It’s most people’s dream to build a life that consists of them doing what they love while also being financially successful at the same time, and one entrepreneur from Italy has managed to not only accomplish this by overcoming great challenges, but also has been able to accomplish this in record time. His name is Riccardo Roiati, he’s only 22 year...

Favorire la collaborazione fra le imprese italiane e i cittadini di origine italiana nel mondo; rafforzare i legami professionali e culturali tra i discendenti degli emigrati e la terra d’origine; e sviluppare nei giovani partecipanti nuove competenze di gestione aziendale e di international business con lezioni d’aula, seminari, workshop ed esperi...

At the age of 40, when Mother Cabrini crossed the ocean for the first time to begin her work in America, she was penniless, alone, and couldn’t speak English. Without doubting herself, she pioneered the building of schools, hospitals, clinics, and orphanages. She was not satisfied with simply establishing the facilities, so she dedicated her life t...

The youngest of six children, Dominic Guerrieri was born in Chicago and grew up on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago near Foster and Cumberland. His father, Carmen, and mother, Rita (Mariano) were born in Chicago. His grandparents emigrated from Basilicata and Bari, Italy. One of the youngest of 28 cousins, Guerrieri enjoyed his close-knit family....

It was my parents’ and they got it at an estateabout 1970,” Jean Norgrove told DuMouchelle appraiser Joelle Del Rose at a recent Trash or Treasure appraisal day held at the downtown auction house and gallery. “I think they paid about $5 for it. It’s been in the family ever since.” Del Rose identified the small marble sculpture as a bust of Beatrice...

Daniel Okrent’s book The Guarded Gate examines the decades-long campaign in the US to restrict immigration that led to the passage of the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924, legislation which established a quota system designed to virtually bar immigration to the US from Southern and Eastern Europe. A century later, at a time when xenophobia, anti-Semitism a...

We are currently seeking contributions for an edited volume of the journal Italian American Review (IAR) on any aspect related to monuments, memorials, and Italian migrations. We seek articles that address a wide range of Italian migratory experiences including emigration, immigrations, internal migrations, and colonial subjects. We understand migr...

Dear NY Times Editor, The 2,180 word opinion by Brent Staples titled “How Italians became ‘White’“ is 30% truth, 30% false, and leaves out 40% of the pertinent facts.  In his closing paragraphs Mr. Staples writes: “… the full-blown Columbus myth was yet to come.” The second to last paragraph opens with “Facts aside.” His closing words are “highly p...

Stand up and be counted. In a few weeks, the U.S. Census Bureau will start sending forms for the 2020 census. Last month, the Census Bureau announced it’s added a write-in area for the “White” category so that participants can provide their “origins.” Thanks in part to his nearly ve years of reporting on ancestry records, The US World Herald’s Joe...

One of the greatest concerns of the leaders of the Italian American community scattered throughout the United States is to try to involve the younger generations. American kids of Italian origin grow up with the teachings of their families, but time passing from the era of mass migration inevitably makes it more difficult to celebrate the Italian h...