Penny Posts

Exploring Kongo Art & Culture (Harn Museum)

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Kongo Across the Waters Penny Dickerson explores the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s  celebration of the Kongo Kingdom Click here to read link to Ebony.com: http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/african-connection-kongo-across-the-waters-999#axzz2l0wkKzwc The global perception of Africa is  often lathered with stunning scenery from the Serengeti and the symbolic pride  of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Indeed, […]

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 […]

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor: my journey – their path.

I’ve had the privilege and/or intrigue to interview and write about some of life’s most compelling subjects and people. Professionally, sometimes the journalistic pitch is simply driven by the power of a dollar and for writers, that power has fallen off the cliff along with everyone else’s imagined wealth. Authors, poets, novelists  – all writers […]

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 […]

Chef Amadeus wins the title: “Extreme Chef”

Congratulations CHEF AMADEUS! Meal worms and a stubborn donkey were obstacles, but neither a strong enough deterrent to impede the inevitable success of Chef Amadeus. Innovation, perseverance, and technique proved to be a winning trio in a Mexican showdown full of X-Factors including a Mariachi band and Pinatas. In the end, Chef Amadeus eliminated Chef […]

Soul Food – New England Journal of Medicine weighs in

    http://newamericamedia.org/2017/03/a-newhealthier–era-for-soul-food.php A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD March 3, 2017 Filed under FOOD, METRO Posted by FCEditor Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 […]