Thousands of Greek-Americans Seek Greek Citizenship During Pandemic

Greek-Americans are flocking to consulates in the United States and applying for Greek citizenship -- even during the pandemic -- in hopes that they can more easily travel there in the future. The understandable emotional upset this past year over...

Greek-American Leaders Call on the US to Halt Turkish Aggression

Five prominent Greek Americans have published a sponsored editorial in the New York Times asking the US administration to stop Turkey from escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. They also request that Washington endorse Greece’s position in favor of adherence...

The Hellenic Initiative’s Virtual Gala Raises $1.6 Million for Greek Causes

Greeks from around the world united in fervent support of Greece's economic recovery and provided record-breaking donations for crisis relief at the first-ever Virtual Gala of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) on November 12, 2020. "Philanthropy, from the Greek root philanthrōpia...

What Astoria is Voting on the 2020 Election: Everyday Greek Americans Speak their Mind

Election fever has also caught the Greek-American community in Astoria, New York, as millions of Americans are heading to the polls for the Presidential election which is regarded as one of the most divisive and polarized ever. "Politics was so...

All the Greek-Americans Running for Office in the 2020 Elections

Five representatives of Greek descent are currently serving in the US Congress, and all of them are up for reelection on Tuesday in the hotly-contested 2020 elections. Democrats John Sarbanes, Charlie Crist, Chris Pappas and Dina Titus are joined by...

Greek-American Jurist Named as Chief Judge in US Court of Federal Claims

Eleni M. Roumel, who has served as a Federal judge judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for only eight months, since February of this year, was recently appointed to serve as the Chief Judge of that...