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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 Amazon.com. 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:  www.nydailynews.com 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…

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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,…

Samantha McGregor Shares an Insight into her Life and Business

06 Apr: Samantha McGregor Shares an Insight into her Life and Business

via www.ustimesnow.com Born in Guyana and raised in Toronto, where she lives, Samantha McGregor was always destined to be great. She started off her journey to success bright and early. Now, she is an accomplished Email marketing expert and digital strategist with a solid background in Customer Success, SaaS, and marketing technology. She started her consultancy firm sometime in 2019, and she soon discovered that she has a passion for bringing big business strategies to…

Golda Rosheuvel

18 Jan: Meet Golda Rosheuve – Guyanese-Born Actress & Star of Netflix’s Bridgerton

Source:  nickiswift.com Actress Golda Rosheuvel was born in Guyana, but her family moved to the UK while she was growing up. In a Q&A with Shondaland, the British star revealed her favorite book is The Secret Garden and that she is “mad” for country music. Keep reading to learn more about the fabulous Bridgerton star! Rosheuvel plays Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton. Netflix’s hit series from TV queen Shonda Rhimes follows British high society in Regency-era England. Bridgerton…

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29 Dec: Guyanese Nurse Administered Historic Covid-19 Vaccine to VP-Elect Kamala Harris

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received her COVID-19 vaccine live on television Tuesday and urged the public to trust the process.  A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large African-American population. Her husband Doug Emhoff was also to be vaccinated. Patricia Cummings, clinical nurse manager at United Medical Center, administered the vaccine. Cummings was born in Guyana and is…

Corenza Handy

23 Nov: Guyanese Corenza Handy Launches Hair La Mode Product Line

Hair La Mode products debut – Daily News Veteran hairstylist and business owner Corenza Handy had a lot on her mind during the COVID-19 crisis — her Kayhairnista Hair Salon, her staff, customers, and her own family. But with hard work and determination, she successfully launched her Hair La Mode hair products line during these trying times. “It just dawned on me, in a time of worry, that you can definitely work on your purpose…

Lisa Cupid

16 Nov: Guyanese-American Lisa Cupid Secures Major Political Victory in Georgia

www.ajc.com Democrat Lisa Cupid has ousted incumbent Cobb Commission Chair Mike Boyce, a Republican, in a major victory for her party that signals the county’s demographic and political transformation. Cupid has represented South Cobb, a suburban county of Atlanta, as a commissioner on the board for the past eight years. She will be the first African American woman to serve as chair, and the first Democrat in many years. Cupid was born to Guyanese parents…

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06 Nov: UK Journalist Joy Persaud is Proud of Her Guyanese Heritage

By Joy Persaud www.telegraph.co.uk When someone asks, “Where are you from?” I’ll try to guess what version of the truth they want. For some, the fact that I was born and bred in northwest London but now live on the English south coast is enough by way of explanation.  But, for others, it’s a precursor to: “But, where are you really from?” I am British but not British enough (for certain people). I have Indian…