The tiny village of Gesso in Sicily is celebrating the victory of the next US president Joe Biden and the historic rise to the White House of a First Lady with Italian roots, whose ancestors hailed from here. Jill Jacobs Biden's grandfather, Domenico Giacoppo, was born in this remote, offbeat hamlet where only 500 people live amid fluorescent green...

The great wave of Italian immigration, which began in the 1880s and lasted until 1920, brought more than four million Italians to America. About 75 percent of them settled in cities on the East Coast, including lower Manhattan, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. After moving in with family or friends first, a small contingent worked their way west...

Il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2020 conferma l’esistenza di una forte realtà emigratoria da parte degli italiani; Esistono lungo tutta la Penisola variegate realtà emigratorie. Ed è proprio nelle aree a ridosso delle grandi città o nei borghi di provincia che si assiste a un più forte spopolamento. Ma quanti sono ufficialmente gli italiani all’este...

While it's difficult to imagine now, there was once a time when our favorite "Italian" dishes were seen as strange or foreign. A combination of assimilation and marketing turned these foods into must-haves for Americans of all backgrounds.  In the 1800s, there was an influx of immigrants from Southern Italy; by the 1880s, 80% of the Italian immigra...

I was a working class Italian American kid growing up in conservative and overwhelmingly white Staten Island, New York, in the 1950’s-60’s. My neighborhood, New Brighton, was an integrated neighborhood. It was inhabited by mainly people of Italian and Polish decent, and Black people. We all got along. My own history has taught me that diversity is...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Suzanna Rosa Molino for her new book, Italians in Baltimore. Molino’s book showcases almost 200 captivating vintage photos with captions of Italian immigrants and their descendants in the Baltimore area, both in and out of Little Italy. These captivating photographs offer a brief yet fascinating insight into some of t...

I am sure that none of the wonderful protagonists of the 242 interviews published so far will be offended if I write that this one you are about to read is a bit more particular than the others. The prestige of the guest that We the Italians has the honor to host in this interview is absolute, and his exceptionality is unanimously recognized: his s...

For us, every month is Italian Heritage Month! We’re excited to share that our award-winning feature documentary And They Came to Chicago: The Italian American Legacy is now available on Prime Video in the U.S.A. and the U.K. Narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna, ATCTC follows the rise of Italian enclaves across Chicagoland, touching o...

Sono 5,5 milioni gli italiani residenti all’estero nel 2020. Un vero e proprio boom con 198 mila iscritti in più all’Aire rispetto all’anno precedente. Lo registrano i dati Aire contenuti nel XV Rapporto italiani nel mondo 2020 presentato stamani dalla fondazione Cei Migrantes.  In particolare, al 1 gennaio 2020 la popolazione residente in Italia è...

Racconti di oggi, ricordi di ieri. Il sogno americano e un giornale-comunità, che tiene saldamente legati gli emigranti italiani ai grandi valori delle radici. “Complimenti. Compro America Oggi perché mi piace leggere i fatti, gli avvenimenti della mia terra e di tutti gli italo-americani sparsi per il mondo”. Su Facebook l’amica Maria Ursino Barci...