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16 Jun: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET KAMELIA KILAWAN: JOURNALIST & PRODUCER FOR CGTN AMERICA

Kamelia Kilawan is a television and digital producer based in Washington, DC. She grew up in Queens, New York — her parents originated from Berbice, Guyana. She has experience working in New York City and Doha, Qatar in award-winning local, national, and international newsrooms. Kilawan has told multiple stories across broadcast and digital platforms. Kilawan graduated from the City University of New York’s Baruch College and the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique Interdisciplinary Studies with her…

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16 Jun: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET SARITA NAUTH: SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST, PRODUCER & BEAUTY INFLUENCER

Sarita Nauth is an Indo-Caribbean Producer, Social Media Strategist, and Beauty Influencer, with over 10 years of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry. Nauth hopes to bring visual storytelling of Caribbean women through authentic discussions surrounding beauty, culture, and identity to the forefront of the industry. Nauth was born in Guyana and raised in Belize. She migrated to the United States around the time she was 8 years old, she has spent the majority…

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27 May: GGR Founder Unveils Gold Guyana Map Tribute Earrings Celebrating the Country’s 57th Independence Anniversary

In a fitting tribute to Guyana and with deep pride for her country of birth, New York-based Guyanese Jewelry Designer, Cloyette Harris Stoute of Twin Elegance Jewelry unveiled her first piece made of solid Guyana Gold.  The striking pair of “Guyana Map  Tribute Earrings” dropped on May 26, 2023, celebrating the country’s 57th  year of Independence. Cloyette Harris-Stoute, Designer – Twin Elegance Jewelry The Guyana Map Earrings hold a profound meaning for Cloyette, founder of…

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08 May: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET MICHELLE MORGAN: METEOROLOGIST FOR WWL-TV

Michelle Morgan is a Meteorologist for CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Morgan is a first-generation American born in Brooklyn, New York — but grew up in Queens, New York during her childhood and teenage years. Both of her parents are proud Guyanese immigrants. Her mother is from Rose Hall in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region and her father is from New Amsterdam. She credits her parents as huge supporters and advocates of her educational…

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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…

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07 May: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET DR. SHAINNA ALI: A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Dr. Shainna Ali is a Guyanese-American Mental Health Counselor, Educator, and Advocate. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling & Doctorate of Philosophy in Education-Counselor Education, respectively from the University of Central Florida. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she was heavily involved in extracurricular activities that have contributed to her successful career. Ali served as the President of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development…

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07 May: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET CHRISTINA CARREGA: NATIONAL CRIME REPORTER FOR CAPITAL B NEWS

Christina Carrega is a National Crime Reporter for Capital B News — a local-national nonprofit news organization that covers Black voices, audience needs, experiences, and partners with the communities it serves. She is a first-generation born American and was raised in Brooklyn. Her father is from New Amsterdam, Berbice in Guyana, and her mother is from St. Peter, Barbados in West Indies. She credits her upbringing in Brooklyn for connecting her to her roots. “I…

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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…

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13 Apr: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage! Meet Caresse Jackman: National Investigative Consumer Reporter for Investigate TV

Caresse Jackman is a National Consumer Investigative Reporter with InvestigateTV, the national investigative unit for Gray Television based in Washington D.C. She was born in Queens, NY, and raised in Metro Atlanta. Jackman is a proud daughter of Guyanese immigrants. Both her mother and father immigrated to the United States in the 1980s and both grew up in Georgetown. Jackman obtained her Dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia – where she studied Broadcast…

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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,…