The mayor of New Orleans plans an apology to Italian Americans for what's considered the nation's most deadly lynching — violence in which 11 Italian immigrants were killed after acquittals in a police chief's murder. "This has been a longstanding wound," said Michael Santo of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy. The lynching in 1891 and response...

Applications are being accepted for two scholarships donated by the Sons of Italy, Purple Aster Chapter of Galloway and Absecon, to high school seniors at Absegami and Holy Spirit high schools. Students who have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent and who will be enrolled in college in September 2019 are eligible to apply. Two $1,000 scholar...

The City of New Orleans will be issuing an official Proclamation of Apology on April 12, 2019, regarding the largest lynching in United States history. Following the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy on October 16, 1890, several Italian immigrants were arrested without just cause. Nine of the 19 men who were indicted went to trial,...

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AMERICAN ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA. The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) is proud to announce an historical event concerning a long social wound stemming from America's worst lynching event that occurred in New Orleans in 1891. Eleven Italian immigrants were kil...

Dean, Sammy and Frank or, more accurately, uncanny facsimiles of the famed Rat Pack, helped the Sons of Italy celebrate 20 years of advancing the educational aspirations of deserving students. Saturday at a Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center ballroom appropriately decked out to the nines in a Las Vegas motif, the Order of Sons of Italy Lod...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), which is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), named Admiral Ed Giambastiani as the first-ever Honorary Chairman of the National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The 31st Annual NELA Gala will be held on May 23, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convent...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

There’s an effort at the state Capitol to do away with Columbus Day. The holiday has become controversial with many claiming a man who treated Native Americans so poorly doesn’t deserve to be celebrated. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, a Democrat representing Adams County, is proposing a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day, the first Mo...