Un pomeriggio nel cuore di Manhattan con l’Organizzazione Nazionale delle Donne Italoamericane (NOIAW) per celebrare il loro 38esimo anniversario. Come ogni anno la festa si è tenuta al St. Regis Hotel, dove erano presenti più di 200 ospiti.  L’annuale incontro della NOIAW è molto importante per i contatti sociali o di affari con italoamericani di...

The theme for Women’s History Month 2018 is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Among this year’s honorees is Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman and first Italian American to be a vice presidential candidate. Geraldine “Gerry” Ferraro (1935–2011) was the youngest of fo...

Queste 10 donne italiane e italoamericane hanno lasciato il segno negli States: dalla politica alla cultura, dalla religione allo sport, 10 storie che connettono le due sponde dell'oceano Che siano figlie di umili immigrati, cresciute nelle varie Little Italy a pastasciutta e olio buono, o che siano arrivate in America da adulte inseguendo una nece...

by Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino   Lunedì 21 luglio, alla St. John University è stato presentato Geraldine Ferraro, Paving the Way il documentario sulla vita della prima donna nella storia degli USA candidata a vice presidente.   Ad aprire l'evento, Brian Browne, vice presidente per le relazioni governative dell'Università:"Trenta anni f...

Did you know that March is Women's History Month? In honor of all the Italian-American women that have shaped the people we've become, whether it be mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters or friends, we're dedicating this blog to the matriarchs that have continued to push our families forward and make the world a better place.   To add to the...

The 70's have been an important decade among the Italian Americans: a renewed sense of pride for their heritage grew through the community, and important organization were founded. One of these is NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women. Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D., is one of the founders and Chair Emerita of this beloved institu...

By Michele Zurleni   Un cognome italiano per New York. Bill De Blasio è il favorito per le elezioni del primo cittadino. Italiani d'America. Sono decine e decine i nomi di artisti, politici, scienziati, inventori, letterati, sportivi, giuristi ma anche di criminali che hanno contribuito a fare la storia degli Stati Uniti. Questa è una p...

The 2016 Presidential elections give us the opportunity to talk about the political behavior of the Italian Americans through their experience, from the first days to these years. It is a very interesting topic, which we address by meeting with one of the most prominent experts about this topic, Prof. Stefano Luconi. Watch out, this is going to be...

Geraldine Ferraro, who earned her place in history as the first woman and first Italian-American to run on a major party presidential ticket died on the same day that Nancy Pelosi, the first woman and first Italian-American to be Speaker of the House was born, March 26.   In response to her passing in 2011, New York City public advocate Bill...

1947. The great New York populist Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (pictured) gave the last known public speaking engagement of his life. The 5'2″ WWI hero with a history of personally relishing political combat, made this stinging appraisal, "My generation has failed miserably. We've failed because of lack of courage and vision. It requires more cour...