Small business is big for Blacks

Trending stats show how owners thrive in health, beauty and fitness industries. Penny Dickerson Jan 8, 2020 Updated Jan 8, 2020   Black females represent 38% of all small business owners.   Survey urban neighborhoods in metropolitan cities across America and your visual acuity will be drawn to the innovation and entrepreneurship of small businesses operated by […]

Penny’s Contributions: ONYX Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Issue – JULY/AUG 2022

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 […]

Lake Mary, Florida: a place to lay down roots

A Place to Put Down Roots By Penny Dickerson December 27, 2015 Query any Florida resident on the state’s most celebrated neighborhoods and Lake Mary — the City of Lakes — will roll off tongues with the ease of Southern living that locals have enjoyed since its inception. The city became an incorporated municipality in 1973 […]

Two sides of homeless plight in the wake of COVID-19

A two-sided fight may cost the vulnerable a win Penny Dickerson, managing editor Apr 22, 2020 ;  Updated Apr 23, 2020 Miami Times photo/Gregory Reed The Miami-Dade County community learned that a public citizen known to be homeless passed away from coronavirus on April 17. He was a 26-year-old resident of the Chapman South Homeless Assistance […]

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 […]