Journalism

(Cover Story) Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson 5000 Role Models of Excellence

    ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. Story By Penny Dickerson Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has been an indomitable force for Florida’s 24th congressional district for four terms and each subsists as an example of her high-spirited will to improve […]

Frankie Beverly’s Amazing Career

    March 25, 2014 Entertainment & Culture / Music Frankie Beverly Talks 38 Years of Maze [INTERVIEW] The voice behind every Black picnic, BBQ and wedding of the past four decades discusses the longevity of Maze By Penny Dickerson      The one, the only Mr. Frankie Beverly Every funk band has a front man. […]

(Cover Story) The Kinseys: Family Legacy Expresses the Art of Giving

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. COVER THE KINSEYS: FAMILY LEGACY EXPRESSES THE ART OF GIVING Bernard and Shirley Kinsey personify family with a display of passion and humility often unique to African-Americans. Together, they publicly … Story by Penny Dickerson Bernard and Shirley Kinsey personify […]

The Status of Homelessness in Florida

    TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS October 29, 2015 Filed under EDUCATION, FLORIDA, METRO, NATIONAL Posted by editor Florida conference sheds light on poverty plight in state, nation BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Poverty and homelessness have lathered the Florida landscape with statistics growing at a rate that far surpasses the state’s ability to promote tourism. […]

Poverty and Homelessness Conference at Stetson

    POVERTY UNDER THE SUN: ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR October 29, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 Students open up about their experience with poverty and homelessness at DeLand conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bryanna Anderson is an African-American senior enrolled at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Amidst […]

Ron Davis: Father and Foot Soldier for Justice

http://issuu.com/cfcgllc/docs/floridacourier_06192015/3?e=4739009/13605054  FROM FATHER TO FOOT SOLDIER June 19, 2015 Filed under FRONT PAGE, NATIONAL, NEWS  Since the murder of his youngest son, Ron Davis has become a national advocate for justice. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Father’s Day celebrations are tough for Ron Davis. The June holiday reserved for Hallmark cards and the gifting of […]

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. […]