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: Guyanese Tinesha Allen Becomes the First African American Woman Elected to Stafford Board of Supervisors

Democrat political newcomer Tinesha Allen upset longtime Griffis–Widewater Supervisor Jack Cavalier on Tuesday, defeating the incumbent by 18 votes in Safford County, Virginia.   Allen is the first African American woman ever elected to Stafford’s Board of Supervisors. She was one of two new supervisors and two new School Board members elected Tuesday in Stafford. They joined all four incumbent constitutional officers and School Board Chairwoman Patricia Healy, who won contested re-election bids, and George Washington…

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: 22-Year-Old Entrepreneur Ishabeth Sinclair Is Set to Dominate the Natural Foods Industry in Guyana

Berbice-based Entrepreneur, Ishabeth Sinclair, has accomplished more in just 22 years than most entrepreneurs aspire to in a lifetime.  Her award winning natural foods manufacturing company provides employment for primarily youths and single parents from her community.  In 2016, at the age of 19, Ishabeth cofounded M & I Business Enterprise with her now husband, Michael Sinclair.  The company creates high quality organic, natural and specialty food products from raw materials that are prevalent in Guyana,…

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: She Rocks! Guyanese Lawyer Anita Pali Named “Rising Star In Law” at London Asian Business Award

Guyanese Lawyer, Anita Pali, was recently named Rising Star In Law at the 2019 London Asian Business Awards. She was awarded at a prestigious awards ceremony in Kensington, London earlier this month. The event honors some of the best professionals and businesses for their achievements over the last year. Anita’s mother Ouma (originally Ouma Mohabir) originates from Black Bush Polder, Berbice, Guyana but migrated to the UK in the late sixties. Anita  works as a…

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: Guyanese-American Actress and Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Dawnn Lewis Returns to Broadway

Proud Guyanese-American and Brooklyn native,  Dawnn Lewis, best known for her strong and compassionate character Jaleesa Vinson in the hugely-popular 90s sitcom, A Different World, and for her current co-starring role in the HULU reboot of the Veronica Mars series has returned to Broadway as Zelma Bullock, Tina Turner’s mother in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Dawnn grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Flatbush sections of Brooklyn and is excited about returning to Broadway, spending…

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: She Rocks! Kenise Etwaru Is Inspiring Other Through Her Ministry In Music

Kenise Etwaru was born in Guyana and emigrated with her parents at age nine along with her sister who was then six in order that they would have greater education opportunities.  They wanted to ensure them having the best possible opportunities in life.  They left a very comfortable life at the church her father Pastor Lionel Etwaru and his wife Margaret had started for a completely new life in a new country.  Seeing them persevere…

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: Meet Tunisia Solomon – A Rising Star Who Is Conquering the World of Steel Pan Music!

Meet Tunisia Solomon also known as ‘Tee Tee Solo’ born to a St. Lucian mother and a Guyanese father and is one of three siblings born into a musical family well known in Guyana’s history. The Solomons have continued to promote and teach the cultural musical heritage of Guyana and the Caribbean in their Adopted home of the U.S.; Phil Solomon, her uncle is a founding member of the Guyana Symphony Orchestra one of the…

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: Meet Dr. Veronica Wiltshire – A Pediatrician On A Mission to End Child Sexual Abuse

Dr. Veronica Nicola Wiltshire is the daughter of Joan and Kenneth Jackson. She grew up in Victoria Village, Guyana and attended Enmore Hope Primary school. At the age of 10, her family migrated to Antigua and Barbuda where she attended Princess Margaret    Secondary School. Her time in Antigua lasted only three years due to Hurricane Luis which occurred in 1995. After the devastation from Hurricane Luis, she was sent to live in Brooklyn, New York…

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: A Look Into The Busy Life of “Doctor Mom” Delene Musielak

Delene Musielak is a dual Board Certified doctor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Delene is also a busy mother of triplets and a life, health, wellness and parenting coach. Yet she finds time to produce “The Doctor Mom Show” in St. Louis, which serves as a medical resource for patients and parents. Add to that her…

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: She Rocks! Dr. Tamika Singh Takes On Fitness Challenge To Help The Less Fortunate

Dr. Tamika (Tami) Singh is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, a Fitness Expert and proud owner of Aspire Health; a Florida-based Direct Primary Care (DPC) Practice. Dr. Singh has a strong focus in helping patients with balancing the body, mind and soul through the approach of integrated and functional medicine, holistic practices and preventative/wellness care. Dr. Singh was born in Brooklyn, NY to Guyanese parents and raised in Miami, Florida.  Her father Tage (Paul)…

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: Where’s My Inheritance? Filmmaker Charisse Holder Journeys Back to Guyana to Reclaim Her Identity

Charisse Holder is on a mission to preserve her legacy. The young first generation Guyanese-American filmmaker recently wrapped up production of  “Where’s My Inheritance?“,  a film she co-produced with Randy Harris that documents their journey back to Guyana, the land of their ancestors in search of the missing pieces of their identity. The much anticipated film will premiere at Metro Tech Center’s Pfizer Auditorium in Brooklyn, New York  on Friday, June 21, 2019. Film Synopsis…