The debate over turning Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples’ Day has people riled up on both sides, prompting calls for more civility.  The mayor and council discussed the idea of changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day or adding the second recognition to the first, at their April 24 meeting. The discussion came in response to about 14 em...

ATTENTION All Italian Americans: We Need You to Be There! PLEASE – this is our best opportunity to stop this insanity…we can’t have Glen Rock; NJ eliminate Columbus Day!!! Make plans to attend on May 8, 2019 – get there at 6:00 pm! Here is the response to our request for a meeting with the Glen Rock Mayor and Council: Mayor Packer forwarded your me...

For 30 years, Hernando Colón, the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus, travelled the world with a quest, albeit one very different to that of his coloniser father: to build the biggest library the world had ever seen. Between 1509 and his death in 1539, Colón travelled all over Europe – in 1530 alone he visited Rome, Bologna, Modena, Parma, Tu...

Maine joined a small but growing number of states on Friday that have renamed Columbus Day to honor indigenous people as part of a movement to recognize the dark side of colonialism in the Americas. Several cities and a handful of states have made some move to celebrate Native Americans on the federal holiday dedicated to the 15th century explorer...

Joe Piscopo weighed-in on Glen Rock's consideration to change Columbus Day on its 2020 Borough Calendar to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Piscopo, former Saturday Night Live comedian and an Italian-American who regularly talks about his heritage on his radio show, Piscopo In the Morning on 970AM The Answer, asked why Glen Rock "would do something like th...

A bill that a broad coalition of Native American groups endorsed to celebrate a day for indigenous people on Columbus Day was signed into law Thursday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the only current governor in the U.S. enrolled as a member of a Native American tribe.  The Republican said the bill was a fair compromise that gives Oklahoma residents...

Glen Rock is considering renaming Columbus Day, or adding a second title, Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Mayor Bruce Packer said he had received emails requesting the change, similar to action taken by cities and states across the country in recent years. Posing the question to council members at the April 24 meeting, he noted that Glen Rock would be the...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, a national organization dedicated to defending Italian Americans against bias and defending their heritage, is campaigning to save Columbus Day in Vermont. The group is based in Bloomfield NJ. Andre DiMino, Communications Director of the organization, was a guest on WDEV Radio Vermont and the Gene Valicenti...

In the letters Christopher Columbus wrote about his exploration of the islands he landed on and traveled through in 1492, he describes the land, people and climate he encountered. He doesn’t mention his journey across the Atlantic – that seafaring information was in a journal that has its own scrutiny. As with the letters, the journal was also hand...

Goodbye, Columbus. Vermont is on the brink of abolishing Columbus Day in a politically correct blow against colonialism. “You know, it’s just a day, and we’ll get through it,” said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R). He also said he is likely to sign the measure, which passed both houses of the state legislature this week, into law. The legislation will o...