Politics

(Cover Story) Andrew Gillum: Profile of a Trailblazer

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora.   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 […]

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 […]

FLORIDIANS FIGHT for LGBT Rights.

  http://newamericamedia.org/2013/11/floridians-fight-for-lgbt-workplace-rights.php 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 […]

Miami Times: FLOTUS Speech calls for Party Unity

  Speech by FLOTUS calls for party unity to beat Trump  By Penny Dickerson Special to The Miami Times | 7/27/2016, 2 p.m. Michelle Obama at the DNC Monday said passion is needed to elect Hillary Clinton as president.  A timely balm to heal and unify the Democratic Party came following rifts that challenged the […]

“Seen and Heard” FLOTUS at the Democratic Convention

July 29, 2016 Filed under  FRONT PAGE, NATIONAL, NEWS, POLITICS Posted by FCEditor As Democrats start the 2016 presidential campaign in earnest, Black women play key roles in the convention and in making the case for Hillary Clinton. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER    First Lady Michelle Obama clapped toward delegates during […]

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 […]

Sin – or Civil Right? (Proposition 8 & DOMA)

SIN – OR CIVIL RIGHT? April 4, 2013 Filed under FRONT PAGE Posted by admin Black Floridians are on both sides of the gay marriage controversy BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In the 50th anniversary year of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” […]