Dr. Manny Alfano, Pioneer of Italian American Activism, Dies at 86

Dr. Alfano, a family man and Italian American leader, spent 30 years advocating for our culture, and his legacy will live on for decades to come.  By Truby Chiaviello, PRIMO Magazine One of the last efforts of Dr. Manny Alfano was, ironically, not Italian. Back in March, Dr. Alfano sought to organize a unity rally withContinue reading “Dr. Manny Alfano, Pioneer of Italian American Activism, Dies at 86”

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh Could Learn Something From This Harvard Student on Flag Day

By: The Columbus Monument Corp.In her senior speech, Julie Hartman eloquently articulated how fortunate and proud we as Americans should be for the blessings afforded us by past generations.  “Americans are the freest, most privileged people on earth. Yet many of us are ashamed of showing any national pride. Why? Because we Americans of recent generationsContinue reading “Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh Could Learn Something From This Harvard Student on Flag Day”

OPEN ROADS NEW ITALIAN CINEMA FESTIVAL RETURNS

The Latest Italian Films Are Showcased Again at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center Italian filmmakers come back to New York, after a two-year hiatus because of coronavirus. By Truby Chiaviello, PRIMO Magazine It was always in June when Films at Lincoln Center hosted Open Roads New Italian Cinema for Manhattanites to see the latest and greatest filmsContinue reading “OPEN ROADS NEW ITALIAN CINEMA FESTIVAL RETURNS”

Stephanie Longo’s 21st-Century Vision Leads Italian America to the New School

A note from COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo: Each month, we honor a woman of Italian descent to spotlight her indelible contributions to our culture and community. June’s Donna Distinta Award goes to Stephanie Longo, a pillar of Italian American academia and a 21st-century leader whose intellect and drive are an inspiration to us all. Stephanie is aContinue reading “Stephanie Longo’s 21st-Century Vision Leads Italian America to the New School”