Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! There are some very important news coming up! The first, officially, we can announce now: on October 12, 2019 in Siena, Tuscany, we will organize the first Columbus Day in Italy! We don't know yet what it will be: certainly not a parade like the ones that are organized in America. It's a first t...

There are 17 million people living in the United States who, thanks to historical reconstructions of their family register, would be entitled to be Italian citizens. It is another Italy that extends our borders, a widespread Italy. For each of them, Made in Italy is synonymous with something well done, with taste, elegance, to perfection. They show...

Video: https://www.raiplay.it/video/2019/05/L-Italia-con-voi-17-05-2019-e18febff-f0ff-4ab3-8743-40b0827fb8c8.htmlMay 17 2019 Roma, Italy

Vermont has joined a handful of states in renaming Columbus Day to honor Native Americans. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Friday recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. A half dozen states, including Vermont, and several cities, have made the change. The governors of Maine and New Mexico signed sim...

A community discussion about whether or not to change Columbus Day on the borough calendar to Indigenous Peoples’ Day morphed into a debate, with Italian Americans statewide and beyond weighing in. The Glen Rock Borough Council unanimously voted on Wednesday night not to remove Columbus Day. What started as an informal discussion ballooned into a r...

Residents voted Monday night to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in town after a spirited debate about the meaning of the day and Columbus’ legacy in U.S. history. That was the result of a heated debate on the first night of Annual Town Meeting, however, a debate on a new school will have to wait until the second night of the meeting...

The groundbreaking ceremony at Columbus Square started out as the kind of event that takes place all the time in Philadelphia — a few shiny shovels stuck in a pile of dirt, the people who worked on the project sharing congratulations. But this one played out differently Monday in a green pocket of South Philadelphia, where Native American-rights...

A Cleveland city councilman is leading the charge to see a change in the celebration of the holiday known as Columbus Day. Councilman Basheer Jones, and some of his colleagues and supporters rallied on the steps of Cleveland City hall Monday night. They called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day. The hope is to ho...

Christopher Columbus has been described as “paranoid, narcissistic and ruthless” by The New York Times. The Biography Channel claims he “enslaved and mutilated native people.” Not to be outdone, MTV News claims “Columbus was a genocidal rapist.” The problem with these claims is that they rely almost entirely on James W. Loewen, author of “Lies My T...

Residents debated whether Columbus Day should be changed to Indigenous Peoples Day at a public forum with the Select Board Monday. The request came from a petition from the town group, World of Wellesley (WOW) asking the town to consider changing the October holiday as a way to acknowledge the genocide of Native Americans and the loss of their home...