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Thrive More

Chris Norwood | Posted 10.03.2016 | New York
Chris Norwood

If Thrive goes the next step by making community asset programming central to its own vision, not only will New York City Thrive more, but the entire national approach to mental health would start to change very much for the better.

Harlem EatUp!: Top 10 Moments from Uptown's 2nd Annual Festival

Tony Triumph | Posted 06.01.2016 | New York
Tony Triumph

The wonderful weekend of May 21st and 22nd marked the second annual Harlem EatUp! festival! Once again, it brought together Harlem's best celebrity chefs, artists and musicians from around the country.

Clinton, De Blasio Assailed For Racially Charged Joke

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - A comic gag turned into a gaffe for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, ...

Public Health and the New York Primary

Linda P. Fried | Posted 04.12.2017 | New York
Linda P. Fried

On April 14th, all of the Republican and Democratic candidates for President will be in New York City - the Democrats for a debate in Brooklyn; the Republicans for a gala in Manhattan. And what better place to discuss public health than New York City?

Chirlane McCray Wrote A Poem About Tampons -- And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.24.2016 | Impact

Period poetry. It's a thing! You read that right. At a Twitter event on Wednesday, Chirlane McCray read a poem she wrote, dedicated to tampons. Title...

Mental Illness Rears Its Beautiful Mind and Goes Wide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.18.2017 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Over the past decade or so, the climate has improved for people with mental illness, and that is true whether or not a person has a beautiful mind.

NYC's First Lady Is Championing Mental Health In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray has a message for everyone: It's time to stop ignoring mental health issues. McCray and her husband, Mayor ...

NYC's First Lady: Hillary Deserves Your Vote, But Not Just Because She's A Woman

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

After Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright came under fire for their comments about young women who support Bernie Sanders, New York City's First Lad...

WATCH LIVE: NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray On Mental Health

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray stops by HuffPost Live to discuss her initiative to improve the city's mental healthcare system....

Countdown to the Solstice: Prevention & Hope in NYC

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.10.2016 | New York
Janine Francolini

While news about the health and education of our children can be daunting and dark at times, let's celebrate these beacons of light and hope for holistic health and prevention.

Where to Philosophize in New York City

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.23.2016 | New York
Skye Cleary

New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.

The Important Thing Hospitals Have Pledged To Do For New Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

A new initiative in New York City hospitals shines a light on an issue that many women face after giving birth: postpartum depression. First Lady Of N...

Sowing #SeedsofHope for Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Last week, Flawless had the pleasure of attending NAMI-NYC's annual Seeds of Hope Gala, one of our favorite benefits held every year honoring important work in mental health advocacy.

Offering Teen Moms Tools for Lasting, Meaningful Change

Andy Ackerman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Andy Ackerman

The Holy Grail of cultural institutions is impact. I witnessed this firsthand at a recent press conference to celebrate our 16th annual publication of poetry and stories by homeless mothers, Hope Came Here.

NYC's First Lady Opens Up About Her Daughter's Struggle With Depression

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Chirlane McCray is committed to bettering mental health resources across the Big Apple after watching her own daughter struggle with depression in rec...

A List to Love: 10 Mental Wellness Champions to Celebrate

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

It's raining effective advocacy and good news in the field of mental health. That is something to celebrate and love any week of the year.

If Memory Serves: How Giving Back Shaped My Life

Chirlane McCray | Posted 03.21.2015 | New York
Chirlane McCray

If Dr. King proved anything, it's that service isn't a series of discrete acts -- it's a way of life.

The Real Scandal at 1 Police Plaza

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Don't look now but there's a media-driven scandal brewing at the NYPD. It's gotten so bad, so fast that Mayor de Blasio and his police commissioner slapped together a meeting with reporters on a Sunday afternoon in order to rail against the press.

Chirlane McCray Slams New York Post For Publishing 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media

The first lady of New York City took aim at the New York Post in a recent op-ed, accusing the publication of printing lies about her feelings toward P...

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.05.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.

A Very Italian Mayor: Bill De Blasio

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 10.09.2014 | New York
Angela Vitaliano

I do appreciate the love and the consideration that Mr. De Blasio has toward his Italian heritage, but he is the Mayor of New York, a place where his own family arrived to pursue the American Dream. I expect that he will conduct himself with respect for the rules of the place where American Dreams are possible. Nothing less.

Lesbians and Their Husbands

Rosamond S. King, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rosamond S. King, Ph.D.

Sexuality need not be the focus of the stories written about either Chirlane McCray or Lorraine Hansberry; their accomplishments took place outside of their bedrooms. But sexuality is part of who they are -- who we all are -- it's an important part of the story, and it matters how that story is told.

Why New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray Is Inspiring

The Grio | Demetria Irwin | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

Two popular publications in New York recently ran cover stories blasting New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. The cover of Monday’s edit...

New NYC Mayor Promises To Take 'Dead Aim' At Inequality

Reuters | Edith Honan | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York

(Adds quotes, details on de Blasio's proposals) By Edith Honan NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio was formally ...

I'm a Woman Who Loves a Woman, but Don't Call Me a Lesbian

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Annie L. Scholl

I'm a 50-year-old white mother of two adult children, twice married to men, who has been in a relationship with an African-American woman for nearly two years. I don't identify as bisexual. I also don't identify as a lesbian, even though I prefer sex with women to sex with men.