“Miss Jail 2011” Pageantry trends and spin

http://thestir.cafemom.com/beauty_style/118575/miss_jail_beauty_pageants_are Just when I thought I’d never hear Burt Park’s version of “There she is…walking on air she is,” a new-aged, exploitative She has stepped into stilettos and left her prison cell to run for the coveted title, “Miss Jail.”  My mind flutters with a fury of thoughts running the gamut from, “How does one […]

Why Anthony Weiner is a Silly Tweeter-Twit

Anthony, Anthony, Anthony. The Shame you have brought to social media and the rudiments of basic instruction. Kindergarten students world-wide have laid bets that you also had trouble coloring inside the lines. I’m personally not offended that you have disgraced the borough of Queens and humiliated Huma, your pregnant wife. Forget that your 17 year-old […]

Minority Editorial Writers Seminar 2011 – Nashville, Tennessee

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Obama Trumps Trump

It seems trite to blog such a political, career-altering event.  But I must.  It has galvanized a social network to launch a blitz-post akin to an online flash mob.  Everybody is going to write about this. Everyone is talking about this – as well they should. A man responsible for claiming the lives of thousands is dead. […]

VOTE ALVIN BROWN for Jacksonville’s Mayor

“Jacksonville Florida may elect its first black mayor” http://www.bet.com/news/politics/2011/03/30/jacksonville-florida-may-elect-its-first-black-mayor.html “Should majority black cities have a black mayor?”  http://thefreshxpress.com/2009/09/should-majority-black-cities-have-a-black-mayor/ Alvin Brown sure is a good looking guy.  Clean shaven with trusting eyes. Pearly white teeth and flawless skin showing no sign of wrinkle or stress from campaign rigors or life’s daily regime. Pinstripe dapper and politically […]

Part VI – “The Life & Death of Jimmy Jackson.”

  Was the decision to go ‘gunless’ in the ‘Gunshine State’ fatal? March 28, 2013 Filed under METRO Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of stories framing the life of James Roland Jackson, III, known as “Jimmy” to his family. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As reported in this […]