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Congress envisioned a white, Protestant and culturally homogeneous America when it declared in 1790 that only “free white persons, who have, or shall migrate into the United States” were eligible to become naturalized citizens. The calculus of racism underwent swift revision when waves of culturally diverse immigrants from the far corners of Europe...

On October 12, 1492, after a perilous, two-month journey across the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus and his crew aboard the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria landed in what is today The Bahamas. This watershed voyage ushered in the Age of Exploration, changing the course of history and setting the foundation for development of our Natio...

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House on Oct. 16, the White House said on Friday. The two leaders will "celebrate the strong and enduring historical ties between the United States and Italy, which underpin our bilateral relationship," the White House said. The Italian president plays a mainly c...

The "entire" Italy spirits and liqueurs sector is at risk from US tariffs, wine and spirits federation Federvini said Wednesday. "The US tariffs put at risk the entire sector of the production of spirits, liqueurs and cordials," it said. "Trump's axe may hit a hundred or so companies and several thousands jobs," it said. "The tariffs will spell a n...

Columbus Day is soon upon us. As an Italian-American, I am extremely proud that the “officially recognized“ discovery of America was proclaimed by an Italian. But, as a Jeffersonian, I have some thoughts about American holidays in general and what should be officially recognized as a national holiday. Jefferson was memorialized for that. There are...

Italy’s Illycaffe could reach its goal of opening 200 cafes in the United States within five years as part of a broader drive to expand its business outside its home market, Andrea Illy, the chairman of the premium coffee maker said. The project - which would mark a significant expansion overseas for the Italian roaster - is conditional on finding...

Antoniette G. Carpinelli-Miro is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever in the field of Bookkeeping as Owner of Titanium Bookkeeping Services, a double entry recording financial transaction company.  Titanium Bookkeeping Services serves small businesses and sole proprietors locally and remotely utilizing a secure...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, continues its new initiative highlighting interesting facts about the Italian American experience in America with concise, interesting and fact-filled videos. Dubbed “The ONE VOICE Minute” the latest edition is a second video a...

Netflix and Mediaset are forging an alliance in Italy under which they will jointly produce seven feature films, a move that marks the U.S. streaming giant’s biggest Italian content deal to date. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will officially unveil the movie titles and specifics of the multi-year pact at an event in Rome next Tuesday. The deal was firs...

Auguri to NIAF Member John E. Nevola for his new book The Final Flag, a historical novel that details the degrading treatment of Italian Americans during World War II. While the U.S. Government drafted Italian American young men to fight overseas, the Government also arrested and jailed without due process, interned, seized properties and forced re...

Ambriola Co Inc’s mammoth warehouse in West Caldwell, New Jersey, is crammed full of boxes and wheels of harder cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Grana Padano - and more is coming, lots more. Phil Marfuggi, president and chief executive officer of Ambriola, a unit of Auricchio SpA, one of Italy’s largest cheese producers, is...