Felicia Pride is an American author, educator, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of strategic media and communications firm, Pride Collaborative, with more than ten years of experience working in creative writing, education and media.
Pride is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Towson University. She has a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. Currently, she is a Hip-Hop Fellow at New York University.
Pride is the author of several books.
Of note is her young adult novel, Patterson Heights, which was a 2010 ALA Pick for Reluctant Readers.
Her motivational book of essays, The Message: Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs, has been used as a teaching tool to engage students in classrooms across the country and was recently re-published by NBC Universal.
In 2012, she launched a new firm, Pride Collaborative, a content agency which embraces a broader focus on storytelling.
She also founded The Create Daily, a curated resource of opportunity for content creators that’s delivered daily via email.
- The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs (2007)
- Hallway Diaries (2007)
- Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates First Girlfriends #3 (2007)
- Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates School Politics #6 (2008)
- Patterson Heights (2009)
- To Create: Black Writers, Filmmakers, Storytellers, Artists and Media Makers Riff on Art, Careers, Life, and the Beautiful Mess in Between (2012)
- The Message: Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs (2012)
- The Educator's Guide to The Message: A Digital Companion (2012)
- Homecoming (2013)
Presentations and Appearances
- "Felicia Pride | The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education". Maynardije.org. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Looney, Margaret (2013-01-30). "5 Tips for Transmedia Storytelling | Mediashift". PBS. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "a cross-platform media company". pride collaborative. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "How To Use Your Writing To Build A Platform With Felicia Pride". Thephatstartup.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "Felicia Pride | Emerson College". Emerson.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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- "Patterson Heights (Kimani TRU): Felicia Pride: 9780373831487: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "The Message: Life Lessons From Hip Hop’s Greatest Songs Focuses On Rap Messages For Youth". Hip-Hop Wired. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- By Marco R. della Cava, USA TODAY (2008-01-14). "Read between the lyrics of these pop hits - USATODAY.com". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Pride, Felicia (2012-10-08). "The Educators’ Guide to The Message". NBC Publishing. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "Getting 'The Message' from Hip-Hop Lyrics". NPR. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "The BackList". Thebacklist.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- January 29, 2010 (2010-01-29). "Felicia Pride". Urbaniamag.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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- Gibbs, Etienne A. (2008-03-19). "Maximizing Your Potential: Meet Felicia Pride: Author, Speaker, and Literacy Advocate". Maximizingyourpotential.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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- Bloomstein, Margot. "Confab Events". Confab Events. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "Tour". felicia pride. Retrieved 2014-02-27.