In qualità di fondatore ed amministratore del gruppo facebook “Giù le mani da Cristoforo Colombo” desidero ringraziare il consiglio comunale della Spezia che Mercoledì 4 Novembre ha votato la mozione preparata dal nostro gruppo, che è stata già approvata in vari comuni d’Italia tra cui Genova, città natale di Cristoforo Colombo.  La mozione prevede...

Calling all high school students! NIAF is now accepting submissions for the NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Three outstanding essays will be chosen from the submissions to win a cash prize; the first-place winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington to read his or her essay at the Columbus Day event in Washington, D.C....

Work started Tuesday to strip an image and references to Christopher Columbus from the Italian Heritage Monument at Chelsea Parade, in preparation for a rededication ceremony to be scheduled later this month. The Norwich Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee announced plans in June to remove the bust of Columbus engraved into the one side of the...

A statue of Christopher Columbus won’t be venturing from the front lawn of Waterbury City Hall, as a majority of city voters in Tuesday’s election spoke out against a move. Preliminary results showed 59% of 27,957 votes going in favor of keeping the statue in place. Mayor Neil M. O’Leary said he wants to have a community conversation to try to addr...

A unifying solution to the attack on Christopher Columbus as we re-examine history as a diverse community is to include Columbus statues and multicultural statues in shared spaces to show that our heritages, together for better or worse, form one America. That space should be designated for all members of the community. Remember, Taino Chief Guacan...

I am sure that none of the wonderful protagonists of the 242 interviews published so far will be offended if I write that this one you are about to read is a bit more particular than the others. The prestige of the guest that We the Italians has the honor to host in this interview is absolute, and his exceptionality is unanimously recognized: his s...

In questo momento dove la pandemia imperversa ed è un momento di sofferenza per tutti, vorrei ricordare che la cultura è di grande conforto! Il 26 ottobre scorso, (non sono riuscita a farla calendarizzare il 12 ottobre, ma mi accontento), sono intervenuta in discussione generale sulla Mozione a mia prima firma sulla questione della figura di Cristo...

An Allegheny County judge will likely decide the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Judge John T. McVay Jr. has set a virtual status conference on a lawsuit filed by the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, for 1 p.m. Thursday. The lawsuit seeks to halt the statue’s removal. Four of five members of the Pittsbur...

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced Oct. 9 that the city will move the statue of Christopher Columbus from its current location off East Onondaga Street to a private location yet to be determined. Salina Town Councilors Nick Paro and David Carnie have suggested that Columbus make his next voyage to the hamlet of Lyncourt, an enclave of Italian Ameri...

Dear friends, while I'm writing this editorial the coronavirus situation in Italy is dramatically worsening, and probably in a few days we will be in a full lockdown again. We are scared and angry, because we knew that a second wave would come and the Italian institutions were unprepared. The weeks to come will be difficult and hard, and we all hop...