Queen Majeeda was born and raised on the island of Jamaica. Her work covers global themes and expresses her spiritual beliefs. Her memoir is in publication and will be available February 2018. She is also compiling her poems in a volume to be published soon.
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 some of these venues. She won second place in the York College Foreign Language Poetry Contest when she performed French poet and singer, Boris Vian’s Le Déserteur.
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 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 York College/CUNY newspaper. 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 serves as an educator in Florida where she now resides.
Queen Majeeda is listed in Who’s Who in Jamaican Arts and Entertainment.