March 2012

National Italian American Foundation Appoints Five New Members

March 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Five notable Italian Americans in the fields of business, government, finance, transportation, law and public affairs have been elected to the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) Board of Directors during a March 16, 2012, meeting at the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park, Ariz.                 NIAF’s newly elected members of the Board […]

Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Says Kelly Ripa is Denigrating Italian Americans

March 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

How desperate is Kelly Ripa? It is painfully apparent that since Regis’ departure she is prostituting herself and her heritage with abandon! She swoons over the malcontents of Jersey Shore with giddy interviews and sugary accolades. She had Peter Facinelli co-host, who spewed negative mafioso stereotypes and “Guido” pejoratives – without a word from her. But, she has now reached […]

Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Announces Scholarships

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards. “Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working […]

National Italian American Foundation to Honor Industry Leaders at East Coast Gala

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will hold its annual East Coast Gala on April 12, 2012, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The evening’s honorees include Maria Bartiromo, CNBC anchor, Emmy Award-winning journalist and member of NIAF’s Board of Directors; Art Certosimo, senior executive vice president of BNY Mellon; Frank D’Amelio, executive vice president, business operations and […]

The 7th Annual Sicilian Film Festival in Miami Beach – Italian Americans Who’s Who Expected to Flock to Miami April 11-17

March 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Miami – Now in its 7th year, the Sicilian Film Festival returns to the Miami Beach Cinemateque from April 11-17 with a stellar line up of films and special events. Presenting films by directors primarily from Southern Italy, as well as highlighting the region’s art, literature, food, wine, music, fashion and culture, the festival promises to be April’s not to […]

Sons of Italy to Honor U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton

March 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC March 20, 2012 – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the first woman to receive the Sons of Italy Foundation’s (SIF) Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service, to be presented at the SIF’s 24th annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala on May 23, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The award was established three years […]

Sons of Italy Releases 2012 Italian American Festival Directory

March 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

A free directory of over 350 annual Italian-American festivals in the United States is now available through the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. The Sons of Italy 2012 Italian Festival Directory lists 370 festivals in 39 states and the District of […]

Statement by Senator John Kerry on Resolution Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, for the past year the people of Italy have been commemorating the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification with a series of events and exhibitions throughout Italy and the world. In this country, the Italian Embassy hosted a series of concerts, museum exhibitions, and lectures, which were widely attended and have educated and entertained Americans about the […]

Order Sons of Italy Applauds Sen. John Kerry for Supporting Passage of Resolution Recognizing 150th Anniversary of Italy

March 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC March 14, 2012 – The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the nation’s  largest and oldest organization representing Americans of Italian heritage, has sent formal congratulations to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D – MA) for sponsoring a Senate Resolution [S.Res.394] that passed March 12, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. OSIA also thanked Sen. […]

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