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NY Governor Kathy Hochul, 1st Woman Governor of NYS Gets Endorsed at NYS Democratic Conference- 2022

Kathy Hochul is the 57th and first female Governor of New York State.

Governor Kathy Hochul began her career in public service on her local Town Board before serving as Erie County Clerk, and then as a member of Congress for New York’s 26th Congressional District. She more recently served in statewide office as Lieutenant Governor and now as the first female Governor of the State of New York.

Lieutenant Governor : As Lieutenant Governor from 2015 to 2021, Hochul successfully spearheaded numerous initiatives and lead the administration’s economic development and job creation efforts across the state, working every day to advocate for policies that help all New Yorkers make ends meet.

She also helped New York State manage the COVID-19 pandemic response, while focusing on a recovery that builds back better and more inclusive. Hochul chaired the statewide Regional Economic Development Councils that have transformed the state’s economy by building upon regional strengths through long-term strategic plans.

She also served as co-chair of the State’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force to hear from experts and community members in search of answers to the opioid crisis and develop a comprehensive strategy for New York.

As Lieutenant Governor, she championed the ‘Enough is Enough’ law to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, spearheaded the State’s Paid Family Leave program, and worked to eliminate the gender wage gap, expand access to affordable child care, and combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace and beyond.

She served as chair of the State’s Women’s Suffrage Commission and co-chair of the State’s Child Care Availability Task Force.

In Congress ,From 2011 to 2013, Hochul served in the U.S. House representing New York’s 26th Congressional District. Then Congresswoman Hochul served on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, traveling to Afghanistan to confer with military leaders and meet with active duty men and women. Her focus in Congress was job creation and bridging the skills gap by bringing together business and academia, and creating opportunities for returning veterans.

Early Career and Education ; Hochul served as Erie County Clerk from 2007 to 2011.  Before that, Hochul worked for 14 years as a Hamburg Town Board member. She served as liaison to the local economic development agency and worked to attract new businesses and create jobs following the loss of the Western New York manufacturing base.

Hochul holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She began her legal career working at a large firm in Washington, D.C. and later served as legal counsel and legislative assistant to Congressman John LaFalce and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. She was instrumental in drafting legislation related to campaign finance reform, immigration reform and combatting drug abuse.

In 2006, Hochul joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence.

Kathy Hochul, is the first woman Governor of New York State, and is received

In Congress, From 2011 to 2013, Hochul served in the U.S. House representing New York’s 26th Congressional District. Then Congresswoman Hochul served on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, traveling to Afghanistan to confer with military leaders and meet with active duty men and women. Her focus in Congress was job creation and bridging the skills gap by bringing together business and academia, and creating opportunities for returning veterans.

Early Career and Education: Hochul served as Erie County Clerk from 2007 to 2011.  Before that, Hochul worked for 14 years as a Hamburg Town Board member. She served as liaison to the local economic development agency and worked to attract new businesses and create jobs following the loss of the Western New York manufacturing base.

Hochul holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She began her legal career working at a large firm in Washington, D.C. and later served as legal counsel and legislative assistant to Congressman John LaFalce and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. She was instrumental in drafting legislation related to campaign finance reform, immigration reform and combatting drug abuse.

In 2006, Hochul joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence.

Kathy Hochul, is the first woman Governor of New York State, and received The New York State Democratic Nomination at the New York State Democratic Convention. It Looks like she will win the Governor Election Candidate in June 2022.

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104th Annual New York Veterans Day Parade – NYC 2023

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV, 5th Ave NYC  Saturday November 11th 2023  America’s veterans—representing every branch of service and generation of warriors since WWII—to march up Fifth Avenue for the 104th annual Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 11, 2023, 12:30 to 3:30 pm rain or shine. Spectators can view the parade,...
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The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade-2023

By Liliana Rocio Senior Editor,  44st  &  5th Ave NYC  Oct 9th 2023 The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade returns to Fifth Avenue in New York City on Monday, October 9, 2023. On Friday President of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, Angelo Vivolo, was joined by representatives from New York City’s largest Italian-American organizations for a...
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41st Dominican Day Parade 6th Ave NYC-2023

BY: Adal Hussain, Chief  Editor for World Liberty TV , Sunday August 13th 2023

The annual NYC Dominican Day parade for the Dominican Republic.  The parade was on Sixth Avenue (AKA “Avenue of the Americas”, which no New Yorker calls it, but is appropriate for today).  The parade was from 1pm to 5pm and started at 36th Street and went, I believe, to 62nd Street (that’s right next to Central Park).

I knew it would be big, but I’ve been to big parades:  Puerto Rican Day, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s, among others.

I figured this would be well attended.  It was more than “well attended”.  It seems that everyone who even knows someone in the Dominican Republic was there.  Huge crowds.

I was at Bryant Park, the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue.  There’s an elevated part and I managed to get to the top of the stairs, about 3 feet higher than the crowd in front of me.

Overall, the crowd in front of me was 6 or 7 people deep.  That’s the deepest I’ve seen any parade except Thanksgiving (which is a special case).

Yes, that’s a snake around his neck.  We parted like the Red Sea.  He was one of three guys with snakes around his neck walking through the crowd (you can see another of them right behind him).  After the parade, I saw two more.

Anyway, the parade started at 1pm and the crowd, which was already pretty wound up, cranked the noise level to 11.

The parade featured a number of different participants, but the radio stations seemed to be the all-out favorites.  The crowd wanted loud, loud music; and the politicians really didn’t provide it.

There were a few new sights at this parade.  There were groups of what I can only describe as “colorful characters”.  I’m sure they are symbolic of some folk traditions, but I don’t know what they might be.

Some of them had horns (really long horns) and some had devilish masks, and some just had bullwhips.  Yep, bullwhips.  That’s a new one on me.

At one point, about 20 characters came out cracking their whips and the crowd loved it.  Me, too.  Then there was a small group of others and then a group of kids with bullwhips.  They were really into it, but they just couldn’t crack the whips like their elders.

 The Dominican Day Parade is much more than a parade. Throughout the year, we hold various events including workshops, scholarships, food drives, the annual gala, and parade kick-off events in all five boroughs.

The mission of the Dominican Day Parade of New York City is to celebrate the richness of the Dominican culture, folklore, and popular traditions.

The Parade highlights promote and acknowledge the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in the United States and throughout the world.

The Dominican Day Parade, Inc. is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that organizes the annual parade and festivities that promote the richness of the culture, folklore and popular traditions of the Dominican Republic.

The organization strives to provide an understanding of the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in the United States of America and throughout the world.

The parade is a tradition beloved by the Dominican community, but it is only the tip of the iceberg for our organization! For us, the Dominican Day Parade is much more than a parade.

Throughout the year, we hold various events including food drives, the annual gala, and parade kick-off events in all five boroughs.

Understanding the value of education, the Dominican Day Parade takes great pride in providing scholarships and mentor opportunities to exceptional students of Dominican descent.

Through the funds raised from our annual gala, we granted $200,000 in scholarships in 2019 to support awardees through college and post graduate institutions.

Helping these promising young people continue to excel in their future ventures allows us to achieve our primary goal: to support and celebrate the Dominican community!

President Luis Abinader , The Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader was in attendance and was recognized as the Grand Marshal. Other Diginatries in attendance and marching in the parade included: Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Chuck Schumer, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Public Advocate, Jumaane D. Williams, Congress member, Adriano Espaillat, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, New York Police Department’s Commissioner, Edward Caban and many more political leaders, labor leaders and community in attendance.

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The 41st. Annual National Dominican Day Parade NYC -2023

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV,   Sunday August 13th 2023 The annual NYC Dominican Day parade for the Dominican Republic.  The parade was on Sixth Avenue (AKA “Avenue of the Americas”, which no New Yorker calls it, but is appropriate for today).  The parade was from 1pm to 5pm and started at...
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Brooklyn Democratic Party Annual Gala at Giando on the Water, Brooklyn NY-2023

BY: Adal Hussain, Chief  Editor for World Liberty TV ,      Mon July 31st 2023

The Brooklyn Democratic Party represents and advocates for Democrats from every corner of the borough. We’re one of the largest Democratic organizations in the U.S., with 1.2 million registered voters and 42 District Leaders among 21 Assembly Districts.

Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn is the Assembly member and State Committee Woman/District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park in Brooklyn.

In January, she became the first Black woman to lead a county party in New York City when she was nominated as Chair of the Kings County Democratic County Committee, one of the largest county parties in America.

The Democratic Party as a whole is governed by committees of registered Democrats, from the national level down to state and community-level.

Every two years, Brooklyn Democrats in each assembly district (the electoral districts for Assembly members) elect two district leaders.

High-profile guests like Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, state Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries  Dan Goldman,  Jumaane Williams, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Former Bronx Borough President , Ruben Diaz Jr, Brooklyn’s own, Simcha Eichenstein – Assembly District 48, lieutenant governor Antonio Delgado  a host of other politicos attended the packed event. Collaboration was perhaps the guiding theme of the evening, underscored of course with a celebration of Brooklyn’s role in the Democratic political machine.

“I am declaring Brooklyn the epicenter of political power – not just in New York City, not just in the state of New York, but the entire United States of America,” Hochul said, to packed house at Giando’s on the Water, people cheered and clapped.

Schumer, called to the stage, tried his hand with a few freestyle verses. “All right everybody, my name is Chuck. I bring you luck,” he began, before pivoting to urge the crowd to use its political power to defeat former President Donald Trump and to increase the party’s majority in the U.S. Senate.

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said. “From my Assembly member, to me, to all across the borough, we have so much power in Brooklyn if we can just get together, raise our voice and make sure the communities that need the most help get it.”

Mayor Eric Adams went on to say, some of the Most Powerful Political leaders in who of the USA, are from Brooklyn, NY. He went on to say, He is from Brooklyn, Senator Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader, Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, all from Brooklyn New York who went on to do great things as political leaders.

The Emcee of the Event was Joe Bova (AD49), Innovation was done by Imam Ahmed Ali, Rabbi Moshe Indig, Pastor Lawrence E.Aker III, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, National Anthem by Anthony T.Jones (AD55) and lift every voice by Dion Simmons –Grier.

The honorees of the night were: The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO (HTC), The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) , Local 372 (DC37),N.Y.C. Board of Education Employees.

Brooklyn’s who of Who? political leaders were in attendance, hundreds of people in attendance, Kosher, Halal, foods were also served for the observing people.

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National Puerto-Rican Day Parade NYC-2023

By Adal Hussain, Chief Editor,   Sunday June 11th 2023.

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ITS 66TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION ON NYC’S FIFTH AVENUE. Aguadilla, the City of Enchantments, is the honored municipality in Puerto RicoTribute to the music and legacy of Rafael Hernández Marín. The Board of Directors of The National Puerto Rican Day.

Parade (NPRDP) shared initial announcements regarding the 2023 celebration. This year’s Parade is dedicated to the municipality of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Founded in 1775, and nicknamed La Ciudad de Encantos (The City of Enchantments), Aguadilla is a city located on the northwestern tip of Puerto Rico, on Puerto Rico’s Atlantic coast.

It is best known for its beaches, attracting surfers and other water sports enthusiasts, but Aguadilla also has a vibrant business community, restaurants, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene.

The mayor of Aguadilla, Julio Roldán, expressed being honored by the dedication of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

“The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York is the biggest celebration of our brothers and sisters residing in the United States. It is the celebration of our roots and our national pride.

For Aguadilla, it is a sincere honor that the Board of Directors has dedicated the parade to Aguadilla and to continue making the best of our city known, its people, culture, and identity, as well as tourist attractions. We will be present, taking a piece of our heart not only to the Aguadillanos who reside in New York, but to all Boricuas,” said Mayor Roldan.

Closely aligned to the recognition of Aguadilla, the NPRDP announced a tribute to the life and music of legendary Puerto Rican composer and musician, Rafael Hernández Marín, who is considered one of the greatest Puerto Rican composers of all time and one of the most prolific composers of Latin America.

Born on October 24, 1891 in Aguadilla to Afro-Puerto Rican tobacco workers, Hernández Marín studied music as a child and played for local bands and in small theater productions.

Given his notable talents, he was recruited by the U.S. Army’s 169th Regiment band in Europe, becoming sergeant during World War I. After the war, Hernández moved to New York City, where he opened a music store and wrote some of his most famous compositions, like the highly revered Lamento Borincano. Together with other renowned Puerto Rican musicians, like Bobby Capó, Mirta Silva and Tito Puente, Hernández’ compositions and style impacted the music of New York City in a way that made him and his contemporaries global ambassadors of Puerto Rican music and art.

The NPRDP Board announces new leadership, with Lillian Rodríguez-López assuming the role of Board Chair. Ms. Rodríguez-López has served on the NPRDP Board since 2018 and has served as chair of the Development Committee since 2019.

As former president of the Hispanic Federation, and with an accomplished career in advocacy, government relations and community service, Ms. Lopez-Rodríguez is well poised and committed to continue the work of her predecessors in continuing to elevate the Parade celebration and the organization’s commitment to advancing the educational attainment in the Puerto Rican community, through the NPRDP Scholarship Program.

Other new officers appointed in January 2023 include Miguel Guadalupe as a Vice-Chair, and Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez as Secretary. Vincent Torres and Rosa Gutierrez continue in their roles as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Board, respectively.

The Board also acknowledged the contributions of Mr. Louis Maldonado, Partner, and Managing Director of d expósito & Partners, former Board Chair who stewarded the execution of the historic Fifth Avenue NPRDP parade, with Emmy-winning broadcasts, for five years.

Mr. Maldonado will continue to serve on the Board.  The Board also thanked Ms. Neysa Alsina, Deputy Secretary for Gaming and Cannabis, New York State Executive Chamber, the outgoing Board Secretary for her hard work and commitment to the Parade and Scholarship program as she completed her final year of service.

Now in its 66th year, The National Puerto Rican Day Parade marches up New York’s Fifth Avenue, in one of the United States’ largest cultural celebrations with an estimated attendance of 1 million people.

The annual celebration is one of America’s largest manifestations of cultural pride, celebrating the best of Puerto Rican culture, arts, and achievement, representing the 3.5 million residents of Puerto Rico and more than 5 million people of Puerto Rican descent living in the diaspora.

The NPRDP’s full 2023 event calendar will include the 152nd Street Cultural Festival in the Bronx on May 27th, St. Patrick’s Day Mass on June 4th, the Annual Scholarship Gala on June 10th and the Chi-Chi Rodriguez Golf Tournament on September 6th.

The NPRDP welcomes applications from groups interested in celebrating and representing Puerto Rican culture, history, and traditions in the 2023 parade.

The 2023 National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City’s Fifth Avenue from E 43rd Street to E 79 th St, Sunday, June 11, starting at 11am. The celebration will be broadcast live on WABC-TV (Channel 7 in NYC).

Thousands of People marched down 5th Ave of New York City, Katchy Hochul Governor of New York State marched down with Mayor Eric Adams, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,  NYS Attorney General , Letitia James, Adrienne Adams , New York City Council Speaker , Many other political leaders in attendance.

The Grand Marshall of the 2023 Puerto-Rican Day parade was Giselle Blondet Gomez  who is a Puerto Rican actress and TV host. She also founded the non-profit organization “Fundación Arte por La Paz.

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66TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE- NYC 2023

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV,   Sunday June 11th 2023 NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ITS 66TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION ON NYC’S FIFTH AVENUE. Aguadilla, the City of Enchantments, is the honored municipality in Puerto RicoTribute to the music and legacy of Rafael Hernández Marín. The Board of Directors of...
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2nd Annual Japan Parade at Central Park West 81st in New York City-2023

By Adal Hussain, Chief Editor ,  Saturday May 13th 2023.

The 2nd annual Japan Parade, celebrating and bringing awareness to the friendship between NYC and Japan with a thank you from the Japanese community.

 Olympic gold medalist, founder of Always Dream and author Kristi Yamaguchi will be the Parade’s Grand Marshal and the Parade will feature gorgeous floats and performances.

Beginning on Central Park West at West 81st Street and traveling south to West 67th Street, the Japan Parade will feature live appearances by the cast of “Live Spectacle NARUTO”, Anime NYC (Anime Convention), COBU (Drum), Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir, International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan, The Japanese Folk Dance of NY, Katsura Sunshine (Rakugo Comedian), Soh Daiko (Drum), TATE Hatoryu NY (Sword Fighting), Yosakoi Dance Project 10tecomai, Young People’s Chorus of NYC, and many more.

Kristi Yamaguchi served as the parade’s Grand Marshall, and Sandra Endo, Fox 11 Good Day LA anchor, served as Emcee of the parade. Participating groups showed Japan’s various attractions, such as culture, tradition, sports, music, cosplay for everyone’s enjoyment.

Japan Day @ Central Park was founded in 2007 to promote a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. It is a family-friendly cultural event received official support from the Office of the Mayor throughout the years.

We get to use the beautiful Central Park with the help of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Central Park Conservancy.

Also, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations have been supporting us since day one.

The event kicks off with the 4-mile mini-marathon Japan Run and Kids’ Races hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival featuring a wide range of Japanese traditional activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

The largest information on Japan’s many tourist destinations were made available at several other tents, and as the last year, there were tent’s where visitors donated to a charity cause.

The Japan Street Fair is your chance to experience a Japanese festival, or matsuri, unlike any other.

Many Political leaders in attendance, who presented proclamations to Japan Parade New York Organizers, which included, Governor Hochul ‘s office, Mayor Eric Adams, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Assembly member Ron Kim and many more political leaders and advocates in attendance.

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2nd Annual Japan Parade and Japan Street Fair in New York City-2023

BY: Liliana Rocio Suarez Salcedo, Senior Editor .    May 13  2023 The 2nd annual Japan Parade, celebrating and bringing awareness to the friendship between NYC and Japan with a thank you from the Japanese community.  Olympic gold medalist, founder of Always Dream and author Kristi Yamaguchi will be the Parade’s Grand Marshal and the...
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