We’re Celebrating 30 Years!

Debuting in 1993, Pride Magazine’s longevity is a key advantage in the Charlotte market and beyond.  With a thirty-year history, the magazine has established a strong footprint and brand not only within the African American market, but also among corporate entities, nonprofits and community leaders, as well.  The magazine originated at the Charlotte Observer and was purchased by Dee Dixon in 2001, launching her career as an entrepreneur as CEO of Pride Communications/Pride Magazine.

The Pride Awards have played an integral role in the success of the magazine, while at the same time becoming one of Charlotte’s premier community affairs, recognizing the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of local African Americans.  This event began as a themed black-tie gala set during MLK weekend in January.  Raising funds for worthy nonprofits throughout the city was and still is a mission of this historic event.  (Over a quarter of a million dollars has been donated to local nonprofits over the years through the Pride Awards).  In recent years, the Pride Awards successfully transitioned into a luncheon, with a move to Black History month.  Now it’s time to Celebrate 30 Years with a unique “Day Ball.”


Plans for Pride Awards 2023 are underway.  This year’s event is set to continue our longstanding commitment to produce an innovative experience that will enlighten, engage and entertain diverse citizens from across the Charlotte community.  This will include presenting three awards:

  1. The Pride Inspiration Award – Given to a worthy nonprofit
  2. The Pride Innovation Award – Given to an outstanding tech business owner or leader
  3. The Pride “Techie” Award – Given to an outstanding youth in the field of technology

This year’s monetary donation will be made to the nonprofit recipient.  We will also highlight how our major sponsors have used innovative thinking to foster change within their organizations or within the communities they serve. 


   Theme:  Pride Awards 2023: A 30-year Journey of Inspiration and Innovation

   What:       A “Day Ball” Celebration (A “Day Ball” is simply a gala that begins during the day)

   Date:        Saturday, February 25, 2023

   Time:        3:30pm – Reception

                      4:30pm – Dinner/Program

                      6:30pm – Entertainment

                      7:30pm – Event Ends

Location:   The Westin Charlotte

Attire:          Black Tie

Women & Money - Strategies for Generating Wealth Summit: Presented by Truist • Hosted by Pride Magazine

Date and time
Sat, Oct 15, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT

Johnson C. Smith University-New Science Building
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216

Ladies, Here is Your Chance to Learn Tips and Tools to Generate Wealth!

About this event
It is imperative for Black Women of Charlotte to re-focus on their finances in order to begin building wealth for themselves and their families. According to a Goldman Sachs 2021 study, Black women remain heavily disadvantaged across a broad range of economic measures, including wealth, earnings, and health. In addition, a single Black woman owns 92% less net wealth than the median single white man while 55% of Black women in renting households are also rent burdened, spending 30% more of income on rent.

This year’s “Women & Money: Strategies for Building Wealth” Summit will provide women with the tools and resources needed to assist them as they begin to think about generating wealth rather than just living paycheck to paycheck. An all-female panel of experts from Truist will share invaluable information and resources on topics such as leveraging home ownership to generate wealth, better budgeting habits, stock market basics, debt elimination and so much more.
Ladies, know this: “Income allows you to get by; wealth allows you to get ahead.” We need to get ahead. Register now!
Breakfast will be served! Door prizes and Drawings!

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