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Cécile Kyenge

Immigration Reform Is Needed to Stop the Death and Exploitation of Immigrants

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Italy has long been a country of emigrants rather than a destination for immigrants. One would expect that the plight of generations past and 30 years of political debate would have produced model laws and a concrete approach to immigration.

A Very Italian Mayor: Bill De Blasio

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 10.09.2014 | New York
Angela Vitaliano

I do appreciate the love and the consideration that Mr. De Blasio has toward his Italian heritage, but he is the Mayor of New York, a place where his own family arrived to pursue the American Dream. I expect that he will conduct himself with respect for the rules of the place where American Dreams are possible. Nothing less.

Italy's Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge -- How a 21st-Century Global Citizen Tries to Lead Italy Into the Future

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Some European states are still not willing to see the writing on the wall. A change in mentality is happening very slowly at the expense of people such as Minister Kyenge. She is actively involved in Italy's progress and preparation for future challenges that will include migration to the country.

Standing Her Ground: Black Italian Minister Pulls Out Of Debate Due To Racist Slurs

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

By Catherine Hornby ROME, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Italy's first black minister has pulled out of a debate with the anti-immigrant Northern L...

Bananas Thrown At Italy's First Black Minister

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

ROME, July 27 (Reuters) - Italy's first black minister, a target of racist slurs since her appointment in April, has condemned a spectator who threw...

Navigating Italian Shame

Flavio Rizzo | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Flavio Rizzo

Italy is becoming a country numbed by a passive state of mind; a monolithic approach to issues of race that prevents any possibility for cross-cultural growth.

Top Italian Politician Compares 1st Black Minister To Orangutan

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

By Steve Scherer ROME, July 14 (Reuters) - A senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration Northern League party has likened Italy's ...

Italy's First Black Cabinet Member Target Of Inflammatory Remark

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first black cabinet member, was the target of an inflammatory remark on Facebook this week. Dolores Valandro, a member of th...

'I Am Black And I Say It With Pride'

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

By Catherine Hornby ROME, May 3 (Reuters) - Italy's first black minister has responded to a barrage of sexist and racial insults by sa...