WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON?

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON?

Contributed by F. Anthony D’Alessandro Children who are perfecting baseball skills on steamy sugarcane plantations or inner city lots, as well as African-American and other youthful enthusiasts speaking Korean, Japanese, and Spanish, have the opportunity to realize their diamond dreams because of Jackie Robinson’s courage. Robinson’s sacrifices single handedly opened our national pastime (baseball) to […]

Emanuele Viscuso nominated to receive FREC Star Award

Famous Italian artist Emanuele Viscuso has been nominated and selected to receive this year’s FREC Star Award. The Film, Recording and Entertainment Council’s “Star Gala” honors dynamic industry leaders and talent who share a commitment to professional excellence and making a difference in the South Florida community. The honorees are people shaping the future of […]

It’s bravo, not goodbye, Columbus

It’s bravo, not goodbye, Columbus

Special to the Tampa Tribune       The student’s last name captured my attention. “Colon,” I said. “Wonderful name!” The hesitant student stared at the floor.      As an Italian-American, I proudly celebrate Columbus Day. This Italian dared to sail a voracious ocean that feasted on mariners. At a time when thoughts of sailing off the […]

SHOW THEM YOU’RE NOT AFRAID TO DIE!

Goose River Anthology, 2012. It seems that Rome never stops teaching me lessons. Just when I think I’ve got a grip on all the city’s offerings, it presents me with a new wrinkle. On several different occasions, I’ve been a fortunate pilgrim in that Eternal City. I’ve strolled thru the pages of its storied history […]

SCRAPS OF LIFE by ”-Professore-” Anthony D’Alessandro

SCRAPS OF LIFE by ”-Professore-” Anthony D’Alessandro

May the 12t: the Mother’s Day. For this occasion we have republished a poem by Prof. Anthony D’Alessandro,  a Sicilian-American about his sainted Mazzarese mother. The following poem,”Scraps of Life,”  was published in 2010 by the anthology, SWEETLEMONS 2. It is composed of International writings with a Sicilian accent…   SCRAPS OF LIFE I stretch back, […]

Thoughts on the Election of Pope Francis

Thoughts on the Election of Pope Francis

March 15, 2013              I sat in my living room before the big screen. Mesmerized. The Sistine’s white smoke released into the misty sky. St.Peter’s bells screamed. Thousands of animated pilgrims jumped, smiled, and cheered in anticipation. St.Peter’s Square overflowed with revelers. They waited. Some held their breath hoping for a timely announcement indicating the […]

US Soccer: Sicilian Style

US Soccer: Sicilian Style

        As a child,   Salvatore Conigliaro (Toto) flew away from his beloved Shangri-la of Terrasini, Sicily whose colorful shoreline he’d miss. In that paradiso, waves splashed and hummed under the unseen direction of an invisible oceanside orchestra leader. Toto settled in New York where cold steel parapets, and a bustling busy city choked with depressing charcoal […]

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