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7 things Armenians in Lebanon are really tired of hearing
Walking through the streets of Lebanon, you can easily see the diversity and influence of different cultures, one of which is the Armenian. Despite their rich history and many contributions, Armenians, like other minority groups, are faced with a lot of questions/statements they are tired of hearin
St. Nerses the Great, martyr and bishop
St Nerses I was a Bishop,martyr, and Patriarch of the Armenian Church. The father of St. Isaac the Great. A native of Armenia, he studied in Cappadocia and wed a princess who gave birth to Isaac. After she died, he served as a chamber lain in the court of King Arshak of Armenia. In 353 he was made C
Chris Cornell's 'The Promise' Gets Theatrical Video
Chris Cornell's title song "The Promise" to the film of the same name stirred up a lot of sentiment earlier this year, and the song now has a video as well. You can watch the clip in the player above. Prior to his passing, Cornell had shot some footage that is incorporated into the video. You can se
Cookies baked by 'Sunshine'
Editor's note: To see the winners of The Free Press Cookie Contest, check out the My Lenoir Magazine inside this edition. Madison Williams of Grifton learned to bake the fun way: with grandma. Last month Williams won a local cookie baking contest, beating 20 batches of homemade, sweet confections w
Winchester Vinson-Owen Elementary School holds international night
With a student body from 83 different countries, the Vinson-Owen Elementary School celebrated its diversity during its second V-O International Night on Nov. 2. Hundreds of students, parents and staff explored a gymnasium lined with poster boards representing countries, played traditional games and
First trip to Republic of Armenia 'thought-provoking and fulfilling'
Last month I was fortunate enough to visit the Republic of Armenia, the motherland of more than 100,000 of my constituents. In fact, one of the largest Armenian populations outside of Armenia currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area, making this trip all the more significant. As a former Gl
ANCA-ER to Bestow Congresswoman Niki Tsongas with 2017 Freedom Award
WATERTOWN, Mass.-Representative Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.-3), together with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will receive the 2017 Armenian National Committee of America-Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) Freedom Award-the organization's highest honor given to individuals who have made extraordinary contributi
One in Five Illegal Immigrants Trusted to Live in the Community Go Missing
Homeland Security is losing track of one in five illegal immigrants who have been trusted to live in communities before they are deported, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. Immigration and Customs Enforcement allows more than 73,000 foreigners to live in towns and cities across the United States
'Yeva': Film Review
The long-running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh lends a quiet tension to Yeva, a rather old-fashioned yarn about a heroic woman doctor on the run with her little girl, who find temporary shelter in a village. Her in-laws believe she's responsible for the death of her hus
Watertown actor starring in film at Boston Jewish Film Festival
Ignited after successful premieres nationwide and in Canada, Pinksy, will premiere locally at the Boston Jewish Film Festival on Nov. 18 starring one of Watertown's own. Ara Woland emigrated to Watertown from Armenia. He has lived in Watertown for the past seven years, traveling and living at times
Season One Housewife- The Gauntlet
In the early days of Bravo (when reunion sets looked like the DMV and Andy Cohen didn't refer to himself as 'Daddy' yet) Housewives got hired and stayed around a long time. Somewhere circa New York Season 3 it became okay to Fire and Hire faster than Karen Walker downs a martini. We became complacen
Armenia – A Country To Be Explored (Part 1)
Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world with rich history and culture and amazingly beautiful nature. However, it is not a top tourism destination and I decided to share some photos here to show this country, where there is a lot to discover.
Watch Vicky Cornell, Serj Tankian Honor Chris Cornell at Human Rights Watch Gala
Chris Cornell was posthumously awarded Human Rights Watch's inaugural Promise Award at a Los Angeles gala Tuesday, with System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron and Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell on hand to honor the late singer. "We're here tonight to honor a compas
Washington Bickers While The Kremlin Celebrates
Russian interference in American politics captivates us. Sadly, the many politicians and pundits involved in the divisive and protracted debate in Washington clearly do not understand or are not willing to understand Moscow's intentions and modus operandi. The two keys to Russian behaviors are infil
Movie trailer: 'Justice League'
Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," written and directed by James Gunn, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chri
How Chris Cornell Found Inspiration for His Song From Armenian Genocide Film 'The Promise'
"Rather than people thinking, 'Wow, what a horrendous thing that happened a century ago,' I'd love for them to realize that it is happening now and the fact that the warning signs are always the same," the late singer said a few weeks before his May 2017 death. Even though the Armenian genocide de
A shoebox was the first joy in her life; now she aims to help children in dark places
A shoebox was the first joy in her life; now she aims to help children in dark places Mia Field was born in Armenia and still an infant when her mother dropped her off at a rundown orphanage in the Ukraine. "The orphanage was very frightening and painful," Mia recalls. "No love or support. No smiles
USC vs. UCLA: O.J. Simpson's legacy leaves tangled emotions 50 years after 'Game of the Century'
Decades before he sat in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, O.J. Simpson loomed in the backfield on a football field six miles away, his hands resting above grass-stained knee pads. Simpson cast an imposing presence, a towering 6-foot-2 tailback with a sprinter's smooth stride. As a late fall afterno
Oscars: Can Chris Cornell Make A Posthumous Impact On Best Song Race With 'The Promise'?
EXCLUSIVE: Posthumous Oscars are rare, but Chris Cornell, who died in May at age 52, stands a chance of winning one, or at least being nominated, for his moving theme song from The Promise. The film is an epic-like love story from director Terry George that is set during the Armenian genocide and th
America's Indispensable Friends
The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the batt