Christopher Columbus' ships are sailing back into town. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta, which drew crowds when they were docked on the North Shore in 2012 and 2009, will be returning to Pittsburgh on Sept. 30. The ships, which are operated by the Columbus Foundation, will be docked at Station Square in the South Side and will be open to t...

Standing at the end Boulevard, next to the tennis courts at Byrd Park, is the first statue of Christopher Columbus erected in the South. In the early 1920s, Richmond's Italian-American community – about 1,000 strong – wanted to gift a statue of their kinsman to their adopted home.   The residents hoped city officials would add a Columbus sta...

In 2013, the Mercer County Italian American Festival Committee donated and erected a statute of Christopher Columbus on the site of their building in Hamilton Township, a municipality comprised OF 70% Italian Americans. Shortly thereafter, irresponsible vandals defaced the statute by blackening the face. Cavaliere John Scarpati called it a despicab...

Members of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org) were pleased this past weekend to join the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association, New Jersey State Senator President Stephen Sweeney, and other dignitaries, in rededicating the Christopher Columbus statue at the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton Township....

Atty. Mark Bufalino, left, stands with Herman Castellani, president of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County, in front of the statue of Christopher Columbus, located on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street, Pittston. Bufalino's father, the late Atty.   Charles Bufalino, was president of the Columbus League of Luzerne...

by Frederick Melo   Move over, Christopher Columbus. The second Monday in October is now known as Indigenous Peoples Day in the city of St. Paul. The resolution was sponsored by all seven members of the St. Paul City Council and approved Wednesday to heavy applause from a crowded, upbeat audience.   It encourages other institutio...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition as well as Coalition members UNICO Nation, the Anti-Bias Committee of UNICO and the UNICO Columbus Parade Committee (www.iaovc.org) are adding its voices to the growing chorus of organizations and public officials shocked by the recent defacing of the Christopher Columbus statue in Hamilton Township, NJ. &n...

By Kevin Shea A 7-foot statue of Christopher Columbus that stands in front of the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton was defaced with graffiti sometime this weekend, police and officials said. Columbus' face was painted black, the number 13 was written on his chest and the letters "FU" were scrawled on the ground in front of the ped...

Se vi domando: "Chi sono gli italiani rappresentati sulle banconote americane?", probabilmente risponderete in coro "Nessuno", siccome ogni banconota porta con se il ritratto di un presidente, e come ben sappiamo tutti, non c'è mai stato un presidente italiano.   Ovviamente per italiano intendiamo di origine italiana perchè secondo la costit...

By Kenneth C. Crowe II   The city's Christopher Columbus monument has been defaced with gang-related graffiti for months, and the memorial is becoming overgrown. Located in Columbus Square at the intersection of Jacob Street, King Street and Fifth Avenue, it is just a couple of blocks from City Hall.   That spray-painted tag "540...