Politics

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

Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin: “Agent of Change”

October 16, 2014 Filed under BUSINESS, FLORIDA, METRO, RELIGION  Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin of The Potter’s House International Ministries in Jacksonville continues to serve parishioners and patrons through the church’s thriving mall and academy. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE COURIER Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin keeps it real. He is the founder and senior pastor of The […]

(Cover Story) Andrew Gillum: Profile of a Trailblazer

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. http://onyxmagazine.com/andrew-gillum-profile-of-a-trailblazer/ Andrew Gillum is a winner. He proved his leadership savvy prior to launching a remarkable campaign to become the state of Florida’s next governor and the first democrat in two decades. In a razor-thin race towards victory, Gillum fell […]

FLORIDIANS FIGHT for LGBT Rights.

  Floridians Fight for LGBT Workplace Rights Florida Courier/New America Media, News Report, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Nov 29, 2013 Gay rights took a leap forward when the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The Nov. 7 landmark victory bans workplace discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered […]

Interview with Sonia Sanchez: Truth to Power

    Click link to read full interview on EBONY.com http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/sonia-sanchez-speaks-truth-to-power-999#axzz303gQy0U3 Sonia Sanchez Speaks Truth to Power, Poetically [INTERVIEW] The legendary poetic icon speaks on the Black Arts Movement and the ancestor voices of African-American letters By Penny Dickerson Related Tags amiri baraka sonia sanchez black arts movement Sonia Sanchez, great voice of the Black […]

Penny Dickerson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

  http://flcourier.com/2015/01/22/florida-courier-writer-gets-guggenheim-fellowship Florida Courier writer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship January 22, 2015 Filed under FLORIDA, FRONT PAGE, LEAD STORIES, LOCAL NEWS, NEWS  FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson was selected as one of 20 U.S. journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets to receive an H.F. Guggenheim reporting fellowship organized by the New York City-based […]

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 […]