The story of the Italians in the US, and in particular the story of their contribution to the greatness of America, can be told by several different angles, as we know very well here at We the Italians.   One of these points of view is sport: and when we talk about sport in the US, Baseball is probably the first choice. That is why we are very ple...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Hon. Basil Russo, NIAF Board of Directors Member and National President of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), on his recent honors from the American Nationalities Movement and the Cleveland International Hall of Fame. Russo was honored by the American Nationalities Movemen...

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” —Roberto Angotti. In his new, award-winning documentary, “The Italian American Ba...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce the 2017 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experienc...

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are thrilled to announce a new and exciting grant program for aspiring filmmakers. Known as The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, the program each year awards multiple $7,500 grants to a...

It is not easy to gather the Italian Americans in national organizations. They tend to be part of local ones, but to have them together in something bigger is not easy. This interview is about one of the few national Italian American organizations, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and its very active President, Basil Russo. Basil is a gen...