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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 was 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…

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…

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13 Jul: Kira Divine Releases Highly Anticipated Single & Video for “My Season”

AFTER MAKING WAVES ON BILLBOARD CHARTS IN EDM KIRA DIVINE STEPS OUT AS AN  INDEPENDENT ARTIST WITH DEBUT SONG Coming off the heels of her multi-platinum success with Australian EDM band PNAU, Shakira Marshall who goes by the stage name “Kira Divine” releases her debut single and music video entitled “My Season” on all digital platforms. This first single is a small sample of the soundscape one can expect from her highly anticipated debut album…

Krysta Feature

13 May: Meet Krista Martins, Founder of Wukkout! A Caribbean Dance Fitness Movement

Krista Martins is a professional choreographer, ACE-certified group fitness instructor and founder of Wukkout!® She has been teaching and performing professionally for over 15 years; she is also a Professor at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus where she teaches hip hop dance to undergraduate students. Krista has performed in a wide variety of music videos, commercials and television shows including but not limited to performances with MTV, BET, and the NFL. Most notably, her choreography…

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05 May: Guyanese-born physician assistant beat COVID-19 in NY and back on the frontlines

Via stabroeknews.com Guyanese-born physician assistant, a frontline worker at a New York hospital, successfully beat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and returned to her job when it was “overloaded” with patients, many of whom were dying.  Shara Khan told Stabroek News (SN) she was not prepared for what came next. The facility was turned into a Covid-19 hospital. “I badly wanted to go back to work as I knew there were people there that needed…

Shawna Kimbrell: the first female African-American fighter pilot

27 Mar: Shawna Kimbrell: The First Female African-American Fighter Pilot Is Inspiring the Next Generation

via  face2faceafrica.com We first introduced you to Shawna Kimbrell back in 2012.  Today, she spends her time inspiring the next generation of fighter pilots.  Here’s her story. Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell, the first black female fighter pilot in the U.S. Airforce was assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron in Misawa, Japan. She was deployed in support of Operation Northern and Southern Watch, becoming the first female pilot to fly combat missions. Rising to become a Major…

From Guyana to Mama Africa: Tracing my roots and culture

09 Mar: From Guyana to Mama Africa: Margaux Wong Traces Her Roots & Culture

Via www.nation.co.ke The story of how former United States President Barack Obama discovered his African roots has undeniably been a source of inspiration to many Africans in the diaspora, who are proud to be associated with their ancestry. Just like Obama in his memoir Dreams from My Father, Margaux Wong’ is a woman on a mission — to discover her African roots — she was born and raised in Guyana, a country in the north-eastern…