Journalist/Writer

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10 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Melissa Noel – Global Award Winning Multimedia Journalist

Melissa Noel is an award-winning multimedia journalist. She produces video as well as print and online stories for NBCnews.com, Voices of NY, Ebony Magazine and Caribbean Beat Magazine. Melissa is also a contributing reporter for One Caribbean Television and The Huffington Post. Both domestically and internationally, she is dedicated to researching, writing, producing, and editing news stories that center on the experiences and critical issues impacting Caribbean and minority communities. Melissa’s in-depth news coverage spans the…

Malika Booker

07 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Malika Booker, Writer, Spoken Word and Multidisciplinary Artist

Malika Booker is UK-based a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist of Guyanese and Grenadian heritage.  Her work spans literature, education, and cross-arts. My mother is from Grenada and my father is Guyanese and I spent my early childhood in Guyana before moving back to the UK. This dual heritage as well as growing up in both Guyana and London has played a big role on my writing. Malika has appeared worldwide both independently and with the…

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08 Dec: She Rocks! Meet Okema Moore, Actress, Singer, Producer & Founder of Moore than Enuff, LLC

Okema Moore has conquered many of the things she set out to do in life.  Beginning in entertainment on the famous children’s show, Sesame Street, Okema knew at an early age that she wanted to sing and act. Over the years she has opened for classic artists including Joe and SWV, sang backgrounds for Musiq Soul Child, and has been mentored by the likes of a vocal coach to the stars Ankh Rah and Grammy-winning writer/producer Carvin Haggins. Okema…

Author, Kimberly A Baily

21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Kimberly A Bailey – Published Author & Founder of Chosen By One Media, LLC

Kimberly A. Bailey is a published author and the founder of Chosen By One Media, LLC;  a company dedicated to helping people to discover the power of their written words with confidence and creating innovative content for various media outlets around the world. Kimberly was born in Brooklyn, NY to Nigerian and Guyanese parents.  Her father is from Lagos, Nigeria and served in the US navy.  Her mother, a native of Berbice, was the youngest of…

Delece Barrow-Smith

12 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Delece Smith-Barrow, Accomplished Writer & Education Journalist

Delece Smith-Barrow is a lifelong writer and journalism enthusiast. She is a higher education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, where she covers admissions challenges and student life issues for graduate students, as well as minorities in college and graduate school. She also edits stories on trends in online education and how to pay for an education. Prior to working as an education reporter, she worked as a producer, online editor and writer at…

Anaya

16 Jun: She Rocks! New York’s Youngest Author, Anaya Lee Willabus, is Launching Her Second Book

Nine-year-old award winning author and poet, Anaya Lee Willabus, will be launching her second book, ‘A Bully’s Disguise.’  Anaya Lee published her first book ‘The Day Mohan Found His Confidence,’ at the age of 8, which earned her five awards, as well as local and international recognition for her outstanding literary contribution. A Bully’s Disguise, sheds light on peer pressure and how it may influence one’s decision in elementary school.  Mohan, the nine year old…

Sabrina Panday

30 May: She Rocks! Meet Entrepreneur, Projects Specialist, Author: Sabrina Panday

Entrepreneur, projects specialist, author: Sabrina Panday is a ‘bold and fearless’ woman.  She has a contagious positive attitude, which she credits to being “bold and fearless and never underestimating oneself”. These attributes have propelled Sabrina in assiduously pursuing her “dreams”, which included being a cookbook author. This ‘dream’ became a reality when Sabrina finally launched her cookbook. Adding a delicious twist to traditional ground provisions meals, Sabrina’s “Provisions: Cooking Healthy with Nature’s Bounty” inaugural cookbook is…

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06 May: She Rocks! Meet Maureen Bunyan – Emmy Award Winning TV Anchor

Maureen Bunyan is an Emmy Award winning Anchor at WJLA TV 7, ABC Affiliate in Washington D.C.  She is of  Guyanese and Aruban heritage.  Her parents moved from Guyana to Aruba in the 1930s, where Maureen was born.  The eldest of three daughters,  immigrated with her family to the United States when she was just eleven years old, after her father, Arthur Bunyan, accepted a job with a company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother Wilhelmina was…

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09 Sep: She Rocks! Shannon Boodram – Published Author, Photographer and TV Host

Shannon Boodram is a TV personality who specializes in sex and love and is the go-to voice for millennials. She is the recipient of Rogers TV’s national Impression Award for best On-Air Personality.  She is a writer, best known for her bestseller, LAID: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture. Sharon has worked on several shows for BET (Underground Outlet, On Trend, The Post Show, Just Keke, Town Hall Justice for Us) and was…

Lakshmee Singh

04 Sep: She Rocks! Lakshmee Singh: Actress, Television Show Producer and Talk Show Host

Lakshmee Singh is a well known talk show host and producer of the popular “Let’s Talk with Lakshmee” show.  The  multitalented TV personality is also a dancer, actress, community worker, choreographer and has been in the public eye since the age of five.  Lakshmee has performed for large audiences at prestigious venues such as Westbury Music Fair and The Continental Arena. She has taught and coached many groups of young girls for stage performances. Lakshmee’s first acting experience was…