Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Conquered the World
The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier Leonidas Kestekides, who created the great confections because he ultimately just "wanted to spread some happiness." The...
Hilary Clinton Endorses Eleni Kounalakis for Governor of California
Former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has backed Eleni Kounalakis in her campaign for the California governorship. The Greek American politician previously ran to become the governor of California back in 2018. She did not attain...
The Greek Diaspora Votes in 35 Countries for the Election
The Greek diaspora is voting for the general election on Saturday, one day before polling stations open in Greece. These are the first elections in which Greeks living abroad can exercise their right to vote from their place of residence,...
National Hellenic Museum Presents ‘Beyond Antiquity’ Exhibition
The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago is hosting the work of Greek American architect and artist John “Yanni” Fotiadis in the visually stunning Beyond Antiquity exhibition. The project was sponsored by the John S. Koudounis Family and features just under...
The Greek-British CEO Behind Google’s AI Company
As the tech giants race to develop the next big thing in artificial intelligence (AI), one member of the Greek diaspora is at the forefront of this exciting push for computing innovation. Demis Hassabis, a member of the Greek diaspora...
The Tragic Story of the Four Greeks Who Perished on the Titanic
The tale of the four Greek men who died on the Titanic is not often told, but it is one of the many tragic stories about the ill-fated ship.
The First Greek to Set Foot in America
The first Greek person to ever set foot in America was a man named Theodoros Griego, and he arrived in the country in 1528.
The Ancient Greek Tribes of South Asia Besides Kalash
A question that many Greeks often ask is, did all the Ancient Greek soldiers who joined Alexander the Great on his Indian campaign returned with him, or if some remained in South Asia. The answer is many of them...
The Greek Revolution and the Diaspora in the United States
A timely new book titled "The Greek Revolution and the Greek Diaspora in the United States" was recently released in Greece. Edited by Maria Kaliambou with contributions from prominent Greek and Greek American historians such as Alexander Kitroeff, Sakis Gekas,...
Blind and Homeless Greek Pianist Overcomes the Odds
Anastasios Pagonidis, a Greek pianist originally from Athens, did not let blindness or homelessness stop him from pursuing his dream to play the piano. The Greek musician, who moved from Athens to London, was left almost blind by a brain...