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  • Member Since:

    March 07, 2008

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    Felicia Pride

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    New York, NY

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Felicia Pride is an author, speaker and literacy advocate. Her most recent book is THE MESSAGE: 100 LIFE LESSONS FROM HIP-HOP'S GREATEST SONGS (Thunder';s Mouth Press/Running Press), which is being hailed as a "Chicken Soup for the Hip-Hop Soul."

Felicia has been featured by prominent media outlets including USA Today and NPR's Talk of the Nation. She is also the coauthor of Hallway Diaries (Harlequin/Kimani Tru) and the author of two chapter books based on the award-winning television show, Everybody Hates Chris (Simon & Schuster). She is the book blogger for AOL Black Voices, the managing editor of Mosaic literary magazine and a contributor to Publishers Weekly. Her writing about hip-hop, books, publishing, and pop culture has appeared in various publications including VIBE, Baltimore Sun,, and the Baltimore City Paper. In 2004, she founded BackList,, an organization dedicated to supporting the literary arts. Through BackList, she engages in creative literacy initiatives, plans nontraditional events, supports writers of color, conducts workshops, and appears at schools, organization functions, and conferences. She speaks on an array of topics including writing, publishing, hip-hop, and literacy. Felicia serves on the board for the Literary Freedom Project. She has an M.A. in writing and publishing from Emerson College (Boston, MA) and currently lives in Maryland. Visit her online at

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Vote for THE MESSAGE for The Pink List! Voting ends tonight (7/16) at Midnight!


I was just notified that my book has been nominated for an award. Yay! But voting ends midnight tonight. Can you help a sister win? Thanks! Felicia Pride, author of The Message 100 Life Lessons from HipHop's Greatest Songs has been nominated for WEEN's Pink List see more about the list below. Please logon to and vote for The Message so it can win in its category Print Empowerment. Voting ends at today...and pass the invitation along to others! Please note... (continue reading)

Check Me Out in the Bronx this Wednesday


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2008 Bronx, New York Bronx Museum Here Comes the Remix Listening Party and Signing for THE MESSAGE 100 LIFE LESSONS FROM HIPHOP'S GREATEST SONGS by Felicia Pride and SONGS IN THE KEY OF MY LIFE by Ferentz LaFargue 530 pm 730 pm Here Comes the Remix. Music. Books. Life. The Bronx Museum of the Arts proudly presents its monthly First Wednesdays book signings featuring author Felicia Pride and Ferentz Lafargue. Ms. Pride will be signing copies of her new book The Message 100... (continue reading)

I'm Not the Only One


To celebrate Hiphop Appreciation Week which took place last week, I asked bloggers, writers, hiphop heads, former hiphop heads to tell me their song. That one song although most had more than one that does it for them, holds meaning, or continues to spark important memories. And when you asked a dope cast of folks, the responses are naturally just as dope. Allow me to share Eisa Ulen, writer, author of Crystelle Mourning, blogger, thinker, teacher, remembers the music that meant freedom. She... (continue reading)