It is not easy to gather the Italian Americans in national organizations. They tend to be part of local ones, but to have them together in something bigger is not easy. This interview is about one of the few national Italian American organizations, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and its very active President, Basil Russo. Basil is a gen...

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from ... somewhere in the US! As October is the Italian Heritage month, I'm travelling around the East Coast and the Midwest to celebrate Italy in the US, the Italian Americans and meeting a lot of friends of We the Italians...

In the United States there are 144 places named after Columbus: cities, towns, lakes, rivers, provinces, villages, townships, counties and of course the District of Columbia. America also has more than 200 statues, busts, monuments, memorials, bas reliefs dedicated to him; while it's impossible to count paintings and other artworks. Nevertheless, i...

Delaware has a nickname that says everything: it is called the "First State". This is just one of the things we talk about with the guest of this new interview. Our friend Richard A. DiLiberto, Jr. is one of the major personalities of the Italian American community in Delaware.   Let's discover what he does to represent this wonderful community,...

  WTI Magazine #80    2016 June 17Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 80th issue of our online magazine. During this month a lot of things have happened, and I want to briefly tell you about them. First of all, like every year on Memorial Day We the Italians paid our res...

The Christopher Columbus Society of Yorktown held its annual elections in December. Newly elected as officers of the organization are Mark Palancia (president), Bobby Violante (vice president), Ron Delasandro (treasurer) and Joe Tuccito (secretary). Elected to the Board of Directors were Angelo Gallinelli, Bob Giordano, Rob Gisolfi, Mike Nac...

Congratulations to NIAF member Cav. John Scarpati for his community efforts, which restored the Christopher Columbus statue in Mercer County, Hamilton, N.J. The statue, that for many in the local Italian American community stood as a reminder of Italian culture, had recently been vandalized.   Scarpati and the Mercer County Italian-American...

There are very few people in the US and in Italy that have dedicated their life to study the Italian American community as much as Anthony Tamburri. We the Italians has been willing to interview him for a long time: and so, we're very happy to be able to offer all our readers, both in the US and in Italy, this Christmas gift. And we're grateful to...

By Thomas Lucente Last week, as Columbus Day approached, I was considering writing a column singing the praises of the Italian explorer. After all, Adm. Cristoforo Colombo was one of the most important figures of the second millennium despite what some in the third millennium try to claim.   Then Columbus Day arrived and my blood began to b...

By Eric Obernauer   Asked how travel has changed since Christopher Columbus' epic voyage to the New World, one wag once observed that Columbus headed for India and wound up in Santo Domingo. Today, if you head to India, you get there. It's your luggage that winds up in Santo Domingo.   Still, in an age of space exploration and superco...