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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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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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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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:30:09 +0000
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]