Politics

(Cover Story) Congresswoman Fredericka 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 […]

Daytona Celebrates Juneteenth!

                                                                                                                       Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions June 4, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  City announces plan to ban checkbox from job applications BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach joined a growing number of cities around the country this week when it officially announced it was banning the box […]

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 […]

City of Daytona hit with second EEOC complaint

    Huger files EEOC claim against city November 5, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 Widely distributed email supports claim BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a complaint dated Oct. 7, Thomas Huger – the 63-year old son of Daytona Beach’s first Black city commissioner, James Huger – charged […]

City of Daytona lacks diversity!

    NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity? October 29, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 Branch president wants commission to do full review of hiring and promotion practices BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The voice of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP was robust and firm during […]

Retired Fire Chief supports EEOC claim

    Retired fire chief supports racial discrimination claim October 1, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA STATE, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Flames continue to spread following last week’s Daytona Times report that Fire Department Lieutenant Larry Stoney said he has filed an EEOC complaint against the city. ‘Your leadership should represent the demographic […]

Whistleblower fired after city discrimination complaint

    City worker fired after discrimination claims November 19, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 Terminated Public Works manager says panel that interviewed Huger was ‘tainted’ BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a sign of continuing turmoil inside Daytona Beach City Hall, one high-level administrator quit and another was […]