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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 […]

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 […]

Equal Voice National Magazine

Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship Stories 2015 · Poverty · South · Homeless Students in America: What Are We Doing to Help? By Penny Dickerson | Special to Equal Voice News on January 12, 2016 Rajni Gigi Shankar-Brown moderates a student panel last year at Stetson University’s Poverty and Homeless Conference. Seated from left are […]

“The Giving Millennial”

OAM J-A 15 Brush Strokes-Philanthropy Click the link above to view the PDF of my feature in the July/August issue of  Orlando Arts Magazine. This editorial relationship is one that I both enjoy and has dually proved to be a lucrative relationship. Newspapers are great, but magazines are BOSS! This feature highlights the power of “Millennials” as a demographic […]

Re-Discovering America: The Kinsey Collection

Click link to read: “Re-Discovering America: The Kinsey Collection http://issuu.com/cfcgllc/docs/floridacourier_03202015/9?e=4739009/11932914 One of my favorite subjects and three of my favorite people are Bernard, Shirley, and Khalil Kinsey: The Kinsey Family. Not only is their commitment to family and each other admirable, but what a story! A genuine American fairytale of how perseverance, patience, commitment, and […]

American Bar Association combats Poverty

Plagued by poverty  Penny Dickerson Special to The Miami Times | 10/14/2015, 2 p.m. http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2015/oct/14/plagued-poverty/  A Miami youth whose life had been paralyzed by poverty and the criminal justice system spoke openly regarding her plight: while stealing food to feed both herself and a 2-year-old sibling, she was charged and arrested for theft. With no […]

Soul Food – Healthy & Alternative Preparations

A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD March 3, 2017 Filed under FOOD, METRO Posted by FCEditor Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of the […]