There is controversy in a New Jersey town. Randolph Township‘s Board of Education has announced holidays will no longer be marked on school calendars — a decision that has sparked outrage from some members of the public, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported Sunday. “Don’t divide the town and divide our country and pit group against group,” Italian America...

The Randolph, NJ Board of Ed, in an unprecedented move, voted unanimously last night to eliminate all holidays on the school calendar and instead label each one a 'school holiday'. The move was promoted by pressure from the Italian American community angry over the board's decision last month to rename Columbus Day Indigenous' Peoples' Day. "This w...

“Come ho chiesto nella mia mozione che sarà votata a breve, il Governo italiano può svolgere un’azione diplomatica affinché sia salvaguardata l’eredità culturale italiana negli Usa e la figura simbolo di tale eredità incarnata da Cristoforo Colombo. Inoltre, può attivare una campagna di comunicazione che sappia valorizzare il ruolo storico di Crist...

Ward 4 Councilor Libby Hernandez proposed the City of Holyoke replaces Columbus Day in October with Indigenous People Day. Hernandez presented the order at Wednesday’s Public Service Committee chaired by Councilor At-Large James Leahy. The order stated that “The City of Holyoke consists of more than 50% of its population being Latinos, predominantl...

Chicago aldermen agreed Wednesday to designate October as “Italian American Heritage and Culture Month,” thanks to a resolution one civic leader said is sorely needed to begin a “healing” process. Ron Onesti, president of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans, made no mention of the specific wounds he believes need to be healed. But member...

Attention All Italian Americans: We would like to invite you and your friends to attend this Press Conference. The Randolph NJ Italian American community asked the IAOVC to reach out to you because we will be holding a press conference on Sunday June 13th 2:00PM ET at the Randolph NJ Diner - 517 NJ-10 E, Randolph, NJ 07869. This is regarding the re...

Our tour of the United States takes us this time west to the Centennial State: Colorado. Here, too, there is a vibrant community that celebrates Italy, gathered around a successful magazine that for exactly 10 years has been led by a young Italian American, Jenna Capra.  We thank her three times: because with the magazine she directs, Andiamo! she...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, has joined with a growing group of Randolph, NJ parents and residents in opposition to the elimination of Columbus Day from local schools. At a recent meeting, the Randolph Board of Education eliminated Columbus Day from the sc...

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...