The National Columbus Education Foundation has condemned the alleged theft of a Christopher Columbus statue belonging to an elderly Upper West Side, New York City, resident. According to a recent New York Post article, the purported incident took place in late June at a co-op on Riverside Drive owned by 91-year-old John Cartafalsa, who had placed t...

In this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re presenting part three of our “Conversations on Columbus” series exploring the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus, and this week we’re examining the major accusations which Columbus’ critics charge him with. We’ll begin with an examination of when and how Columbus’ reputation began t...

In this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re setting out to tackle an issue that has been at the forefront of conversations surrounding the Italian American identity in the 21st Century. This issue is one that hits at the heart of our national mythology for Americans of all ethnicities — the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus....

The Honorable Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli, who represents Italian citizens living in North and Central America in the Chamber of Deputies recently attended a meeting of the National Columbus Educational Foundation board to discuss strategies on how the organization can engage the Italian government and media as it continues to promote its mission of...

Nihilo sanctum estne (Is nothing sacred)? The philosophical Latin question takes on new meaning as vandals continue to destroy and deface statues, from Christopher Columbus and George Washington, to Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Meanwhile, churches are being torched under suspicious circumstances and city leaders are all too eager to stay mum on the s...

A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...

Buona Festa del Papà, Paesani! A Happy Father’s Day to every Dad, Papà, Nonno, Father-in-Law, and any special guy out there! There’s no blessing like having an Italian American father — this week our moderator, John M. Viola, is turning his microphone on his very own Italian American dad, Vincent, when he sits down with him for a special Father’s D...

The podcast is more and more now an effective, new, fun communication tool. You can listen to it on any device, and in the world of Italian Americans there are now many different ones. Even We the Italians started his, first in video and then also in audio. The first podcast of the Italian-American world was born a few years ago. I was lucky enough...

The United States Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George recently announced its full participation in fundraising efforts by the Constantinian Order Charity Onlus to assist Southern Italian hospitals to fully minister to the needs of those affected by COVID-19. “The COVID-19 crisis shows us that we are part of a world...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Good morning everyone, I hope you're alright, as well as your families and friends. This is the second editorial I write in quarantine. These are difficult times for everyone. Italy and the United States, the two countries to which I belong, those who gave born to We the Italians, th...