Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

At their recent regular meeting on Wednesday, June 21, the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education passed a resolution to designate the school holiday that falls on the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Curriculum will be developed for all New Paltz schools to support the new focus, with the board’s intention that th...

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) will award scholarships to 14 area students this month. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee, which was headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford. Eight $1,000 scholarships and six $500 scholarships will be presented June 22 a...

A Los Angeles City Council committee will continue Wednesday night to explore a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day. The meeting, a rare council evening event set to begin at 6 p.m., will be a continuation of the Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee discussion...

If there is one reason why Italian Americans are especially proud of their ethnic roots, it is because Italy happened to be the birthplace of the first explorers and navigators who “discovered” – or better, “re-discovered” – America at the end of the 15th century. As we all know,  it all began in 1492 with Christopher Columbus’ groundbreaking first...

The smell of Italian food came billowing out of Nutley’s Parks and Recreation Building on 44 Park Ave. when the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee held their annual Taste of Italy Fundraiser.. Trays of food such as sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and rollatini, penne vodka, balsamic glazed sausage, chicken marsala and francais...

Ciao St Louis would like to announce that the organization will be presenting the Italian Festa and 150th Anniversary of the Columbus Day Parade in St. Louis MO. There have been a number of requests for information on participating in this years parade. Please click here to download a parade application. For safety and traffic concerns, there will...

The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado. The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” that originate...

Officials in a Vermont town have approved a public vote on celebrating Indigenous People's Day, instead of Columbus Day. The Valley News reports Hartford's Selectboard unanimously approved the vote, scheduled for Town Meeting Day in March 2018. Selectboard members were divided on the issue during a meeting last week, with one questioning the his...

The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus Day, according to a researcher who has focused on Columbus’ religious motives for exploration. “They’re blaming Columbus for the things he didn’t do. It was mostly the people who came after, the settlers,” Prof. Carol Delaney told CNA April 25. “I...