Tag Archives: Italian-American

The Black Hand: Upcoming blockbuster movie on the deadliest secret society in American History

Set in the early 1900s, the story follows Joe Petrosino — an NYPD cop who took on “The Black Hand”, the Deadliest Secret Society In American History.

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Film & History

Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America (2004)Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America (2004) Unlike other European immigrants who struggled initially to become “white” in America, such as the Irish and the Jews, Italian immigrants fought a hostile reception even beyond the third generation in the U.S. Despite or perhaps because of the nearly quintessential American families of the Corleones and the Sopranos, young people of Italian descent are still given affirmative action scholarships, at least in New York City, to entice them to go to college and take part in the American Dream. Although European immigrants were initially granted automatic citizenship thanks to the privileging of white skin that inspired the Naturalization Act of 1790, thus leading to the large-scale immigration of Europeans of the 19th and 20th century, it took Italians several generations to be perceived as entirely “white”, while the Irish and Jews were essentially “white” by the second generation.

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UNICO National Convention 2016

July 27-30, 2016

UNICO Convention 2016

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
Cambridge, MD

see www.UNICO.org for more details.

Italian Market Festival

Visit Fante’s during your visit to the festival and come in and say hello to Mom during her book signing event hosted by the lovely staff.

The Italian-American gift: What we offer

“Many cultures have looked to the Italians to light the way in this regard: We seem to know how to hold each other close.” -Adriana Trigiani   Food. Mangia. Cibo e vino. Pasta. Sauce. Meatballs. Bread. Mortadella. Mozarella. Tiramisu. As Italian Americans, these things mean something to us. If it were simply that they are …

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Five ways Italian Americans can learn about their Italian ancestors

One of the primary reasons we started The Italian American Podcast was to help fellow Italian Americans learn more about their Italian ancestors.

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Italian fundraiser generates thousands for Springfield community | WWLP.com

A local fundraiser generates thousands for local organizations and scholarships.

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Freeholders Honor Dominick Nicastro of Rockaway Township as New President of UNICO National | Morris County, NJ

The Morris County Freeholders have passed a resolution honoring Dominick Nicastro of Rockaway Township as the incoming president of UNICO National, which is the

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