Just before Christmas, I went to New York City with my Italian cousins, Monica and Carlotta. They live in Rome and we are related through grandfathers who were brothers: Ottavio (mine) and Francesco (theirs). Ottavio followed his sister to America in 1913 to pursue a life out of poverty. Francesco took his family to Rome for the same reason-as both...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00pm. Warner Library, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Say Nothing, a historical, docudrama play written by Letty Serra and Jon Freda (known for Rocco in The Family, Law & Order and The Blacklist) will be performed as a table reading for the Say Nothing Immigration Initiative on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Based upon...

According to the latest available data, those of the 2000 census, Ohio is the eighth American state for population of Italian origin. Many of them reside in the northern part of the state, particularly in Cleveland, but not only. In our tour of "Italian America" today we stop right here, and meet Pamela D'Orazio Dean, who deals with the history of...

The Italian Diaspora Studies Writing Seminar -Heritage and Memory 2019 is full. We heartily thank the many people who have expressed interest in the program, and the ones who are signed in our waiting list. Those who are left outside this year will be given priority in the edition of 2020. Welcome on board to our 20 wonderful participants from Aust...

Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act: "Every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for a visa that he is entitled to non-immigrant status". In 2017, more than 5 million nonimmigrant visa applications were denied under Section 214(b) of...

Non tutti lo sanno, ma Bradley Cooper ha origini italiane. Per la precisione napoletane e abruzzesi. È lo stesso attore a rivelarlo con orgoglio, raccontando la sua infanzia e il tempo trascorso con i nonni. Nato negli Stati Uniti, a Filadelfia, Bradley Cooper è figlio di un irlandese e di una donna di origini italiane. I nonni materni, infatti, so...

Per avere successo la laurea può non servire, ma la preparazione e il merito sono imprescindibili, così come la persistenza e la voglia di imparare: la storia di Valentina Corbetta, 26enne brianzola e imprenditrice a New York, responsabile di 29 dipendenti tra due rami del mondo, ne è la prova. Da Cantù all’America, nel segno dell’innovazione e del...

The Consulate General of Italy in Miami with the support of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast and the Italian Trade Agency  has recently published a joint report regarding the Italian presence in the south-east of the United States, with a particular emphasis on the economic and trade aspects. The jurisdiction of the Italian Consulate...

Second Avenue in East Harlem is a wide stretch of road lined mostly with century-old tenements. Makes sense—most of them date back to when the Second Avenue Elevated opened up northern Manhattan to developers, who built row after row of walkup buildings for New Yorkers desperate to escape the slums of the Lower East Side. But there’s one building o...

Centoventotto coppie iscritte, mai così tante negli ultimi trent’anni. Perché saranno anche belli i giochi sullo smartphone e sul tablet, ma vuoi mettere il gesto di schiaffar sul tavolo la carta, in un torneo che coinvolge tutto il paese? A Lonate Pozzolo sono in fibrillazione, per la grande sfida. Niente scala 40 o scopa, qui va di moda – da un s...