Gianfranco Rosi's 'Fuocoammare' was among five films nominated Tuesday for the best documentary Oscar this year. Golden Bear winner 'Fuocoammare' ('Fire at the Sea'), was shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants' dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of t...

  Olindo Melaragno nacque a Forlì del Sannio (oggi provincia di Isernia) il 1 novembre del 1867 (il padre, Leonardo, morì l’anno dopo la nascita del piccolo). Sin da piccolo mostrò una intelligenza vivace ed una straordinaria capacità allo studio. Ma era soprattutto nella scrittura che eccelleva. In Italia assolse il dovere militare. Immediatamente...

Baltimore has a very lively Little Italy, and a promotion center that does a lot of interesting and important things to represent and promote what's Italian in "The city that reads", as once somebody nicknamed it. The President of this Promotion center is a young successful Italian very proud of his roots. We're thankful to Gianni Andracchio for...

As you all know, in our interviews we try to stay as far as we can from politics. It is a very sensitive topic, and We the Italians is completely impartial and unbiased, on both sides of the ocean. This is fundamental to understand the approach we are using regarding the topic of this interview, as to say the relation between Mussolini and the Unit...

by Eileen Buckley   Stories of Buffalo's Italian-Americans will be revealed this weekend when a brand new film premiers. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley met with one of the writer and producers of the film, Joey Giambra of Buffalo, to discuss the creation of "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow". The film opens in 1939. It was the Great Depression -- a tim...

WTI Magazine #9    2013 Dec, 13 Author : Paolo Battaglia      Translation by:   December 6, 1907 - The Monongah Mine disaster of Monongah, West VirginiaHistory is punctuated by terrible accidents that killed hundreds of miners. In Cherry, Illinois on November 13, 1909, 259 miners died; at least seventy-three were Itali...

Jim Damiano knows all about immigration and Alzheimer's.The McKinney author is touching both with library-worn hands and generational words. After decades untold, his family's life has found its way onto the pages. Both sets of grandparents came through Ellis Island as Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. His father brought home English from his...

Sappiamo a livello di aneddoti quanto sia difficile rimanere a vivere e lavorare negli Stati Uniti.Non tanto andare ma rimanere. Ma davvero è così?   Utilizziamo statistiche invece di 'sentito dire' per comprendere meglio di quanti sogni si trasformano in realtà. Pochissimi Italiani riescono a raggiungere lo status di residenti per...

In the current debate on immigration policy, we see two opposing views toward new arrivals — some are welcoming, some want to seal the borders and keep them out. Were immigrants always treated with ambivalence, with one arm open?   My study of an Italian religious community in Hartford suggests they were. I recently read dozens of articles f...

Billy the Kid, al secolo Henry McCarty, è stato uno dei banditi pistoleri più famosi di tutta la storia americana ai tempi del Vecchio West. Nato nel 1859 e morto nel 1881 è diventato leggendario per le sue sparatorie e avventure, terminate con la morte per mano di Pat Garrett, celebrata e raccontata da diversi film.   Sulla sua testa era st...