The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, has assembled a Task Force, comprised of a wide array of Italian American organizations, to demand that the National Education Association (“NEA”) overturn its Resolution, passed at the NEA National Convention last month, to eliminate Columbus Day. “A...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, has launched a new initiative to bring interesting facts about the Italian American experience in America with a concise, interesting and fact-filled video. Dubbed “The ONE VOICE Minute” the debut edition released today con...

By now you have heard that the president of Notre Dame, under pressure from students and Native American groups, has agreed to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino has been speaking about this issue on sixteen different radio stations all week- including the Indiana...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is asking MTV and Viacom officials if they have a corporate mandate to denigrate and malign Italian Americans. This comes from the announcement of MTV’s newest reality series “Made in Staten Island” to premiere next month....

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, and NJ Assemblyman Ralph Caputo were honored by the NJ Italian American Heritage Commission (“NJIAHC”) at a special awards ceremony held in their honor. Robert DiBiase, NJIAHC Chair presented awards to Dr. Manny Alfano, Fou...

Under American law I technically qualify as Hispanic even though I have absolutely no ethnic Spanish ancestry in the last 500 years. The reason for this is that the law permits you to self-identify as Hispanic if you have "ancestry originating in the Spanish Empire." Which means if you have an ancestor who ever lived under the flag of Spain, even i...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, is vehemently opposed to a casting call for perpetuating a negative stereotype of Israelis and Italians.  The casting call, posted on castingnetworks.com, states “Looking for Israelis and Italian Actors that are not ashamed to admit they can be an...

Manny Alfano of Bloomfield is a man on a two-pronged mission. Through his organization, Italian American One Voice Coalition, or IAOVC, he fights the stereotyping of Italian-Americans and attacks on Christopher Columbus, whose namesake holiday will be observed next month. "We are judging a 15th century explorer by 21st century standards," said Alfa...

The Belleville Chapter of UNICO will sponsor an Awards Dinner Honoring the Belleville Police Department on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm at The Chandelier 340 Franklin Avenue, Belleville, NJ. The Chapter will also pay homage to Belleville Township’s police officers as well as all men and women in law enforcement by distributing lawn signs with...

By Dr. Emanuele Alfano, President IAOVC   Will we ever have enough Italian Americans that will stand up and defend our heritage and culture from continued negative portrayals?    Will we ever have enough Italian Americans that can make a difference in putting an end to the endless degradation, ridicule and defamation perpetuate...