Maquita Peters is a New York-based international multimedia journalist originally from the beautiful island of Barbados. She worked for several years in newspaper, radio and television specializing in breaking news, health, entertainment and sports before moving to NY to continue her education. She now focuses on minority business, immigration, religion, and African American and Caribbean culture. A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of CUNY City College’s media & communications arts program, Maquita also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported from throughout the Caribbean, North America and the Middle East and has received special commendation by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for her work. Her work has been featured in both Caribbean and US publications including: The Barbados Advocate; The Nation (Barbados); The Trinidad Express; Columbia Journalism news sites www.citybeats.com and www.coveringreligion.org; The Root at The Washington Post, on WNYC-New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway, and Black Enterprise. She currently works at Facebook. When not working or blogging at caribscribe.com, Maquita is usually listening to reggae, running, reading Stephen King novels, playing chess, cooking, doing crosswords, or enjoying New York City with her friends.