It is not easy to gather the Italian Americans in national organizations. They tend to be part of local ones, but to have them together in something bigger is not easy. This interview is about one of the few national Italian American organizations, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and its very active President, Basil Russo. Basil is a gen...

Questa volta, verrebbe da dire, un Visti da lontano (un po' un Visti da New York al contrario) posso farlo io. Cosa vediamo dall'Italia del Columbus Day? A prima vista nulla, perché nessuno ne parla. Si dirà che siamo alle prese con i fatti di casa nostra: la tenuta del governo sul Jobs Act (ma è proprio necessario chiamarlo così?), la città di Gen...

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is once again joining efforts with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor a national essay contest on Christopher Columbus.   The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools or those who are home schooled. This contest i...

A refurbished statue of Christopher Columbus is now on display in Pueblo. The Sons of Italy unveiled the refurbished 109-year-old statue during their annual wreath-laying ceremony marking Columbus Day on Monday.   KOAA-TV (http://bit.ly/1saz3ax) reported that the ceremony unfolded as protesters, some of them in Native American headdresses,...

By Kevin Shea A 7-foot statue of Christopher Columbus that stands in front of the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton was defaced with graffiti sometime this weekend, police and officials said. Columbus' face was painted black, the number 13 was written on his chest and the letters "FU" were scrawled on the ground in front of the ped...

by Mark Lord   Little could good ol' Chris have known when he set out on that now-famous journey so many years ago that someday he'd have countries and cities, rivers and universities, at least one federal district and a national holiday named after him ... not to mention all the annual parades that commemorate his varied contributions to th...

On behalf of the East Hanover Italian American Club, the Executive Board and myself, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the residents of East Hanover Township. Without your support and generosity, we would not be able to continue the Annual Morris County Columbus Day Celebration, a great tradition of Italian culture and heritage. We...

There are very few people in the US and in Italy that have dedicated their life to study the Italian American community as much as Anthony Tamburri. We the Italians has been willing to interview him for a long time: and so, we're very happy to be able to offer all our readers, both in the US and in Italy, this Christmas gift. And we're grateful to...

Harrison Colony DAR Chapter partnering with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sponsors an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus. The contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve.   Each year the DAR and the NIAF agree upon a topic for use during the academic year, and contest instructi...

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) announced a Senate resolution supporting the preservation of Columbus Day as a federal and state holiday. The resolution will be formally introduced at the next Senate session. "New Jersey has the second highest population of people of Italian ancestry in the country," Senator Pennacchio said. "For the 1.4 million Ita...