The Armenian Weekly

News of general interest to the Armenian-American community, as well as editorials, political analyses, regular columns, and short stories and poems.


Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:32:26 +0000
ANCA Renews Call on US State Department to Reprogram $25 Million in Armenia Aid to Fight COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) today renewed its call on the U.S. Department of State to immediately reprogram at least $25 million from the Congressionally appropriated aid package for Armenia [...]

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ANCA

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. To learn more, visit www.anca.org.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:19:21 +0000
Black Lives Should Matter to the Armenian Diaspora

Kostan Zarian, in his philosophical work, Countries and Gods (Yerkirner yev Astvatsner, 1936) first published as a trilogy in Hairenik, the Armenian language counterpart of the Armenian Weekly, wrote about his encounter with a back [...]

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Arpi Movsesian

Arpi Movsesian

Arpi Movsesian is a published author and a scholar of comparative literature, including English, Russian, and Soviet-Armenian literature. Arpi is also a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:45:31 +0000
In Solidarity With Djemaran: An Online Fundraising Initiative

The scholastic year 2019-2020 has been greatly disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. School closures throughout the world have adversely affected most of the world’s student population. In Lebanon, the pandemic, coupled with the already turbulent [...]

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Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles written and submitted by members of the community, which make up our community bulletin board.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:30:09 +0000
Reparations

Reparations. Noun. The Webster Dictionary definition reads as follows: “a) the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury, b) something done or given as amends or satisfaction, c) [...]

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Kohar Avakian

Kohar Avakian is an Armenian, Black, and Nipmuc scholar and a proud member of the Armenian community of Worcester, MA. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at Yale University.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:39:42 +0000
In Memory of Sylvia Markarian

Sylvia Markarian (Parsekian) of Falmouth, formerly of South Boston, died on May 28, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Markar Michael Markarian and the devoted mother of Michael Markarian and his wife [...]

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Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles written and submitted by members of the community, which make up our community bulletin board.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:24:04 +0000
In Memory of Paul Bedrossian

Paul Bedrossian died peacefully in Livermore, CA on May 30, 2020. He was born in Cyprus to an Armenian refugee family in 1927, attended American University in Cairo, and earned a Doctorate in Medicine from [...]

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Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles written and submitted by members of the community, which make up our community bulletin board.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:19:56 +0000
Navigating Hypocrisy with Self-Reliance

It’s always been helpful to put things into context especially when the goal seems almost overwhelming. Let’s take the cause of Armenian justice for example. From 1915 to 1923, we suffered a series of debilitating [...]

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Stepan Piligian

Stepan Piligian

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Stepan was raised in the Armenian community of Indian Orchard, MA at the St. Gregory Parish. A former member of the AYF Central Executive and the Eastern Prelacy Executive Council, he also served many years as a delegate to the Eastern Diocesan Assembly. Currently , he serves as a member of the board and executive committee of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). He also serves on the board of the Armenian Heritage Foundation. Stepan is a retired executive in the computer storage industry and resides in the Boston area with his wife Susan. He has spent many years as a volunteer teacher of Armenian history and contemporary issues to the young generation and adults at schools, camps and churches. His interests include the Armenian diaspora, Armenia, sports and reading.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:15:22 +0000
Armenians in Yerevan Join International Movement Against Racial Injustice

YEREVAN—A small group of demonstrators protested in front of the United States Embassy in Armenia on Thursday under the banner “Armenians for Black Lives.” The group consisting of a dozen mostly Armenian American repatriates joined [...]

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Raffi Elliott

Columnist & Armenia Correspondent

Raffi Elliott is a Canadian-Armenian political risk analyst and journalist based in Yerevan, Armenia. As correspondent and columnist for the Armenian Weekly, he covers socioeconomic, political, business and diplomatic issues in Armenia, with occasional thoughts on culture and urbanism.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:20:03 +0000
God, Compassionate and Caring

When I was thinking about crying, I asked myself, “Why do we cry? When do we cry?” We cry when we are hurt, afflicted, suffering, when we feel unbearable pain. Have you ever thought that [...]

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Archpriest Fr. Aram Stepanian

Archpriest Fr. Aram Stepanian

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:08:33 +0000
In Memory of Dr. Raffy Hovanessian

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region Central Committee was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Raffy Hovanessian after a long, brave fight against cancer on the evening of May 27, at the [...]

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