Guyanese Girl

13 May: The Future Of Sustainable Fashion Should Look A Little Like My Family’s Basement

Secondhand clothes are often seen as a reminder of what you lack. But for Caribbean families, they’re a reflection of what we have. Two summers ago, I sat in the basement of my house writing “East Coast Demerara” in Sharpie on barrels waiting to be shipped. I’d only been […] Click here to view original article at www.vice.com

Monty Luke, Guyanese entertainment promoter dead at 80

05 May: Monty Luke, Guyanese entertainment promoter dead at 80

Guyanese-American promoter, Monty Luke. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Popular Guyanese-American promoter, Monty Luke, has left a legacy of great entertainment, and a long line of party goers sad at […] Click here to view original article at www.caribbeanlifenews.com

Across Latin America, displaced people receive the COVID-19 jab

30 Apr: Across Latin America, displaced people receive the COVID-19 jab

In Guyana, displaced people and locals line up to receive the COVID-19 jab. © UNHCR/Katherine Aguero Latin America is among the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus. But now, in countries such as Guyana, Ecuador and Peru, refugees in priority groups are among those getting the vaccine. By Diana […] Click here to view original article at reliefweb.int

Series Sunday: Revisiting Schenectady’s recruitment of Guyanese-Americans 20 years later

25 Apr: Series Sunday: Revisiting Schenectady’s recruitment of Guyanese-Americans 20 years later

PHOTOGRAPHER: Peter R. Barber Former Schenectady Mayor Al Jurscznski, center, with Tiffany Bishunath, left, Dylan Bishunath, Frederick and wife Uma Bishunath at Tiffany’s West Indian Restaurant on State Street recently. If they aren’t already, Guyanese-Americans are widely considered Schenectady’s largest ethnic group, says former Mayor Al Jurczynski, who’s credited […] Click here to view original article at dailygazette.com

Series Sunday: Guyanese immigration has changed face of Schenectady

25 Apr: Series Sunday: Guyanese immigration has changed face of Schenectady

PHOTOGRAPHER: Peter R. Barber Left: Shazim Permaul runs along Iroquois Lake; Center: Shreya’s Exclusive owner Shelly Singh in her Crane Street store; Right: A Guyanese home in Schenectady SCHENECTADY – The ethnic makeup of cities is always evolving. Across the northern United States, cities have changed over the last […] Click here to view original article at dailygazette.com

A beautiful soul

24 Apr: A beautiful soul

Earlier this month, the talented Guyanese-born 27-year-old fashion designer and stylist, Anthony Singh was just hoping to find a puppy, asking his many social media friends for “Any help other than those lame Facebook adoption pages.” A week later, on the evening of April 13, Anthony would be found […] Click here to view original article at www.stabroeknews.com

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,…

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…

Toronto student sends care packages to children in Guyana during pandemic

12 Apr: Stories We Love: Toronto student sends care packages to children in Guyana during Pandemic

When the pandemic overtook normal life in Canada last year, Ryerson student Emily Singh used the opportunity to help. She used her time to create individual care packages for children overseas and packed each one with a face mask, towel, toothbrush and soap for a child in Guyana, her family’s home country. Singh, who is Miss West Indian Canadian, made helping Guyanese children her “passion project” — a way of using her title to benefit…