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Balkan Voice Illuminates The Immigrant Experience

The Sunday sun shines brightly over the city, as the allure of immigrant stories beckons us. In the realm of the Balkan Voice, we gather around to celebrate the triumphs and tenacity of extraordinary Americans hailing from Serbian descent. Our Culture Editor Milos Rastovic has woven together a mesmerizing tale of the great inventor, Mihaljo…


From Immigrant To Inventor: Mihajlo Pupin In His Own Words

In the annals of scientific history, there are few individuals who have defied the odds and left a lasting legacy as profound as Mihajlo I. Pupin. With an astonishing tally of 34 patents to his name, Pupin’s multifaceted persona encompassed the roles of scientist, professor, writer, diplomat, humanist, and patriot. In the year 1874, a…

Alex Machaskee : My Experience With Serbia Is A Long List Of Missed Opportunities

Alex Machaskee’s family history is a rich tapestry of immigration and adaptation, woven across generations of Serbian Americans. His paternal grandmother, Milica Uzelac, hailed from Glina, Croatia, and married Alexander Macesic upon their arrival in the United States via Baltimore. Their sojourn across the vast expanse of the Atlantic brought them to the shores of…

The Last Farewell To Miroslav Michael Djordjevich

In mournful tones, we announce the passing of Miroslav Michael Djordjevich, a great Serbian-American whose legacy shall live on. This champion of the Serbian cause established the Serbian Unity Congress in 1990 and ascended to its presidency, leaving an indelible mark on the Serbian-American community. In 1990, Djordjevich founded the Serbian Unity Congress and became…

The Immigrant Journey Of Nikola Tesla In His Own Words

Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American scientist and inventor, is a figure of awe and admiration in the world of scientific-technological development. His incredible inventions have revolutionized the modern world, from the rotating magnetic motors to wireless communication, electrotherapy, and beyond. Tesla’s brilliant mind and ingenuity have left an indelible mark on history. Yet, Tesla’s path to…


Trump’s Indictment: The validity of charges against Trump

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a grand jury in New York on 34 charges of falsifying business records in the first degree, in violation of New York Penal Code Section 175.10. Each charge pertains to a check or voucher paid from the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust. The grand jury indictment alleges…


Chicago Mayor Initiates Sweeping Changes To Enhance Public Safety

CHICAGO—Mayor Brandon Johnson unveiled a comprehensive public safety and engagement plan on Thursday, announcing a major financial investment of $2.5 million in violence prevention efforts. The funding will be provided by the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities’ 8th annual Chicago Fund, a public-private partnership. The investment aims to support violence prevention and youth outreach…


Mobile Makers To Host First-Ever ‘Maker-Tinker-Thinker Block Party’ In Chicago

CHICAGO—Mobile Makers is set to host its first-ever “Maker-Tinker-Thinker Block Party” on May 13 at 3390 W Bloomingdale Ave, in partnership with several neighborhood organizations, including The Waste Shed, West Town Bikes, Palenque LSNA, Chicago Tool Library, OnWord Skate Collective, and Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail. Mobile Makers is a nonprofit organization that offers youth…

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Chicago Names Avery R. Young As City’s First Poet Laureate

CHICAGO—Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced the appointment of avery r. young as the city’s inaugural Poet Laureate. The move marks the city’s commitment to promoting the literary and creative communities and to providing opportunities for artistic expression and engagement. As Chicago Poet Laureate, young will work to promote poetry and its value to the…

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Chicago Mayor’s Vaccine Mandate Ruled Unlawful

CHICAGO—Your termination for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 may not be the end of the road, thanks to a recent ruling by the state labor board. The Illinois state labor board has ruled that union workers in Chicago who were fired for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 must be reinstated. This decision comes…

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Queens Night Market Offers Global Culinary Adventure For New Yorkers

NYC—Queens Night Market is back for another season of global culinary adventure, and food enthusiasts and residents of Jackson Heights are eagerly anticipating its annual opening. This event offers a diverse selection of reasonably priced global cuisines such as Afghan mantu, Peruvian ceviche, Trinidadian shark sandwiches, and Sichuan ice jelly. In addition to the food,…

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New York City’s Largest Free Summer Child Care Program, Summer Rising, Opens Registration On Monday

NYC—Starting Monday, registration opens for Summer Rising, New York City’s largest free summer child care program. Families can enroll their school-aged children for classroom-based learning and recreational activities, which are typically expensive. This year, the program aims to allocate its 110,000 available seats in a more equitable manner, unlike previous years where registration was on…

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