JEWELRY DESIGNER AKASH PRASAD, who launched the popular Crown City line in September of last year, was terrified on his first day of school in Queens, New York, two decades ago. At 15, his family had just moved from Guyana, a South American country of just 800,000 people. “The Russians were with the Russians, the Indians were with the Indians, and the Black kids were with the Blacks,” he recalls. “I didn’t have a community. There was no one else there from Guyana.”
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Guyana native Akash Prasad conceived a crown-inspired jewelry line in his adopted hometown
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