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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.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Roundtable at City Hall about Covid-2022

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan; NYC Test & Trace Corps Executive Director Dr. Ted Long; Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media Executive Director José Bayona will hold an ethnic and community media roundtable on Monday, July 25th at noon at City Hall to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 response and vaccination in our communities.

Close to 50 media outlets were in attendance, known as ethnic and community media. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan, went on to say he was very happy to do a roundtable, because ethnic and community media, are sometimes forgotten as main stream media is always given the opportunity.

He also went on to say that , it is very important for our media get this very important use back to our communities and educate everyone about COVID, and the update.

Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media Executive Director José Bayona, was the moderator, for the roundtable and did a great job, of giving each media outlet in attendance an opportunity to ask an question with Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan; NYC Test & Trace Corps Executive Director Dr. Ted Long.

It was a very informative roundtable, many things discussed and many questions answered, see more in our World Liberty TV, Political Channels and blogs by clicking here.

Integrative Healthcare Symposium Conference and Expo NYC-2022

By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV We attended the Pre-Conference on the opening day, Titled: Stress-A Deep Dive: Moving Beyond The HPA Axis, We’ve all felt the stress of the past year, and patients are more ready than ever to address it. As clinicians we need to understand how our patients’ stress...
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Healthfirst’s 4th Annual Women’s History Month Awards Gala-2019

By;Betty Coker, Editor in Chief  For World Liberty TV Healthfirst and our Community Partners are honored to once again request your presence at the Annual Women’s History Month Community Awards Celebration on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Maestro’s, located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462. As we celebrate our 4th year of  this prestigious...
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Healthfirst’s 4th Annual Women’s History Month Awards Gala-2019

Healthfirst and our Community Partners are honored to once again request your presence at the Annual Women’s History Month Community Awards Celebration on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Maestro’s, located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462.

As we celebrate our 4th year of  this prestigious community event, we are delighted  to announce the line-up of this year’s honorees:

Patricia Stevenson – Owner, Harlem News Group; Reese Scott – Founder Women’s World of Boxing; Olga Luz Tirado – Executive Director, Bronx Tourism; Dr. Marcia V. Keizs – President, York College;

Dr. Oxiris Barbot – Commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Saundra Johnson – Director, Medgar Evers Van Dyke Cornerstone Program; Lillian Chan – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, TMI Trading Corp;

Mabel Long – Director of Donor Management and Special Events, Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc; Joann Ariola Shanks – Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Medisys Health Network;

Chaplin Ingrid Lewis- Martin – Senior Advisor to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Caryn Resnick – Acting Commissioner New York City Department of the Aging.

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The 23rd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala Benefiting Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health-2017

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV Pics BY: AL CAPLAN FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY The 23rd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala benefiting the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. Renowned guests representing sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine  gathered to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. The SportsBall features interactive...
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The Healthy Brand Showcase Spring 2017 in NYC

BY: Foziah Muneer, Photo/Journalist for World Liberty TV The Healthy Brand Showcase is excited to present their spring 2017 media showcase on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For one-day-only, meet national health, wellness, beauty and fitness brands as they travel to New York to present their latest product collections for the...
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Fall 2016 Healthy Brand Showcase Vendors-NYC

By: Art Campomanes Staff Writer for World Liberty TV Pics BY: AL CAPLAN FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY  The Following exhibitors participated in the Healthy Brand Showcase:  Zesty Z: Zesty Z is a new Mediterranean spread and condiment whose main ingredient is za’atar. Zesty Z is vegan, GF, and all natural. Customers love that it’s healthy, can be enjoyed...
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The Morris Heights Health Center(MHCC) Impact Awards Gala-2014

The Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) will hold its 2014 Impact Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 21st 2014 in The Bronx.

MHHC is a non-profit community based healthcare organization funded by federal, state and foundation grants as well as private and corporate donations. Since 1981, MHHC has been a major provider of health care to the Morris Heights section of the Bronx and the surrounding areas.

The MHHC Impact Awards Gala will celebrate three prominent figures in the Community Health Center Movement as well as the MHHC Foundation’s trailblazing and innovative Youth Development Programs.

Honorees of the Impact Awards Gala are: Marcia V. Keizs, ED.D., President, York College, City University of New York for the Service of Excellence Award, Brian Doran, Region Executive NY Metro Region & Director of Government Affairs POPULAR, Inc. for the Community Partnership & Excellence Award and Jacqueline C. Leifer, ESQ, Senior Partner Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP for the Leadership Excellence & Advocacy Award.

MHHC has achieved major accomplishments such as the first community health center to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Organization. MHHC spearheaded the Harrison Circle Project; an innovative building complex which encompasses a mixed-use facility housing 70 units of low income for senior citizens, medical space for primary and specialty health care and a pharmacy. The health center is also recognized for its’ Women’s Health and Birthing Pavilion which includes a nationally renowned childbearing center and seven school based health clinics. MHHC also provides an array of mental health services benefiting the community.

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Exclusive Interview with Sheynnis Palacios Miss Universe -2023

Sheynnis Palacios is a 23-year-old mental health advocate and audiovisual producer from Managua, Nicaragua. She usually prefers to be behind the camera, but she’s come out of the wings because she believes in finding solutions for as many of the world’s problems as she can.

As a problem-solving kind of person, she put herself through the communications program at her university by working in her mom’s snack business.

When the business faltered in an economic crisis, her mother migrated north to find a better job, and she became the economic and emotional support for her grandmother and young brother. Her cause this year will be mental health, which stems from her own experiences with anxiety.

Coming from a country where this issue is rarely addressed, she started an accessible initiative called “Understand Your Mind,” in which she interviews a specialist on emotional care in her television segments.

She has also produced events and other audiovisual projects on this theme. Her goal in life is to work in the service of humanity, by running a newsroom and producing content and commercials for international brands.

In her spare time, she rescues cats and dogs, and loves a good mental game and puzzle. Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios won the Miss Universe competition late Saturday night in El Salvador, the first to wear the crown from her country.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Universe 2023, Sheynnis Palacios at the Empire State Building New York city on the 86th floor. See her exclusive interview in our World Liberty TV , Fashion Channels by clicking here.