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Astoria Characters: The Fairy Godmother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.02.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In between a boisterous bar and a game's-over gambling den, the Arabesque Couture Boutique opened its single plate-glass door, elevating the end of the block from gritty to glittery.

Suspect In Quadruple Killings Believed To Be In New York

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and federal agents searched Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of a wealthy construction executive, his wife, ...

Jimmy Carter Cuts Short Guyana Trip After Feeling Unwell

Reuters | Daniel Wallis | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

May 10 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has cut short a trip to Guyana after feeling unwell and is returning to Atlanta, the Carter Ce...

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

Repair-ations Guyana: A Case Study

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Alyson Renaldo

History, my friends, is being made everyday: a phenomenal thing to truly grasp. Historic "shifts," impacting how we think, what we think and (hopefull...

The Hindus of the Caribbean: An Appreciation

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion
Murali Balaji

The Whitby was the first of many chartered ships that would bring Indians -- mostly poor Hindus from rural northern India -- to work on the sugar cane plantations in the British West Indies.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

The Unforgettable Trek Up Mount Roraima (Or What I Did Last Week)

Michaela Wagner | Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel
Michaela Wagner

On the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana lies one of the crown jewels of Canaima National Park. Mount Roraima is a 2-billion-year-old, 3,000+ meter high rock that served as inspiration for the wondrous landscape in the film Up.

Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country's political and diplomatic isolation.

Neighbor Charged With Murdering Dismembered Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

A New York woman has been charged in the slaying of a mother of four whose partially dismembered body was discovered on Long Island earlier this month...

One Woman with Many Voices Tells About Passage from Guyana to the USA

Isa Freeling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices
Isa Freeling

DEMERARA GOLD, A One-Woman Show by Ingrid Griffith OPENING: JULY 17 - JULY 31 www.demeraragoldtheshow.com You have only to read a few poignantly...

X-Woman

Ingrid Griffith | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Ingrid Griffith

A month later, Darrow handed me an X-Men comic book opened to an early page. I was stunned. There I was. My face, my hair, my physique. But on the page I wasn't a student and a personal trainer, I was Dr. Cecilia Reyes.

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Saeed Jabbar

I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.

The Fight Continues For LGBT People In Guyana

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Guyana, a small South American country hugging Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname, remains adamant in its lack of protection for the lesbian, gay, bisexua...

Jonestown, Kids, Gorillas & Tragic Death: Fred D'Aguiar & Children of Paradise

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I sat down with its author, Fred D'Aguiar to talk about Jonestown, kids, and how he wrote this wonderful book.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Why Danny Glover Continues to Support Venezuela

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

During the trans-Atlantic slave trade an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans were transported to Venezuela. Over 100 years later, racism and marginalization in the education, economic and political front remain challenges for the estimated 20 to 30 percent of Afro-descendants in Venezuela.

A Conversation With Dudley Charles

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

He looked at Rembrandt. He looked at Gauguin. Then it struck him. "I'm not those people! Who am I? What is my story?"

Motherhood In A Forgotten Country

Amelia Brandt | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Amelia Brandt

While motherhood is one of life's greatest joys, it can also lead to tragedy. It is vital that we redouble our efforts to make child bearing and rearing safer. As a global community, we all need to join together to determine what else we can be doing to make sure that women are able to see their children grow up.

6 Mesmerizing Waterfall Gifs You Can't Stop Watching

Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel

Take a mini break from your workday, put on some Enya and zone out with these hypnotic waterfalls. From Angel Falls in Venezuela to Detian Falls on th...

Teen Girl Raped In Guyana, Attacker Returns And Kills Her Family

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Police in Guyana are looking for a man they say raped a 13-year-old girl and killed her mother and brother in an attack ne...

Trans in Guyana: Recognized but Not Protected

Rosamond S. King, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Rosamond S. King, Ph.D.

On Sept. 6, 2013, the Guyanese Supreme Court released an important decision regarding the country's law prohibiting cross dressing "for an improper purpose." The ruling includes both encouraging and troubling elements.

Snowden Aftermath: Compromised Brazil Unlikely to Challenge Obama

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

It seems that the Snowden saga may exert a profound impact upon diplomatic relations at the global level. In yet another bombshell, Snowden disclosed sensitive NSA files relating to Brazil. Despite outrage, however, reaction within the Rousseff administration has been decidedly muted.

Female Miner Honored For FIghting Human Trafficking

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- As president of one of the world's few associations for women miners, Simona Broomes travels regularly to gold and diamond mi...

Guyana: The Children Are Our Future

Joel Earl Simpson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Joel Earl Simpson

As we commemorate IDAHO this year, we should reflect on how homophobic and transphobic discrimination affects Guyanese children, robbing them of their innocence and dignity and damaging the next generation. But we can, and we must, change that.

Let Us Remember All Women on International Women's Day

Zenita Nicholson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Zenita Nicholson

Some lesbian women, in particular, often feel compelled to conform to gender stereotypes by wearing attire that is considered "sexy" and "feminine." Some women have "sham" relationships with men, just to avoid these social sanctions.