Another day, another historic statue comes down. This time in California, to no one’s surprise. On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted to remove a Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall. The California city joins a long list of other municipalities that have considered removing Columbus statues or have abolished Columbus Day in favor of In...

Another day, another historic statue comes down. This time in California, to no one’s surprise. On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted to remove a Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall. The California city joins a long list of other municipalities that have considered removing Columbus statues or have abolished Columbus Day in favor of In...

It looks like Christopher Columbus can stay put. For now. Earlier this month, New York City’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers announced that the 76-foot monument to Columbus can remain at the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, despite protests from groups claiming to speak for Native Americans. For both...

A little over a year ago, the New Paltz School District Board of Education passed a resolution which renamed the controversial holiday, Columbus Day, as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Now, the Town of New Paltz is following in their footsteps. During a January Town Board meeting, the idea of renaming Columbus Day as Lenape Day was initially tabled, but r...

On Tuesday, January 23, 2017, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Tuesday's vote was 10-1, with Aaron Peskin the only supervisor to vote against it. San Francisco Italian community leaders were shocked and surprised by this action, one that came with no prior warning...

Members of San Francisco's Italian-American community gathered at City Hall yesterday to protest last week's decision by the Board of Supervisors to rename Columbus Day. The Board voted 10-1 to designate the second Monday in October as "Indigenous Peoples Day." District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents the historically Italian-American Nor...

A Christopher Columbus statue that’s been the subject of repeated vandalism and an impassioned campaign to oust it from San Jose City Hall may finally find a new home after this week. The City Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to fork out $12,000 to remove the 6,000-pound marble monument, which activists have long decried as a symbol of genoc...

In one of the most diverse cities in the country, San Jose leaders Tuesday debated the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue standing in the City Hall lobby — a symbol that has ignited a storm of controversy and launched a petition drive for its removal. “I think everyone’s been twisting themselves into pretzels to avoid hurting people,” said May...

Under the auspices of C.I.A.O. Bay Area—the Coalition of Italian American Organizations—a protest will be held today, January 30, 2018 at 1:00 at City Hall. The protest is in reaction to last week's action by Supervisor Malia Cohen, who, in an apparent back-room deal, rammed through legislation that would change the name of Columbus Day to Indigeno...

Christopher Columbus wasn't just a poor explorer, but also a horrible human being who should never have been honored in the first place, according to School Committee member Daniel Elias. Elias joined in a unanimous vote on Wednesday to delete Columbus' name from the school calendar on the second Monday of October and replace it with Indigenous Peo...