Ciao from Rome, and (in a few days) Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a very intense month for us at We the Italians. First of all, we celebrated Veterans Day with the interview to Anthony Ficarri, the new President of Italian American War Veterans: the interview is also on this November issueof our magazine. On October 17th, in Rome, we attended the...

As I watched the disturbing events unfold in Charlottesville, Va., several weeks ago, I knew our Italian-American community would soon be called to once again address questions about statues celebrating Christopher Columbus and the day named in his honor. We would once again be called on to “defend Columbus” against efforts to remake his day into I...

The attacks against Christopher Columbus are almost every day in the local and national news. Cities that decide to celebrate Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day, statues vandalized, articles describing Columbus as guilty of genocide, angry people everywhere. Angry are also the Italian Americans, or at least the majority of them. We the Italian...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces the resignation of John M. Viola, president and chief operating officer of NIAF, effective December 31, 2017. The NIAF Board has begun a search for Viola’s successor. “John Viola’s leadership of NIAF connected the successor generation with its Italian culture, heritage and values,” said NIAF...

This episode features the second part of a series of interviews with National Italian American Foundation President John Viola, and Anthony and Patrick O’Boyle; all three are members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. We have a candid conversation with these passionate and active members of the Italian-American community ab...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with National Italian American Foundation President John Viola, and Anthony and Patrick O’Boyle.  All three are members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.  We have a candid conversation with these passionate and active members of the Italian-American community about w...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Anthony Scaramucci on his appointment to be the White House communications director. “Anthony Scaramucci has been an incredible supporter of our Foundation and the Italian American community, and we are proud of his accomplishments across so many different fields,” said John M. Viola, NI...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the sudden passing of Alfred Rotondaro, the former executive director of NIAF, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a leading figure in the Italian American community. “On behalf of our Board of Directors and our entire NIAF family, I can say this is a loss that is being felt...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its Fulbright-Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Scholarship in Criminology for 2018-2019. In its third year, this collaborative scholarship program, formed in cooperation with the Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone and the Fulbright Program in Italy, provides funding for o...

Una delegazione del Niaf, National Italian American Foundation, è stata accolta nel fine settimana appena trascorso a Giardini Naxos e a Taormina. Nell’occasione è arrivato in zona John Viola presidente del Niaf, ed era presente Alessandro Ferrara dirigente generale alle Attività Produttive della Regione Siciliana, Giuseppe Lombardo presidente del...