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11 Feb: She Rocks! Meet Guyanese Girl and Cosmetic Chemist Angella Sprauve

Meet Guyanese Girl and Cosmetic Chemist, Angella Sprauve, the featured character in a new book series for girls.  The Look-Up Series is a nonfiction biography series inviting 8 to 12-year-old girls into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math while celebrating diverse female role models in S.T.E.A.M. careers. Each title is a unique blend of biography content, actionable advice, and S.T.E.A.M. activities and written by award-winning American Girl author Aubre Andrus. In ANGELLA,…

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24 Oct: Guyanese Attorney Christine King is Running for City of Miami Commission District 5

Christine King, 55, is an attorney and serves as President and CEO of the nonprofit Martin Luther King Jr. Economic Development Corporation for more than a decade. The organization has run an array of social programs ranging from delivering food to seniors to funding home improvements. Christine  was born in Guyana. She grew up in the City of Miami, attending Allapattah Elementary School, Westview Middle School, and Miami Central Sr. High School. She has proudly…

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23 Sep: Guyanese Nickie Kane in Running for New York City Mayor

Born in Mahaica, on the East Coast in Guyana, Nickie Kane moved to Richmond Hill, Queens at the age of five.  A long-time advocate for domestic violence survivors, affordable housing, police reform, and social justice, Nickie is now ready to take on City Hall.  After being told “to be honest, your vote probably won’t be counted” she decided enough is enough and launched her campaign to run as an Independent Write-In candidate for New York…

13 Aug: Aliyah Baijnauth Is Set to Compete For the Miss New York Teen USA 2021 Title

Aliyah Baijnauth is a sophomore at Lindenhurst High School in Suffolk County Long Island and in a few days, she will compete in the Miss New York Teen USA 2021 pageant scheduled for August 19th and 20th.  A sports enthusiast,  the talented 15-year-old is a member of her High School’s basketball, volleyball, and track teams. Aliyah is also a straight-A student and was recently invited to join the National Society of High School Scholars.  Her…

Tiffany Johnson
23 Jul: Guyanese Tiffany Johnson Spearheads Amazon Black Business Accelerator Initiative

“Small Business Warrior” Tiffany Johnson wants to help businesses that are overlooked.”  Tiffany is a program manager helping small businesses grow on She recently spearheaded a new Amazon initiative called the Black Business Accelerator, which provides access to capital, business guidance, mentorship, and marketing support to help Black business owners succeed as sellers in Amazon’s store.  “The role small businesses play in our society is very personal to me,” she said. The daughter of…

Keiann Simon
23 May: She Rocks! Meet Future Forensic Scientist, Keiann Simon

Source: CARRIBEAT A few years ago, Guyana added state-of-the-art DNA testing to its crime-fighting arsenal. Now, Guyana-born John Jay College of Criminal Justice student Keiann Simon is working to become another weapon in the fight against crime in her homeland. A graduating senior majoring in forensic science, Simon is bound for the University of Washington’s pharmaceutics Ph.D. program — getting her closer to her goal of working with Guyana governmental agencies battling crime and…

Asahi Pompey
22 Apr: Stories We Love! Asahi Pompey Is the Gladiator We Should All Get to Know

Ask Asahi Pompey what she does for a living, and the answer isn’t so straightforward. On LinkedIn, she lists the titles of global head of corporate engagement at Goldman Sachs and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. To borrow a phrase from Bozoma Saint John, Pompey is a #badass, juggling the worlds of corporate America, motherhood, and philanthropy. She radiates wisdom, light, and positivity and is a fierce force of nature in stilettos, someone who understands…

22 Apr: Meet Crystal Cranmore: Race and Culture Reporter for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News

SOURCE: ABC7NY Crystal Cranmore is the Race and Culture Reporter for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News, New York’s #1 News. Crystal is thrilled to be back home to tell your stories as a member of the legendary Channel 7 Eyewitness News Team – a dream come true! She was born in Manhattan and raised in Maplewood, N.J. Prior to joining WABC-TV, Crystal reported for KYW-TV in Philadelphia. She chased breaking news, covered general assignment and feature stories,…

Guyanese-American to lead C&O Haynes School of Excellence
13 Apr: Stories We Love: Guyanese-American to lead C&O Haynes School of Excellence

Dr. Esther Haynes-Tross is living the strict motto of her deceased parents, to work hard to achieve your goals and help others along the way to achieve theirs. The Brooklyn-based Guyanese-American, and dean of students of the Cecil and Olga Haynes School of Excellence, is in the process of re-migrating to the mining town of Linden, where she was born. Dr. Joseph Haynes, a certified clinical nutritionist and proprietor of the Health and Wellness Clinics…

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Lystra Adams
01 Oct: Guyanese Model Lystra Adams Joins the Cast of Real Housewives of Cheshire

The UK franchise of the Real Housewives is adding a fresh new face to the Cheshire version of the show.  Model, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Lystra Adams, will make her reality TV debut when she joins returning cast members Dawn Ward, Ester Dohnalová, Hanna Kinsella, Lauren Simon, Nicole Sealey, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra, and Tanya Bardsley for season 12 of the show. Born in Guyana, South America, Lystra originally moved to the UK at the age…

13 Sep: Canadian-Guyanese Becomes the First Miss Regal World Title Winner

Janice MacGregor is a first-generation Canadian of Guyanese heritage. She recently won the title of the very first Miss Regal World; a new online pageant that welcomes females from around the World to compete at an international level. No stranger to the world of pageantry, Janice was the winner of the 2007 Miss Saskatoon 2007 title. She also won Miss Saskatchewan International 2007, Miss World Saskatchewan 2008, and Miss Petite Saskatchewan 2009. Janice has held…

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24 Nov: Vote For The Best – Miss World Guyana Is A “STEM GIRL” Glowing Above the Rest!

Miss World Guyana 2019, JOYLYN Anita Conway, is currently representing Guyana in the United Kingdom and preparing for the Miss World Pageant, which will be held on December 14, 2019 at the ExCeL London.  Joylyn made  us proud yesterday when she delivered an impressive presentation among other academically gifted and beautiful young women in her group during the Miss World Head to Head challenge. We are asking you to join us to support this passionate…

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