Tag Archives: New York

Obama Designates NYC’s Stonewall Inn a Monument to Gay Rights

New York, N.Y. President Barack Obama has designated a site in the heart of New York City as a national park and the first U.S. national monument to gay rights.   Stonewall Inn (New York). Photo: Gryffindor, Wikipedia.   The Stonewall National Monument, in the city’s Greenwich Village area, includes the landmark Stonewall Inn, a […]

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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

New York, N.Y. This year’s Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled “Suicide: Looking for Answers,” the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide […]

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inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015 with Sound Performances, Artists Talks

inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015 Sound Performances|Sat. Oct 24, 3 – 5pm Performed by Yi Xin TONG, Hao NI, C. Spencer YEH and Audrey CHEN Artist Talk|Sat. Oct 24, 5 – 6pm Talks by C. Spencer YEH and Audrey CHEN The Sylvia Wald + Po Kim Art Gallery 417 Lafayette Street 4th floor, New York, NY […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces Bauer Fund on Anniversary

On this day, September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, aged 25, who passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. The fund is to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world.

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Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y.  While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]

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The Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease

New York, N.Y.   The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year’s event as hundreds of New York’s notables turned out […]

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E-Books Students Can Read For Free, Like Sherlock Holmes

Washington, D.C.  President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]

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New York Yankees Opening Day 2015: Video & Pics

New York, N.Y. As I drove to the stadium April 6th, in anticipation of Opening Day of the New York Yankees 2015 Season, I felt a bittersweet mixture of excitement and remorse, realizing that Derek Jeter would not be there. Like many fans, I always made sure to watch the Captain at bat and enjoyed […]

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3rd Annual Healing Heroes Ride Scheduled for October 1, 2016

At One Year, The Bauer Fund Raises Cash, Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness

Great Gets for a Killer Cookout

Courtesy Char-Broil

Six Cool Summer Travel Solutions

Courtesy Daniela Degrassi

Meet Global Advisor, Richard Allen Ph.D.

Sweet Generation: Inter-Generational Dialogue on the Local Level