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Ken Cuccinelli says immigrants should be able to “stand on their own feet” and the Statue of Liberty’s famed poem was only supposed to apply to newcomers from Europe. But the hard-line Trump immigration official’s own ancestors were dirt-poor Italian laborers who apparently came through Ellis Island on a crowded steamship like millions of other fut...

Many people perform great deeds, but few change the course of world history. Christopher Columbus was among those who did, and the impact of his feat continues to be felt throughout Americas. It is therefore disconcerting that the extraordinary feats of this iconic figure are being questioned and discredited to the point of cancelling the annual na...

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...

On this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, host John Viola sits down for an intimate one-on-one with filmmaker Robert Bruzio to discuss his much-talked-about new independent film “Bottom of the Ninth”- a very personal tale of an Italian American ball player taking a last shot at redemption, both on the diamond and in the old neighborho...

Lady Gaga has been promoting messages of love and unity for a long time. Now, she's bringing those messages to life. The singer announced Friday that she will fully fund classroom project needs in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and Gilroy, California, after mass shootings in the cities in the past two weeks. "In this moment, I want to channel my con...

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 Andrea Doria — an opulent, 697-foot Italian ocean liner that ferried travelers from Genoa to New York — has spent the last 60 years in a watery grave, 240 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. A jewel of its time, Doria featured an array of paintings, tapestries, murals and lavish amenities, including multiple outdoor swimming pools. Sh...

Baseball is back in the 2020 Summer Olympics to be staged in Japan, and Joe Girardi is back as manager of Team USA, with the ultimate goal of gaining a berth and then winning the tournament. Girardi hasn’t managed since he was unceremoniously dumped by the New York Yankees after their seven-game loss to the Houston Astros in the 2017 American Leagu...

What do Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, The Jetsons, Snow White, and The Flash have in common? In addition to being some of the most iconic series and characters in the history of animation, they were also conceived by or can be linked in some manner to Italian Americans. The impact that Italian Americans have had on the world of animation, and th...

San Francisco’s Italian-American community remains shocked by the news that a teen from our city was accused of killing a carabiniere in Rome and we are all heartbroken for the officer's family. No matter how long ago our families emigrated to the US, Italian-Americans never stop loving Italy. We are Americans, but we are also forever Italians, in...

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (The "Foundation") of Washington, D.C., dedicated to enhancing higher education opportunities for students in Calabria, Italy, has awarded 97 academic scholarships this year to deserving students from the Calabria region.This brings the total of scholarships awarded to Calabrian students since 2001 to 1...

The annual American Cheese Society Contest Judging took place in Richmond, Virginia recently, with 1742 entries from 257 companies. BelGioioso Cheesemakers were awarded a total of seven prestigious medals during the conference Awards Ceremony on August 2nd. “The annual contest is a great touch point for our Cheesemakers to hear quality feedback fro...