A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...

Akron City Council has wrapped up a three-year long process to do away with Columbus Day. Beginning in 2021 because of the pandemic, the city will celebrate Italian-American Heritage and Culture Day each October. September will be known as “Welcoming Month.”  Eliminating Columbus Day in Akron was first introduced in 2017. Councilman Russel Neal Jr....

Sue them. The only way is for concerned citizens of to sue the Mayor, the Agitators, the Vandals and any Company involved. Take Them To Court, the Decision makers and the Vandals to Protect the Bullying of Italian Heritage in Monuments and the Holiday. Vandalizing or Removing Heritage Statues is, for the vast majority of Americans of Italian Herita...

The protests sweeping the nation following the killing of George Floyd are inarguably justified and the current discussion taking place about racism is far overdue. The continued glorification of historical figures who fought to preserve segregation has been an important factor in the development of a culture which has promoted and inbred racism...

The Italian Welfare League, a social service organization, supports the Italian-American community as it defends itself against discrimination in the battle to preserve the Columbus Day holiday. New York State Senator Jessica Ramos has proposed Bill S8553 which eliminates the Columbus Day holiday and replaces it with Indigenous People’s Day.  Pleas...

Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government’s list of official holidays. A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble. S...

Stand Up for Americans of Italian Heritage: We Deserve More Monuments and an Italian Heritage Day. It’s about legacy, successes and imagery now and in the future. Americans stand up. In the past, Americans of Italian heritage, with decent intent and with community consent had monuments built. The President and Congress authorized a holiday, Columbu...

The Board of Education voted to change the name of Christopher Columbus Family Academy and to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The school’s name will go before a committee, which will be tasked with collecting input and providing a recommendation on a new name. The change to the holiday name will only impact what is recog...

Growing in their racial and cultural understanding of one another, City Council has consulted Akron’s Italian and Black communities as it again debates whether to right a historic wrong by removing Columbus Day from the local calendar. The legacy of Italian explorer and statesman Christopher Columbus, whose 1492 landing in the Americas was declared...

The Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade has been canceled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to First Selectman Michael Freda. Freda said the decision was made on a recent short Zoom call to cancel the parade because of the novel coronavirus. He said committee organizers and town officials agreed easily it was in the be...