By spring of this year, the Boal Mansion and Museum will have an exciting new feature to share with scholars, historians and anyone else interested in artifacts of antiquity. More than 100,000 pages of ancient documents will appear in digital form, thanks to the efforts of two pairs of dedicated technicians and a crew of volunteers. This project ta...

About a week after Grand Forks City Council members agreed to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, UND has followed suit. With little fanfare, the school’s academic calendars were updated last week to name Monday, Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day. The holiday named after the Italian sailor and forefather of widely violent North American...

On July 20, 2019, much of the world will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by American astronaut Neil Armstrong. The event has been celebrated in the movie “First Man,” which opened last year on Oct. 12, the true anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Without diminishing Armstrong’s incredible...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that we have chosen Dr. Maureen J. Persi and her husband Melindo A.Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for this 28th Annual Celebration. This year’s selection was even more difficult because there were several worthy individual that were nominated and reviewed by the search committ...

On September 12, 1962, in Houston, in Texas, the State where he would be killed just over a year later, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy made a historic speech, in which he announced the race to the Moon. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," JFK said.  When you...

Grand Forks is one step closer to ditching Columbus Day. City Council members, acting as the city’s Committee of the Whole, on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that would replace the holiday named after the notorious sailor with “Indigenous Peoples Day.” The resolution will head to the council proper at its meeting on Monday, July 15. “For...

My name is Frank Lorenzo. I am an Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org). The Italian American One Voice Coalition is a nationwide group whose mission is to combat negative stereotypes of Italian Americans in the media and to defend our heritage. The Italian-American residents of Massachusetts have a fund...

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. “Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest,” says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. “The queen will be the s...

Indigenous Peoples' Day is replacing the Columbus Day holiday in cities around the country, and South Lake Tahoe could be next. During their meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the City Council will vote on a resolution to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in South Lake Tahoe. The first city to rename the holiday was Berkeley...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! So much has happened since the last month’s editorial! We are happy that We the Italians is receiving the recognition it deserves, which we all deserve, including you readers. And the best is yet to come, like Frank Sinatra used to sing... First of all, we want to remind you of our campaign We l...