The Italian flags and the red-white-and-green streamers fluttered along Taylor Street Thursday. Some posted fliers that read: “Celebrate Italian Heritage Month!” Others were careful not to display the back side of that flier because it contains the “C word.” “I’m afraid to put it up because if someone is against Columbus Day, I don’t want them to s...

The city is sponsoring a Columbus Day parade on Sunday but participation is by invitation only. Because of the pandemic, the Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport Inc. is holding its 112th Bridgeport Columbus Day Parade in a modified form. The celebration of Columbus will take place in five events, including invitation only ca...

For much of its history, the United States considered Columbus a man worthy of admiration. Columbus Day is one of America’s oldest patriotic holidays, first celebrated in the 19th century. It recognizes the achievements of the great Renaissance explorer. Christopher Columbus was a hero, a deeply Christian, compassionate man, contrary to revisionism...

Rafael Ortiz is a highly sought-after expert on Christopher Columbus. He authored four books on Columbus (three in English, one in Spanish). He’s done his due diligence reading the actual journals written by Columbus himself as well as the memoirs from Columbus’ son, and can point-by-point clarify any misinformation. He’s a member of the National C...

Calling Christopher Columbus “a man we now understand to be a harbinger of genocide and of displacement,” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney proclaimed that Oct. 12 will now be Indigenous Peoples Day within the city. Stoney made the proclamation Friday afternoon to a mostly empty City Council chamber, though present were representatives from the Pamunkey...

Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but some say that in 2020, that’s nothing to celebrate. “We don't celebrate Columbus Day,” said Penny Ann Tarchow, a Putnam County resident descended from the Cheyenne people. “It's a day of mourning for us, for Native people. It was the end of life as we knew it.” For years, there has been a movement to repl...

After a great deal of public outcry, San Jose sent a statue of Christopher Columbus packing from its place in city hall. This year, the San Jose City Council is further distancing itself from the problematic Italian explorer by essentially giving the boot to the holiday that bears his name. On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the council issued a pr...

Produced by the Knights of Columbus and National Columbus Education Foundation. The documentary will air Columbus Day weekend on EWTN with two separate showings: Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 p.m. Monday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. *Note, after the documentary airs on EWTN it will be available for on Demand viewing via www.kofc.org/Columbus. Here is the...

The Italian American ALLIANCE is not fooled by Mayor Walsh’s recent actions concerning the Columbus statue, For starters, the Mayor broke his word to the ALLIANCE.  In a private ZOOM meeting between Mayor Walsh, and the ALLIANCE -- which took place shortly after the Columbus statue was vandalized --the ALLIANCE  gathered residents of the North End...

October is Italian Heritage month. Each year, Italian American organizations all over the state hold events celebrating Columbus Day. Everybody is welcome. While the events vary, you can bet on music and plenty of good food, The joke is that all anybody has to do is to eat just one bite of pizza, and you have some Italian in you. Ostensibly, Octobe...