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Is Christopher Columbus getting a bum rap? Has he finally been bought, packaged and sold to captive audiences as a greedy, murdering brute? Can a case be made — a convincing and well-documented case at that — proving that this now trendy, revised history of Columbus is where the myth really lies? Columbus Day 2018, is the first where one East End b...

Columbus Day has become synonymous with Italian Heritage Day, a time in which Italian Americans remember the sacrifices made by their parents and grandparents, and the contributions Italian Americans have made in the U.S. The time-honored Columbus Day parades began in the late 1800s as Italian immigrants strived to create a sense of self-esteem and...

In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship fleet, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first spotted the Americas.  His historic achievement ushered in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of the world.  Columbus’s daring journey marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration that transformed the Western Hemisph...

Pork roll or Taylor ham. Sub or hoagie. Sprinkles or jimmies. These are the food fights we love to have, because everyone has a opinion. And everyone is sure their opinion is the right one. But here in New Jersey, another debate simmers with no end in sight: sauce versus gravy. Italian-Americans will defend – with gusto – their position, citing gra...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Awards Gala, October 13, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, will recognize a select group of distinguished honorees who have contributed at the highest levels in business, science, the arts, and government. Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Con...

Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mark E. Amodei (R-NV-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Italian-American Delegation, sent a letter to Donald Trump requesting a Presidential Proclamation of October as Italian-American Heritage Month. Pascrell and Amodei coupled their request with the introduction of a resolution in the House of R...

As cities across the country increasingly reject Columbus Day, choosing instead to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, Italian-Americans have sent a clear message: Their holiday isn’t going down without a fight. Columbus Day, named for the Italian explorer who sailed to the Americas on behalf of Spain more than 500 years ago, has become a painful re...

The US World Herald can exclusively reveal the 100 most common Italian last names in America. A team of Census researchers spent months going through data according to the lead author of the study. The ranking includes a diverse collection of names from Amato to Volpe. Coming out tops were 48,126 people registered as Russo. Arthur Himler, managing...

L'attualità con tante notizie per gli italiani all'estero. Una rubrica dedicata alla lingua italiana realizzata con la Società Dante Alighieri. Attenzione particolare riservata alla nostra moda grazie ad esperti del calibro di Dominella che interverrà nella rubrica 'Moda in Italy'. E poi tanta musica dal vivo, senza dimenticare le storie dei connaz...

Columbus Day has fallen on hard times in recent years as a result of congressional legislation in 1968 making it part of the Monday holiday scheme, meaning that it could fall, as it does this year, on a date removed from actual history. Then some entities in the nation don't observe the day, noting that Christopher Columbus was associated with ex...

Jeff Porter, beverage director of the Bastianich Group and one of the most influential sommeliers in the US for fine Italian wine, together with I.E.E.M. (http://www.ieemusa.com) and Colangelo & Partners (http://www.colangelopr.com), has created ‘Sip Trip,’ a new Web-based show that will give Italian wine lovers an up-close & personal view into som...

October is here, and that means cooler temperatures, Halloween and, apparently, pizza! Yes, October is National Pizza Month. As if we really needed a reason to celebrate pizza! The Italian original is a favorite to many Americans, and Canadians as well! According to the website www.pizza.com, 93% of the U.S. eats pizza at least once a month. Nation...