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  • The National Council of Columbia Association in Civil Service celebrated the exemplar service of Italians and Italian Americans at their annual Award Dinner. Attendees were honored, awarded, and recognized for their hard work, dedication, and admirable characters that serve to support their communities and preserve Columbus and his legacy.
  • The Map created in 1491 probably used by Christopher Columbus to navigate the Atlantic
    ONCE, WE WERE TAUGHT, he was a brave and bold explorer who sailed into the unknown and discovered the place we call home. Now, we understand, he was a genocidal mercenary who arrived thinking he was someplace else and kicked off five centuries of bloody oppression and exploitation. Okay, fine, nobody’s perfect, though it seems possible to believe he was both. Meaning we just have to decide which Columbus we’re going to ignore.
  • Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio at Gracie Mansion with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan for a celebration of Italian pride. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio and some of his constituents did not necessarily see eye-to-eye.
  • Joseph Guagliardo, national president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian-American Organizations
    Joseph Guagliardo, national president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian-American Organizations, recounts how the “Columbus Controversy” started in New York and explains why it touches all Italian Americans, “both the blue-collars and the bluebloods,” as he says. He emphasizes that his family came to the U.S. in 1906 and had nothing to do with American slavery or what Columbus did 550 years ago—on which, he notes, scholars still disagree. “We came looking for a better life. We learned about Columbus in school here, and it became our thing.”
  • Barnes & Noble Chairman and Founder Creates Theme Entitled "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors" and Invites them to March Up Fifth Avenue. I will march because I was personally invited...
  • Pietro Longhi, La polenta
    Dining in & out
    Dino Borri(January 12, 2017)
    Deep roots for a product that Christopher Columbus brought over from Europe to America. Indigenous peoples first prepared it using cornmeal and water.
  • The National Italian American Foundation commends the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee’s recent vote of seven to two rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.

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