Historian Rafael Ortiz begins his book, “Christopher Columbus The Hero” with: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it; and sadly the lies about Columbus and the anti-Columbus Day movement are growing and becoming mainstream.” It was on Oct. 12, according to the old Julian calendar, that Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas a...

La delegazione pugliese guidata dal presidente Michele Emiliano si trasferisce a Washington per iniziare gli incontri istituzionali collegati alla grande cerimonia per il 43esimo Anniversario del Galà NIAF che si terrà sabato: la Puglia è la Regione d’Onore per il 2018 alla National Italian American Foundation, la fondazione che rappresenta gli olt...

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) proclaimed the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, the day that the federal government has designated as Columbus Day. While the move, whether it’s done by states or cities, such as Asheville, is intended to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans, it does draw some controversy among thos...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens held its 41st annual Columbus Day Parade in Astoria last Saturday, marching from Kaufman-Astoria Studios to Columbus Triangle at Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street, at the foot of the statue of the Great Navigator. Scenes from the event, starting at the top left: Dignitaries and invited gues...

Il governatore dello Stato del Texas, Gregg Abbott, seguendo l’esempio del Presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump, nel giorno delle festività del Columbus Day, ha proclamato quello di ottobre come l’Italian American Heritage Month. Ne dà notizia Vincenzo Arcobelli, presidente del Ctim e consigliere del Cgie. “È con molta soddisfazione che nel gi...

Si sono concluse domenica 7 ottobre con un Gala Banquet presso l'Italian American Cultural Society (IACS) a Clinton Township, una delle città residenziali dell'area metropolitana di Detroit, le manifestazioni del Columbus Day 2018 programmate dal Committee Celebration presieduto da Tony Vivona. Gremitissima di ospiti, oltre cinquecento, l'ampia Sal...

It was a small round object sent around the planet, and it changed the course of human history. Call it "Spudnik." It was a potato. On Columbus Day, the U.S. commemorates the grand global changes - discoveries and destruction alike - that unfolded after Christopher Columbus linked the New World and the Old. But some scholars take a more granular vi...

Per la prima volta, collocata nella prima parte del corteo, la Puglia, ha sfilato ieri a New York, sbarcando sulla Fifth Avenue, per la Columbus Day Parade, la più grande manifestazione dell'orgoglio italo-americano che ogni anno attira migliaia di persone. In testa alla delegazione pugliese, il presidente della Regione Michele Emiliano con Luca Sc...

Bensonhurst’s Italian-American community came out in droves on Saturday, Oct. 6 to celebrate the borough’s own 37th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade, which routinely marches along 18th Avenue, also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, after the Italian name for the explorer. The southern Brooklyn parade preceded the city’s larger scale Columbu...

Among the distinguished honorees at the 36th Annual Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade yesterday was Michael A. Maffucci, Italian Business Leader of the Year. “This has been a real pleasure,” said Maffucci. “It was an honor to be nominated and be part of this great event. I look forward to being part of this parade for many more years to come.”...