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Flagler County: Jim Crow, Discrimination, Class Action

http://daytonatimes.com/2015/08/mission-accomplished-for-flagler-students-naacp/ Mission accomplished for Flagler students, NAACP August 20, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  Dr. Amir Whitaker, who spearheaded a complaint against the district for racial disparities in school discipline, will speak at the Aug. 29 Freedom Fund Banquet in Palm Coast. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Flagler County NAACP annual […]

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 two-year-old sibling, she was charged and arrested for theft. With no […]

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 […]

Murders over Money: Bethune Cookman Tragedy

Murders over money Tragedy leaves gunman, two Bethune-Cookman students dead Penny Dickerson | 9/23/2015, 2 p.m. “Murders Over Money” Miami Times Online DAYTONA BEACH — Money meant everything to York Zed Bodden. Human life meant nothing. The convicted felon from Miami had dollar signs etched on his chest when Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers […]

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 […]

Reporter’s Next Assignment is in Senegal

REPORTER’S NEXT ASSIGNMENT IS IN SENEGAL April 7, 2019 FLORIDA COURIER STAFF FLORIDA COURIER’S PENNY DICKERSON WILL BE WRITING ABOARD THE AFRICA MERCY, A HOSPITAL SHIP. Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson has been selected to join the communications team of Mercy Ships, a global faith-based charity operating the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world. […]