Supporters Rally for Columbus Day

With chants of “Keep Columbus Day,” dozens of activists gathered at a Columbus Circle rally on May 12 to denounce the city Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to remove Columbus Day from the school calendar.

Dept. of Education’s Removal of Columbus Day Sparks Outrage

In a move that caused heads to spin, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) eliminated Columbus Day from its list of official school holidays, replaced it with Indigenous People’s Day, and then abruptly changed course again when faced with a backlash.

Real Meaning of Columbus

Dear Editor: I was disappointed that no one voiced outrage for the graffiti-laden message mounted on the Columbus statue in Astoria. That statue was actually hidden during World War II in some basement out of fear it would be melted for bullets in the war.

Columbus Was the Original Immigrant

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

We just finished celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The word Hispanic, as we know, has been recently coined to cover immigrants from the 22 Latin-American countries and Spain who speak Spanish and are part of our nation.

Americans Not Quite Ready To Say Goodbye Columbus

Looming high over New York’s Columbus Circle is a marble statue of the circle’s namesake built in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the new world.

Astoria Parish Retreat

October is Respect Life Month. This week’s Tablet TALK invites readers to participate in a pro-life prayer vigil, highlights upcoming fundraisers for the Life Center of New York and Mercy Home, and much more.