Vandals have damaged the Christopher Columbus statue in a Yonkers city park. Yonkers police say the two-foot plaster statue in Columbus Memorial Park was knocked off its pedestal overnight. Police found the front part of the statue at its base and the back part at the top of a hill. Neighbors are outraged by the vandalism. "I have a lot of Italian...

Mayor de Blasio isn’t sure if Christopher Columbus is still statue-worthy, but a parade is a different story. “I will definitely be marching in the Columbus Day Parade,” de Blasio said Monday in Brooklyn. “The parade is a moment to express our pride in our Italian heritage, for all of us who are Italian, and for others to recognize the contribution...

As with most episodes of misguided outrage and mass hysteria from the liberal left's culture war of political correctness, this latest campaign against Gaetano Russo's iconic Columbus statue reveals their blatant hypocrisy and disregard for the very immigrant story they claim to champion.  A basic understanding of the actual history behind the Colu...

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...