Italy

Arena di Verona is speaking out after opera singer Angel Blue dropped out of performances because the venue in Italy used blackface "recently."

Mario Balotelli is an example of Italians and their racism.

An Italian court sentenced a lawmaker to prison for making racist comments.

A 2009 incident with an Italian photographer has come back to haunt supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Italy’s first black minister was forced to endure an ugly act of racism over the weekend when someone in the crowd threw bananas at her during a rally. Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s minister of integration, was speaking to supporters in the town of Cervia when the bananas came hurling from the crowd, falling short of the stage. […]

When soccer player Kevin-Prince Boateng (pictured right) heard monkey chants from the crowd in the stadium he was playing in Thursday afternoon in Busto Arsizio, Italy, he decided he couldn’t ignore the racism directed at him. SEE ALSO: Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s So the Ghanian-German midfielder for A.C. Milan, stopped, kicked the soccer ball […]

Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, published a photo of Italian soccer player Mario Balotelli depicted as King Kong (pictured), the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: Saudis Allow Women To Compete In Olympics It seems that the message behind the photo was suppose to show Balotelli toppling England (which they did in yesterday’s […]

FLORENCE, Italy-Gianluca Casseri, a 50-year-old author, went on a shooting spree in a market in Florence, Italy, killing three Senegalese men and wounding two others before killing himself. Casseri was a member of Casa Pound, an intellectual far right Italian organization and an author of fantasy novels. The AFP reports: Walter Veltroni, a lawmaker from […]

ROME—Italian club Virtus Bologna said it has reached a verbal agreement with Kobe Bryant(notes) for the Los Angeles Lakers star to play in Italy during the NBA lockout. “We have reached an economic deal,” Virtus president Claudio Sabatini told a local radio station. “There’s still some things to arrange but at this point I’m very […]

MILAN – Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, who has dodged corruption trials and no-confidence votes with the skill of an Olympic athlete, faced a potentially fatal challenge to his power Tuesday when a judge ordered him to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges. Berlusconi is going on trial April 6 in Milan on charges […]