by Manny Alfano   Read article http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/de-blasio-accuses-cuomo-political-revenge-article-1.2276709 The front page of today's (Wednesday July 1) New York Daily News has pictures of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio with the headline "VENDETTA." They are both dressed like the stereotypical mo...

by Mario Angotta   An Italian-American man who didn't want to be named was ejected from a Major League Baseball game because he was intoxicated and Italian, with a video of the incident being posted on Social Media. The video, which was posted on Sunday night, shows the staff member telling the baseball fan he was being thrown out becau...

In the United States there are 144 places named after Columbus: cities, towns, lakes, rivers, provinces, villages, townships, counties and of course the District of Columbia. America also has more than 200 statues, busts, monuments, memorials, bas reliefs dedicated to him; while it's impossible to count paintings and other artworks. Nevertheless, i...

by Manny Alfano   to Christopher J. Dodd, CEOMotion Picture Association of AmericaDear Mr. Dodd: The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition's sole focus is to battle negative stereotyping and discrimination against Italian Americans. It is the only national Italian American organization with this mandate.   As such we would like to...

by Dr. Emanuele A. Alfano   The history of anti-Italian American bias manifests a blatant bigotry for the past 100 years. Long before the entertainment media chose Italian Americans as whipping boys the American press maligned them in news reports, columns and in cartoons. With the advent of movies, radio and TV programming the incidence of...

The survival of most media organizations is to obtain that exclusive interview or story. Publishers and editors attempt to separate their media group from the rest, in order to get the exclusive rights to a story even if this implies "by any means necessary." As a consequence, just look at the much anticipated Sports Illustrated "swimsuit edition"...

Two of the five New York borroughs, Queens and Brooklyn, are not only part of New York, but also part of Long Island, at least officially: even so, usually when somebody refers to Long Island thinks about Nassau and Suffolk Counties, not the Queens or Kings (Brooklyn) County.   Long Island is home to many, many Italian Americans. One of them know...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, an Italian American anti-bias group based in Bloomfield, placed AFLAC on its Wall of Shame. The "dishonor" is bestowed for AFLAC's commercial "Family Business," which portrays Italian Americans as mobsters. This ad is unacceptable to Italian Americans and should be removed immediately, according t...

In the original Little Italy in Manhattan where once only Italian was spoken (indeed, only the dialects of those who arrived even before the existence of an official Italian State), now no longer lives anyone actually born in our country. Chinatown grows more and more each day, and the Italians have moved up in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, The Br...

Il Consolato di New York ha sede a Park Avenue, a fianco al nostro Istituto di Cultura, ed è un punto di riferimento fondamentale per una comunità che è di gran lunga la più numerosa tra quelle che si riferiscono ai diversi Consolati Italiani sparsi per tutto il territorio americano. Nella storia dell'emigrazione italiana, come nell'immaginario col...