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We stand with Armenia! Just what does that mean? – Armenian Weekly

| May 27, 2021

Boston, Mass. (Photo: Knar Bedian, October 2, 2020) During these times of disappointment and uncertainty, it is natural to share slogans that reflect our feelings, particularly towards the homeland.

Belief – Shaping The Reality Of Life In The Asian Diaspora – Cinelinx

| May 27, 2021

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Canadas Ricepaper Magazine has teamed up with Dark Helix Press to bring you Belief, a collection of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction by writers of Asian descent from across the world. This new anthology, the third in the Ricepaper Magazine series, includes a wide range of stories all connected by the theme of belief, a notion personal to each individual sharing a piece of themselves in their works. This book is a platform for both established and new writers to share their voices in a publishing landscape that is often difficult for racialized writers to navigate

"There is a Wealth of Talented Singers in the Diaspora, But no Platform to Showcase Their Talent" – Gary McCook, founder of the Jamaica…

| May 27, 2021

Garfield Gary G McCook is the Founder of the Jamaica International Independence Festival Song Competition (JIIFSC) which is bringing a traditional Jamaican cultural event overseas. McCook left Jamaica 34 years ago to seek opportunities in the USA. He has resided in Georgia for 20 years

Georgia State University, Clinton Global Initiative Partner To Improve Educational Opportunity In The Caribbean – Georgia State University News

| May 27, 2021

ATLANTAThe Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora (CSAD) at Georgia State University has partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) of the Clinton Foundation to help Caribbean nations strengthen their educational systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. CSAD and CGI have established the Caribbean Educational Working Group (CEWG), made up of partners representing multilateral organizations, the private sector, policy makers, nonprofits and community members across the Caribbean region working to support development of innovative models for education delivery in response to the gaps and deficits revealed by the pandemic. We are excited to partner with the Clinton Global Initiative and to help lead this important effort to improve educational opportunities for children in the Caribbean, said Jennie Ward-Robinson, co-director of operations and outreach for CSAD.

On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India’s virus fight – The Associated Press

| May 8, 2021

Indias large diaspora long a boon to Indias economy is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left people to die outside overwhelmed hospitals. Around the world, people of Indian descent are donating money, personally delivering desperately needed oxygen equipment and setting up telehealth consultations and information sessions in hopes of beating back the outbreak. Two humanitarian groups in the U.S

6 famous members of the Armenian diaspora that have taken the world by storm – Daily Sundial

| May 8, 2021

After 106 years, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to recognize the atrocities committed against the Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, using the word genocide for the first time since President Ronald Regan. The 1915 Armenian Genocide, known as the first modern-day genocide of the 20th century, was an orchestrated crime against humanity in an attempt to annihilate the Armenian people as the Turkish Ottoman Empire massacred 1.5 million Armenian lives.

Join Influential Black Women From Across The Diaspora At The ESSENCE I Am Speaking Summit – Essence

| May 8, 2021

Black women have always been at the heart of global progress and change, and ESSENCE is proud to introduce a new space where we can harness our collective power like never before. Join Black women leaders from across the diaspora as we unite to raise our voices in conversation and sisterhood at the first-ever ESSENCE I Am Speaking virtual townhall event, streaming Thursday, May 6 at 5PM EST/2PM PST on ESSENCE Studios and ESSENCE.com. Together, we will reflect on how 2020 changed the world and the role Black women will play in leading progressive action for the future on global scale.

A long wait: Indian diaspora sends Covid aid, but it gets stuck in the process – India Today

| May 8, 2021

As India battles the second wave of coronavirus infections with an acute shortage of medical equipment, representatives of the Indian diaspora say they are finding it hard to send medical aid to NGOs, hospitals and civil society groups in the country. The reason, they say, is a cumbersome clearance process and the Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) rates. Even after reaching India, several consignments of oxygen concentrators are lying at airports due to IGST rules.


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