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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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15 Aug: She Rocks! Dr. Latoya Gooding is A Beacon Of Hope For Cancer-Stricken Patients in Guyana

Dr. Latoya Shonell Gooding is a beacon of hope to many cancer-stricken patients in Guyana. She goes above and beyond to ensure they receive the best care as they battle this deadly disease. Her kindness has touched many families and helped most of her patients through those dark days. She was compelled into the field of medicine, specifically Oncology, following the death of her grandfather to prostate cancer. According to Dr. Gooding, he was given…

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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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27 Jul: She Rocks! Groomer Luanna Pierre Will Transform Your Pet From Rags to Riches

Luana Pierre is the owner of Pawsome Pets Guyana, a new pet grooming business located in Georgetown. Pawsome Pets Guyana is the only professional pet grooming service in the country. Mrs. Pierre has more than 25 years of experience in animal health and 10 years of pet grooming experience. Luana has been one of my best friends for more than thirty-five years. She was the friend who made me laugh with her dry humor, but…

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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…

Nubya Garcia

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: Coalition of Guyanese Women Hosts Fundraiser for First Lady of Guyana

On Sunday July 1st, 2018, Guyanese from New York/New Jersey Diaspora turned out in support of the Coalition of Guyanese Women – Conversation and Fundraising Luncheon held in honor of the first lady of Guyana, Her Excellency Sandra Granger.  The Coalition, made up of  Sherif Barker, President of Guyana Unity Movement, Cloyette Harris-Stoute, Founder & President of Guyanese Girls Rock, Sharon Devonish-Leid, CEO of Netstruc PR and Internist, Dr. Candace Cummings hosted the event to help…

Sachia Vickery’s career on the rise heading into Wimbledon

02 Jul: Sachia Vickery’s Career on the Rise Heading into Wimbledon

Originally reported by Jerry Bembry – The Undefeated As Sachia Vickery prepares for Wimbledon in this, the breakthrough year of her career, she’s asked about the lowest moment she faced to get here. She’s silent for a moment, reflecting. For Vickery, the 23-year-old from Miramar, Florida, there are many from which to choose. Maybe it’s the hotel room she stayed at during an International Tennis Federation (ITF) stop early in her career in Europe, where…

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28 Jun: Former Miss World Guyana Finalist, Marva Langevine, Receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award

On Tuesday June 26, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented Guyanese Marva Langevine with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. According to her bio published on www.queensyoungleaders.com, Marva is transforming the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana. She is the founder of the Guyana Golden Lives Organization, which she has used to open up a national conversation about the loss of a loved one…

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13 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Angella Sprauve, Founder of Auve Beauty Skincare Line

Auvê Beauty founder Angella Sprauve was born in New York; her father was a New Yorker with roots from the Virgin Islands, and her mother from Guyana. Angella’s parents decided to make a major move to California when she was just ten years old, but her mom’s family ensured that she never forgot her roots. Angella grew up with the culture of Guyana close to heart: festive music, pure foods, and simple beauty rituals taught…