Miami Times

Small business is big for Blacks

Trending stats show how owners thrive in health, beauty and fitness industries. Penny Dickerson Jan 8, 2020 Updated Jan 8, 2020   Black females represent 38% of all small business owners.   Survey urban neighborhoods in metropolitan cities across America and your visual acuity will be drawn to the innovation and entrepreneurship of small businesses operated by […]

Two sides of homeless plight in the wake of COVID-19

A two-sided fight may cost the vulnerable a win Penny Dickerson, managing editor Apr 22, 2020 ;  Updated Apr 23, 2020 Miami Times photo/Gregory Reed The Miami-Dade County community learned that a public citizen known to be homeless passed away from coronavirus on April 17. He was a 26-year-old resident of the Chapman South Homeless Assistance […]

Jean Monestime ends run for mayor

FEATURED Miami-Dade County will not elect Black leadership in 2020 Penny Dickerson May 6, 2020 Updated May 13, 2020 I have humbly come to the conclusion that our campaign’s ability to compete has been greatly impaired by the current socio-economic environment. For this reason, as of today, I am withdrawing my candidacy for mayor of Miami-Dade County.” […]

The Tragic Suicide of Bryce Gowdy

Could Bryce Gowdy have been saved? The late Bryce Gowdy was a star wide-receiver, Georgia Tech signee and “professed momma’s boy.” Penny Dickerson Jan 8, 2020 Updated Jan 10, 2020 Read the full edition of The Miami Times http://www.miamitimesonline.com The bright future of Bryce Gowdy was darkened by his own demise on Monday, Dec.30. A 17-year-old young […]

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 two-year-old sibling, she was charged and arrested for theft. With no […]

Murders over Money: Bethune Cookman Tragedy

Murders over money Tragedy leaves gunman, two Bethune-Cookman students dead Penny Dickerson | 9/23/2015, 2 p.m. “Murders Over Money” Miami Times Online DAYTONA BEACH — Money meant everything to York Zed Bodden. Human life meant nothing. The convicted felon from Miami had dollar signs etched on his chest when Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers […]