Penny Dickerson

Black-owned businesses remain resilient and strong during crisis

  Three Miami entrepreneurs navigate the COVID-19 crisis                 Penny Dickerson Apr 1, 2020 Updated Apr 28, 2020     Ernisha Randolph, center, is owner of Shuckin’ and Jivin’ restaurant in Opa-locka where take-out and delivery help sustain a business. Miami Times photo/Gregory Reed   The Sweet Butter dinner show […]

(Cover Story) The Kinseys: Family Legacy Expresses the Art of Giving

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. COVER THE KINSEYS: FAMILY LEGACY EXPRESSES THE ART OF GIVING Bernard and Shirley Kinsey personify family with a display of passion and humility often unique to African-Americans. Together, they publicly … Story by Penny Dickerson Bernard and Shirley Kinsey personify […]

Black leaders meet with Daniella Levine Cava

Miami-Dade mayoral candidate enlists dialogue in a roundtable discussion. Penny Dickerson Mar 4, 2020 Updated Mar 10, 2020 In Judge Lawson E. Thomas’ courtroom at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, a corps of Black business leaders, community advocates, politicians and legal professionals convened in a roundtable discussion for straight talk with mayoral candidate, Daniella Levine […]

Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap?

 Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap? Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017 Photo: Olean McCaskill in her celebrated soul-food eatery, Olean’s.TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The roots of soul food run deep within the annals of African American living. The South reigns as king of soul food cuisine. Its origins can […]

Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin: “Agent of Change”

October 16, 2014 Filed under BUSINESS, FLORIDA, METRO, RELIGION  Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin of The Potter’s House International Ministries in Jacksonville continues to serve parishioners and patrons through the church’s thriving mall and academy. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE COURIER Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin keeps it real. He is the founder and senior pastor of The […]

Orlando Signature Magazine: Thornton Park

Quaint downtown Orlando neighborhood Thornton Park offers walking, shopping, dining pleasures By Penny Dickerson Thornton Park is one of downtown Orlando’s quintessential historic neighborhoods and currently reigns as the epicenter for all things hip. The upscale district, tucked east of Lake Eola Heights and centered on Lake Lawsona along Thornton Avenue, defies suburban clichés. This […]