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...

#RespectForColumbus L'ulteriore sfregio ad una statua di Colombo, notizia di queste ore, e la mobilitazione di città e Stati contro la memoria e i simboli della scoperta dell'America da parte del navigatore genovese e il Columbus Day- iniziato qualche anno fa e proseguito tutt'ora per rivendicare i diritti di un sedicente movimento indigenista- si...

Italian-American leaders vowed Tuesday to fight “like never before” to prevent the city from removing statues of Christopher Columbus, a day after a top elected official called for monuments honoring the explorer to be included in a city review. The leaders had assembled at Columbus Circle to protest a skit about Italian-Americans on “Saturday Nigh...

Maryville High School tenth grade students set a record for participation in the DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest with more than 60 students submitting an essay, according to Belva Dawson, contest chairman. Participation certificates were presented to 20 students with the top-rated essays. The winning essay was written by Mason Walk, who rece...

Christopher Columbus could be next on the monuments chopping block. The 76-foot structure honoring the explorer at Columbus Circle should be among the statues reviewed by the city for potential purging, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said on Monday. She made the remarks while advocating for the removal of a different statue — of controv...

Desidero rivolgere un appello alle forze politiche italiane presenti ed attive sul territorio Statunitense affinché si adoperino con i loro rappresentanti e delegati a partecipare di presenza  il 30 Agosto a Los Angeles per l’audizione da parte della commissione che deciderà se abolire definitivamente il Columbus day. I Rappresentanti dei Comites,d...

In a unanimous vote Monday night, Oberlin City Council voted to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. "Columbus Day is a touchy subject for some folks. However, the history of Columbus Day speaks for itself," said a supporter. Residents packed council chambers as the second Monday in October was forever changed in the cit...