Christopher Columbus will continue to rule the second Monday in October in Jersey City schools. The Jersey City Board of Education chose not to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day or Italian Heritage Day in the school year calendar for 2021-2022 at its May 27 meeting.  BOE President Mussab Ali said Wednesday there needs to be more discuss...

Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore said Monday that before a vote can be taken on whether the county should change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, major tribes in the U.S. should “acknowledge their role in the rich history of Black slaves.” Moore, who said he is a direct descendant of a Choctaw Freedman, said tribes have unfairly denie...

Cook County's vote to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day has been postponed while committee members hear arguments from organizers, many calling on Native Americans to recognize their own role in American slavery before the national holiday can be renamed. Commissioner Stanley Moore, a descendant of Black people enslaved by Native Ameri...

My parents came to the United States from Italy in search of opportunities and for the promise of what America had to offer.  For them and for so many others, that search and that promise was exemplified by Christopher Columbus and memorialized by the Columbus Day Holiday.  The spirit my parents sought and their heritage still lives on in millions...

Randolph school officials are facing backlash from parents after their decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. Last week, the Randolph Board of Education passed a resolution to make the change, a move parents said is "unacceptable" and was done without community input.  "The way in which the BOE passed the resolution was unac...

Columbus Day may sail into the sunset of the Jersey City public schools district. Board Of Education President Mussab Ali told The Jersey Journal Thursday that the board may consider changing the now controversial holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the schools and on the school calendar.  Columbus Day, a national holiday and a symbol for Italian...

Raising concerns about both the process and potential controversy, Mayor Rick Becksted ruled Monday that a City Council vote on permanently recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day would have to wait three weeks. Passionate high school advocates turned out to support the item, which they first brought to the council’s attention l...

For public school students in Randolph, the October holiday formerly known as Columbus Day now appears as Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the school calendar. The Randolph school board has voted 8-0 to rename the holiday, mirroring a shift formalized in recent years by at least seven states and two New Jersey municipalities amid an ongoing, national rea...

Italian-American activists held a rally Wednesday in Columbus Circle urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore Columbus Day to the school calendar. "Christopher Columbus is here, he's here to stay," attorney Arthur Idola said. "And on behalf of the lawyers, we are going to do everything that the legal system has to offer to make sure Columbus is not f...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is joining with dozens of Italian American organizations at an Italian American Civil Rights press conference to denounce New York City Department of Education’s (“NYC DOE”) elimination of Columbus Day. The event is slated for...