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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…

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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23 May: She Rocks! Meet Anjali Paray “Artiste Anjali” Indo/R&B/Singer & Songwriter

Anjali is the breath of fresh air that the world of music is waiting for. A woman of gentile strength and passion, her innovative style, powerful sultry vocals and haunting melodies ensure that she will touch the heart of one and all. Her influences span several continents, cultures and musical genres therefore it is only natural for her music to fuse both classical and contemporary urban sounds. Born in Brooklyn, with roots in Guyana and…

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05 Mar: Author Elizabeth Jaikaran Recounts Stories of Traumatic Experiences & the Resilience of Guyanese Women

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York-based author and lawyer who has  published work across a spectrum of print and digital media.   She began writing at a very young age and published her first article to Stardust Magazine when she was only eight years old.  Elizabeth has since published fiction, nonfiction, comedy, poetry and legal commentary. She is a proud child of Guyanese immigrants, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens. Elizabeth is most…

This First Generation Black American Is Running As A Republican

05 Mar: Daughter of Guyanese Immigrants Running for Republican Seat in Congress

In some ways, Shion Fenty’s campaign is similar to that of many others taking place this year across the U.S. She’s a 37-year-old Black woman, a first-time candidate, and is facing two middle-aged white men in the primary. But there’s something that sets her apart from the wave of other women of color running for office this year: Fenty is a Republican. The fact that she’s a Black woman and the daughter of immigrants in…

31 Jan: Ph.D. Candidate, Leah Persaud, Pursues Groundbreaking Cancer Research at Lehman College

Born to Guyanese parents, Bronx native Leah Persaud, is a Ph.D. candidate in biology pursuing cancer research at the CUNY Graduate Center at Lehman College. Since 2015, Persaud has been conducting research in the lab of Moira Sauane, a professor in Lehman’s Department of Biological Sciences, that she hopes will ultimately lead to new cancer therapies and drug treatments. “The Lehman campus was always my first choice,” said Persaud, who expects to earn her Ph.D….

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08 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Aubreana Stephenson Holder, Attorney/Corporate Leader/ Philanthropist

Aubreana Stephenson Holder lives by the motto, “You can do anything you put your mind to, and given an opportunity to prove herself, she will show you her worth.” As such, she has achieved the title of Chief Operating Officer of Federal Management Systems, Incorporated (FMS), a government contracting company with over 25 years of working with the federal, state, local and international government, at a young age. Additionally, she is on the Board of…

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26 May: Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to National Honor Society Scholar Keanna S. McGarrell

Keanna S. McGarrell is a recent graduate of the State University of New York at Albany Campus who credits her success to the foundation from her Guyanese heritage. She earned B.A. in Communications and has honed her skills in Journalism with the mentorships and community services she’s practiced on campus and around her community. She’s worked in local malls engaging customers about fashion interests and customs, and store and brand loyalty and shared her observations…

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21 Mar: Attorney, Zoe Cadore, is the first Person of Guyanese Heritage to Win Miss Caribbean United States Title

Houston Caribbean Queen, Zoe Cadore, was crowned Miss Caribbean United States 2017 on Saturday, March 11th at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center for the 10th Anniversary of the competition.  Zoe is the first Houstonian to compete in and win the title of Miss Caribbean United States and the first person of Guyanese heritage to win the title. The evening featured a lively celebration of Caribbean culture and including an opening dance in Carnival costumes designed by Jewel…