Today the House of Representatives of the Italian Parliament almost unanimously approved the motion presented by parliamentarians Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli and Federico Mollicone in defense of Christopher Columbus. It is a historic day. The motion was discussed on October 26, 2020 and it has been voted today. It was originally signed by 53 parliame...

June 11, 2021. The Litchfield School of Law at the Tapping Reeve House, 82 South Street, Litchfield, Conneccticut. The National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) was formed nearly forty (40) years ago with its genesis in a conversation among lawyers in Greenwich Village, New York.  The founders included lawyers of Italian heritage from acros...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 to support Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Celebrating 160 Years of Bilateral Relations between Italy and the United States, a special virtual concert featuring repertoire by Italian and American composers to commemorat...

Thursday, May 27 | 6:00 P.M. EST. Registration fee: $25. REGISTER HERE. Join NIAF and Award-Winning Author/Chef/TV Host Amy Riolo as we explore the history of Italian-American cuisine. Often misunderstood and misrepresented as "unauthentic," the genuine culinary traditions of Italians in America are worth exploring and celebrating. In this fascinat...

Elon Musk’s episode of Saturday Night Live continues to court controversy. Days after he hosted on May 8, two of the episode’s sketches received backlash. A segment titled “Gen Z Hospital” was criticized for appropriating AAVE (African American Vernacular English) sayings such as “no cap” and “stan.” (In a since deleted Instagram post, SNL cast mem...

The Membership Manager is a key position in the organization to further the NIAF mission throughout the Italian American community. The Membership Manager is responsible for maintaining member relations within the organization, strategizing new avenues for member enrollment, enrolling new members and proactively seeking and increasing memberships t...

It was once a crime to be Italian. That’s what Potentially Dangerous reveals. As America crept closer to its second World War, the U.S. government grew suspicious of some citizens based not on what they had done, but only where they were from.  600,000 Italians and Italian Americans were persecuted during the war. Many were under curfew from 8 p.m....

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) stands firmly in opposition to the New York City Department of Education’s decision to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day. This decision, which was arrived at without any community input, effectively pits two communities, both worthy of their own in...

One of the problems that the Italian American community has always had, and the consequences of which it has always paid for, is division, the lack of unity. When I say that Italian Americans are, to all intents and purposes, Italian, even if some of them do not have an Italian passport that officially certifies it, I mean that there is an Italian...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is honored to announce and welcome its new president, Robert V. Allegrini. Mr. Allegrini is a public relations and hospitality executive, author, civic leader and diplomat who brings a wealth of experience in Italian American affairs to his new role at NIAF. Most recently, he served for more than a de...