Adattarsi a qualsiasi lavoro e impegnarsi a fondo". In un momento di grave crisi occupazionale in Italia, soprattutto a livello giovanile, è questo il consiglio che con estrema concretezza dà oggi alle nuove generazioni un emigrante abruzzese di successo, Sante Auriti, uno dei più conosciuti maestri artigiani d'America.   Il suo genio e il s...

By Tom Atwell   Armando Polito sailed to the United States in 1920, when he was 10 years old, with his mother and siblings. His father, Giovanni Polito, had been in America for eight years, successfully running the Napoli restaurants in Maine. Shortly after Armando died in 2003, his daughter – Nancy Jo Polito – had trouble sleeping one...

Presentation of the Library of Congress-Anniversary book and lecture: "Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience." By co-author and guest speaker Dr. Mario B. Mignone, SUNY, distinguished service professor at Stony Brook University, and editor of Forum Italicum.   For the first time...

Presentato in anteprima nazionale lo scorso 21 ottobre alla PictureHouse Theathre di Pelham il documentario di John Maggio, The Italian Americans. Il documentario sarà la grande novità narrativa dell'anno per la comunità italiana d'America e per l'Italia. Negli Stati Uniti il film, della durata di 4 ore, andrà in onda su PBS, diviso in due puntate...

By Pam McLoughlin   The five historical societies of the Ethnic Heritage Center celebrated Sunday with an informal sharing of traditions and food from African-American, Jewish, Irish, Italian and Ukrainian cultures.   Mayor Toni Harp, who attended part of the celebration, praised the center for all its "great work," and noted how the...

Looking for Italian traces all over the 50 States, this time we get back to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State: more precisely to Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania. One of the main concerns that several Italian American friends have told us is that young Italian Americans could feel their bound with their heritage in a different, slighter way. Well,...

The Historical Society will honor 130 years of Italian-American presence in Wilmington with an exhibit in Willingtown Square Gallery to kick off the new year. Little Italy, Big Festival will examine the vibrant history of Wilmington's west side, known as "The Hill" to early generations of Wilmington's Italiani. Early settlers, businesses, cultural...

By Brad Petrishen Seventy-five years ago today, the fallout on U.S. immigrants from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. The FBI, on orders from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began rounding up Japanese people deemed "potentially dangerous," more than 100,000 of whom ended up in internment camps.   But while the story of Japane...

In the original Little Italy in Manhattan where once only Italian was spoken (indeed, only the dialects of those who arrived even before the existence of an official Italian State), now no longer lives anyone actually born in our country. Chinatown grows more and more each day, and the Italians have moved up in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, The Br...

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychology Volume 02, Issue 09: Italian-American Women: Identity, Art, & Culture.The goal of this program is to help clinicians understand the experiences and challenges faced by patients belonging to immigrant populations.   After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will...