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They came from the “old” country—that’s what the immigrants called Italy. As a first-generation Italian American, of the 40s and 50s, I have some emotive memories growing up Italian. I remember them well. The thing I most cherished about “growing up Italian,” was the closeness and camaraderie shared among family and friends. One has to understand t...

On March 14, 1891, 11 Italians were lynched by an organized mob set on their own form of justice. Thousands of mob members stormed the Orleans Parish Prison, where these innocent men were held, broke in and savagely killed and hanged the men, setting off a national and then an international scandal.   This set back Italy-U.S. relations, but, more s...

In questi giorni ho partecipato ai lavori del Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero che ha tenuto la sua Assemblea plenaria. Oggi era l’ultimo giorno dei lavori e si è parlato, tra gli altri punti all’ordine del giorno, dello stato della rete diplomatico-consolare. Io sono intervenuta, nel dibattito, per chiedere spiegazioni ai due Direttori...

Sergio Tacchini is said to have a new owner. According to e-newspaper Pambianco News, the Italian sport and lifestyle brand has been bought by businessman Stefano Maroni, the boss of US licensing company GMI, in association with two US investment funds, Twin Lakes Capital and B. Riley Principal Investments. Contacted by FashionNetwork.com, Sergio T...

Before you head off with the family to your local fireworks show, it’s worth noting that the booming aerial displays we enjoy today originated in Italy. In the 1830s, Italians combined various metals and explosives to create vibrant and colorful fireworks. National Geographic reports: “Around this time, family businesses such as Fireworks by Grucci...

On the occasion of the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, I take the opportunity to send you my best wishes and those of the people of Italy. The shared values and principles of liberty, peace, democracy and equality constitute the precious heritage of the longstanding and fruitful friendship between our two countries, which is r...

Before daring into this analysis, I should cite my background for it. I was chief of staff for U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, working for or with the “Chief,” as we called him, for nine years. I was also Staff Director of the bipartisan presidential Commission on the Bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution. Elsewhere, I have publis...

This June is LGBTQ Pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which sparked the Gay Liberation Movement. In a way, professional sport can act as cultural mirror. That endeavor’s figurative reflection allows sociologists and sports historians to study and comment on whether our society may be progressing with tolerance. It’s fitting...

Negli Stati Uniti rischia di arrivare entro la fine dell’anno una stangata su olio d’oliva, formaggi e vini italiani. L’Ufficio del rappresentante al commercio americano (Ustr) ha appena pubblicato una «lista nera» del valore di 4 miliardi di dollari di prodotti provenienti dall’Unione europea da “tartassare” come ritorsione per la disputa tra i co...

The Filitalia International is happy to announce that we are receiving applications for 2019 Scholarship awards. The majority of scholarships are available for Filitalia members only, but some specific ones are also for non-members. Please pass the information attached to your fellow members and students with an interest in the Italian culture & he...

Every July 4, Americans around the globe celebrate in grand style the anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. On that date 243 years ago, 56 brave men from 13 American colonies took the bold step, which, as Abraham Lincoln put it 87 years later, “brought forth…a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the prop...

Lee A. Iacocca, the visionary automaker who ran the Ford Motor Company and then the Chrysler Corporation and came to personify Detroit as the dream factory of America’s postwar love affair with the automobile, died on Tuesday at his home in Bel Air, Calif. He was 94. He had complications from Parkinson’s disease, a family spokeswoman said. In an in...