Maquita Peters is a New York-based journalist originally from the beautiful island of Barbados. She worked for several years in newspaper, radio and television specializing in breaking news, entertainment and sports before moving to NY to continue her education. She now focuses on local news, 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. 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. When not working, she’s usually listening to reggae, reading Stephen King novels, playing chess, cooking, doing crosswords, or enjoying New York City with her friends.