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 […]

Penny Dickerson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

  http://flcourier.com/2015/01/22/florida-courier-writer-gets-guggenheim-fellowship Florida Courier writer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship January 22, 2015 Filed under FLORIDA, FRONT PAGE, LEAD STORIES, LOCAL NEWS, NEWS  FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson was selected as one of 20 U.S. journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets to receive an H.F. Guggenheim reporting fellowship organized by the New York City-based […]

Daytona city commissioner calls for hiring review

    Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices November 12, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 NAACP letter, EEOC complaints fuel request for equity analysis at City of Daytona Beach BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Alleged discrimination at the City of Daytona Beach continues to advance as a […]

Habitat for Humanity builds a Thanksgiving home

    Giving thanks for a brand-new house November 26, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LIFE STYLES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 Habitat for Humanity helps hard-working mom realize dream  of home ownership BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Thanksgiving holiday has taken on a heightened sense of gratefulness for New Smyrna resident Angela Marshall. The […]

Public Shooter? “Run, Hide, Fight”

Dealing with danger in public places http://daytonatimes.com/2015/08/dealing-with-danger-in-public-places/ August 13, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  Seminar teaches residents how to increase chances of surviving shooting BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood grew up believing there were two places he always would be protected – school and church. For […]

“100 Beds by Christmas Mr. Mayor.”

Daytona residents continue to advocate for homeless August 13, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Public advocates for homelessness were armed with picket signs and fury at the Aug. 5. Daytona Beach commission meeting. The messages Mayor Derrick L. Henry and six city commissioners were forced to view […]

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, […]