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15 Mar: She Rocks! Guyanese American Yeneisha Renee Warrick Appointed Judge In New Jersey

News Americas, NEWARK, NJ, Thurs. Mar. 11, 2021: The daughter of Guyanese immigrants has been appointed to serve as a municipal court judge in Newark, New Jersey. Yeneisha Renee Warrick will replace Marvin Adams and serve for the next three-years. “I consider this an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity. The city of Newark is near and dear to my heart. I truly believe in this city and everything it has to offer……

Golda Rosheuvel

18 Jan: Meet Golda Rosheuve – Guyanese-Born Actress & Star of Netflix’s Bridgerton

Source:  nickiswift.com Actress Golda Rosheuvel was born in Guyana, but her family moved to the UK while she was growing up. In a Q&A with Shondaland, the British star revealed her favorite book is The Secret Garden and that she is “mad” for country music. Keep reading to learn more about the fabulous Bridgerton star! Rosheuvel plays Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton. Netflix’s hit series from TV queen Shonda Rhimes follows British high society in Regency-era England. Bridgerton…

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29 Dec: Guyanese Nurse Administered Historic Covid-19 Vaccine to VP-Elect Kamala Harris

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received her COVID-19 vaccine live on television Tuesday and urged the public to trust the process.  A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large African-American population. Her husband Doug Emhoff was also to be vaccinated. Patricia Cummings, clinical nurse manager at United Medical Center, administered the vaccine. Cummings was born in Guyana and is…

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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…