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The Consulate of Italy in Detroit is hosting a new #AsktheConsul event. This time, you can ask questions about all of our Consular Services. Also, following this public online event, if you have questions regarding your own specific case, Consul Manca will answer them in private on Facebook Messenger.Join us on June 23, from 11 am to 12 pm for the ...

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Thursday the Christopher Columbus statue gifted to the city from Genoa, Italy in 1955 will be taken down from City Hall. One man has now filed a lawsuit following the announcement. Michael Young is asking there to be "proper legislation" in order for the statue to be removed. He, like some others, are upset i...

Anthony Taddeo, a graduate student studying music composition, has a love for a unique genre of music that stems from his ancestry.  Fascinated by Italian culture, Taddeo created Alla Boara, a musical group composed of Youngstown State University students who play Italian folk music. The name translates to a type of song that a worker would listen...

Anthony J. Siciliano was born in Chicago on Nov. 9, 1942, to Joseph and Mary (Parise). His maternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily, and his paternal grandparents from Naples and Calabria. The extended family lived in the predominantly Italian neighborhood surrounding Taylor and Halsted streets. World War II raged on, and shortly after Siciliano...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday said she doesn’t want Christopher Columbus statues in Chicago that have been targeted for vandalism taken down, but instead used to help educate people about “the full history” of the U.S. In recent days, a Columbus statue in Grant Park had “BLM” and “genocide” spray painted on it, and a statue in the Little I...

The status of a Christopher Columbus statue outside the Ohio State Capitol is likely to come up at a future meeting of the agency that manages the Statehouse grounds, after support has grown in Columbus to remove the city’s other prominent statues of the Italian explorer. Laura Battocletti, executive director of the Capitol Square Review and Adviso...

Columbus State Community College will remove the statute of Columbus that has stood on the grounds since 1988.  In a open letter on their website board of trustees president Anthony Joseph wrote: “We do not seek to erase history, but to make an intentional shift in what we visibly honor and celebrate as an institution. This is the first of many ste...

Nelle notti tra Venerdi' e Sabato sono continuate le ondate di atti vandalici con pitture sparse che hanno danneggiato e sfregiato le Statue in alcune citta' degli States, tra cui Chicago, dove ci sono 3 monumenti dedicati al grande navigatore ed esploratore genovese Cristoforo Colombo. Un atmosfera sempre piu' pesante quella che si respira negli S...

Detroit’s Christopher Columbus bust was removed from its pedestal on Monday as protests against racism and police brutality continue in the city. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan ordered the bust to be removed. It will be placed in storage as the city decides what to do with the monument long-term. The Columbus bust has been a target of vandalism in the c...

Vandals took aim at statues in Chicago parks this weekend – at least three were defaced in the last couple of days. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, paint was still visible on the Christopher Columbus statue in Arrigo Park, at 801 S. Loomis St. on the Near West Side. A Chicago Police squad car was standing by. Little Italy residents helped clean...

Since 1937, the United States has nationally celebrated Columbus Day in honor of the explorer who claimed discovery of the New World in his 1492 voyage. However, citizens have begun to question Columbus’ celebration, particularly in light of the growing acknowledgement of the violence and enslavement he perpetrated across Native communities. In fac...

IA Literati 2020 - virtual author presentations for the challenging season. This year the FREE seminar will be available WORLDWIDE from your home or mobile internet connection via international ZOOM Meetings software program application— –a virtual gathering on-screen portal. For any updated info please check our website tinyurl.com/casalibrary RSV...