Late last month Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she “fully expects” to return a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus to its former pedestal in Grant Park. That was concerning news to members of the mayor’s committee reviewing Chicago monuments, emails obtained by the Chicago Tribune show. University of Illinois at Chicago art history prof...

Attorney George Bochetto, who is running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, will hold a rally at Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue in Schenley Park on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Bochetto, a member of Italian Sons and Daughters of America, filed a lawsuit in late 2020 on behalf of ISDA to block the removal of the 50-foot Columbus statue, which was paid f...

A bill to change Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Minnesota state level was voted 8-5 on March 15 to move the legislation out of the House State Government Finance and Elections Committee to be voted on by the full House. Indigenous people have called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day,...

On Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that she “fully expects” the return of the Christopher Columbus statue to the Grant Park. Ron Onesti, President of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, joined Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about Mayor’s comments. You can listen to him clicking here.

The Mayor of Genova Marco Bucci says enough is enough and is pushing back on cancel culture. In a recently published article in il Secolo XIX, the Genovese newspaper, Bucci expressed his disappointment in American mayors, especially in that of Genova's Sister City, Columbus, Ohio, who have removed Christopher Columbus statues in their cities. Bucci...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday she “fully expects” the statue of Christopher Columbus to be returned to its pedestal in Grant Park, but not before a security plan is in place to prevent a repeat of the 2020 debacle that left dozens of ambushed police officers injured.  “I’m not gonna do anything that puts our officers in harm’s way. I will probab...

At the Columbus Historical Society Friday morning, David Terry lifts the plaster maquette, or small rendition used for a larger piece, of what would be the Christopher Columbus statue that stood at Columbus City Hall. Around Terry are fellow volunteers, from center left, Mike Frush, Rich Gomez and Jody Maclean. Created by Italian sculptor Eduardo A...

In the constellation of young stars who are stepping up for the true legacy of Christopher Columbus, Robert Petrone is exceptional. An accomplished attorney, author, researcher, and communicator, Robert has focused his considerable energy and many skills on disrupting the lies of those seeking to whitewash the great navigator. Rob excels at present...

The National Columbus Education Foundation (NCEF) is pleased with the New York Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the Syracuse Columbus statue remaining in downtown Syracuse. On Friday, March 11, Judge Gerard Neri of the New York Supreme Court handed down a ruling declaring the city of Syracuse entered a covenant in 1990 to maintain the monument wh...

On March 14, 1891, prominent New Orleans citizens, including future mayors and governors, led America’s largest-ever lynch mob into the darkest pages of U.S. history. Holding torches, rifles and rope, this mob of vigilantes stormed into Parish Prison and pulled out 11 Italian Americans. Thousands assembled outside the jail and cheered as the wrongf...