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Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap?

 Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017 Photo: Olean McCaskill in her celebrated soul-food eatery, Olean’s.TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The roots of soul food run deep within the annals of African American living. The South reigns as king of soul food cuisine. Its origins can be traced back to slavery when plantation […]

(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 […]

Soul Food – Healthy & Alternative Preparations

    http://newamericamedia.org/2017/03/a-newhealthier–era-for-soul-food.php 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 […]

The Status of Homelessness in Florida

    TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS October 29, 2015 Filed under EDUCATION, FLORIDA, METRO, NATIONAL Posted by editor Florida conference sheds light on poverty plight in state, nation BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Poverty and homelessness have lathered the Florida landscape with statistics growing at a rate that far surpasses the state’s ability to promote tourism. […]

Made in Africa – Haute Couture Museum Exhibit

Made in Africa July 10, 2015 Filed under METRO, WORLD Posted by editor Contemporary fashions from Ghana’s most notable designers on display at Florida museum BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER African fashion in its most sophisticated form is on display at the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in a cutting-edge exhibition […]

Disney offers “A touch of Africa.”

http://flcourier.com/2014/05/22/a-touch-of-africa-close-to-home/ A touch of Africa close to home May 22, 2014 Filed under METRO Disney celebrates continent with ‘Lion King’ events and new Harambe Nights BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The majesty of Africa kicks off in June as Walt Disney World celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Oscar-winning classic “The Lion […]

Happy 125th Birthday Zora Neale Hurston (2016)

Click link the red title to view Orlando Arts Magazine’s: Zora’s 125th Birthday Orlando Arts Magazine is United Arts’ bi-monthly magazine and is produced in partnership with Visit Orlando. The magazine covers Central Florida arts and cultural happenings, featuring a cultural calendar primarily highlighting events in our four-county region. The magazine currently enjoys a pass-on rate of 75,000 with 54 […]