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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 […]

Lake Mary, Florida: a place to lay down roots

A Place to Put Down Roots By Penny Dickerson December 27, 2015 Query any Florida resident on the state’s most celebrated neighborhoods and Lake Mary — the City of Lakes — will roll off tongues with the ease of Southern living that locals have enjoyed since its inception. The city became an incorporated municipality in 1973 […]

LeVar Burton talks  “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

LeVar Burton talks “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

October 1, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO Posted by editor LeVar Burton speaks exclusively to the Florida Courier in advance of his November appearance at Rollins College in Winter Park. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER LeVar Burton is best remembered in the archives of American culture for his debut  in the 1977 mini-series “Roots.” In […]

Florida Actress Lands Role on Tyler Perry’s New Show

http://flcourier.com/2013/06/20/florida-actress-is-holding-her-own-on-own/ Florida actress is holding her own on OWN Angela Robinson, a Jacksonville native and former Miss FAMU, has a major role in Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Just in case you haven’t heard, the lovely pillar of grace donning haute couture fashions in […]

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 […]

Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap?

 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 […]