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by Dr. Emanuele A. Alfano   The history of anti-Italian American bias manifests a blatant bigotry for the past 100 years. Long before the entertainment media chose Italian Americans as whipping boys the American press maligned them in news reports, columns and in cartoons. With the advent of movies, radio and TV programming the incidence of...

by Matthew Rocco   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) is launching a new program that provides free college tuition for dealership employees, as the automaker looks to combat high turnover in the industry.   Employees of participating Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat dealerships in the U.S. can earn a "no-cost, no-debt" degree from S...

By Salvatore Buttaci   Who has not heard the classic cop-out, "I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't"? That old "Shoulda, coulda, woulda." So many wondrous events would occur if fewer folks wielded "would" as a weapon instead of "will." The former is built on conditions; the latter on volitions. "Would" tries to excuse the speaker...

By Erin Strecker   Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will go cheek to cheek once again. In a new interview, Bennett shared that he and Lady Gaga, who is currently hard at work on her upcoming solo album, plan to release another album together, this time of Cole Porter classics.   "It's going to be all Cole Porter songs," Bennett told Vu...

Twenty-four university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships.   Seventeen students in New York include: Tzintzun Aguilar Izzo of Colton;Thomas Alia and Joseph Bronzo of Staten Island; Alessandra Angelino ofKatonah; Nina Angileri of Middletown; Alice Bongiorno of East...

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) aumenta ulteriormente la propria offerta per i passeggeri che voleranno fra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti la prossima estate.   Fra maggio e giugno 2015, il vettore statunitense riprenderà ad operare numerosi collegamenti stagionali per soddisfare la crescita della domanda di voli da e per l'Italia durante il periodo...

Barilla America is excited to announce today the celebration of its 20th year of business in the United States. With an unwavering commitment to quality, Barilla has simultaneously innovated and conceptualized new product ideas and offerings over the past two decades. Drawing from the immense success of its bread and pasta businesses in Europe, Bar...

Are you celebrating Columbus Day on Monday? Inhabitants of US cities from Santa Cruz, Calif., to Belfast, Maine, will instead observe Indigenous Peoples' Day next week. On Wednesday, as Phoenix, Ariz., became the largest city to make the switch, Bostonians rallied outside City Hall to press for a similar change.   Advocates say that the...

by Claudio Bisogniero   The Year of Italian Culture in the United States was an extraordinary act of public diplomacy. A show of pride that was deeply felt, especially in a time of crisis like the present.   Fellow Italians in the United States, the myriad of American admirers of our country -- among them twenty-six million Italian Am...

by Briana Palma   Frances Mayes is best known for her memoirs about life as an expatriate in Tuscany, including, of course, Under the Tuscan Sun, the wildly popular book that tells her story of buying and renovating an abandoned villa in the town of Cortona.   After publishing six more books about Italy, among other work, Mayes is bac...

Alfa Romeo sure took its time in getting back to us, but after driving the 4C sports car, we're in a pretty forgiving mood.   With a wildly curvaceous body that looks like a shrunken Ferrari, the mid-engine 4C is bristling with drama and bravado. At a glance, you'd think it cost two or three times its starting price of $55,195 (including des...

by Nichola Groom   The sporty Alfa Romeo brand's growth into one of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' main global brands, along with an imminent U.S. relaunch, is on target, its North American chief said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. Reid Bigland, who also heads U.S. sales for the Chrysler Group, said FCA's commitment of $6.5 bill...