In an effort to fight the hateful rhetoric of neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville earlier this month, many protesters and government officials have called for the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the country. But for some, Confederate monuments represent just the tip of the iceberg — and...

Following the chaos of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the fight over the removal of confederate monuments across the nation, an unrelated historical figure has also become a target: Christopher Columbus. While Columbus — who has an American holiday named after him — was an ambitious pioneer, he was also known for his violent tactics used to coloniz...

“Cristoforo Colombo, il grande Ammiraglio, è il personaggio italiano universalmente più noto e attraverso la sua figura intendiamo celebrare il forte legame tra gli USA e l’Italia e l’intero settore marittimo italiano ed il mare stesso, fonte di vita, di scambi e di unione fra i popoli”. Così Susy De Martini, Coordinatrice di Forza Italia negli USA...

Some people around the nation are asking the question tonight -- isn't anything sacred anymore? This comes after a growing number of protests are being made against communities that honor Christopher Columbus. In some of those communities statues and monuments to the early explorer have been vandalized. In Oberlin, Ohio  a state whose capital is na...

Italian-American politicians blasted their paesano Mayor de Blasio for considering the removal of statues of Christopher Columbus as part of a commission to ditch symbols of hate. “You’ve chosen to reopen historical arguments that are 400 years old,” Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) said. “And your actions, whether you want to admit it or n...

An online petition calls for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from Columbus Park in Buffalo -- and for the park's name to be changed, as well. As of mid-day Thursday, more than 800 people had signed the Change.org petition -- which was approaching its goal of 1,000 signatures. The petition references efforts to remove Confederate monu...

A Washington, D.C. councilman has reportedly proposed bills that would remove references to the Italian explorer from the nation's capital. David Grosso, a city councilman since 2013, has also suggested that Columbus Day should be renamed “Indigenous Peoples' Day.” In an interview with NBC Washington's Chris Gordon, Grosso shared his thoughts on Ch...

Akron could soon abolish Columbus Day — what some in a deeply divided America equate to yet another celebration of slavery and white oppression. City Councilman Russ Neal is proposing that the Oct. 12 holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ fateful and first American landing in 1492 be changed to Indigenous People’s Day to celebrate Native American...

Lacking any Confederate monuments to vilify in Detroit, protesters over the weekend went after Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and landed in America, the first identifiable European to do so. Columbus’s statue stands at Randolph and Jefferson downtown, erected by proud Italian-Americans in 1910 in recogn...

A battle is brewing inside San Jose City Hall to remove a statue some say represents violence and genocide. The San Jose Brown Berets last week launched a petition to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby, its home since the East Santa Clara Street building opened in 2005. “That part of history was written in my people’s b...