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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…

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16 Oct: She Rocks! Designer Undra Duncan is Elevating Women Through Fashion

Undra Celeste Duncan is the founder and creative director of Undra Celeste New York; a modern workwear brand for multicultural women. Upon earning a business degree from Howard University, she moved to LA where she studied fashion designing, and later to New York to pursue a career in fashion.  She worked for big brands such as Calvin Klein and American Eagle Outfitters before launching her own label in 2014.  Undra’s collections have been shown on…

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…

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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…

Nubya Garcia

13 Aug: COVER GIRL:  Award Winning Saxophonist Nubya Garcia On The Cover of Jazzwise Magazine

Award winning London-born saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia makes the cover of Jazzwise Magazine.  The September issue  features an interview with Nubya, one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK.  Nubya was born in 1991 in the Camden district of northwest London to a Guyanese mother, Loraine Jansen (Bishops High School alumni); and former civil servant, and a British Trinidadian film maker father. Garcia followed her older siblings to the local…

Letitia Wright

10 Aug: Letitia Wright Stars As Activist Altheia Jones In “Mangrove Nine” True Story

Letitia Wright is fighting for justice in the first trailer for “Mangrove.” Amazon Prime Video released the first look at the Small Axe episode on Thursday.   The Guyanese actress and Black Panther Star,  plays the role of Altheia Jones-LeCointe a Trinidadian physician and research scientist also known for her role as a leader of the British Black Panther Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. “Mangrove” tells the true story of the Mangrove Nine, a group of Black activists who clashed with London…

Guyana First Lady Arya Ali

09 Aug: Meet Her Excellency Mrs. Arya Ali – New First Lady of Guyana

Source: dpi.gov.gy First Lady, Her Excellency, in her first message to the people of Guyana, says she is very proud and privileged to serve as First Lady. In a message that was aired by media outlet Newsroom, the First Lady said she is determined to serve in the best way possible alongside her husband His Excellency, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Guyana’s 9th Executive President. The First Lady revealed that she will work to erase some of…

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20 Jul: Joy Reid Makes Journalism History As The First Black Woman Primetime TV Anchor

Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM ET for the premiere of MSNBC’s new show “The ReidOut” with anchor Joy-Ann Reid.  Joy is making journalism history as the First Black Woman to anchor a Primetime TV Show.  She  replaces Matthews, who resigned back in March. Joy was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and her mother a college professor and nutritionist from Guyana. A  political commentator, Joy is…