“My Guyanese Mom Rocks!” Contest

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: Former Miss Houston, Zoe Cadore, will represent Guyana at upcoming Houston Caribbean Queen Pageant

Judith Zoe Cadore is a proud Houstonian of Guyanese and Grenadian descent. The 26-year-old attorney holds a B.A. from Spelman College & a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Zoe was crowned Miss Houston in 2013 and represented the city at the Miss Texas Pageant where she received awards for talent, interview and community service. Her many accomplishments include the UHLC Faculty Distinguished Service Award, being published in the Harvard Journal of…

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown

: She Rocks! Ingrid Berkeley-Brown is the Highest-Ranking Black Female Police Officer in Canada

When Ingrid Berkeley-Brown began her career in law enforcement 30 years ago,  she wanted to be the best that she could could be and leave above the rank of constable.   Today the Guyana-native has risen far above that rank   On January 29, she made history when she was promoted to Superintendent in Peel County, Ontario, making her the highest-ranking Black female police officer in Canada. Berkeley-Brown was one of only two Black female recruits in a class of about 300 at the Ontario…

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: Academic Spotlight on Honor Student Lisa Wilson

By the end of her senior year, Lisa Wilson will be a degree ahead of many of her peers.   The 17-year-old high school student is set to earn an Associates Degree in Biology with Honors in June 2016, prior to graduating high school.  Lisa is currently a  Smart Scholars at the Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) which allows her to take Medgar Evers College courses during her high school years. Lisa was…

Althea and Daisy

: She Rocks! Althea Chase – From Social Outcast to Successful Entrepreneur

In August 2013, Althea Chase with the help of her sister Crystal, hosted a sleep over for her daughter and 6 of her friends. They did manicures, pedicures and chocolate facials which they all loved.  They ate pizza, drank apple cider in champagne glasses, and had girl talk. The girls talked about their future plans and how they were going to make the world a better place. It was a life changing, fun experience and…

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: GGR Etiquette Corner: Champagne Reception

I was told by a friend that she wanted to plan a small reception for her mother’s 80th birthday; she wanted something very elegant. A Champagne Reception is ideal for this type of event. It is also perfect for small weddings or any other function, where the intention is to host a top notch classy event that has a small guest list. You will need three types of champagne: ‘Dry’ or ‘Extra Dry’ for cocktails  …

Danielle Blaq

: GGR Book Club: Poetry Collection Based On A Love Story by Danielle Blaiq

Writing poetry and short stories since the tender age of 7 years old, aspiring music artist Danielle BlaiQ opens her private collection of heartfelt expression to the world in Based On A Love Story. Best described as ‘love at first sight for the heart and mind’, this collection of poetry unfolds revealing the beautiful imperfections found in a young woman on her journey to defining womanhood. Honored for her lyrical illustrations, bold reflections, and vulnerable…

LadyIraLewis

: She Rocks! Ira “Lady Ira” Lewis, Entrepreneur/ Humanitarian/Staunch Community Advocate

Ira Leona Lewis is known throughout the Caribbean and American community as “Lady Ira”. Born in British Guiana to the late Omar Converty and Elaine Pile, Lady Ira has been an essential figure in spearheading efforts that promote the Cultural awareness and well being of New Jersey’s Guyanese American community for over 20 years. Supporting her vision of a united and informed Guyanese community, Lady Ira is dedicated to the development of organizations and events that benefit Guyanese…

: Celebrating our Graduates – Honor Student ✿Raaqima Mc Rae✿

“My name is Raaqima Mc Rae and I migrated to New York from Guyana four years ago. Today (June 25th, 2014) was my graduation, I graduated with honors. Adjusting to this new environment was definitely not easy, but the challenge was worth it. I am proud to say that this Fall I would be attending Johnson and Wales University to major in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and minor in Pre-Law and Spanish. If I…

: She Rocks! Jean Ramdulari Ramkhelawan – First Female Indo-Guyanese Civil Engineer

Civil engineers have one of the world’s most important jobs: with creativity and technical skill, civil engineers plan, design, construct facilities essential to modern life, ranging from roads, bridges, to highway systems and are responsible for shaping our country’s infrastructure. Jean Ramkhelawan holds not only the title of Civil Engineer, but the coveted title of the first woman engineer of Indian descent in Guyana. With determination and resiliency demanded by this taxing profession Jean has…

: “My Guyanese Mom Rocks!” Contest

“My Guyanese Mom Rocks!” Contest May is the month to celebrate mothers so why not celebrate your Mom. Send us your essay for a chance to win. Each day we will feature one mom and the author of the essay with the best content, most *Like* and *Comments* will win a fabulous prize. See details below. NOTE: Moms must be of Guyanese heritage. Please state place of birth in your essay. .