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Deputy Inspector Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell

15 May: Guyanese Deputy Police Inspector Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell Inducted into Hunter College Hall of Fame

New York Police Department Deputy Inspector Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell received a resounding applause when she stepped on to the stage at Hunter College to be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame, and presented with a certificate during a May 4 ceremony in the school’s West wing in Manhattan. The Guyanese-American, whose astounding accomplishment got the attention of the Hall of Fame committee, also had her name unveiled on a plaque with six other inductees during…

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14 May: Celebrating Our Graduates: Rukia Henry Earns Dual Degrees & Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa High Honors

Congratulations to Rukia Henry who recently graduated at the top of her class with dual degree and high honors.  The soon-to-be Virologist earn a B.S in Biology and Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa at Howard University, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Pharmacology at Rutgers University. Born in Guyana,  Rukia has experienced a long history of breast cancer in her immediate family and is determined to continue the fight against this terrible disease. …

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08 May: Princess “Shuri” Attends Met Gala With A Handsome Prince

Last night our very own princess “Letitia Wright” made her debut appearance at the Met Gala with a handsome date at her side. The internet was abuzz after the Black Panther & Avengers star showed up on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Star Wars actor, John Boyega. But although the two breakout stars look great together, they are just friends who have know each other before they both became famous…

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08 May: Celebrating Our Nurses: Meet Carlotta Eversley-Gabriele, Personal Consultant & Co-Owner of Elite Nursing Services

Carlotta Eversley-Gabriele is a native of Guyana, born to the late Professor, Calvin Eversley Esq, and to the late Claudette Jordan-Eversley. She migrated to the United States in the early 90’s.  Carlotta is a wife of 19 years and mother to three children 18 and 11 year boys, and 14 year old girl. Professionally, Carlotta has always strived for excellence, first attending Georgia State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, graduating Magnum Cum…

How Kansas City's Braid Heaven Perfected the "Bubble Braid" Technique for Natural Hair

03 May: Five Guyanese Sisters Dominate Kansas City Hair Scene with Unique “Bubble Braid” Technique

A family that braids together stays together!  The braiding technique developed by the talented Smith sisters has made them a household name in Kansas City, Missouri and earned them a well-deserved feature in the May issue of Allure Magazine.  Originally from Linden, the five sisters (Glynnis, Shelly, Rhonda, Alecia and Leslyn Smith) are the powerhouse stylists at “Braid Heaven” Hair Salon who have perfected the “bubble braiding” technique.  Here’s their story by Allure Magazine. They…

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30 Apr: Styled to Rock! Letitia Wright Shines at Avengers Movie Premiere

One week ago Letitia Wright lit up the purple carpet at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Hollywood. The 24-year-old Guyanese-born British Star is inspiring the next generation of young women in STEM & Style and we’re definitely a fan!  Letitia is soaking up her new Hollywood fame after appearing in ‘Black Panther’, ‘Black Mirror’, and even Drake’s music video ‘Nice for What.’ According to Teen Vogue, Letitia looked like a true superhero at the Avenger’s world premiere…

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman

24 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Honorable Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman, NYS 29th District

Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 10, 2015 in the 29th AD, encompassing the neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica. The daughter of Guyanese  immigrants, Assemblywoman Hyndman emigrated to the U.S. from London, England as a young child. She spent her formative years growing up in Hollis & South Ozone Park attending public schools, PS 34, IS 109, JHS 226 & John…

Stacey Samuels Richardson

24 Apr: She Rocks! Stacey Samuels Richardson Shares Her Empowering Story of Overcoming A Crippling Anxiety Disorder

Stacey Samuels Richardson is looking forward to the day when she will become a Licensed Family Life Educator.  The Berbice-native is a firm believer that the family is the basic unit of society and is currently pursuing a BA degree in Marriage and Family Studies at BYU-Idaho Online University. Three years ago during a mission trip to the United States, Stacey experienced her first bout with anxiety, which was possible triggered by the change in…

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24 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Suchitra Mattai

Suchitra Mattai is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Suchitra was born in Guyana, South America, but has also lived in Halifax and Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Philadelphia, New York City, Minneapolis, and Udaipur, India. These diverse natural and cultural environments have greatly influenced her work and research. While her practice includes a wide range of materials and ideas, her primary interests include 1) the complex relationship between the natural and artificial…

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16 Apr: What’s Faith Got To Do With It? How a young Guyanese woman paddled her way to the shore of success with mustard seed faith.

This book features the first twenty seven years of my life. Faith has played an integral role which has fueled my path to a successful life. If I had to live my life all over, I would choose faith as a guide. According to Pastor Andrew Chichester of the Guyana Conference of Seventh Day Adventist located in Guyana, South America, He said, “Using the powerful theme of Faith, Ms Niles has been able to capture and put into perspective her deep and sincere encounter with God. She draws from her personal experience practical lessons that are truly inspirational and motivating in nature.”