George Floyd

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Ani Jermakian is a talented young artist with a cause: making people’s lives better through her artwork. She says, “the motive of art is healing.” The 23-year-old native of the Wilbraham, a suburb of[...]

MEDFORD, Mass. — The constant discussion of COVID-19 in America has been changed in the last few weeks to an ongoing discussion of race. People in law enforcement throughout the United States are reassessing their policies and approaches[...]

By Jessica Stewart MINNEAPOLIS (mymodernmet.com) — For Dr. Artyom Tonoyan, the need to be politically active started at a young age. Growing up in Soviet Armenia, he saw firsthand how protests could bring a wave of change. So as an[...]

By Levon Brunson Whenever a police car passes by, I know that more likely than not there are good officers inside, that they mean well for me and my community, and that I’ll be safe. However, even if small, the chance that they’ll[...]

The unnaturally quiet days of the pandemic lockdown came to a screeching halt with the murder of African-American George Floyd, who was choked to death while in police custody in Minneapolis. The disturbing video of the subduing and[...]

By Anaïs DerSimonian Special to the Mirror-Spectator As Armenians, we are all too familiar with the violence and oppression that our ancestors endured during and after World War I. Our grandparents and great-grandparents were treated as[...]

CHICAGO – Protesting over the death of George Floyd deteriorated into looting in Chicago’s downtown and migrated into the suburbs over the weekend. Armenian-owned businesses and institutions were among those in danger and some suffered[...]