Arts & Culture

(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 […]

Levar Burton Interview: Orlando Arts Magazine

As a graduate student at Lesley University, I penned a poem that ventured the impact the mini-series “Roots” had on both my family and formative years. I wanted Alex Haley to be my daddy and all the girls in eighth-grade were teased and called, “Kizzie.” The more haunting truth was it was the last time I […]

Frankie Beverly’s Amazing Career

March 25, 2014 Entertainment & Culture / Music   Frankie Beverly Talks 38 Years of Maze [INTERVIEW] The voice behind every Black picnic, BBQ and wedding of the past four decades discusses the longevity of Maze By Penny Dickerson     The one, the only Mr. Frankie Beverly Every funk band has a front man. It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jacksonville Center of the Arts: Kezia Hendrix-Rolle

Kezia Hendrix-Rolle recently offered an insightful Q & A regarding the inception and growth of her thriving nonprofit organization: Jacksonville Center for the Arts which is more affectionately known as: JCArts. Click the Florida Times-Union link below and read why JCArts is not your ordinary training ground for serious performers and why 100% of its […]