On Columbus Day, a day of major significance to many in the Italian American community, The Italian American Political Action Committee strongly endorsed NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, citing his work in furthering the achievements of Italian Americans. Tom DiNapoli, the first Italian American to serve as NYS Comptroller, was named a Knight of t...

Ottobre è il mese dell'Italian heritage negli Usa e per celebrarlo si tengono festival e parate in tutti gli stati. Il più importante e popolare di questi eventi è senza dubbio il Columbus Day di Manhattan, organizzato dalla Columbus Citizen Foundation. Ne parliamo con il presidente della Fondazione, Frank Fusaro. Qual è la sua storia di Italoamer...

Any donation amount is appreciated and will help. We are making great progress. Only $6,300 to go. Now is the time to ensure that your name is on the monument. What an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for your family. The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation (UMCF) (an IRS recognized 501c3) is now accepting tax deductible donations to relocate the...

Congratulations to NIAF member Cav. John Scarpati for his community efforts, which restored the Christopher Columbus statue in Mercer County, Hamilton, N.J. The statue, that for many in the local Italian American community stood as a reminder of Italian culture, had recently been vandalized.   Scarpati and the Mercer County Italian-American...

October is Italian American Heritage month. It is also the month that we honor Christopher Columbus, the intrepid, Genoa born navigator who, despite repeated rebuffs and major disappointments, discovered America in 1492. In 1999, the late Gov. Paul Cellucci signed special legislation declaring October Italian American Heritage month, an observance...

By Eric Obernauer   Asked how travel has changed since Christopher Columbus' epic voyage to the New World, one wag once observed that Columbus headed for India and wound up in Santo Domingo. Today, if you head to India, you get there. It's your luggage that winds up in Santo Domingo.   Still, in an age of space exploration and superco...

Each year the Hazleton Chapter of UNICO and Maurice C Raymond "RMR" Knights of Columbus honor an outstanding Italian-American as part of their Columbus Day dinner in celebration of their Italian heritage.   The organization asked community members to nominate individuals who exemplify the true spirit of an Italian-American – one who demonstr...

It is not easy to gather the Italian Americans in national organizations. They tend to be part of local ones, but to have them together in something bigger is not easy. This interview is about one of the few national Italian American organizations, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and its very active President, Basil Russo. Basil is a gen...

Questa volta, verrebbe da dire, un Visti da lontano (un po' un Visti da New York al contrario) posso farlo io. Cosa vediamo dall'Italia del Columbus Day? A prima vista nulla, perché nessuno ne parla. Si dirà che siamo alle prese con i fatti di casa nostra: la tenuta del governo sul Jobs Act (ma è proprio necessario chiamarlo così?), la città di Gen...

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is once again joining efforts with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor a national essay contest on Christopher Columbus.   The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools or those who are home schooled. This contest i...