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19 Sep: Letitia Wright Glows In Gold At the Emmys

Letitia Wright is having a fantastic 2018.  Not only was she in one of the biggest movies of the year,  she’s also an Emmy nominee!  The 24 year-old Black Panther actress was nominated  for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for her role as Nish in Black Mirror.  Last night Photographer Basia Bowen captured the Emmy nominee getting ready for the ceremony with her beloved grandmother, Ms. Claudette. According to Vogue UK, after floating…

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18 Sep: She Rocks! Sara Golan’s Passion for Real Estate is Built on Empathy & Trust

A mother, an investor, and an Associate Broker with THE SERHANT TEAM of Nest Seekers International, Sara Golan knows that the foundation of any successful relationship comes from empathy and trust. It is why she treats each of her clients—whether they be a first-time home buyer, a private seller, or a multi-million dollar developer—as a genuine partner, using her vast wealth of knowledge and experience to guide them in a way that makes sense for…

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10 Sep: Meet The Honorary Judge Ingrid Joseph: Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Running for Re-Election

The Honorary Judge Ingrid Joseph is a Democratic judge of the New York City Civil Court Kings. She was born in Brooklyn to Guyanese parents. Judge Joseph is running for re-election in the New York State primary on September 13, 2018.  She was elected to the court in 2009, and her current term expires in 2018. She is also serves as an acting justice of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term. Here’s Her Story…

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18 Aug: She Rocks! Deborah Cox Honored as a “Legend” in August Issue of Never Apart Magazine

In the August 2018 Issue,  Never Apart Magazine has bestowed Deborah Cox with the well-deserved title of “Legend.” The grammy-nominated singer and actress was born in Toronto, Canada to Guyanese parents.  Never Apart is a non-profit organization in Montréal, Québec, Canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.  Here is her interview with Tranna Wintour for the Magazine’s Legend Series.  What becomes a legend most? Is…

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17 Aug: She Rocks! How Phylicia Bernard Traded A Nursing Career to Become to Successful Personal Stylist!

Phylicia Bernard is a former Licensed Practical Nurse turned Registered Nurse turned Personal Stylist/Style Blogger! She was born in Guyana and migrated to the US with her family for a better life.  A fashionista since childhood, Phylicia initially chose the field of nursing to provide a financial security blanket for her family.  However 4 years into her career she realized that her heart was in fashion and not nursing.  Determined to follow her dreams, she made the bold leap and quit…

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01 Aug: She Rocks! L.Y.F.T.S. Founder Keshia Adams Is On a Mission To Reduce Poverty

It’s said that true charity begin at home and Keshia Adams is determined not to keep it there.  The Brooklyn-Based Executive Director/Founder of Lifting You For Tomorrow’s Success (L.Y.F.T.S) is on a mission to break the cycle of poverty for families in her community and in Guyana.  L.Y.F.T.S. is a  non-profit organization that tackles many social problems like poverty, at-risk youth, and hunger. Another passion of Keshia is the The Adams Project (T.A.P.); a subsection of L.Y.F.T. that…

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29 Jul: Why I Now Embrace Vision Boards….

I’ve had an ongoing  love-hate relationship with vision boards ever since I created my first one about 9 years ago.  Most people say they work, but a little voice inside was always telling me that they were kind of silly, so I never fully embraced the idea I was inspired to create my first  board after watching a tv show, but I don’t recall putting much effort into it or even hanging it up anywhere. …

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25 Jul: Guyanese Lalita Etwaroo is Running for New York State Assembly in District 33

As we watch more and more women throwing their hats into today’s political arena during these highly polarizing times, Lalita Etwaroo is gearing up to challenge Democratic incumbent Clyde Vanel for a New York State Assembly Legislative seat.  Born in Georgetown, Guyana, the recent college graduate is a Republican candidate for NY State Assembly in the 33rd District, which covers the neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, St. Albans, Hollis, Queens Village, Bellerose and parts of Floral Park…

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21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Nubya Garcia, Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist & Composer

London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary Jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of…

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13 Jul: A Jaguar soul: My Guyanese – American childhood (Volume 1)

This true story covers Maja’s life from birth to age 17 and is written from her perspective. Scandinavian born Maja was essentially abandoned from birth, passed around among-st relatives then re-joined her parents at six months of age. A new chapter of life unfolded, as the family emigrated to Texas USA. A fresh start, full of promise as well as heartbreak, upheaval, midnight moves and globetrotting. Maja hones and heeds her Jaguar-like instincts, and intuition to forage her independent pathway in life, in all that she encounters, particularly in New York city and Guyana South America.