Today is National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks

The 19th of May, a National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks by a decision of the Greek Parliament in 1994,...

Harvard University, Program of Modern Greek Studies, a history of the Program

The teaching of Modern Greek language and literature at Harvard dates back to 1828, when Colonel Alexander Negris, a veteran of the Greek War...

Greek Mob: The Greek "Outfit" Across America

Aside from Philedelphia other Greek elements sprouted across the American plains. In, Boston four leaders emerged James Chalmas (loanshark), Louis Venios (strip club owner...

The Last Traditional Greek Boat Builder in America

As a boy on the Island of Kalymnos, Greece, George Saroukos watched his father and grandfather build boats. Over time, he learned the craft....

Greek Mob: Brotherly Mafia Love in Philly

Chicago had the strong tight Outfit that controlled almost every aspect of the “Windy City” while Philadelphia had its loose knit Greek crew. Even...

Greek Mafia: Houston Inherits Greek Godfather

On the rough plains of the western town of Houston, Texas where cowboys and Indians can be found a lone immigrant immerged as a...

Sweet Holidays

photo credit: Rachel Portele The Holiday anti-climax in the U.S. pi**** a lot of people off. The first holiday anti-climax wave comes right after Christmas...

PoPsie: The Legend of Broadway

Quincy Jones calls him "An icon of the American popular music industry." Nicknamed "the legend of Broadway", William "PoPsie" Randolph was Broadway's most famous...

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