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Nubya Garcia

21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Nubya Garcia, Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist & Composer

London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary Jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of…

First Lady of Guyana, Sandra Granger

13 Jul: Coalition of Guyanese Women Hosts Fundraiser for First Lady of Guyana

On Sunday July 1st, 2018, Guyanese from New York/New Jersey Diaspora turned out in support of the Coalition of Guyanese Women – Conversation and Fundraising Luncheon held in honor of the first lady of Guyana, Her Excellency Sandra Granger.  The Coalition, made up of  Sherif Barker, President of Guyana Unity Movement, Cloyette Harris-Stoute, Founder & President of Guyanese Girls Rock, Sharon Devonish-Leid, CEO of Netstruc PR and Internist, Dr. Candace Cummings hosted the event to help…

Sachia Vickery’s career on the rise heading into Wimbledon

02 Jul: Sachia Vickery’s Career on the Rise Heading into Wimbledon

Originally reported by Jerry Bembry – The Undefeated As Sachia Vickery prepares for Wimbledon in this, the breakthrough year of her career, she’s asked about the lowest moment she faced to get here. She’s silent for a moment, reflecting. For Vickery, the 23-year-old from Miramar, Florida, there are many from which to choose. Maybe it’s the hotel room she stayed at during an International Tennis Federation (ITF) stop early in her career in Europe, where…

Marva Langevine

28 Jun: Former Miss World Guyana Finalist, Marva Langevine, Receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award

On Tuesday June 26, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented Guyanese Marva Langevine with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. According to her bio published on www.queensyoungleaders.com, Marva is transforming the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana. She is the founder of the Guyana Golden Lives Organization, which she has used to open up a national conversation about the loss of a loved one…

Angella

13 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Angella Sprauve, Founder of Auve Beauty Skincare Line

Auvê Beauty founder Angella Sprauve was born in New York; her father was a New Yorker with roots from the Virgin Islands, and her mother from Guyana. Angella’s parents decided to make a major move to California when she was just ten years old, but her mom’s family ensured that she never forgot her roots. Angella grew up with the culture of Guyana close to heart: festive music, pure foods, and simple beauty rituals taught…

Linda McPherson

31 May: She Rocks! Meet Linda McPherson – Union President of District Council 1707 AFSCME

Linda McPherson is the current President of District Council 1707 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employee (AFSCME).  She represents some 28,000 non-profit social services ranging from home care, social services, direct care, public center-based day care, educational, fundraising and her own local Heat Start.  She is employed at Community Parents, Inc. /Medger Evers Head Start where she works as a Family Service Coordinator.  She praises the federally-funded Head Start program for…

Ayisha

25 May: Celebrating Excellence! Ayisha Jackson is on the path to becoming a Materials Engineer

When you think of a well rounded student, Ayisha Jackson comes to mind.  This weekend the senior at Brown University will be among the Class of 2018 and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Engineering.  Ayisha’s academic achievement is not the only impressive thing about this very bright young woman.  She has interned at NASA and Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, studied in Hong Kong,  traveled throughout the continent of Asia…

LESHAUN

22 May: Meet LeShaun Berkley, Newly Commissioned Youngest Female Flight Captain in Guyana

Twenty-two year old  LeShaun Berkley is youngest female Captain to be commissioned in Guyana within the last decade.   The St. Stanislaus College alumni began Flight School in 2014 at Air Services Limited and later completed her studies at Dean International in Miami, Florida before joining Roraima Airways team.   After training as co-pilot for two years she was given her fourth gold stripe during a small ceremony at the Roriama Airways Limited on Monday. Originally Published on…

Rukia_Henry

14 May: Celebrating Our Graduates: Rukia Henry Earns Dual Degrees & Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa High Honors

Congratulations to Rukia Henry who recently graduated at the top of her class with dual degree and high honors.  The soon-to-be Virologist earn a B.S in Biology and Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa at Howard University, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Pharmacology at Rutgers University. Born in Guyana,  Rukia has experienced a long history of breast cancer in her immediate family and is determined to continue the fight against this terrible disease. …

letitia-avengers

30 Apr: Styled to Rock! Letitia Wright Shines at Avengers Movie Premiere

One week ago Letitia Wright lit up the purple carpet at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Hollywood. The 24-year-old Guyanese-born British Star is inspiring the next generation of young women in STEM & Style and we’re definitely a fan!  Letitia is soaking up her new Hollywood fame after appearing in ‘Black Panther’, ‘Black Mirror’, and even Drake’s music video ‘Nice for What.’ According to Teen Vogue, Letitia looked like a true superhero at the Avenger’s world premiere…