Any donation amount is appreciated and will help. We are making great progress. Only $6,300 to go. Now is the time to ensure that your name is on the monument. What an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for your family. The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation (UMCF) (an IRS recognized 501c3) is now accepting tax deductible donations to relocate the...

by Scott Wise   The statue of Christopher Columbus erected where Boulevard hits Byrd Park in Richmond was vandalized on Columbus Day. A message left with the Richmond Department of Public Works about the Columbus statue vandalism has not yet been returned. Monday was Columbus Day and the words "lies" and "genocide" painted on the Columb...

By Jackie De La Porte   History is history and Christopher Columbus ushered in the European "Age of Discovery" in 1492. Although there may have been many forays by previous explorers, Asians, Vikings, etc., into what is now known as the Americas; it was following Christopher Columbus' exploration into the "New World" which, yes, was i...

By Jennifer Dericks   In honor and celebration of Columbus Day, Sparta UNICO will be dedicating a monument to Christopher Columbus. The ceremony will be on Monday at 9:30 a.m. and will feature guest speaker Judge Nepolitano from Fox News.   The monument, along with two flag poles and lighting will be on ground donated by the Township...

By Daniel Bethencourt   In what could be dubbed an act of criminal irony, a statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit was vandalized just in time for this year's Columbus Day. The statue, located at Jefferson and Randolph right next to city hall, was splashed with fake blood, and a hatchet was taped to his forehead as if it had...

By Brian Handwerk   America's love affair with Christopher Columbus has been a rocky one. Some savor his day to celebrate Italian-American heritage, while others chafe at the impropriety of honoring a man who enslaved and killed thousands of native peoples.   But our ubiquitous statues and "Columbias" testify to how passionately most...

by Louie Castoria Filmmaker Christopher Columbus discovered actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. On the second Monday in October each year we remember someone else by that name. This year the day falls on Oct. 12, the traditional date for Columbus Day, and the anniversary of Columbus' first landing in the New World in 1492....

Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi. Monday, October 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Chicago, IL. Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi for a fun-filled afternoon of learning while acting and playing. Discover the story of Cristoforo Colombo and how he got from Genova to the coast of the New World while making friends with other chi...

By David Ddanzis   The Sparta chapter of UNICO — the country's largest Italian-American service organization — will unveil a monument in honor of Christopher Columbus Monday morning at Dykstra Park. "We've been trying to do this for many years and it's finally becoming a reality," said Ken Carafello, Sparta UNICO president.   "It...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Auburn will hold its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Springside Inn in Fleming. The dinner will honor the Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, for his leadership in the Catholic Church communities and to recognize him as the first Italian-Amer...