Penny Posts

King Street Studios featuring Shannon Reeves

It’s taken me a minute to upload my feature on King Street Studios which was featured in the July/August issue of Arbus Magazine – Northeast Florida’s Arts and Business Magazine. I interviewed Shannon Reeves back in 2009 for the Florida Times-Union when she was still a proprietor in Historic Five Points. Relationship(s) matter, and I […]

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 […]

FLORIDIANS FIGHT for LGBT Rights.

  http://newamericamedia.org/2013/11/floridians-fight-for-lgbt-workplace-rights.php Floridians Fight for LGBT Workplace Rights Florida Courier/New America Media, News Report, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Nov 29, 2013 Gay rights took a leap forward when the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The Nov. 7 landmark victory bans workplace discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

Equal Voice National Magazine

Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship Stories 2015 · Poverty · South · Homeless Students in America: What Are We Doing to Help? By Penny Dickerson | Special to Equal Voice News on January 12, 2016 Rajni Gigi Shankar-Brown moderates a student panel last year at Stetson University’s Poverty and Homeless Conference. Seated from left are […]

The whimsy and woes of a writer’s life.

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles http://hbculifestyle.com/category/culture/ The decision to write full-time is an aggressive endeavor despite talent or drive. Writing is a multi-billion dollar industry that is news-necessary, the cutting-edge of entertainment, and the pivotal intersect of social survival: Tweet or die. African Americans have infiltrated the literary scene with riveting stories nestled […]

Sin – or Civil Right? (Proposition 8 & DOMA)

SIN – OR CIVIL RIGHT? April 4, 2013 Filed under FRONT PAGE Posted by admin Black Floridians are on both sides of the gay marriage controversy BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In the 50th anniversary year of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” […]

My Current Situation: I’m half-a-century plus one

It’s been a minute since I’ve crawled out of bed amidst an anxious toss ‘n turn and took to the keys. If you can’t get your “stroke on” in bed, every good writer knows how to soothe her soul with key strokes. So, it’s September. Practically mid-month. Specifically, the 22nd. Actually, it’s the pivotal month that tends […]