The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza across from the Union Station. The festivities will begin at 10:45 am with music from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Other featured parts of the program include: US Joint Services Honor Guard, Knights of Colu...

After a unanimous vote, the City of South Fulton is changing the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The resolution was drafted by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Baker. It says the day “recognizes the tremendous and unique contributions of the people who inhabited the United States of America prior to its colonization.” Baker wrote on his Facebook...

San Francisco has always been an important location for the Italian emigration. History is mixed with innovation, and both tell the story of how Italian hard work and creativity are rewarded by the entrepreneurial spirit that finds a perfect welcome in San Francisco and its surroundings. Consul Lorenzo Ortona heads the Italian Consulate General in...

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. “Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest,” says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. “The queen will be the s...

The School Committee navigated through turbulence Wednesday before deciding that it wouldn't reinstate Columbus Day in the school calendar. Dozens of Italian-American residents pushed committee members to change their minds — "It has divided Pittsfield," Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi told them — but members of the School Committee said their duty...

Much has been written about the violence perpetrated on the natives of the islands where Columbus landed in 1492 and during his subsequent landings from 1493 to 1504. According to these authors, Columbus is responsible for the torture and genocide of – what some claim – may be millions of natives and is also blamed for initiating slave trade. Autho...

A debate that has flared up across the country for years took center stage in the Berkshires last night when the Pittsfield School Committee’s decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the school calendar overtook the city council meeting. A petition by Ward 7 councilor Anthony Simonelli that would state the city council’s op...

Fra le tante piccole Fiat Cinquecento che, oggi, stanno invadendo Agrigento, ce n'è una dai colori e dai disegni tipicamente siciliani. E' di proprietà di Salvatore Brucculeri e Stefania Piccolo.“  Una macchina stupenda - siciliana doc - che fra sei mesi si trasferirà, assieme ai suoi proprietari, in America e parteciperà anche al Columbus day. L'a...

Historically, Brooklyn has always been a very popular destination for the Italian emigration to the US. Many places in Brooklyn were and some of them still are populated by many Italians. Now that this borough is getting cooler and cooler, it still is fundamental for the narration of the Italians in New York. The Federation of Italian American Orga...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, a global leader in Financial Services, has been named Grand Marshal of the 74th Columbus Day Parade.  Mr. Chiarello has been President of First Data since 2013, where he oversees the business and technology solutions created for First Data's cl...