Christopher Columbus is of importance not only to Italian Americans, but to the majority of Americans who have European and Latino lineage. His quest to find a route to India, while navigationally flawed, represented a new way of thinking for mankind, and a way to use one’s natural curiosity to embark on challenging endeavors. We as Italian America...

Over 2,000 people signed a petition to replace the Christopher Columbus statue at the State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota with a statue of the seven time Grammy Award-winning singer Prince. Community organizer Wintana Melekin created a petition to replace the Columbus statue with a Minnesota icon and Purple Rain singer Prince. The petitio...

“Giù le mani da Colombo” è il nome del comitato promosso dalla Italy America Chamber of Commerce di New York. Nata nel 1887, la più antica Camera di Commercio internazionale al mondo, da sempre vero ponte tra l’Italia e gli Stati Uniti non ci sta alla messa al bando del Navigatore. Il Comitato si fa promotore e capofila delle tante realtà Italiane...

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...