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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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Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights Queens NY-2023

By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV The Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival is the second oldest and second largest pride parade in New York City. Founded in 1993, it is held annually on the first Sunday in June, in the neighborhood of Jackson Heights. The parade was founded by Daniel Dromm...
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The 51st Annual Bronx Ball at The Bronx Zoo and Bronx Week events -2023

By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT VANESSA L. GIBSON CONCLUDES BRONX WEEK 2023 On Saturday, May 20th, 2023, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson joined the Bronx Tourism Council, the Bronx Economic Development Corporation, Montefiore Hospital, JP Morgan and Chase and CO., the Bronx Community Foundation, and other community...
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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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St Patricks Day Parade NYC-2023

By Adal Hussain, Chief Editor,     March 17th 2023

The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The parade is held annually on March 17th at precisely 11:00 AM in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York.

The parade route goes up Fifth Avenue beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street. Approximately 150,000 people march in the parade which draws about 2 million spectators.

From its earliest days, right up to the present, the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade™ has been run entirely by volunteers, many of whom come from generations of families dedicated to the organization of the parade.

It takes months of preparation and countless hours to run the world’s oldest and largest parade. We could not do it without the commitment of these great women and men.

The NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. *When March 17 falls on a Sunday, the Parade is held on March 16 for religious observances.

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

The first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was comprised of a band of homesick, Irish ex-patriots and Irish military members serving with the British Army stationed in the colonies in New York. This was a time when the wearing of green was a sign of Irish pride but was banned in Ireland. It was a wonderful parade like always, Grand Marshall this year was  Kevin J. Conway:

Kevin J.Conway : is the Vice Chairman of Clayton, Dublilier & Rice, a global private equity firm known for blending investment skills with operating capabilities to build great businesses. He joined CD&R in 1994 and served as Managing Partner from 2004 to 2016, as well as a member of the Management Committee. Conway is the Chairman of the Investment Committee at CD&R, a position he has held for over twenty years, during which time CD&R has invested approximately $50 billion to acquire over 75 companies with an aggregate transaction value of more than $200 billion.

The Firm’s current portfolio employs more than 600,000 people and generates annual revenues of approximately $100 billion. In his 28 years at the firm, Conway has helped build a leading global private equity firm, been active in many of the firm’s organizational initiatives, and worked closely with the chief executive officer on all aspects of CD&R’s operations.

Close to 2 Million were in attendance on 5th Ave of New York City seeing the parade go by.

Other dignitaries that marched in the parade included: Lieutenant Governor Delgado of New York State, Attorney General State of New York Letitia James, New York City Council Speaker, Adrienne Adams. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Former Council member Daniel Dromm and New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, Curtis Sliwa, Guradian Angels Founder and New York City Mayor Candidate and many more political leaders

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262nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade NYC-2023

By Liliana Rocio Suarez ,                 Friday March 17th 2023 The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration of...
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NY Nurses Strike at Montefiore Medical Center & Mount Sinai Hospital -2023

By Adal Hussain, Chief Editor   Jan 10th 2023.

Thousands of nurses went on strike Monday at two of New York City’s major hospitals after contract negotiations stalled over staffing and salaries nearly three years into the coronavirus pandemic.

The privately owned hospitals were postponing nonemergency surgeries, diverting ambulances to other medical centers, pulling in temporary staffers, and assigning administrators with nursing backgrounds to work in wards in order to cope with the walkout.

As many as 3,500 nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and about 3,600 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan were off the job. Hundreds picketed, some singing the chorus from Twisted Sister’s 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” outside Mount Sinai. It was one of many New York hospitals deluged with Covid-19 patients as the virus made the city an epicenter of deaths in spring 2020.

“We were heroes only two years ago,” said Warren Urquhart, a nurse in transplant and oncology units. “We was on the front lines of the city when everything came to a stop. And now we need to come to a stop so they can understand how much we mean to this hospital and to the patients.”

“Enough is enough, Sinai,” New York State Nurses Association President Nancy Hagan said outside of Mount Sinai on Monday surrounded by red-clad nurses. “What we are asking for is for safe staffing and quality care for patients. We don’t think we are asking for too much.”

The hospitals said in separate statements on Monday that they offered a 19.1% compounded wage increase to the nurses. Montefiore Medical Center also said it was committed to create over 170 new nursing positions.

With the traumas of COVID still freshly seared into their minds, New York City nurses are once again sounding the alarm that staffing shortages at local hospitals are jeopardizing the well-being of themselves and their patients.

Nurses in the Big Apple and throughout New York State are planning a series of protests starting this week to highlight what they say is a failure on the part of hospitals to staff jobs that started to become vacant after the first pandemic wave roared through the region.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said on Sunday that he and his staff were closely monitoring the situation and that the city’s healthcare system is prepared to meet any challenges that may arise due to the work stoppage.

Union officials appeared to be winning the public relations battle in this fight, with cars and trucks honking their horns in support of the strikers throughout the day. And the union officials were getting overwhelming cheers from crowd as well with their position that they were fighting to put patients over profits.

Let’s hope all parties get together as soon as possible and iron out the details and everybody is happy with the situation, as nurses are very important part of our health system and with the COVID Raging full force we need to have them back at work, right away.

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Migrants Fight Move to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal-2023

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV ,  Tuesday January  31st 2023 Earlier this month the city said it would turn the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal into a temporary shelter for 1,000 single men, and on Sunday officials began relocating migrants from midtown’s Watson Hotel to the cruise terminal. But according to local activists...
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