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Najee: timeless jazz impresario

    Jazz In The Gardens March 10, 2016 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Najee among top artists at 11th annual music festival in Miami Gardens Jazz great Najee is scheduled to perform Saturday, March 19, at the 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens in Miami Beach. His performance repertoire primarily […]

“Dreamers Who Win” – Disney Dreamers Academy 2019

  DREAMERS WHO WIN March 31, 2019 BY PENNY DICKERSON  FLORIDA COURIER A SELECTED GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GOT A CHANCE TO BE ENERGIZED TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS DURING A WEEKEND SYMPOSIUM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD. LAKE BUENA VISTA – The genesis of their dreams are humble: a coal miner’s son from Welch, W. Va., who […]

American Beach: “MORE THAN A BEACH FIGHT.”

The layout above is a pre-publication PDF prior to final cutlines. Please follow the Florida Courier for digital updates at https://flcourier.com. More Than A Beach Fight By Penny Dickerson/Florida Courier Protest, petitions and the imagery of one man shackled in chains led a two-week outcry by African Americans in Northeast Florida to preserve American Beach […]

Disney Dreamers: Movers, Shakers, Dreamers

(Bonus Florida Courier event coverage) MOVERS, SHAKERS, DREAMERS April 13, 2019 THESE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTING THEIR GENERATION AT ITS BEST. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY WORLD  The Disney Dreamers Academy class of 2019 includes 12 Florida high school students selected among 100 nationwide. The program was held March 21-24 at Walt Disney World […]

AHCJ Conference highlights Racial Disparity and Equity

BLACK EXPERTS SHINE AT HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE June 9, 2019 SPEAKERS FOCUS ON RACIAL DISPARITIES, EQUITY DURING SESSIONS IN BALTIMORE PHOTOS COURTESY OF PENNY DICKERSON/FLORIDA COURIER “We have to get back to prevention,” Dr. Otis Brawley said during a presentation at the conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER From the podium as notable speakers to moderating panels, […]

African-American Experts Broaden Diversity – Association of Health Care Journalists Conference 2019

  African-American Experts Shine at 2019 Health Care Journalists Conference Notable experts from varied medical extensions of Johns Hopkins University serve as speakers and panelists on cancer, racial disparities, equity at the Association of Health Care Journalists Conference in Baltimore. As an Ethnic Media Fellow in attendance, I am grateful for being selected and learned […]