Behind the scenes

We're a bunch of media nerds: writers, designers, creators, and influencers.

just some snidbits

Meet the Team

CEO and Editor

Emon johnson

Assistant Editor/ Web Designer

Sheena hutchinson

Lead Producer

lance gardner

Social Media Specialist

lance gardner

Field Journalist

sandra lightner

Community Speacialist


About Us

Back in 2006, Charles Jackson Jr. wanted to create a media platform that would give credit to all the good he thought people missed out on. 

A Compton native, Charles grew tired of the constant negative coverage of his city and the seemingly lack of collaboration from his neighbors to fix it. 

He knew Compton was better than people made it out to be, he’d seen it himself. And he knew people cared and were working to improve things, he’d seen it himself.

Wanting to change how people learned about his city and cities all-around, in an attempt to circulate a new kind of information – a positive kind – Charles began City Pride Magazine. 


What we do

We do it all. Write, print, shoot, interview; design, create, model, and host: the whole lot of it. We’re here to give opportunities to the people. You’ve got a message; let’s get it out there.

our mission

To spread quality media and promote positive community growth. We live to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly. We give the people a chance to use their most powerful tool: their voice.