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Armenian Genocide Centennial Marked on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for the President Obama to reject Turkey’s gag-rule and press Ankara toward a truthful and just resolution of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

ANCA Calls For Increased Artsakh Aid During Congressional Testimony

Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian Advocates for Full Range of Armenian American Foreign Aid Priorities WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian testified yesterday before a key Congressional panel in support of increased U.S. assistance to Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia, at-risk Middle Eastern Armenian communities, and the Javakhk region of Georgia. In her

Legendary Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away

LAS VEGAS—Legendary Armenian-American college basketball coach Jerry “The Shark” Tarkanian has died at the age of 84. Tarkanian’s son, Danny Tarkanian, broke the news to his Twitter followers earlier today. According to, Tarkanian was taken to Valley Hospital Medical Center by ambulance on Monday, after being unresponsive when doctors attempted to get his blood

Armenian Groups Target Genocide Denial Lobbyists Including Gephardt, Hastert

Educate Lobbyists’ Clients on Genocide Denial Activity During 100th Anniversary Year of Genocide; A Call for Protests If Continued WASHINGTON—On Thursday, January 29, a coalition of organizations representing Armenian Americans sent more than 200 letters to businesses, universities, and NGOs working with one of the five firms that currently work for Turkey for the purpose