Penny Dickerson

LeVar Burton talks  “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

LeVar Burton talks “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

October 1, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO Posted by editor LeVar Burton speaks exclusively to the Florida Courier in advance of his November appearance at Rollins College in Winter Park. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER LeVar Burton is best remembered in the archives of American culture for his debut  in the 1977 mini-series “Roots.” In […]

Murders over Money: Bethune Cookman Tragedy

Murders over money Tragedy leaves gunman, two Bethune-Cookman students dead Penny Dickerson | 9/23/2015, 2 p.m. “Murders Over Money” Miami Times Online DAYTONA BEACH — Money meant everything to York Zed Bodden. Human life meant nothing. The convicted felon from Miami had dollar signs etched on his chest when Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers […]

Angela Robinson  “Jacksonville’s OWN Star!”

Angela Robinson “Jacksonville’s OWN Star!”

Kudos to Angela Robinson for serving as a master-example of how a girl with a dream can become a woman boasting stardom.  She is a Jacksonville-native and graduate of William M. Raines High School who has journeyed a route to be admired and an apt lesson for all who dare to dream and are confronted […]

The Last Responders (Funeral Directors)

Three gatekeepers of COVID-19 death Penny Dickerson Apr 15, 2020 Updated Apr 20, 2020 Miami-Dade County morticians are tasked with helping area families lay their loved ones to rest with dignity amid social distancing mandates that restrict public gatherings to only ten people who must then remain six feet apart.   The business of burying the dead six […]

Fist pound to a Haitian poet

Enzo Silon Surin’s new collection is a voice to save Black boys. Penny Dickerson Apr 29, 2020 Updated Apr 30, 2020 “Young black boys suffer a great deal from PTSD and consequent mood disorders as a result of the type of violence they are exposed to. Instead, what we mostly get is a perspective that portrays such […]

Two sides of homeless plight in the wake of COVID-19

A two-sided fight may cost the vulnerable a win Penny Dickerson, managing editor Apr 22, 2020 ;  Updated Apr 23, 2020 Miami Times photo/Gregory Reed The Miami-Dade County community learned that a public citizen known to be homeless passed away from coronavirus on April 17. He was a 26-year-old resident of the Chapman South Homeless Assistance […]