Harrison Colony DAR Chapter partnering with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sponsors an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus. The contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve.   Each year the DAR and the NIAF agree upon a topic for use during the academic year, and contest instructi...

A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is drawing more questions than support in South Bend. Common Council member Henry Davis Jr. has introduced a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day, or Native Americans Day, instead of Columbus Day. Similar changes were made last year in Seattle and Mi...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   He is the man who discovered America without realizing it. The navigator for excellence. A symbol of the Italian sense of adventure and a pride for both sides of the Atlantic. Cristoforo Colombo was born in Genoa, at the end of...

It's been 521 years since the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue/in fourteen hundred and ninety-two." Since then, there have been thousands of parades, speeches and statues commemorating Columbus, along with a critical rethinking of his life and legacy.   But the question remains, how did a man who never set foot on...

Rain did not deter the members of the UNICO Delmarva Chapter, family and friends from enjoying animated conversation, competition and good food at the chapter's bocce tournament held Oct. 11 at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton.   The event celebrated Columbus Day weekend and Gov. Jack Markell's proclamation of October as Italian American...

On behalf of the East Hanover Italian American Club, the Executive Board and myself, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the residents of East Hanover Township. Without your support and generosity, we would not be able to continue the Annual Morris County Columbus Day Celebration, a great tradition of Italian culture and heritage. We...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere has joined with other leading organizations in an initiative called Save Columbus Day. This initiative was formed after the City of Seattle recently voted to have an "Indigenous Peoples Day" on the same day as Columbus Day.   Please go to WWW.SAVECOLUMBUSDAY.COM and sign the petition to...

Hudson County held a Columbus Day Commemoration, which included the raising of the Italian flag, on Oct. 8 in front of the William J. Brennan Court House in Jersey City.   Among those featured in the commemoration was Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, who was joined by a host of municipal honorees from Jersey City and Hoboken, all of whom...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC) is campaigning against those who aim to eradicate Columbus Day by enacting measures to get all Italian Americans involved in defending our heritage and saving our holiday.   The IAOVC is asking Italian American friends and organizations to sign the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) S...

All of a sudden, at the beginning of October 2014 Seattle has turned into the center of the communications in and about the Italian American community. What happened in the north western city that was so important to cause this? The Seattle city council voted to transform Columbus Day in Indigenous Day. We are glad to be able to talk about this, a...