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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…

Krysta Feature

13 May: Meet Krista Martins, Founder of Wukkout! A Caribbean Dance Fitness Movement

Krista Martins is a professional choreographer, ACE-certified group fitness instructor and founder of Wukkout!® She has been teaching and performing professionally for over 15 years; she is also a Professor at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus where she teaches hip hop dance to undergraduate students. Krista has performed in a wide variety of music videos, commercials and television shows including but not limited to performances with MTV, BET, and the NFL. Most notably, her choreography…

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05 May: Guyanese-born physician assistant beat COVID-19 in NY and back on the frontlines

Via stabroeknews.com Guyanese-born physician assistant, a frontline worker at a New York hospital, successfully beat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and returned to her job when it was “overloaded” with patients, many of whom were dying.  Shara Khan told Stabroek News (SN) she was not prepared for what came next. The facility was turned into a Covid-19 hospital. “I badly wanted to go back to work as I knew there were people there that needed…

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13 Jan: Guyanese Chef is Serving Bold Caribbean Brunch Fare Saturday on Barracks Row

Via washingtoncitypaper.com Natasha Allicock is popping up inside Valor Brewpub with shumai burgers and Asian jerk oxtail. Natasha Allicock is one of the most versatile chefs in D.C., and chances are you haven’t tried her food. The private chef was born in Guyana, a Caribbean nation in South America that is a cultural and culinary melting pot. Her father’s Chinese roots and mother’s Indian roots heavily influenced her cooking career. Through her company, iChef LLC, Allicock…

Tinesha

06 Nov: 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…

Isbetha

05 Nov: 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,…

Anita Pali, Lawyer

31 Oct: 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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27 Oct: 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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26 Sep: 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…