Three generations of a New Jersey clan are on the front lines of a culture-war fight over Christopher Columbus, their Italian heritage — and, they say, historical truth. It’s boiling over because a school district voted to remove all holidays from the school calendar, replaced by “Days Off.” The family’s youngest member, 19-year-old Chiara Ricupero...

Less than two months after adopting a 2021-22 academic calendar, the school board has revised it to take into account two Jewish holidays and buck the trend as far as “Columbus Day” goes. Some school districts — Branford included — had moved away from recognizing the name of the federal holiday on the second Monday of October that honors the Italia...

I am raising money to honor Italian American Veterans, by engraving the Columbus Statue in New Britain, Connecticut to honor those veterans and their heroic deeds. The following is the text we plan to engrave, in English and Italian."Erected in 1941, this statue stands as an enduring witness to the courage, dedication, and faith of our New Britain'...

Da circa un quarto di Secolo, ogni quattro-cinque anni, varchiamo il portone del palazzetto signorile che a Park Avenue ospita il Consolato Generale di New York, per intervistare il nuovo “generale in capo” da poco arrivato. Prima per America Oggi, da otto anni per La Voce di New York, di consoli generali ne abbiamo visti  tanti, tutti accoglienti,...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to another wonderful issue of our magazine. Things are getting better in Italy, as we tell you twice a week in our video and audio podcast We the ItaliaNews, which we encourage you to watch or listen to all the time. This past June 2, Italy celebrated 75 years of our Republic. At that time Italy chose the Republic and decide...

Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. He lived his life promoting Christianity and holding true to his values. He made four voyages in rough conditions to the New World, initially believing he was going to meet the Grand Khan and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the intention of converting the local people to Christianity. Columbus...

A western Pennsylvania judge will mediate a dispute over a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus in a Pittsburgh park. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John McVay declared an impasse in the dispute between the city of Pittsburgh and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America over the Columbus statue in Schenley Park, the Tribune-Review reported...

Holyoke has become the latest local community to ditch Christopher Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. In a 10 to 3 vote Tuesday night, the City Council voted in favor of the change, which communities across the country are making in recognition of Columbus’ role in the genocide and enslavement of Indigenous people in the Americas. In...

Today the House of Representatives of the Italian Parliament almost unanimously approved the motion presented by parliamentarians Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli and Federico Mollicone in defense of Christopher Columbus. It is a historic day. The motion was discussed on October 26, 2020 and it has been voted today. It was originally signed by 53 parliame...

In just four months’ time, the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations held two historic National Summit Meetings — NIAS One on Feb. 20 and NIAS Two on June 12 — which outlined the pressing issues facing our community and the emerging solutions to address them. More than 400 Italian American organizations, clubs and lodges...