People think of Italian Americans either as Renaissance scholars or ‘Sopranos’. But we’re so much more diverse, we’ve got scientists, industrialists, and people in every walk of life where there have been contributions.
We can vividly imagine that not too long ago, the Italian community, like many ethnic groups found in huge cities, enveloped by actual or imagined “boarders” tended to limit the outlook of occupational contingency. These enclaves of first and second generation Italians were generally populated by workers in every facet of the building trades, various shops, and city workers in one office or another. Simply put, the focus of Italians then, was not the world of academia. Continue reading
Stereotyping is among the top issues that Italian-American face today. Efforts have been, and are currently, being implemented to greatly lessen this issue or finally put an end to it. And the people who are behind it are those that are being affected themselves. Continue reading
The two decade festival held nearby Fresh Pond Road in the middle of Menahan and Woodbine streets in Ridgewood has been struck down with a decision of 22-12 vote by its Community Board 5 last Wednesday. The reason for the festival –held from September 3 to 6 – being denied is due to the concern for the residents living within the scope of this late-summer celebration. Continue reading
There is a multitude of races populating the United States. This diversity is one of America’s many unique aspects. One of the many foreign people that immigrated to the U.S. were the Italians, who brought with them their beautiful culture and have shared it with the rest of the country ever since. Aside from their influence in food, the Italians have a lot more to offer to Americans. Continue reading