Houston police say someone vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue in Bell Park overnight. Police were called to the scene between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Bell Park in the 4800 block of Montrose. It appeared someone dumped red paint on the statue. According to a plaque, the Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston donated the statu...

A public forum in White Plains on the potential landmark status of a Christopher Columbus statue sparked controversy over whether or not Columbus is a figure worth celebrating. The forum, held by the Historic Preservation Committee in the Common Council Chambers on July 9, gave citizens of White Plains the chance to voice their approval or disappro...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced Thomas Iovino, the Founder of Judlau Contracting, Inc., and CEO, Judlau Enterprises, LLC, and Dr. Laura L. Forese, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, as honorees of the 2017 Columbus Celebration. They will join Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman Leonard...

Local groups are preparing to install a bust of Christopher Columbus in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center, an important historical figure particularly for Italian-Americans but controversial for others.The Town Council unanimously approved the monument’s placement last year. It’ll be installed on Columbus Day. Dick Fortunato, coordinator...

This weekend Festa Italiana at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront includes an exhibit featuring several artifacts from the Christopher Columbus Museum located in the Columbus Antique Mall. The items at Festa Italiana are available for viewing Saturday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, July 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1...

On Monday, Oberlin’s City Council was ready to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day; however, in a bid to seek another solution, Order ISDAPresident Basil M Russo took to the podium and articulated why the national holiday must be preserved as it symbolizes and celebrates Italian American heritage. Backed by more than...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

At their recent regular meeting on Wednesday, June 21, the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education passed a resolution to designate the school holiday that falls on the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Curriculum will be developed for all New Paltz schools to support the new focus, with the board’s intention that th...

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) will award scholarships to 14 area students this month. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee, which was headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford. Eight $1,000 scholarships and six $500 scholarships will be presented June 22 a...

A Los Angeles City Council committee will continue Wednesday night to explore a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day. The meeting, a rare council evening event set to begin at 6 p.m., will be a continuation of the Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee discussion...