Santa Clara leaders Tuesday night praised the City Council for voting to ditch Columbus Day and instead celebrate a day that highlights indigenous people and cultures. “We’re particularly happy and proud that our task force was able to make this recommendation while also acknowledging another thing that we saw in our surveys,” said Neil Datar, chai...

N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul is under fire by the Italian American community following a series of alarming decisions. Gov. Hochul walked in the Columbus Day parade on the morning of Oct. 11, then, hours later, she attempted to cancel the navigator’s namesake holiday by proclaiming Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. After a public outcry, she amended th...

The Martha’s Vineyard Diversity Coalition (MVDC) is currently working on a proposal to Island schools in support of renaming Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day on school calendars. In addition to the holiday renaming, the group is looking to address a number of other diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in schools.  According to Jocelyn W...

Ahead of the Monday vote on whether to change a city ordinance to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Concord City Council has been hearing from members of the public, including some Italian-Americans. Monday’s public hearing will be the first meeting where Concord residents can weigh in on the name change, which Ward 10 Councilor Zandr...

Rain did not spoil the fun on Sunday, Oct. 10 as people of all ages watched the 2021 Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day and Italian Heritage Month parade pass through both towns on the Franklin Avenue route. The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented resolutions for the 2021 parade honorees during the Sept. 21 public meeting. Due to the parade’s honor...

In this episode of "The Path Forward," NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks with panelists from the Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago about Christopher Columbus Day and why they are pushing for Columbus Day to keep being recognized. Canceling Christopher Columbus Day, celebrated on the second Monday in October, is a sentiment that’s be...

‘Columbus Day’ will be back on the Rockaway Township School District’s calendar next school year after the board previously had voted to change its name this year. When the Rockaway Board of Education voted earlier this year to adopt its school calendar, Columbus Day was replaced with Indigenous People’s Day, but some of the board members did not k...

“Columbus's legacy is the subject of one of the most delicate debates in US society today”, said the Italian Ambassador Mariangela Zappia opening a two-days virtual workshop organized by the Consulate General and the Cultural Institute of Italy in New York. “Today more than ever, we need to find a viewpoint which recognizes the suffering endured by...

GOP Reps. Andrew Garbarino and Mark Amodei are leading the effort on a resolution in support of Columbus Day, saying they believe the federal holiday should continue to commemorate the Italian explorer for his role in discovering America amid the left-wing push to make it Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The resolution comes as numerous cities have opted n...

The reputation of Christopher Columbus is pretty much in the dumps these days, and the annual holiday celebrating his voyage of discovery generates spirited debate. It’s almost forgotten now just how important Columbus Day was to the grudging acceptance of Italian Americans. In the late 1800s, Italians were only reluctantly tolerated in the U.S. A...