Journalism

Welcome to the new normal: COVID-19 impacts Florida

 PREV EDITOR’S PICK    EXCLUSIVE      FEATURED Penny Dickerson Mar 18, 2020 Updated Mar 24, 2020 An acronym most Americans had never before heard of has shifted the landscape of everyday life. COVID-19 is the coronavirus. It is a viral infection that emerged in China, made international headlines and has since gained statewide precedence as the foremost discussion […]

Jean Monestime ends run for mayor

FEATURED Miami-Dade County will not elect Black leadership in 2020 Penny Dickerson May 6, 2020 Updated May 13, 2020 I have humbly come to the conclusion that our campaign’s ability to compete has been greatly impaired by the current socio-economic environment. For this reason, as of today, I am withdrawing my candidacy for mayor of Miami-Dade County.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Florida airports receive $340 million for COVID-19 relief

Business The CARES Act provides emergency relief funding Penny Dickerson Apr 22, 2020 Updated Apr 29, 2020  Miami International Airport officials will use the grant to support the airport’s ongoing facilitation of essential travel and trade, and to prepare the global gateway to resume full operations as one of America’s leading passenger and cargo hubs. The aviation […]

(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 […]