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Reporter’s Next Assignment is in Senegal

REPORTER’S NEXT ASSIGNMENT IS IN SENEGAL April 7, 2019 FLORIDA COURIER’S PENNY DICKERSON WILL BE WRITING ABOARD THE AFRICA MERCY, A HOSPITAL SHIP. PHOTO BY DEB LOUDAN Mercy Ships volunteer nurse Meggin Tallman is shown with one of her patients in the maxillofacial ward aboard the Africa Mercy. PHOTO BY GREGORY MCKINNON Florida Courier writer Penny […]

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 […]

African-American Experts Broaden Diversity – Association of Health Care Journalists Conference 2019

  African-American Experts Shine at 2019 Health Care Journalists Conference Notable experts from varied medical extensions of Johns Hopkins University serve as speakers and panelists on cancer, racial disparities, equity at the Association of Health Care Journalists Conference in Baltimore. As an Ethnic Media Fellow in attendance, I am grateful for being selected and learned […]

Disney Dreamers: Movers, Shakers, Dreamers

(Bonus Florida Courier event coverage) MOVERS, SHAKERS, DREAMERS April 13, 2019 THESE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTING THEIR GENERATION AT ITS BEST. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY WORLD  The Disney Dreamers Academy class of 2019 includes 12 Florida high school students selected among 100 nationwide. The program was held March 21-24 at Walt Disney World […]

PLAGUED BY PROBE: Black mayors in peril

FEATURED 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 Updated 1 hr ago   Patrick Cannon Charlotte, Richard Thompson Mount Vernon, Andrew Gillum Tallahassee, Catherine Pugh Baltimore, Ray Nagin New Orleans and Kwame Kilpatrick Detroit. Andrew Gillum, Patrick Cannon, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, Richard Thomas and Catherine Pugh all […]

Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap?

 Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017 Photo: Olean McCaskill in her celebrated soul-food eatery, Olean’s.TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The roots of soul food run deep within the annals of African American living. The South reigns as king of soul food cuisine. Its origins can be traced back to slavery when plantation […]

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 […]