The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, was recently contacted by listeners of KSHE Radio in St. Louis about a disparaging on-air comment about Italian American women made by KSHE morning host, A.D. Rowntree. IAOVC President, Andre’ DiMino contacted the management of...

First-generation Italian immigrants faced numerous challenges when they came to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Discrimination and defamation were among the most significant challenges that they had to deal with. One of the primary forms of discrimination that Italian immigrants faced was racial prejudice. Many American...

In today's world, language is something extremely delicate. Whether it is good or bad, we gladly leave it to the readers' judgment. What is certain is that sensitivity is definitely higher than it used to be. Italian Americans have always been the object of nicknames and monikers that have never been positive, affectionate or friendly, as it could...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias and educational organization, to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding by Dr. Manny Alfano this coming September 2022. Dr. Alfano stated, “I am so pleased and humbled at the progress and growth of this organization.  Thirty years ago, I...

Regarding the recent disagreements between Rocco Commisso and the national Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the president of Fiorentina can also count on the support of a well-known Italian American philanthropist: Angelo Vivolo. A charismatic figure like Vivolo will be in the front line in defense of his compatriot and owner of Me...

This is what America Oggi writes about Commisso's complaint to the Gazzetta dello Sport: "Commisso has decided to file a complaint-filing for the crime of aggravated defamation in the press against the Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian-American businessman believes that the tone used in the article signed by Andrea Di Caro last May was "openly deni...

A group of 15 state and national Italian American organizations is demanding an apology from a liberal citizen group for using ethnic stereotypes to criticize what it says are the “Five Families” that are the top five insurance companies in Connecticut. The group is criticizing the Connecticut Citizen Action Group for using the imagery on its websi...

“The Many Saints of Newark” is offal we must refuse. In darkening the silver screen with this lurid prequel to “The Sopranos,” David Chase concocts an origin story for the thuggish Tony Soprano that resurrects all the anti-Italian tropes and blood libels that made the original HBO series a showcase for society’s only socially acceptable prejudice....

Slurs against Italian Americans were made in a Zoom chat during a recent public hearing to consider a businessman's request for a new night spot in the village, a trustee said last week. "There are two individuals — I'm not going to mention their names, but you know who you are — who made ethnic slurs against Italian Americans via this chat medium,...

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso renewed his attack on the media in Italy, insisting he received ‘an avalanche of support’ and blasting La Gazzetta dello Sport for using ‘insulting Italian-American stereotypes.’ His fiery press conference on Friday sparked a furious reaction from the media, as press unions released a joint statement condemning h...