100 years after winning the Bantamweight Boxing World Championship, Pete Herman might be the greatest athlete in local history, that many New Orleanians have never heard of. "After a few years, people forget about things like that," Pete Herman's grandson Ralph Marshall said. "But back then, 50 to 100 years back, everybody knew who he was." &...

Ciao from Rome! Happy 2017!! This year will bring to us several big news, we are working very hard on them. Our book continues to be offered on Amazon with a discount, but soon we will publish a new one: "We the Italians in 2016". It will have both the English and the Italian version of the 24 interviews published in 2016, plus in the ebook there...

On January 29, 1972 in the typical restaurant "Il Toro" in Sampierdarena (Genova) a table of sportsmen decided to found the first Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italian Football Americano, FIFA), with the desire and hope to be able to introduce in the peninsula the fascinating agonistic image of this stars and stripes sport.

By Anthony Noto Cable television magnate Rocco Commisso has purchased a majority stake in professional soccer club the New York Cosmos. According to Sports Illustrated, the purchase was contingent on extending the team's division status for the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 2017. Once that was sanctioned, a deal was cut with Seal Spo...

Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO has add outdoor bocce courts for their member's enjoyment. These outdoor grass court have been set on the croquet course. Plans are to make the courts more permanent by removing the grass and adding a more level and faster courts with sides for a more profession game. On January 2, 2017 the Italia America Bo...

by Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans   Good times are here again!!! The Italian American Bocce Club is back from our Holiday Break with TWO Open Bocce Nights this week - both Wednesday (1/11) and Thursday (1/12) at 7pm. We will be taking sign-ups for our Winter Leagues as well, which will begin on Wednesday, January 25th and...

By Dave Nordman   Chris Colabello was an Assumption College junior when the Red Sox ended their 86-year championship drought by winning the 2004 World Series. Colabello was a big fan of the team and its manager, Terry Francona. He still is.   "I've always been a Tito guy," Colabello said. "I just love the way he goes about h...

St. Louis hosted for 30 years Rita Levi Montalcini, who worked here at the science that gave her the Nobel Prize. But this is not the only Italian trace in the city of the Show Me State. When you get to Marconi Avenue, in The Hill, St. Louis' Little Italy, you start to understand that not every Italian neighbourhood in America has disappeared or re...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The XXXI Olympic Games of the Modern Era in Rio de Janeiro give us an opportunity to tell the life of Pietro Mennea, an Italian man who was first of all an athlete, and then became the symbol of the Italian tenacity and versatili...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 81st issue of our online magazine. At We the Italians there's a lot going on. We're working on a complete restyling of our website, which will be ready in September and won't disappoint our readers. In...