Tuesday, May 7, 12:30–2:00 pm. Room VC 3-160, Baruch College, CUNY. Award-winning cultural critic John Gennari will explore the sonic dimensions of Italian American life, discourse, and music in the 2019 Friedman Symposium at Baruch College on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in room 3-160 of the Vertical Campus, 24th Street and Lexington Ave...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

John Gennari, Associate Professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont, explores the cultural products of the encounters, now destructive and now creative, between African America and Italian America, in conversation with Francesca Bellei, PhD student in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Journeyin...

Barnes & Noble, Inc., along with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, today announced that more than 100 Italian-American authors will be marching up Fifth Avenue in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio, was named Grand Marshal of the 73rd Columbus Day Parade and created the theme for this year, “A Ce...

Wednesday May 24 6PM-8PM EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 In the United States, African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early as nineteenth-century African American opera star Thomas Bowers—“The Colored Mario”—all the way to hip-hop entrepreneur Puff Daddy dubbing himself “the B...

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6pm: Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge. John Gennari, University of Vermont. Location: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor - New York, N.Y. 10036 In the United States, African American and Italian American cultures have been intertwined for more than a h...