Harvard has quietly adjusted its calendar to recognize the second Monday in October as both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, reflecting a move by the City of Cambridge to rename the holiday last year. Still, some Native American students say they want the University to formally renounce Columbus Day, arguing that the Italian explorer shoul...

A formidable convocation of legal eagles met behind closed doors to hatch a plan to protect the controversial Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle. Marianne Bertuna, who is the President of the NYC Chapter of the Columbian Lawyers Association, which is named after Christopher Columbus, held a closed-door meeting with over 100 lawyers and...

Baltimore City Council met with Italian American Civic Club (IACC) October 2 by the invitation of IACC President, Joe Di Pasquale, and Dr. Marc DeSimone, Chairman of the Board of Governors. Under discussion was the concerns of Baltimore's Italian-American community pertaining to the recent vandalism perpetrated against the Columbus Obelisk on Harfo...

Shrewsbury Street in Worcester years ago wasn’t just a place for Italian families to hang out – it was the place. It was their home, the birthplace of so many Italian-American children. There was, or so it seemed, an Italian bakery on just about every corner of the street. You couldn’t get through summer without a feast or festival of some sort eve...

Austin will no longer officially recognize Columbus Day after Austin City Council voted Thursday to replace the holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Although Thursday’s vote will have no direct effect on the federal holiday—which celebrates Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the lands of the western hemisphere every second Monday o...

L'Umbria punta alla conquista dell'America con un progetto dedicato al mercato statunitense, di rilevanza strategica e finalizzato a  riposizionare il  ‘brand’ della regione dopo gli eventi sismici dello scorso anno. E’ quanto si propone il “progetto Usa” approvato dalla Giunta regionale dell’Umbria su proposta del vice presidente ed assessore al t...

Columbus Day isn't just for Italians anymore. In an effort to make Columbus Day, the annual celebration of Italian heritage, more inclusive, several local Italian heritage groups have combined to organize a new event. The 2017 New Columbus Day Celebration will be held on Monday and will honor all immigrants who have found their way to Colorado. Fou...

With monuments honoring Christopher Columbus regularly being defaced and destroyed, it’s clear this year’s Columbus Day (Oct. 9) celebrations will elicit strong debate over the explorer’s legacy. But by looking at Columbus in the greater context of the history of civilizations, one can see that much of today’s anti-Columbian fury is either misguid...

The 65th annual Cleveland Columbus Day Parade will step off at noon Monday, October 9. The parade will take place in Little Italy, where it moved in 2003 after decades downtown. The 15th parade in Little Italy will begin at Murray Hill and Cornell Roads and proceed north to East 125th Street and Fairview, then turn north on Fairview and march back...

This replaces Columbus Day with the new holidays on any county calendars, schedules and administrative materials. Starting in 2019, the second Monday in October will be observed as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day, according to a motion passed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Late Tuesday night, council members vote...