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...

As part of their Celebrate Your Italian Heritage Month events, the Fairfield library, 261 Hollywood Ave., will host Tracing Your Italian Ancestors presented by Stephen Conte at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Conte is the producer and host of cable television's "Family Historian." Since 1988, "Family Historian" has been bringing the science of genea...

Every time I speak with a member of the Italian American community, what impresses me most is the reference to the region of his/her family comes from. I find it interesting as it explains very well how strong the sense of belonging to the local community is, when we speak about a quite young country such as Italy. As a matter of fact, Italy is th...

By Kelsey M. Boudin   You may be a Papasergi. Or perhaps a Carbone, DiGiglio, Pezzimenti or Scutella. And if you're still living in the Olean area, it's possible your family and others close by emigrated from the same Italian region — maybe even the same town — during a wave in the early 1900s.   The likely genealogy of those fam...

With the help of Marco Mancassola, an Italian author and journalist based in London, a few weeks ago the New York Times tried to explore the reasons why Italian migration is growing so rapidly.    According to the author, in the 1990s Italian migration was "mainly associated with the flight of researchers, scientists and other highly sk...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   Alison Greene is four-foot-something with a gregarious personality, dark eyes, curly hair and a quick smile. You like her as soon as you meet her. I first met Alison at a meeting for an Italian memorial in Portland, where she intrigued me with the admission that she had discovered she was Italian only 8 years ago....

Via a tour di 10 turisti per volta nei 30 edifici della struttura (ASCA) – New York, 2 set 2014 – Per la prima volta in 60 anni, i turisti che sbarcano a Ellis Island potranno visitare l'Immigrant Hospital: l'ospedale situato a sud est dell'isola che tratteneva i pazienti considerati troppo malati per ottenere l'accesso negli Stati Uniti.  ...

By Joseph Sabino Mistick This past Tuesday, 50 or so Pittsburgh Italians gathered with family and friends in a basement Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District to view the premiere broadcast of "The Italian Americans," a two-part PBS special recounting the travails and triumphs of the Italian diaspora. Two WQED personalities were there...