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Asha Blake

Multiple Emmy Award Winning News Anchor / TV Journalist

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Multiple Emmy Award Winning News Anchor / TV Journalist

Asha Blake was born on August 20, 1961 in Guyana. She is an Emmy award-winning journalist who anchored KTLA-TV News @ 1PM with Frank Buckley in Los Angeles. She previously was the anchor of the 9PM news on Denver's CW affiliate, KWGN-TV before leaving KWGN in 2007 to return to Los Angeles. She is the daughter of an educator and a teacher. Asha grew up in Toronto, Canada and later in Minnesota, USA where she received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism.

A five-time Emmy award winner, Asha has served as a solo anchor for national network news programs, hosted syndicated daytime programming, and co-hosted a national talk show for NBC and ABC. Over the course of a successful 20-year career in television journalism, Asha conducted thousands of live interviews, covered numerous high-profile court cases, and served as a medical reporter early in her career.

Asha co-hosted the NBC national news program Later Today and ABCs World News Now, World News this Morning, and Good Morning America Sunday, in addition to reporting for ABCs World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Ashas coverage of breaking world events has put her in front of a number of world leaders, including Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks, Al Gore, as well as celebrities such as Jay Leno, Jude Law and Denzel Washington.

In 2010, Asha launched her powerhouse media company, Goldenheart Media, Headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Check out her website: goldenheartmedia.com

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Deborah Cox

Platinum Selling Music Artist / Actress

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Deborah was born on January 7, 1974 in Toronto, Canada to Guyanese parents with strong musical roots. She began singing for TV commercials at age 12, also entering various talent shows with her mother's help.

Her 1999 smash hit β€œNobody’s Supposed to be Here” was the longest-running number one single in the history of Billboard magazine's R&B charts. She got into the music industry as a backup vocalist for CΓ©line Dion, and after signing to Arista Records, released her self-titled debut album in 1994.

The album made her a rising star, and set the stage for 1998's One Wish. The first single from that album, β€œNobody’s Supposed to be Here”, spent a record 14 weeks atop the Billboard R&B charts. On February 17, 2004, Cox made her Broadway debut in the Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida. Her third album, The Morning After, was released in November, 2002.

Check out her website: deborahcox.com

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David Lammy

Politician

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David Lindon Lammy was born on July 19, 1972 to Guyanese parents in Tottenham, North London, England. He has been a Member of Parliament for Tottenham since 2000.

At the age of 11, David was awarded an Inner London Education Authority choral scholarship to The King's School, Peterborough. He then studied Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London obtaining a first class degree.

David became the first Black Briton to study a Master's in Law at Harvard Law School in 1997 and is a member of Lincoln's Inn having been Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994. David returned to England and stood as a Labour candidate for the newly created Greater London Assembly, securing a position as the GLA member with a portfolio for Culture and Arts. Following the sad death of Tottenham's longstanding MP Bernie Grant, David was elected as Labour MP for Tottenham at the age of 27 in June 2000

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Above is a picture of US Senator Barack Obama meeting with David Lammy (2005)

Check out his website: davidlammy.co.uk

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Man lemme put in a word for a Koolie man. He is Dhanpaul Narine. This guy went to UG and got a BA and then to the London School of Economics, and did 4 more degrees, the only Guyanese and Caribbean person to do that at the famous LSE. This man got 5 degrees and nobody knows about it and he writes, and teaches and is on TV and he lie low.      

@lil boy posted:

Man lemme put in a word for a Koolie man. He is Dhanpaul Narine. This guy went to UG and got a BA and then to the London School of Economics, and did 4 more degrees, the only Guyanese and Caribbean person to do that at the famous LSE. This man got 5 degrees and nobody knows about it and he writes, and teaches and is on TV and he lie low.      

Is he related to the Mayor Ubraj Narine?

@lil boy posted:

Man lemme put in a word for a Koolie man. He is Dhanpaul Narine. This guy went to UG and got a BA and then to the London School of Economics, and did 4 more degrees, the only Guyanese and Caribbean person to do that at the famous LSE. This man got 5 degrees and nobody knows about it and he writes, and teaches and is on TV and he lie low.      

Well, YOU start the Koolie Histry Mont, lil bai! Only bowt dungtradid dalits dough! Not bowt dem doin de dungtradin!

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Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980)

26 Black Americans You Don't Know But Should

These hidden figures deserve to be celebrated.

Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980) - 6 of 26

Owens was a track-and-field athlete who set a world record in the long jump at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlinβ€”and went unrivaled for 25 years. He won four gold medals at the Olympics that year in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 100-meter relay and other events off the track. In 1976, Owens received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990.

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Flora Cheong-Leen

Actress / Ballerina / Fashion Designer

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Flora Zeta Zhang Elizabeth Tian Ai Cheong-Leen was born in Hong Kong to a Chinese mother and Guyanese Father on November 20, 1959. Flora graduated from The Royal Ballet in the UK and at the Paris Opera in France. She starred as the lead actress in movies such as: "Life After Life", "Duel to the Death", "Chasing Girl" and "Return of the Deadly Blade".

After her brief career as an actress, she went on to create award winning costumes and manage and host over 50 television productions with Asia TV, Shanghai TV and Oriental TV. She also worked as an image director for Nina Ricci, French Vogue and Vidal Sassoon.

In 2007, Flora won The World Outstanding Chinese Award. In 2001, she won The French Chamber of Commerce Award of "Women of the 21st Century".

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Actress Golda Rosheuvel was born in Guyana, but her family moved to the UK while she was growing up. In a Q&A with Shondaland, the British star revealed her favorite book is The Secret Garden and that she is β€œmad” for country music. Keep reading to learn more about the fabulous Bridgerton star!

Rosheuvel plays Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton. Netflix’s hit series from TV queen Shonda Rhimes follows British high society in Regency-era England. Bridgerton is fiction, but Queen Charlotte is rooted in history. According to People, many historians believe Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitzmany to be the first biracial royal. Rosheuvel is a British actress and singer who is well-known for her theatrical work, and she has received international attention for her work as Queen Charlotte. A few of her television and film credits include Lady Macbeth, Luther, and Silent Witness.

Rosheuvel told Glamour in January 2021 that Queen Charlotte was a role she never even dreamed about playing. β€œI just wasn’t represented. There weren’t people that looked like me playing roles like this,” she said. β€œBut in terms of representation of color, it’s a beautiful, enriching time now. And Netflix is the perfect platform for a show like ours because it’s global. The audience can see themselves be represented. And I feel very, very blessed to be part of that.”

As Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton β€” Netflix’s fifth-biggest original series launch of all time β€” Golda Rosheuvel has earned rave reviews.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Golda Rosheuvel attends the press night after party for β€œThe American Clock” at Baltic on February 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

In a January 2021 interview with Essence, the British actress discussed how she brought Queen Charlotte to life. Rosheuvel revealed how her British mother helped her channel the queen: β€œThis is the first time that I wasn’t playing a role that didn’t completely revolve around me being Black. So for me, this is the first time been able to tap into my mother’s side. Do you know what I mean? That side of me that loves afternoon tea and scones with clotted cream and jam, that loves horse riding through the countryside. So when channeling Queen Charlotte, I thought about my mom. I don’t know whether my mum pouted, but definitely channeled her with great pride and honor.”

Shondaland’s Netflix hit is based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton book series. In an interview with The Times, Quinn weighed in with her support on the choice to cast Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte. The author said that Netflix β€œvery deliberately” choose Rosheuvel to play King George III’s wife and queen. The Bridgerton author said, β€œMany historians believe she had some African background.”

Clearly Rosheuvel was born to play Queen Charlotte, and we can’t wait to see her in Season 2 of Bridgerton!