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Asbarez Introduces New Digital Platform

Asbarez Introduces New Digital Platform

  BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN Our readers might have noticed a difference in our new website this week as we unveiled a new digital platform that will better suit the growing needs of our publication and those of our readers. After a long process, which began in November of 2013, we are proud to present this

How Sweet It Is

Paul Krekorian won the election for LA’s second council district seat! This is a credit to very good organization, outreach to the many communities and components that make up that weirdly gerrymandered district, and also a very respectable turnout and effort by the Armenian community and ANC. It’s also proof that organization can trump money.

Historic Youth Center Opens Doors In Glendale

The Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) Glendale Chapter marked the opening of its long anticipated Youth Center on Sunday, July 12 as hundreds from the community attended a special ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new building, located at the center of a diverse and growing city of over 200,000.

AYF Youth Corps Departs LAX; On Route to Armenia to Work for Homeland

After months of planning, preparation and endless fundraising, the Youth Corps of the Armenian Youth Federation departed from Los Angeles on Wednesday, headed toward the independent Republic of Armenia, where the group will run a day camp for youth in Gyumri.

Demonstrators Remind Obama of Broken Promises to Recognize Genocide

On Wednesday May 27, hundreds gathered around the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California to remind the President of his broken promise as he hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser. Joining them were hundreds of other activists demonstrating for gay rights and an end to the war in Iraq and torture.

Sarkisian Visits Rubber Plant After Deadly Blasts

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visited the Nairit chemical factory in Yerevan on Thursday as the death toll from at least two explosions that ripped through it the previous evening rose to four.

Pope Visits Jerusalem Patriarchate, Hails Ties with Armenian Church

As part of his visit to Israel, Pope Benedict XVI Friday visited the Armenian Patriarchate and was greeted by Patriarch Archbishop Torkom Manougian, Deputy Patriarch Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, parishioners and members of the Jerusalem Armenian community.

Glendale Teacher Confronted on Xenophobic Attitude Toward Armenian-American Youth

LOS ANGELES–Dan Kimber, a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District, recently authored a commentary piece in the Glendale News Press criticizing the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) for being “un-American,” implying that the organization, with deep roots in the United States, was “out of step with the professed ideals of this country.” There are several

The State of the Diaspora

Once again, in collaboration with the Armenian Youth Federation, we are previewing the organization’s quarterly publication, Haytoug, by featuring some articles from the upcoming Spring issue. Haytoug is a magazine published by Ayf members and addresses issues of importance to Armenia’s from the keep perspective of our community’s youth. The spring 2009 issue can be

Fall 2008 Haytoug Preview

Today, with the fall of the Soviet Union and an independent Armenian Republic, one of our leading concerns is finding ways to bolster our homeland’s statehood and development. Paramount in this concern is the need to ensure equality and a decent standard of living for the entire people of Armenia. Defending social justice and seeking

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