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Exclusive interview with Kristi Yamaguchi Greatest Asian-American Figure Skater of all time-2023

Kristi Yamaguchi captured the gold medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France in figure skating. She is also a 2-timeWorld champion and U.S. National Champion. Kristi is a member of the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

She recently received the USOPC’s Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award for “serving as a powerful force for good in society” as well as the 2019 Heisman Humanitarian Award for the work of her Always Dream organization. Following a long and successful career in professional figure skating including 10 years of touring with Stars On Ice, Kristi took to the dance floor to win the mirror ball trophy with partner Mark Ballas in season 6 of the popular TV show “Dancing With The Stars.”

In 1996, she founded Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream whose mission is to give children from low income families access to high quality books in the home environment. Aiming to close the opportunity gap and digital divide with an innovative, family engagement literacy program.

In 2012, Kristi added New York Times Best-Selling author to her list of achievements by introducing her first children’s picture book, “Dream Big, Little Pig!”, and then following up with “It’s A Big World, Little Pig!”and a third title “Cara’s Kindness”. Kristi resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, 2-time US Olympian and Stanley Cup Champion, Bret Hedican, and their daughters Keara and Emma.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Kristi Yamaguchi at the 2nd annual Japan Day Parade in New York City Sat May 13th 2023. See More in our World Liberty TV, Sports Channels, Blogs and Photo-Galleries by clicking here.

NYFW Asian Fashion Show “Takeover”-2022

Asian Fashion Shows have been showcasing at an alarming pace at New York Fashion Week 2022, from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan and many more Asian Countries.

We had the pleasure of covering the following Asian designers: we did an exclusive interview with The brand’s founder Muhammad Sadad. See what he had to say about the brand. In our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channels.

Erigo X. is one of the top fashion brands in Indonesia and was founded in 2011 focusing on streetwear paying homage to the brand’s heritage. The first collection featured native batik and ikat designs. The brand’s founder Muhammad Sadad grew up in the small town of Medan in Indonesia and founded a successful concert ticket sales company. He parlayed this success into developing Erigo X with the vision to create an internationally revered brand accessible to globally, but always recognizing the brand’s Indonesian heritage.

The brand has become one of the largest brands in Indonesia and in 2019 was awarded the fashion brand award by Shopee Indonesia. While the brand has eyes toward global expansion, products are manufactured in Indonesia with an emphasis on creating jobs in the country.

We also covered Indonesian NOW, For fashionistas, it is one of the most exciting times of the year again. From Sept. 9 to 14, high-profile fashion designers, fashion connoisseurs and representatives of top fashion labels from across the globe flocked to the Big Apple for the prestigious New York Fashion Week (NYFW). A group of Indonesian fashion designers, known as Indonesia Now, presented their collections in one of its official shows. A total of 60 looks were presented by six Indonesian fashion labels, namely Alleira Batik, Coreta Louise, Heaven Lights, Suedeson by Kimberly Tandra, Spous by Priyo Octaviano and Vivi Zubedi, in Spring Studios, New York, the United States, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11.

South Asian New York Fashion Week (SANYFW), we had a pleasure of interviewing Hetal Patel Co-Founder and COO , South Asian New York Fashion Week (SANYFW). Which you can see in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channel by clicking here. South Asian New York Fashion Week (SANYFW), launching during New York Fashion Week in September 2022, is an innovative initiative that will bring together South Asian designers from across the world to the global fashion stage in New York City. SANYFW has been established as a pioneer to showcase and uplift South Asian fashion inspired by traditional and modern South Asian attire and culture.

See Many More Asian Designers and designers from all over the world in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channels and Blogs.

Asian In NY 2017 Fashion Show at China Institute-2017

Asian In NY 2017 Fashion Show was held on  o Sat 9/23/2017 from 2pm-4pm at China Institute New York featured  Asian fashion designers, brands and models. This was the largest Asian fashion runway show in New York.

The following Designers participated in the Show:

Alexander King Chen: Born in the USA, Alexander King Chen is currently one of the most volcanic young fashion designers in the Chinese speaking world.

Edison Lu:  Edison Lu and the Taiwanese famous actor Mike He debuted their menswear fashion brand “To Be THRILL” during New York Fashion Men’s Week in July 2017 and has received a lot of media attention.

Liling Wang:  The main image set by the designer, anti-conformist and even rebellious at times. In which showcase a glowing fashion wave of luxury, technology and oriental flavor.

Danny Nguyen:  He has his own studio for alterations and design entitled DNC (Danny Nguyen Couture) in which he spends a great deal of time pursuing his dream which dances at the end of every needle he drives into his next exquisite creation.

Jennifer Chen: Jennifer Chen is the creative director and co-owner of Snowman New York. Known for their New York City attitude, SNOWMAN New York brings the urban experience and adoration for city life.

Wendy Chen: Wendy Chen is a jewelry designer based in NYC. She established the foundation of her design career as an interior designer at a prominent NYC architectural firm.

Special performance was by , Melody Yeung Singing and performing since the age of 4, Melody was a singer-songwriter in Taiwan.., Simon C.F. Yu Musician, Emcee of the event was Jocelyn Chia is a New York based stand-up comedian and actress originally from Singapore.

Close to 400 people were in attendance , enjoying the largest Asian fashion runway show in New York. See more similar designers in World Liberty TV Fashion Channel by Clicking here.

New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) Changes name to Womankind

By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV The New York Asian Women’s Center is a leader in providing innovative and award-winning multilingual and culturally responsive services to survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence and elder abuse. For 35 years, it has helped Asian women and their children rise above trauma and...
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34th Anniversary NY Asian Women’s Center’s Gala NYC-2016

Themed “Brightening Our Future Together,” the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) Phoenix Awards will honor author Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, at its benefit gala in Manhattan next week.

NYAWC is the largest Asian American domestic violence organization in the country; a premier human trafficking serving organization; and, a national demonstration project that provides model services to sexual assault survivors. For 34+ years, NYAWC has helped women and their children overcome domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives.

“Over the last year and a half, we have witnessed 50% growth, both in the size of our staff and budget,” said Board Chair Karen Elizaga. “Over the next year, as we approach 35, we envision even more growth. We have the courage to think bigger and to believe that not only can we serve our clients directly to support the now 1,400 women and children who come through our doors, but that we can do work to affect systemic change.”

The masters of ceremonies will be Nina Pineda of WABC-TV and Ernabel Demillo of CUNY-TV/Asian American Life. Speakers include gala co-chair Yogesh Bahl and executive director Larry Lee. Special guests and performers are auctioneer Charles Antin, comedian Aparna Nancherla and indie rock artist Queen V.

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is currently a co-founder of FullSky Capital, where she advises socially driven for-profit ventures, along with ventures in education, healthcare, new media technology, among other fields. She also is a senior managing director at Mid-Market Securities, a small banking boutique helping growth companies.

 

 

2. McDonalds First Taste Event 2011 – With Chicken McNuggets, Asian Salad, Premium Chicken Sandwiches & Fruit Mango Pineapple Smoothie.

I attended a McDonald’s First Taste Event at one of their New York City locations. At this event, I had the opportunity to learn more about their “Made Just for You” platform and taste McDonald’s newest menu items, including their Premium Chicken Sandwiches, the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie, and the return of the Asian salad. Also in attendance was McDonald’s Executive Chef and Senior Director of Culinary Innovation, Chef Dan Coudreaut, McDonald’s Nutrition Manager, Julia Braun, MPH, RD and Founder and Principle for Hispanic Food Communications, Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, LDN.

There’s also the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie which features a combination of sweet mangos and citrusy pineapples blended with low-fat yogurt, ice and a little bit of fruit juice concentrate. A small 12 oz serving contains about half a cup of fruit. The Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie will be available at McDonald’s this July.

67th National Puerto Rican Day Parade NYC-2024

BY: Liliana Rocio Suarez Salcedo, Senior Editor.  44st Fifth Ave, NYC,   June 9th 2024 2024 Celebration dedicated to San Germán and Puerto Rican communities of Hawaii and Special tribute to traditional Puerto Rican folkloric dance. The Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) made its first announcements of themes, tributes, and honorees...
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3rd Annual Japanese Day Parade and Food Festival NYC-2024

BY: Liliana Rocio Suarez Salcedo, Senior Editor .    May 11th  2024 In 2007, Mr. Motoatsu Sakurai, who was then the Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York, called upon leading Japanese companies to create and sponsor a special event to celebrate the local communities, shared heritages, and cherished cultures of the Japanese-American people...
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American Kennel Club Meet the Breeds at NYC-2024

By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor for World Liberty TV For more than 130 years, the American Kennel Club has been the country’s leading authority on all things dogs, acting as the premier resource for dog lovers, from the fancier to the everyday owner. Along with our affiliated organizations, we encourage dogs as family companions; advance...
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P.F.CHANG’S at Union Square NYC Food Review-2024

 Food Reviews by World Liberty TV Food Review Team While the first P.F. Chang’s opened in 1993, our story began in the early 1960s when our co-founder, Philip Chiang, stepped in to help run the family restaurant. He later channeled his budding culinary talents into creating modern adaptations of his family’s traditional Chinese dishes, opening...
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IAC’s 13th Annual Gold and Diamond Conference-2023

BY: Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV IAC’s 13 th Annual Gold and Diamond Conference returns to NYC this July, with a focus on “Maintaining Purpose”, a mission addressed by a stellar roster of participants from throughout the gold, diamond and jewelry sectors. The honorees for the Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice...
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