Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near future. Many people may choose to change their citizenship, particularly those involved with or married to a person from another country, as well as individuals who are planning to remain in Europe for the fo...

“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.” He’s a little too uncomfortable to park the car, so he points things out from the driver’s sea...

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Casa Italia - Ballroom. 1621 N. 39th Avenue. Stone Park IL 60165 Director Gia Amella will be on hand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this sweeping documentary that explores the community's many contributions to the Windy City from the 1850s to the present. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and screenings begin prompt...

Filomena Magrone will celebrate her 100th birthday this month surrounded by family and friends. She was born on May 14, 1917, in Carbonara, Bari, Puglia, to Nicola and Cecilia Muschio. In 1934, Gaetano Magrone began rounding up friends who could play musical instruments and showing up in front of her house to serenade her. They were married the nex...

Una vita sospesa tra due continenti, il vecchio e il nuovo. L'America e l'Europa, l'Italia, terra d'origine. I due mondi che uniscono la vita di Joseph Tusiani, poeta e traduttore dei grandi classici italiani in inglese. I suoi versi hanno segnato la storia della letteratura americana, tanto da fargli guadagnare, oltre la fama negli States, la vice...

Joseph Vincent Iacobucci nacque, il 22 marzo del 1916, a Cincinnati in Ohio da Antonio ed Elisena. I suoi genitori erano entrambi nati a Chiauci oggi provincia di Isernia e lì si erano sposati il 7 dicembre del 1907. Joseph era il terzo dei quattro figli della famiglia Iacobucci. Vince, Louie e Frank erano gli altri fratelli. Antonio, il padre, pur...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi, a former two-weight World Champion who currently works as a commentator. Paulie tells the story of how he transitioned from Sicily to Brooklyn and had to learn to adapt to the diverse cultures and lifestyles, and how that led him to start his boxing career, desp...

Today we go west, to the Grand Canyon State: Arizona. The story of the Italians here starts with an important explorer, Father Eusebio Kino: we will learn about this incredible hero, another Italian explorer who helped many people, included a lot of Native Americans. Our guest, the person who will lead us through Italy in Arizona, is Massimo Paolil...

La comunità italiana nel mondo lo scorso anno ha raggiunto quota 5 milioni di persone, pari a più dell’8% della popolazione italiana, come a dire la quinta regione per estensione, dopo Lombardia, Lazio, Campania e Sicilia. Una regione “extraterritoriale” che negli ultimi 10 anni, stando ai dati ufficiali Aire e Istat, è lievitata di oltre il 55% pe...

Dante Alighieri Society is looking for 4 individuals to join a panel discussion on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on the subject of Italian immigration to the U.S. If you came from Italy within the last 10 years, or between 10 and 25 years ago, and have an interesting personal story to share with the audience, we want to hear from you. Those interested in sh...