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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. […]

Interview with Sonia Sanchez: Truth to Power

    Click link to read full interview on EBONY.com http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/sonia-sanchez-speaks-truth-to-power-999#axzz303gQy0U3 Sonia Sanchez Speaks Truth to Power, Poetically [INTERVIEW] The legendary poetic icon speaks on the Black Arts Movement and the ancestor voices of African-American letters By Penny Dickerson Related Tags amiri baraka sonia sanchez black arts movement Sonia Sanchez, great voice of the Black […]

Ebony Magazine: Cancer Journals in the Raw

As a matter of fact, these cancer journals ARE about me. I pray that cancer may never be about you. For those who support my writing, thank you. For those who are hung up over the diction (that means there are three words of profanity in each), I also pray that your pious religious beliefs and […]

Exploring Kongo Art & Culture (Harn Museum)

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Kongo Across the Waters Penny Dickerson explores the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s  celebration of the Kongo Kingdom Click here to read link to Ebony.com: http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/african-connection-kongo-across-the-waters-999#axzz2l0wkKzwc The global perception of Africa is  often lathered with stunning scenery from the Serengeti and the symbolic pride  of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Indeed, […]

Destination Orlando: Experience “Grown Folks Magic.”

Click link to original EBONY.COM original article with photo gallery http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/destination-orlando-grown-folks-magic-987#axzz2tdz8NRCz 14  February 2014 Life  /  Travel Destination Orlando: Grown Folks’ Magic! Hey travelers, don’t sleep on the Central Florida haven. It’s so much more  than you thought.                  Don’t get me  wrong ─ Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell’s pixie dust still  rule, but the […]

25 Years Strong: The ZORA! Festival 2014

Click link below to read ebony.com feature http://www.ebony.com/black-history/25-years-strong-the-zora-festival-987#axzz2pOvxnRZC 25 Years Strong: The ZORA! Festival An eclectic Black arts gathering, this 2014 literary festival should rank high on your New Year’s Must-Do List By Penny Dickerson 25 Years Strong: The ZORA! Festival The incomparable Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God is the most notably […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Zora Festivals!

Click link to EBONY.COM original article with event photo gallery. http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#.UwLb3xTTkeF Celebrate 25 years of Zora! Festivals [PHOTOS] Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved Eatonville, Florida celebrates 25 years of its annual Zora! Festivals By Penny Dickerson The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated Broadway star were among […]