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Armenians in America

President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire more than a century ago has been greeted by celebrations from Armenian Americans. While the nation has yet to feel the repercussions of such a bold statement on our geopolitical relations with Turkey, it is a time to remember the contributions of the Armenian diaspora in the nation’s socio-cultural life from art, music, food and politics. Learn more about the genocide and how the experiences of the Armenian diaspora has shaped the nation.
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Democracy Now!

Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide of 1915, Despite Decades of Lobbying and Denialism by Turkey

As President Joe Biden makes history by explicitly describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a "genocide," "Democracy Now!" speaks with Peter Balakian, Pulitzer Prize-winning Armenian American poet and professor at Colgate University.
Los Angeles Armenian Community Marks 106th Anniversary Of  Armenian Genocide
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Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide; Hundreds Gather in Southland

Hundreds gathered to mark the 106th anniversary of the beginning of the mass killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during World War I, and to celebrate President Joe Biden's formal recognition of the atrocities as a genocide.
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PBS NewsHour

Why Biden declared mass killings of Armenians a genocide

Why Biden declared mass killings of Armenians a genocide
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PBS NewsHour

Photographer connects Armenians displaced around the world

Photographer connects Armenians displaced around the world
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PBS NewsHour

Why Turkey doesn’t use the word ‘genocide’ for Armenia

Why Turkey doesn’t use the word ‘genocide’ for Armenia
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Andy Kozanian at Kozanian Ranch Market

Andy Kozanian explains uniquely Armenian foods, and shows Marcus how to make lavash.
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The Migrant Kitchen

Creating a New Armenia in the Kitchen

An author's cathartic culinary journey as she reflects on her family's harrowing experience through the Armenian genocide.
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Transcendent Music

Director Ashley Harris takes viewers inside the world of DJs and the L.A. dance party SBCLTR to see how traditional music, particularly an ancient Armenian instrument called the duduk, is being used by 21st century artists. 
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