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Tai Chi helps the heart, mind, and soul

Tai Chi looks sexy and cool. I can recall being in Philadelphia and watching elderly Asians “make love to air” in slow, choreographed movements that  improve breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Recent studies prove the martial arts technique of tai chi not only improves quality of life, but is an excellent practice for women who are […]

Mercy Ships Senegal Arrival

As often as we come, we arrive. The latter is no known, recorded proverb, but it seems appropriate for my inspiration to finally chronicle the Mercy Ships Africa Mercy arrival ceremony in Senegal on August 14, 2019. The Africa Mercy crew is still hyped, so this is the arrival that keeps on giving! Many of […]

“Thank you” Cancer Today Magazine!

Thank you immensely to Cancer Today Magazine (cancertodaymagazine.com) for featuring me in a triumphant section that illuminates both the survival and current pursuits of cancer survivors. You can view “In the Moment” on page 64. For those outside of the editorial realm, magazines work three months in advance, so when I was sent the questions […]

Kongo across the Waters: Traveling Art Exhibit

http://flcourier.com/2013/10/24/introducing-kongo-across-the-waters/ Introducing Kongo across the Waters October 24, 2013 The traveling art exhibit, which explores the legacy of West Central Africa, will be housed at the University of Florida for the next five months BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On Oct. 22, the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art […]

Merging cultures: Africa, Lazarus, and liver & onions

  Exhaustion has overtaken me this week, but I would be remiss if I didn’t pause to pen the joy I recently experienced with the beautiful soul in the snapshot I captured above. She’s an academic scholar from Florida State University who  lives in Tallahassee, where I, too, currently reside. She is from Jacksonville which […]

(Cover Story) Andrew Gillum: Profile of a Trailblazer

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. http://onyxmagazine.com/andrew-gillum-profile-of-a-trailblazer/ Andrew Gillum is a winner. He proved his leadership savvy prior to launching a remarkable campaign to become the state of Florida’s next governor and the first democrat in two decades. In a razor-thin race towards victory, Gillum fell […]