Positive Profiles

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 www.nydailynews.com

Leading Guyanese paediatric surgeon revolutionising healthcare

22 Jan: Leading Guyanese paediatric surgeon revolutionising healthcare

Dr Seepersaud and one of her many tiny patients Dr Marisa Seepersaud has been revolutionising surgical care for children and babies in Guyana for over a decade now. Up until a year ago, she was the only paediatric surgeon in Guyana – now, she is one of two and […] Click here to view original article at newsroom.gy

The Guyanese Actor Who Brought Marcus Garvey ‘Back To Life’ Is Dead

13 Jan: The Guyanese Actor Who Brought Marcus Garvey ‘Back To Life’ Is Dead

The late Guyanese born, US-based actor, Ron Bobb Semple,. By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 13, 2021: The Guyanese and Caribbean US Diaspora community has lost another of its great voices, this time, Guyana-born actor and broadcaster, Ron Bobb-Semple. News Americas has learnt that […] Click here to view original article at www.newsamericasnow.com

Imam Baksh on his passion for reading and introducing literature to children

29 Dec: Imam Baksh on his passion for reading and introducing literature to children

Imam Baksh Since 1967, about 1,500 writers from more than 150 countries have spent time in residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. A group of 18 established writers from around the world took part in the 2021 fall residency in Iowa. Imam Baksh is a storyteller, […] Click here to view original article at www.iowapublicradio.org

This Caribbean Restaurant in Jersey City Needs to Be on Your Radar

14 Dec: This Caribbean Restaurant in Jersey City Needs to Be on Your Radar

Like many businesses, Tradewinds II was started to fill in a gap in the market. It was in late 2018 when Khareshma Bhagwandeen (Kay) and her partner realized that they could not find Guyanese home cooking in Jersey City. So she opened a food truck to “provide the taste […] Click here to view original article at www.hobokengirl.com

Guyanese brothers to open $26M ‘green’ resort at Fort Island

28 Nov: Guyanese brothers to open $26M ‘green’ resort at Fort Island

The Fort Island Resort is due to open by the end of 2021 (Photo: News Room/November 26, 2021) Isanella@newsroom.gy A resort promising to be the ultimate relaxation space and daytime getaway is scheduled to open by the end of this year at Fort Island, located about 40 minutes from […] Click here to view original article at newsroom.gy

Pittsburgh artist explores Black cultural legacies through collage and photography

28 Oct: Pittsburgh artist explores Black cultural legacies through collage and photography

1 of 4 — Slideshow 2 of 4 — Slideshow 3 of 4 — Slideshow 4 of 4 — Slideshow Artist Gavin Benjamin pieces together an imagined future out of the shards of a reclaimed cultural legacy. Art by Gavin Benjamin The silhouette of the late rapper and entrepreneur […] Click here to view original article at www.wesa.fm

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24 Oct: Guyanese Attorney Christine King is Running for City of Miami Commission District 5

Christine King, 55, is an attorney and serves as President and CEO of the nonprofit Martin Luther King Jr. Economic Development Corporation for more than a decade. The organization has run an array of social programs ranging from delivering food to seniors to funding home improvements. Christine  was born in Guyana. She grew up in the City of Miami, attending Allapattah Elementary School, Westview Middle School, and Miami Central Sr. High School. She has proudly…

15 Oct: Jung Bahadur Singh was a pioneer for Indian social, cultural and economic rights

Dear Editor, Jung Bahadur Singh was first named ‘Deenanath’ at birth, meaning ‘protector of the poor’. His father preferred the name Jung Bahadur, after a famous Nepali Prime Minister. However, quite prophetically he went on to become an advocate for marginalised colonial subjects in British Guyana. Funnily enough, his […] Click here to view original article at www.stabroeknews.com