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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Now in its fifth year, the program annually awards multiple $8,000 grants to amb...

Being a part of an Italian family is something to be amazed about, especially with the kind of unique culture and the strong family bond they have. If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to have that kind of family or even better, how it is like to grow up in one, read on this post because you will be reading the top reasons why growing up in an I...

Dear Readers,January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doorways, beginnings and endings. According to Roman mythology, Janus, an ancient king of Italy, was the son of Apollo and Creusa. Husband of Jana, father of Iberius by Camasena, of Canens by Venilia and of Fontus by Juturna. This two or four faced god (Bifrons or Quadrifons) was second on...

Antonio Sabáto Sr., an Italian American actor known for his roles in “Grand Prix” and “Escape From the Bronx,” died this week due to COVID-19 complications. He was 77. The news of Sabáto’s death was confirmed in a tweet by his son, actor and model Antonio Sabáto Jr., who also posted an old family photo. He shared the news on Jan. 6, with a message...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away last night at the age of 93. As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 years, Mr. Lasorda committed eight decades of his life to the game and will be sorely missed. “We are dee...

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo basked in national attention in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday as President-elect Joseph Biden introduced her as a key player on his "economic and jobs team." Explaining why he chose her for commerce secretary, he said she is "one of the most effective, forward-thinking governors" in the country — "the daughter of a...

Pugnacious Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who skippered the Los Angeles Dodgers to four league pennants and two world titles, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers announced Friday that Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home and was transported to a hospital, where he died. "Regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassad...

Who am I? Glad you asked! I could write a book about that! But to be brief, “Sono figlio di genatori immigrati italiani.” I am the son of Italian immigrant parents. I am also a proud American and a soldier of God and country. My parents, like thousands of other Italian immigrants, dared leave all behind. How brave they were to embark toward a stran...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Timothy Garille in honor of his father. “My father, [George Garille] told me that out family was living in Hoboken, N.J., and list...

"A sweeping work of care and one that is often piercing in its painful beauty." Super LTD has released an official US trailer for the acclaimed new documentary Notturno, the latest meditative work from Italian doc filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi, of Fire at Sea (aka Fuocoammare) previously. Rosi's latest, filmed over three years in multiple countries, is...

We are beginning a new year in these unusual times, hoping the ICC community is healthy and in good spirits. Let's start 2021 in Venice! Enjoy a three-part lecture series in collaboration with Cultural Italy. You will be guided by a Venetian art historian and guide in the discovery of 18th Century Venice: its masks, everyday life, art, stunning arc...

Dodgers legend and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital and is now resting comfortably at home, the team announced on Tuesday evening. Lasorda, 93, had been hospitalized since the middle of November and for part of that time was in intensive care. The team provided no further information on his hospitalization.  La...