She Rocks! Hon. Roxanne Jacqueline Persaud – First Female Representative for 59th Assembly District

Roxanne Jacqueline Persaud was elected to the  New York State Assembly in November 2014. In January, 2015 she was sworn in as the first female, first black, first Guyanese to hold the position of Assembly member for the 59th Assembly District in Brooklyn, New York . Assemblywoman Persaud is a longtime advocate for her community and an avid volunteer. Her dedication to serving her community has motivated her to serve in various capacities. Assemblywoman Persaud  was President of the 69th … read more

She Rocks! Dionne Hammiel, Recipient of the 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards

Sometimes, when Dionne Hammiel wants the attention of her rambunctious kindergarten class, she stands on the table. Other times, she lowers her voice to a whisper, making her instructions a very important secret that every child strains to hear. The hushed message at John Burroughs Education Campus in the District was utterly routine on a recent day: “We need to go to the bathroom, drink some water, come back, and pick out our books to read.” But the children were … read more

My Guyanese Mom Rocks Mother’s Day Contest WINNER IS..

Congratulations to the winner of our mother’s day contest, Malissa G,  who answered “My Guyanese Mom Rocks because she is our Rock & Foundation!  Malissa will received this beautiful custom made GGR rhinestone watch!  Thank you to everyone who participated and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! THE CONTEST… Mother’s Day is one week away and GGR wants to give a lucky Mom a special gift!  Complete this sentence [ON FACEBOOK] for a chance to win a GGR Rhinestone Watch.    “My Guyanese Mom rocks because ……… … read more

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