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New York: Christmas Comes Early For This Guyanese Immigrant

Christmas Comes Early For This Caribbean Immigrant

December 20, 2017. News Americas.

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017:  Christmas has come early for a Caribbean immigrant who spent 30 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.

Guyana-born, Mark Denny, now 46, walked out a free man on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, after he was exonerated by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for a brutal rape and robbery rap from three decades ago.    READ MORE

Maya Angelou – The ‘Phenomenal Woman’ With Trinidadian Roots

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Dr. Maya Angelou

By News Americas Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 29, 2014: Many knew her as the poet extraordinaire who gave the world the classic ‘Phenomenal Woman.’ But few knew the roots that had nurtured that voice stretched to the West Indian island of Trinidad & Tobago.

Yesterday that voice was lost to the world forever, as renown author and poet Dr. Maya Angely67ou, joined the ancestors at the age of 86.

Angelou had been suffering from heart problems in recent years. She passed away at her North Carolina home in Winston-Salem, Angelou’s family said in a statement on Wednesday.

Angelou, then Marguerite Johnson, was the second child born to Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a Trinidadian American nurse, whose father and grandfather had both migrated to the U.S. from Trinidad & Tobago on a banana boat and jumped off in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading

Twelve Black Actors With Caribbean Roots – News Americas Magazine

Twelve Actors with Caribbean Roots

News Americas Now Black History Month Magazine

12 Black Actors With Caribbean Roots

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