La Regione finanzierà un progetto per creare una rete dei musei dell'emigrazione siciliana nel mondo. Lo ha annunciato il governatore Nello Musumeci nel corso di una visita ufficiale nell'isola di Salina. «E' un'operazione culturale, ma anche identitaria - sottolinea il presidente - che può diventare un polo di attrazione anche per il cosiddetto "t...

They are three Italian grandmothers named Nicolina, Vincenza, and Maria, and they surely never imagined they’d become famous on the social networks in their country. Yet, today they have, thanks to a simple act of love. The three have gone viral on Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, just a few days after they decided to have a photo taken...

L’Abruzzo a Stelle e strisce raccontato attraverso le storie di chi oggi lavora con successo conservando con orgoglio proprie origini. Questa la sintesi di una serata che ha visto protagonisti Geremia Mancini e Generoso D’Agnese, autori del volume "Abruzzo Stars & Stripes vol. 2", edito da R&R di Teramo, ospiti di Alessandra Portinari per il "Luned...

Ken Cuccinelli says immigrants should be able to “stand on their own feet” and the Statue of Liberty’s famed poem was only supposed to apply to newcomers from Europe. But the hard-line Trump immigration official’s own ancestors were dirt-poor Italian laborers who apparently came through Ellis Island on a crowded steamship like millions of other fut...

È stato pubblicato a giugno di quest’anno il libro di Thierry Rinaldetti “Efrem Bartoletti. Umbro cantore della rabbia operaia nel Minnesota dei primi del novecento”. Il volume narra le peripezie migratorie di Efrem Bartoletti che dal piccolo paese umbro Costacciaro emigrò a Hibbing, nel Minnesota, dove divenne attivista del movimento operaio in es...

Summer is the festival season. In the United States there are more than 200 that celebrate Italianity, according to the list published each year by OSIA. Some of these were born many years ago, from the desire of Italian emigrants to celebrate their country of origin, sometimes their region, sometimes their city: and almost always their religion an...

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins us with more on the newest exhibit at the State Archives in 337 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903. It’s called Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. “Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita in the entire country! We just beat out Connecticut and New Jersey, accor...

Italian-Americans in CT in the 1920s: Wednesday, 8/14, at 2 p.m. Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. Presented by Dr. Rafaele Fierro, History and Political Science Professor at Tunxis, and part of the Civic Engagement Institute on campus. Dr. Fierro will use the 1920 Census to share the stories of criminal activity (non-Mob...

Over the years, I have sometimes published interviews in which I do not completely agree with some of the answers. These interviews are among the ones I like most, because feeding the debate, helping to reflect and listening to different opinions is one of the most beautiful things that can be done by those who inform and communicate, in full respe...

Captain Carlo Giarratano didn’t think twice when, late last month, during a night-time fishing expedition off the coast of Libya, he heard desperate cries of help from 50 migrants aboard a dinghy that had run out of fuel and was taking on water. The 36-year-old Sicilian lives by the law of the sea. He reached the migrants and offered them all the f...