Category: National News

Akçam Chips Away at Denialism One Document at a Time

Akçam Chips Away at Denialism One Document at a Time

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff WORCESTER, Mass. — Even as the eyewitnesses of the Armenian Genocide are almost all gone in the century since its formal launch, the paper trail is still yielding new information. One historian, Prof. Taner Akçam at Clark University, is doggedly pursuing tangible evidence by sifting through archives. His latest […]

Navy Christens Guided-Missile Destroyer ‘Paul Ignatius’

Navy Christens Guided-Missile Destroyer ‘Paul Ignatius’

WASHINGTON — The Navy christened the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Saturday, April 8 during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The USS Paul Ignatius is named in honor of Paul Ignatius, who served as assistant secretary of defense for installations and logistics and later as […]

Contest for ‘The Promise’ Premiere with Stars of Film Raises Money for Emergency Relief Efforts for Armenians in Conflict Regions

Contest for ‘The Promise’ Premiere with Stars of Film Raises Money for Emergency Relief Efforts for Armenians in Conflict Regions

HOLLYWOOD — The deadline to purchase a raffle ticket to attend the VIP premiere of “The Promise” in Hollywood with the stars of the film, as well as the attend the afterparty, is Tuesday, April 4. Those attending can meet Christian Bale, Chris Cornell and Serj Tankian. The date for the premiere itself is April 12. All […]

Second Genealogy Conference Held in Michigan

Second Genealogy Conference Held in Michigan

By Amanda Berger DEARBORN, Mich. — The second annual Armenian Genealogy Conference was held at the University of Michigan—Dearborn on March 18 with related events being held at all the Detroit Armenian community centers throughout the weekend. The conference was sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and co-sponsored by the Cultural Society […]

Elton John Presents ‘The Promise’ at His Academy Awards Party

Elton John Presents ‘The Promise’ at His Academy Awards Party

HOLLYWOOD — At the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 25th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 26, at West Hollywood Park, Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, introduced Open Road and Survival Pictures’ new film, “The Promise,” which tells the story of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey at the outset of […]

Return to Asbury Organizers Deliver Armenian Musical Instruments to Hovnanian School Children

Return to Asbury Organizers Deliver Armenian Musical Instruments to Hovnanian School Children

NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Members of the Return to Asbury Kef Weekend organizing committee were invited to participate in a ceremony at the Hovnanian School where they delivered Armenian musical instruments to the students. Funds to dedicate these hand-made-in-Armenia instruments were raised at the 2016 Return to Asbury Kef Weekend, an independent, non-profit event that […]

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Times Square on April 23

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Times Square on April 23

NEW YORK — On Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., thousands will gather in Times Square (43rd St. and Broadway) to commemorate the 102nd anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. In recognition of Genocide Awareness Month in April, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) will also be commemorated, along with other genocides committed in […]

Reception Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Armenian Army in Washington

Reception Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Armenian Army in Washington

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday February 7, the Armenian Embassy organized a reception in honor the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army. Present were military attaches of foreign embassies accredited in Washington, representatives of Armenian organizations, including Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) President Berge Setrakian, Armenian Assembly Director Bryan Ardouny, ADL District Committee […]