It's been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People's Day instead. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.   The day has long been a hot button issu...

It's been 521 years since the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue/in fourteen hundred and ninety-two." Since then, there have been thousands of parades, speeches and statues commemorating Columbus, along with a critical rethinking of his life and legacy.   But the question remains, how did a man who never set foot on...

All of a sudden, at the beginning of October 2014 Seattle has turned into the center of the communications in and about the Italian American community. What happened in the north western city that was so important to cause this? The Seattle city council voted to transform Columbus Day in Indigenous Day. We are glad to be able to talk about this, a...

Rhode Island's Irish may have a lock on March, but October belongs to the state's Italians. And they know how to celebrate, with Columbus Day parades and festivals taking place from Westerly to Woonsocket. Providence's Federal Hill, the city's Italian stronghold, closes off much of Atwells Avenue beginning Saturday for three days of food, entertai...

Christopher Columbus, the Italian-born navigator who initiated European exploration and colonization of the American continents, has been named the world's greatest expolrer according to Daily Mail. Widely credited with the discovery of America, Columbus gained financing for the voyage through the Queen of Spain.   Read more   Fonte:...

By John Mancini, Executive Director Italic Institute of America, Floral Park, L.I.   Borough President James Oddo's announcement that the Columbus Day Parade will be replaced by an Italian festival because a festival is "deeper and richer," beggars the imagination.   Granted, the traditional parade failed to excite the masses, but it...

By Lakshmi Gandhi   It's been 521 years since the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue/in fourteen hundred and ninety-two." Since then, there have been thousands of parades, speeches and statues commemorating Columbus, along with a critical rethinking of his life and legacy. But the question remains, how did a ma...

Se vi domando: "Chi sono gli italiani rappresentati sulle banconote americane?", probabilmente risponderete in coro "Nessuno", siccome ogni banconota porta con se il ritratto di un presidente, e come ben sappiamo tutti, non c'è mai stato un presidente italiano.   Ovviamente per italiano intendiamo di origine italiana perchè secondo la costit...

The Columbus Day Parade Committee named Vincent Vetrini as the grand marshal of this year's event, while Joseph Luciano received the Monsignor Anthony Maltese Humanitarian Award and Scott Mikos was named recipient of the DiRubba Community Service Award. Vetrini, a longtime supporter of the Columbus Day Parade Committee, is the co-founder of the Ea...

George Anastasia, who launched his career at this newspaper in 1969 when it was the Woodbury Daily Times and became an award-winning journalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of eight books about organized crime, has been selected as 2014 Italian-American Citizen of the Year by the Gloucester County Italian Heritage Commission.   Th...