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QUEEN MAJEEDA

    Queen Majeeda describes herself as a "writer, poet, journalist, and educator who is walking in  the footsteps of the Most High and living in gratitude." She was born and raised on the island of Jamaica. Her work covers global political themes and expresses her spiritual beliefs. She is currently working on her memoir, as well as a book featuring her own collection of poems.

    Queen Majeeda released her first CD Conscious, through the Massachusetts based company Heartbeat Records. That album made the top ten of the CMJ Music Charts. Her recordings are also featured on three other CDs, two with various artists released also by Heartbeat Records, and an EP titled Our Glorious Past, which she self-distributed. Her poems have also been anthologized in several publications. 

    She has performed her poetry in Jamaica and the United States of America at universities, schools, libraries, poetry cafes, and social justice events, and has also given lectures and poetry writing workshops at these venues. She entered and won second place in the York College Foreign Language Poetry Contest in 2003 when she performed French poet and singer, Boris Vian’s Le Déserteur (The Deserter), an anti-war and anti-militarist song.

    Majeeda holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations  from City College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her thesis is titled The Caribbean Court of Justice: How Important Is It to the Success of the CARICOM Single Market Economy? She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Journalism, and minors in French and Spanish (2004) from York College of the City University of New York (CUNY).
    Majeeda also worked as a Journalist for the Queens Tribune in New York where she wrote mainly for the African-American newspaper, Southeast Queens Press. She also served as Managing Editor, News Editor and Reporter for Pandora’s Box, the newspaper of York College of the City University of New York. She received the Distinguished Achievement in Journalism Award from York College and shared the New York Press Association Award for News Reporting with her colleagues at the Queens Tribune.
    She has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish and French adult native speakers in New York, and currently serves as an educator in Florida where she now resides.   

    Queen Majeeda is listed in Who’s Who in Jamaican Arts and Entertainment.