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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Najee: timeless jazz impresario

    Jazz In The Gardens March 10, 2016 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Najee among top artists at 11th annual music festival in Miami Gardens Jazz great Najee is scheduled to perform Saturday, March 19, at the 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens in Miami Beach. His performance repertoire primarily […]

“Dreamers Who Win” – Disney Dreamers Academy 2019

  DREAMERS WHO WIN March 31, 2019 BY PENNY DICKERSON  FLORIDA COURIER A SELECTED GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GOT A CHANCE TO BE ENERGIZED TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS DURING A WEEKEND SYMPOSIUM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD. LAKE BUENA VISTA – The genesis of their dreams are humble: a coal miner’s son from Welch, W. Va., who […]