Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday in a radio interview addressed at length the heated exchange his brother Chris had with a man who called him “Fredo” — a reference to the film "The Godfather" he said was demeaning to people with Italian heritage. In the video, the CNN anchor says the label is an “aspersion” to Italians, a reference to a character fr...

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's profane confrontation with a conservative agitator who compared him to a character from "The Godfather" was the latest chapter in the Cuomo family's decades-long, public battle against Italian slurs and stereotypes. Cuomo, the CNN anchor, was captured in a video posted Monday showing him angrily threatening a provocateur wh...

Italian American New Yorkers weighed in Tuesday on Chris Cuomo’s claim that “Fredo” is an ethnic slur — and while they said it’s insulting, the agreement was that anyone who likens it to the N-word is stunad. “If anything, when we call somebody ‘Fredo’ it’s like [to say they’re] stupid,” said a worker at Bensonhurst bakery Villabate Alba, who gave...

Andre’ DiMino, Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Communications Director, will be on The Gene Valicenti Show, Tuesday 1/22 at about 8:20 AM East discussing Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame President’s decision to remove venerable Columbus art murals from the University. “What a complete disgrace,” stated DiMino.  “And it is unbelievable that he wou...

The Pickwick Film Classics series plans to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “The Godfather II,” with special showings on the Pickwick’s new Megatheatre screen on Jan. 19 at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Show times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The evening show will include a 6:30 p.m. performance on the Wurlitzer orga...

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....

He apparently watched “The Sopranos” too often. A car service exec allegedly lambasted an Italian-American sales rep because of his heritage, likening Italians to gangsters and mobsters and telling the Long Islander to “take the spaghetti out of your ears,” when he complained, according to a lawsuit. Former car service exec Ronald Velocci claims in...

Court officer union boss Dennis Quirk has offended New York’s Italian-American Chief Judge Janet DiFiore with a T-shirt suggesting that she’s a mob boss, The Post has learned. Quirk ordered the T-shirts, which have Office of Court Administration written over a graphic of the scales of justice unbalanced, above the words “Organized Crime Association...

On March 14, 1891 eleven Italian-Americans were lynched in New Orleans by a mob waving the Confederate flag who had been whipped up into believing that New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessey had been murdered by "the dagoes." It is from this incident that the term "mafia" entered the American lexicon as the thugs who lynched these 11 men, who had...

Italian American One Voice Coalition Executive Board Members Andre DiMino and Frank Cipolla late last week conducted a major presentation before members of the Writers Guild of America East Chapter at the guild's Manhattan offices. "This was a major opportunity to educate important TV and movie script writers on the many facets of Italian American...