Chula Vista, the second-largest city in San Diego County, is a remarkably vibrant minority-dominant city as far as American cities go. Its population of 270,000 is 59.8% Hispanic, 85% of whom are Mexican Americans. The median family income in 2019 was $81,727 and the poverty rate just 9.6% — half of California’s 18.2%. By contrast, McCallen, Texas,...

There is controversy in a New Jersey town. Randolph Township‘s Board of Education has announced holidays will no longer be marked on school calendars — a decision that has sparked outrage from some members of the public, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported Sunday. “Don’t divide the town and divide our country and pit group against group,” Italian America...

The Randolph, NJ Board of Ed, in an unprecedented move, voted unanimously last night to eliminate all holidays on the school calendar and instead label each one a 'school holiday'. The move was promoted by pressure from the Italian American community angry over the board's decision last month to rename Columbus Day Indigenous' Peoples' Day. "This w...

“Come ho chiesto nella mia mozione che sarà votata a breve, il Governo italiano può svolgere un’azione diplomatica affinché sia salvaguardata l’eredità culturale italiana negli Usa e la figura simbolo di tale eredità incarnata da Cristoforo Colombo. Inoltre, può attivare una campagna di comunicazione che sappia valorizzare il ruolo storico di Crist...

Ward 4 Councilor Libby Hernandez proposed the City of Holyoke replaces Columbus Day in October with Indigenous People Day. Hernandez presented the order at Wednesday’s Public Service Committee chaired by Councilor At-Large James Leahy. The order stated that “The City of Holyoke consists of more than 50% of its population being Latinos, predominantl...

Chicago aldermen agreed Wednesday to designate October as “Italian American Heritage and Culture Month,” thanks to a resolution one civic leader said is sorely needed to begin a “healing” process. Ron Onesti, president of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans, made no mention of the specific wounds he believes need to be healed. But member...

Attention All Italian Americans: We would like to invite you and your friends to attend this Press Conference. The Randolph NJ Italian American community asked the IAOVC to reach out to you because we will be holding a press conference on Sunday June 13th 2:00PM ET at the Randolph NJ Diner - 517 NJ-10 E, Randolph, NJ 07869. This is regarding the re...

Our tour of the United States takes us this time west to the Centennial State: Colorado. Here, too, there is a vibrant community that celebrates Italy, gathered around a successful magazine that for exactly 10 years has been led by a young Italian American, Jenna Capra.  We thank her three times: because with the magazine she directs, Andiamo! she...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated one of New York City’s staunchest defenders of Christopher Columbus to serve as a trustee on CUNY’s governing board — and a battle is already brewing over the move. Cuomo’s pick — Angelo Vivolo, 74, a retired restaurateur and prominent local Italian-American leader — will be interviewed during scheduled board confirm...

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