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A Celebration of Greek Pride

A Celebration of Greek Pride

By Mary Kekatos and Ang Li Every year, hundreds of churches, schools and organizations gather on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue for the Greek Independence Day Parade–the largest Greek event in the United States. The celebration commemorates March 25, 1821 when the Greek people claimed their independence after 400 years of rule under the Turkish Ottoman Empire. […]

The Cost of Telling the Truth: A Journalist in Exile

The Cost of Telling the Truth: A Journalist in Exile

After living in hiding for six years in the United States, journalist CM Rien Kuntari is ready to go home. “I don’t want to live the rest of my life as a prisoner or as a political asylee. I want to go home as a free person,” she says. Since 2009, Kuntari has been living […]