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Italy’s gift: Making the world a better place

By On November 13, 2019

By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo This month, Italian-Americans will celebrate Italian heritage month. In recent years it has often been overshadowed by the fact that October has also become a month that is shared… Read More

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Serving this community has been an honor and privilege — but one last word before I go

By On October 16, 2019

By Joseph T. Cannavo Since the first time back in 1964 when I wrote an article for the now-defunct Philadelphia I-A Exclusive and without warning was thrown behind the mic of Philadelphia’s… Read More

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So you say you know about Italian cuisine? Get ready to eat your words

By On October 10, 2019

By Joseph T. Cannavo This month rather than my usual serious comments about preserving our Italian heritage and showing our Italian pride, I thought that I might write about a dead giveaway… Read More

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When kids want to study Italian in school, we’re the last who should stand in the way

By On October 1, 2019

By Joseph T. Cannavo I have written numerous times about the need for parents whose children attend schools that offer Italian as an elective to take a proactive stance when their local… Read More

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Italy’s testy political history lends context to America’s ‘immigration crisis’

By On February 3, 2019

By Joseph R. Cannavo If you have been keeping up with news in Italy, you might get the sense that Italy is having an immigration crisis, much like we are being told… Read More

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My suggested resolution for the New Year: Re-attach and re-engage with your identity

By On January 5, 2019

By Joseph T. Cannavo By now, everyone has made News Year’s resolutions. By the time you may be reading this, you may have already broken your resolutions. If you broke them, you… Read More

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Mainstream media will always underplay news of interest to Italian Americans

By On September 19, 2018

By Joe Cannavo I had several thoughts for this month’s editorial when suddenly I thought back to late July when solely by an email sent to me from the Italian Embassy in… Read More

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The Absence of Italian News in American Media

By On July 12, 2018

By Joe Cannavo Italy has a new government that was only formed after much chaos and political maneuvering. For the better part of two months, it seemed the March election was going… Read More

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The Importance of Learning Italian in School

By On June 21, 2018

By Joe Cannavo The school year is coming to an end and I am asking myself these questions. In school districts that offer Italian, how many parents of Italian descent insisted that… Read More

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This festival season, become a part of the Italian-American renaissance

By On May 3, 2017

Step away from the carnival to absorb some art and culture By Joe Cannavo It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost over and summer will soon be here. No… Read More