The head of an Italian-American group is taking the fight over the city’s Christopher Columbus statue to the ballot box, planning to quiz each candidate in the upcoming election on their position on the monument. Angelo Vivolo, president of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, said his group would survey every candidate for city office in this year’s...

The city’s only Civil War monument was destroyed long before remembrances from that part of U.S. history became a national debate. A cannon from the USS Kearsarge — a warship best known for its defeat of a Confederate commerce raider during the Civil War — adorned what was known then as West Park on Main Street from 1901 until 1942, when it was rem...

Los Angeles depenna dal proprio calendario il Columbus Day. Raggiunto al telefono, il Console Generale d’Italia, il napoletano Antonio Verde, racconta gli umori della comunità italo-americana e conferma la posizione della Farnesina sulla scoperta dell'America quale patrimonio dell'umanità, offrendo al contempo qualche riflessione sulla figura di Cr...

Though Los Angeles City Council approved the name change from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day this week, Santa Clarita City Council will not likely be following suit. L.A.’s council sided with activists who oppose celebrating Christopher Columbus, attributing the genocide of indigenous people in North America to him. According to Mayor Camer...

Los Angeles has joined Seattle, Portland, and many other cities in replacing the annual Columbus day celebration with Native American Day. But that won’t happen in Philadelphia if the Italian-American community has anything to say about it. “We need to learn from history, not take down history,” said Marco Circelli, Executive Director of the Filita...

Amid calls to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Square, a Columbia University history professor and candidate for New York City public advocate has proposed keeping the statue, but dividing the public space around it into three educational "plazas." David Eisenbach unveiled his design Thursday, saying the three areas would repre...

Genova e Savona difendono Colombo dagli attacchi statunitensi. «Cristoforo Colombo è un simbolo per gli italiani in America e la scoperta del nuovo continente è un patrimonio dell’umanità, lo sostiene anche la Farnesina». Lo afferma il vicesindaco di Genova Stefano Balleari, intervenendo sulla decapitazione del busto dedicato al navigatore genovese...

The statue of explorer Christopher Columbus that looms over Astoria Boulevard was vandalized with the words "Don't Honor Genocide" — the latest in a public debate over whether the city should remove or alter monuments of controversial historical figures.  A vandal or vandals stenciled the message in what appears to be blue spray paint on the base o...

The organizers of the Columbus Day Parade are continuing their fight in defense of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle. A commission to be appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio will perform a 90-day review of monuments and memorials that may cause offense, and the 76-foot tall statue of the explorer has not been exempt, meaning it could...

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere. Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second Monday in October a day in L.A. to commemorate “indige...