Monthly Archives: June 2018

Keynote Speech about Mental Health by Chirlane McCray, New York’s First Lady at Gracie Mansion -2018

Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation, and she is recognized nationally as a powerful champion for mental health reform.

Additionally, Ms. McCray spearheads the Cities Thrive Coalition of mayors, with representation from more than 150 cities from all 50 states, advocating for a more integrated and better-funded behavioral health system.

As Chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, she brings together government, philanthropy and the private sector to work on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including mental health, youth employment and immigration.Ms. McCray’s other duties are extensive.

As co-chair of the Commission on Gender Equity, she is a persistent voice for creating a 50-50 city and world.In partnership with NYC’s Police Chief, she leads the Domestic Violence Task Force.

And in 2015, with her signature, New York City became the first city in the country to join the United Nations Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative.

She is passionate about public service and leverages her platform in innovative ways to bring change where it is needed.

Ms. McCray believes that art is not a luxury and works closely with NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs on dynamic projects with partners like the Public Art Fund and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She oversees the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and is intent on making sure that the programming, installations and exhibits are more accessible to the public, and better reflect the rich history and many cultures that make up New York City. In 2016, she launched the Gracie Mansion Book Club.

Among her many awards and accolades, she was honored as the 2017 Change Champion by the National Council for Behavioral Health and recently received the BWA Health award for her leadership in NYC from the Black Women’s Agenda, a national, 40-year-old nonprofit that promotes the well-being of African-American women and their families.

Ms. McCray has transformed the traditional responsibilities of First Lady, working in close partnership with her husband and becoming the first in her position to address a U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting, testify before the New York City Council and serve as commencement speaker for a major college or university.

The First Lady is a graduate of Wellesley College and has accepted an Honorary Doctor of Science from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Ms. McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio live in Gracie Mansion, the official residence, and are proud parents of Chiara and Dante.

Chirlane McCray, New York’s First Lady Spoke at Jewish Heritage Event  at Gracie Mansion-2018, about the Jewish Community, Mental health and many more issues, to see more about The Jewish Heritage ,in our World Liberty TV Political Channel by Clicking here.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Jewish Heritage Event at Gracie Mansion-2018

Several hundred people turned out at Gracie Mansion on Tuesday night for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Jewish Heritage reception, an annual celebration of the Jewish community’s contributions to New York City.

Amid a strictly kosher barbeque featuring hamburgers, vegetarian burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, pickles, wine, beer, watermelon, brownies and blue and white cookies in tribute to the State of Israel, guests gathered on the mayoral residence’s rear lawn, enjoying a perfect summer evening with magnificent river views.

Mayor de Blasio and his wife Chirlaine McCray continued their annual tradition of sprinkling their speeches with a smattering of Hebrew words and discussing “tikun olam,” with the mayor speaking out, as in previous years, against BDS while McCray discussed mental health issues.

Close to one thousand people from the Jewish faith were in attendance at the NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Jewish Heritage Event  at Gracie Mansion-2018, see more about Jewish Heritage Event  in our World Liberty TV ,Political Channel by clicking here.

CE Week Debuts at Javits Center NYC-2018

CE Week, the mid-year, Dealerscope-hosted consumer electronics trade show, has wrapped up its first day at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show, in its 11th year, thrives on innovation as a showcase for emerging trends and building connections in the North American technology space. From the consumer electronics retail industry, a wide variety of attendees come to see what’s hot in the current market. Visitors to the trade show include retailers, distributors, media, designers, custom installers, manufacturers, marketing representatives, and other industry professionals.

The Following Companies are showcased in our World Liberty TV Technology Review Channels: Thirdeye Gen inc, X-DIORIA, Cleer Audio, PRED Technologies, AVITA Computers, HITCASE, Digital Energy, MyCharge , Travelon and MMJ LABS.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade NYC-2018

The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 10th, starting at 11am.

2018 honorees included:  Esaí Morales (Parade Grand Marshal),  Zuleyka Rivera (Parade Queen)

David Begnaud (Puerto Rican Champion), Ismael Miranda (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Michael Stuart (Parade Ambassador) and   1st Responders and Heroes in the Puerto Rico relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts post Hurricane Maria.

America’s largest cultural celebration with over 1.5 million spectators this year will also feature:

Richard “Crazy Legs: Colón:  Hip Hop artist, B-Boy and philanthropist

Tats Cru (Wilfredo “Bio” Feliciano, BG 183 and Hector “Nicer” Nazario):  Bronx-based graffiti artists and professional muralists

Virginia Sánchez Korrol, PhD:  Educator, historian and novelist, specializing in Puerto Rican studies

Sunny Hostin:  Attorney, Emmy-Award winning journalist and co-host of ABC’s “The View”

Jackie Guerrido:  Television personality, journalist and co-anchor of Univision’s “Primer Impacto”

Julio “Gaby” Acevedo:  Reporter for NBC4 and Telemundo 47/WNJU

Allan Villafaña:  co-anchor for “Primera Edicíon”and host of “Enfoque”, Telemundo 47/WNJU

Ricardo Villarini:  Reporter for Telemundo 47/WNJU

Johnny Bliss:  singer and contest on NBC’s “The Voice”

With 100,000 marchers and 1.5 million spectators, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade is one of the largest parades in the world.

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26th Annual Queens Pride Parade -2018

The official kickoff to Pride Month will take place this coming weekend with Sunday’s 26th Annual Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights, which celebrates the borough’s LGBTQ community, but also emphasizes togetherness and advocacy.

The parade was founded in 1992 by Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights)—who, at the time, was an openly gay public school teacher—in response to School District 24 President Mary Cummins’ refusal to adopt Board of Education curriculum that encouraged students to be accepting of LGBT people.

The march was also inspired by the death of Julio Rivera, a 29-year-old gay man who was murdered by white supremacists in Jackson Heights in 1990.

“The parade was always seen as a place where people can come out and see the LGBTQ community, and the community that supports them,” said Dromm.

The parade steps off at noon, beginning at 37th Avenue and 89th Street and then marching to 75th Avenue.

The festival, which consists of Queens Pride and Club Evolution stages that feature entertainment, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at 75th Street and 37th Road.

The event will include vendors, food, information on local businesses and community and social group booths.

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