Miami Times

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 […]

The Last Responders (Funeral Directors)

Three gatekeepers of COVID-19 death Penny Dickerson Apr 15, 2020 Updated Apr 20, 2020 Miami-Dade County morticians are tasked with helping area families lay their loved ones to rest with dignity amid social distancing mandates that restrict public gatherings to only ten people who must then remain six feet apart.   The business of burying the dead six […]

Zoë Kravitz is the next ‘Catwoman’

The 31-year-old actress is quarantined and training for her upcoming role in The Batman. Penny Dickerson Apr 29, 2020 ; Updated Apr 29, 2022 The femme fatale role Catwoman affords every size-stwo sextress the license to wear a slick catsuit and crack a whip while getting paid. It catapulted Eartha Kitt on the stardom scene, and in […]

PLAGUED BY PROBE: Black mayors in peril

PLAGUED BY PROBE Are their encounters with law enforcement part of a vicious cycle or by design? Penny Dickerson Miami Times Contributor Apr 17, 2019 https://www.miamitimesonline.com/news/are-their-encounters-with-law-enforcement-part-of-a-vicious/article_0c32cbd4-611b-11e9-95a2-b735fdc55141.html Andrew Gillum, Patrick Cannon, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, Richard Thomas and Catherine Pugh all share a common title: Black American mayors. They share a common fate, too. […]

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 […]