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April 26-28, 2018 - JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE - Queens College, City University of New York - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan The 1935 song "Faccetta Nera," a paean to the Fascist imperialist enterprise in Africa, addresses the "little black face" that is the anonymous Abyssinian woman, an...

The Second World War prompted the establishment of many new military installations throughout California and Nevada, including the Sierra Army Depot. It was built in Herlong, California in 1942 as a storage facility for ammunition. To learn more, we join professional historian Alicia Barber for this segment of Time & Place. Located about sixty mile...

Author’s note: This is the first installment of a serialized story that recounts my return to Italy and my grandfather’s journey to the U.S. My grandparents poured into me all the Italy they couldn’t fit into their children. To others they spoke broken English, but to me, the first born grandchild, it was always their Italian, so I became the only...

The reintroduction of Alfa Romeo into the United States market was gradual, calculated and effective. FCA decided to reacquaint U.S. drivers with the iconic Italian brand first as a high performance nameplate with its first model before adding a strong luxury vibe for the American motorist with the second. Now, the third and latest import in this v...

Is the maker of the Nutella chocolate spread about to gobble up Nestlé’s U.S. sweets business? Ferrero, the historic chocolate company owned by Italy’s richest family, is attempting the biggest takeover in its history, worth $3 billion. The food group based in Alba, northern Italy, the third in the world of chocolate, has the sweet snack division o...

In the summer of 1994, as no football fan needs reminding (since the Republic of Ireland was there), North America hosted the World Cup for the very first time. This weekend marks the anniversary of the final and the concert that preceded it, the night the Three Tenors - Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti - who'd sung on the eve of the deciding match...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with National Italian American Foundation President John Viola, and Anthony and Patrick O’Boyle.  All three are members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.  We have a candid conversation with these passionate and active members of the Italian-American community about w...

The performance is described as “A shamanic experience not to be missed. It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”. “WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational! Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic,...

Nancy M. Cappello, PhD is being honored by the largest Italian American service organization in the United States, UNICO, with its Americanism – Civis Illustris Award for her outstanding work in communities in the US and around the world. This year, the national meeting and awards ceremony is being held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and S...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Anthony Scaramucci on his appointment to be the White House communications director. “Anthony Scaramucci has been an incredible supporter of our Foundation and the Italian American community, and we are proud of his accomplishments across so many different fields,” said John M. Viola, NI...

On October 25, 2007, Salvatore Giunta and his 173rd Airborne Brigade team went on a night patrol in the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan and stepped into history. The unit was ambushed and came under Taliban fire from all directions. In the heat of the battle, 22-year-old Giunta did something almost unimaginable. President Barack Obama described w...

Gabby Capuzzi figured her lacrosse-playing days were over when she completed a stellar career at Ohio State. The Pennsylvania native got into coaching and has steadily risen in the collegiate ranks, spending the last three years as the top assistant at the Naval Academy. Capuzzi certainly could not have imagined competing in the Federation of Inter...