from the ceo
Meet Pride’s New Editor
Greetings. I’m pleased to introduce you to Pride Magazine’s new editor, Alicia Benjamin. This March women’s issue is her first foray with the Pride team, so help me welcome her.
Alicia was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. Some of you may already know her, as she has lived in Charlotte since 2007. She has a journalism degree from the University of Maryland and studied theater and film as a graduate student at Hunter College in New York.
A lover a film, Alicia is currently producing a podcast on Black women in film called “Sistaz on Film.” Her daughter, Giovanni, graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 2020 and is a freshman at Furman University. Also, Alicia serves on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee.
Alicia states, “I’m passionate about writing and editing and I’m very fascinated with the people of Charlotte and excited to see the city grow. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Pride team and look forward to being a part of continuing to create Charlotte’s African American legacy in a vibrant and comprehensive way through the pages of Pride.”