Penny Dickerson

Clara White Mission “Feed the City” 2021

The Clara White Mission’s 26th Annual “Feed the City” pre-Thanksgiving luncheon was held November 20, 2021 and proved to be a successful and festive community event that aligned with the non-profit organization’s programmatic measures to address the needs of Jacksonville’s vulnerable populations. Low-income and homeless citizens throughout the Jacksonville community from diverse racial and ethnic […]

The Tragic Suicide of Bryce Gowdy

Could Bryce Gowdy have been saved? The late Bryce Gowdy was a star wide-receiver, Georgia Tech signee and “professed momma’s boy.” Penny Dickerson Jan 8, 2020 Updated Jan 10, 2020 Read the full edition of The Miami Times http://www.miamitimesonline.com   The bright future of Bryce Gowdy was darkened by his own demise on Monday, Dec.30. A 17-year-old […]

American Beach: “MORE THAN A BEACH FIGHT.”

The layout above is a pre-publication PDF prior to final cutlines. Please follow the Florida Courier for digital updates at https://flcourier.com. More Than A Beach Fight By Penny Dickerson/Florida Courier Protest, petitions and the imagery of one man shackled in chains led a two-week outcry by African Americans in Northeast Florida to preserve American Beach […]

PLAGUED BY PROBE: Black mayors in peril

PLAGUED BY PROBE Are their encounters with law enforcement part of a vicious cycle or by design? Penny Dickerson Miami Times Contributor Apr 17, 2019 https://www.miamitimesonline.com/news/are-their-encounters-with-law-enforcement-part-of-a-vicious/article_0c32cbd4-611b-11e9-95a2-b735fdc55141.html Andrew Gillum, Patrick Cannon, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, Richard Thomas and Catherine Pugh all share a common title: Black American mayors. They share a common fate, too. […]

“Dreamers Who Win” – Disney Dreamers Academy 2019

  DREAMERS WHO WIN March 31, 2019 BY PENNY DICKERSON  FLORIDA COURIER A SELECTED GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GOT A CHANCE TO BE ENERGIZED TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS DURING A WEEKEND SYMPOSIUM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD. LAKE BUENA VISTA – The genesis of their dreams are humble: a coal miner’s son from Welch, W. Va., who […]

American Bar Association combats Poverty

Plagued by poverty  Penny Dickerson Special to The Miami Times | 10/14/2015, 2 p.m. http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2015/oct/14/plagued-poverty/  A Miami youth whose life had been paralyzed by poverty and the criminal justice system spoke openly regarding her plight: while stealing food to feed both herself and a 2-year-old sibling, she was charged and arrested for theft. With no […]