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Italians were some of the first European explorers and settlers of California. While the majority of Italians settled in the urban centers of eastern California, many northern Italians came out west to the Pacific coast. One of these notable Italian immigrants was Andrea Sbarboro.  Sbarboro was a businessman by heart and by nature, founding and man...

Close to seventeen million people in the United States, approximately 6 percent of the total population, identified themselves as Italian Americans in the 2016 census. Constituting the nation’s fifth largest ancestry group, they are the descendants of one of the greatest diasporas in human history. Since 1860, twenty-nine million Italians have left...

The NBA player playoff game boycotts Wednesday through Friday in the Orlando bubble has drawn support from the league's brass and several team owners, including Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. That support reflects the league's diversity initiatives dating back to former Suns owner and sports impresario Jerry Colangelo paving the way for the NBA'...

Congratulations to NIAF Member, novelist and Ambassador magazine’s wine columnist Dick Rosano for his latest novel Crossroads of the Mediterranean. The second of a two-part historical fiction series about Sicily, it takes the reader on a journey through time, from the volcanic origins of the island to the era of the Roman Empire. It chronicles the...

Long-distance relationships are challenging at the best of times. But as countries suddenly shut their borders during the coronavirus pandemic, unmarried couples living in different parts of the world found themselves unable to visit each other as governments classed such trips as "non-essential". While many travel restrictions have now been eased,...

Much has been written about the violence perpetrated on the natives of the islands where Columbus landed in 1492 and during his subsequent landings from 1493 to 1504. According to these authors, Columbus is responsible for the torture and genocide of, what some claim, may be millions of natives and is also blamed for initiating slave trade and othe...

Trinacria Theatre Company is proud to announce their latest project: Colapesce: An Audio Adventure. Based off Trinacria’s 2016 stage production La Storia di Colapesce, this new family-friendly listening experience reimagines the Sicilian legend of Colapesce with the same imaginative spirit of the play. A rich soundscape and original music help brin...

The inspiration for this website came to me in the winter of 2019, when my daughter was writing an essay for her US History 2 class. The subject matter was the internment of enemy aliens in the United States during World War 2. She was a high school junior at the time, and her US history teacher instructed the class to write an essay about the inte...

Vitality, the first-ever online networking event designed exclusively for the Italian business community in North America, is a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to tackle the growing demand for meaningful online connectivity. We are excited to announce that our inaugural Vitality networking event, organized in collaboration with our sister chamber...

“Surprise. I exist outside your mind.” On Sunday, HBO put out the first full length trailer for its limited series We Are Who We Are, the new project from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, and that line from Jordan Kristine Seamón’s determined Caitlin seems to set up the premise of the coming-of-age tale, which follows two American tee...

As August begins to creep into September, families everywhere are preparing for winter by gathering together to partake in a much-loved Italian American tradition… gather the whole famiglia as we take your through the history and how-tos of the art of tomato jarring! This New World fruit has become the staple of Italian and Italian American cuisine...

You can't be a true gearhead until you've owned an Alfa. So said Top Gear, but, after years of decreasing sales on the continent, many Americans may never the chance to find out why Alfa Romeo is held in such high esteem across the pond. So where did it all go wrong for Alfa in the States, a place in which the company has never truly found sustaine...