Guyanese Girl


02 Aug: Celebrating a Culinary Trailblazer: Meet Doris Rodney, Owner of the Hills Restaurant

In the spirit of New York Restaurant Week and Black Business Month, we take immense pride in celebrating the achievements of Guyanese female restaurant owners. Today, GGR shines the spotlight on the owner of the Hills Restaurant, Doris Rodney, an inspirational woman born in Guyana, whose passion for food and unyielding determination led her on a remarkable journey to success. Doris Rodney’s story is a testament to resilience and unwavering ambition. Growing up without the…

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02 Aug: Celebrating the Flavors of Guyana: Meet Umana Yana Restaurant Owner, Dale Davidson

As we delve into the excitement of Restaurant Week in New York and Black Business Month,  we’re thrilled to spotlight the extraordinary talents of Dale Davidson, the Guyanese female entrepreneur behind the captivating Umana Yana Restaurant in Albany, New York. Umana Yana, derived from an Amerindian word meaning “a place for the people,” is much more than just a restaurant—it’s a celebration of culture, love, and community. Dale Davidson’s vision, shaped by her upbringing in…

Aliyah Salem

29 Jun: She Rocks! Activist & Feminist, Aliyah Tihani Salim, is Empowering Change and Transforming Lives

In a world where the fight for justice and equality has become paramount, there are those remarkable individuals who dedicate their lives to making a tangible difference. Aliyah Tihani Salim is one such visionary leader, a driving force behind transformative initiatives that challenge the status quo and strive to end mass incarceration in the United States.  Born in Berbice, Guyana, and raised in Ozone Park, New York, Aliyah’s upbringing instilled in her a deep appreciation…


19 Jun: She Rocks! Shaunette Renée Wilson Continues to Elevate Guyanese Girl Magic on the Big Screen

In the vast landscape of Hollywood, where talent is aplenty, certain individuals possess an undeniable spark that sets them apart. One such luminary is Guyanese actress Shaunette Renée Wilson, aka Shauney Wood. With her magnetic presence, remarkable range, and captivating performances, she has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Shauney was born in Linden, Guyana, and raised in New York.  Her  breakthrough role came in the critically acclaimed medical drama series, “The Resident” portraying the…

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17 Jun: Breaking Barriers: Guyanese Judge Andrea Sabita Ogle Inducted as NYC Civil Court Judge

 In a groundbreaking moment for the Guyanese community, Judge Andrea Sabita Ogle has been elected as a Civil Court Judge in Queens, New York. With this achievement, Judge Ogle has become the first-ever Guyanese Judge elected in Queens, marking a significant milestone for both the Guyanese diaspora and the diverse fabric of the New York City judiciary system. Her induction into this prestigious position not only showcases her exceptional legal expertise but also serves as…

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16 Jun: She Rocks! Guyanese Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ronette Doodluck Tyndall Is Empowering Minds and Saving Lives

In the vast world of medicine, there are exceptional individuals whose dedication and expertise leave an indelible mark on the lives they touch. Dr. Ronette Doodluck Tyndall, a renowned Guyanese neurosurgeon, is one such inspiring figure. With her unwavering commitment to empowering minds and saving lives, Dr. Tyndall has become a beacon of hope for patients in need of neurological care. Born and raised in Charlestown, in Georgetown Guyana, Dr. Ronette Doodluck Tyndall grew up…


08 May: From Dual Citizenship to Mrs. Guyana International 2023: Malika Manelva Blount’s Journey of Cultural Roots, Pageantry, and Making a Difference

As a proud Guyanese-American, Malika Manelva Blount has always felt a strong connection to her roots in Guyana. Both her parents are Guyanese, and she became a dual citizen of Guyana in 2018. Her husband is also Guyanese, and they met right here in their beautiful country. They’ve been married for a year, and their shared cultural heritage has played an essential role in their journey together. Today, we delve into Malika’s incredible story, exploring…


07 May: Baroness Valerie Ann Amos Has Once Again Made History

Baroness Valerie Ann Amos is a trailblazer in the world of politics and diplomacy, and she has once again made history for her ceremonial roles during the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in London. As a Guyanese-British politician and diplomat, she has broken barriers and shattered glass ceilings throughout her career. Born in British Guiana (now known as Guyana), Amos moved to the UK as a child and eventually rose to become…

Angela Beauty Chemist

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,…

CARIBBEAT: Bronx artist predicts a year of brightly colored Biblical paintings

23 Jan: CARIBBEAT: Bronx artist predicts a year of brightly colored Biblical paintings

From Tennessee to Canada, and as far away as Vatican City in Rome, Caribbean-rooted, Bronx-based artist Laura James was busy last year creating her vividly-hued representations of Biblical characters and scenes in a centuries-old Ethiopian Christian art style. “It’s been a busy and exciting year, from presenting over ten […] Click here to view original article at