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Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are committed in helping grow the game in Italy. Based on the meeting between high-ranking executives on both sides of the Atlantic at FIBS headquarters in Rome on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Italian baseball may be on the verge of Major League renaissance. MLB was well...

Readers discuss an article about how darker-skinned southern Italians faced racism a century ago and had to struggle for acceptance. Re “How Italians Became ‘White,’” by Brent Staples (Sunday Review, Oct. 13): My very white Italian-American children find it hard to believe when I tell them that their four great-grandparents who immigrated to the Un...

1.5 million Italian Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, amounting to some 10% of American soldiers in all. This is where the Santoro Family comes in. in an extraordinary act of patriotism, eight Italian American brothers enlisted after Pearl Harbor and fought for our country, with seven of them serving overseas at once. They w...

Italian Ducati-brand motorcycles have long been known as premium products, with a heritage of racing and sports bikes. Hardly a volume manufacturer, Ducati produces about 50,000 two-wheelers per year, with Italy as the biggest market and the U.S. as an important secondary. North America is 20 to 22 percent of global sales. The U.S. motorcycle marke...

As Italian-American Heritage Month continues throughout the United States, we are also set to celebrate one very special week beginning on October 21– La Settimana della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo, which celebrates the impact the Italian language has had around the world. While learning Italian is something that many Italian-Americans choose to do t...

My Neapolitan-born grandma did not believe in eating out at restaurants. The only time she went out to eat was on the occasion she craved Chinese food. And once a year on Mother’s Day, we would treat her and my mother to a fancy dinner at a steakhouse. I won’t use the words here that my grandma used to describe restaurant food, but let’s just say,...

World War II, the war to end all wars — more than any other event in U.S. history — exhibited the love, loyalty and patriotism Italian Americans held in their hearts for our nation. Italian Americans rushed to enlist to defend the U.S., and more than 1.5 million Italian Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, amounting to some 10%...

President Donald Trump defended the Christopher Columbus federal holiday and gave a shout-out to Mother Frances Cabrini during a reception celebrating Italian heritage with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday night. Trump said as long as he’s around, the national holiday honoring the Italian explorer will not be replaced by Indigenous...

People's habits change in subtle ways when they move abroad, and in food-obsessed Italy the changes are most obvious when it comes to eating and drinking. When you rst move it's likely you'll still be craving foods from home or (if you're like me) pouring milk into your tea for some time. But sooner or later you'll nd you've ditched your old ways a...

On Dec. 12, Frank Sinatra would have been 104. In those 100-plus years, few people in modern history have been as iconic, with as much influence on popular music as he had. Sinatra's songs are timeless and his persona was legendary. I recently came across some vintage pix of "Ol' Blue Eyes" and it reminded me just how much he was a part of my "inne...

Italian Short Stories for Beginners, narrated by actress Lucia Grillo for Touri Language Learning, contains 10 easy-to-listen-to, engaging, and fun stories that will help you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the Italian language. Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary, and spark your imagination wi...

Howard Zinn rode to fame and fortune on the “untold story” of Christopher Columbus—a shocking tale of severed hands, raped women, and gentle, enslaved people worked to death to slake the white Europeans’ lust for gold. Today, that story is anything but untold. Zinn’s narrative about the genocidal discoverer of America has captured our education sys...