Special Events

“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 […]

Miami Times: FLOTUS Speech calls for Party Unity

  Speech by FLOTUS calls for party unity to beat Trump  By Penny Dickerson Special to The Miami Times | 7/27/2016, 2 p.m. Michelle Obama at the DNC Monday said passion is needed to elect Hillary Clinton as president.  A timely balm to heal and unify the Democratic Party came following rifts that challenged the […]

DDA 2019 – Miami millennials pursue medical careers

Where are the Disney Dreamers? some Top alums pursue medical careers Penny Dickerson Special to the Miami Times Apr 3, 2019 Mickey Mouse welcomes Jonathan Nabaka and Anthony Taylor from Miami, on Thursday, March 21, to Magic Kingdom during the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy.  Todd Anderson For the past 12 years, Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena […]

Tom Joyner: “Good Times” for Black Families

Tom Joyner Family Reunion to highlight famous Black TV families August 27, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT Posted by editor BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The positive contributions of the Black family as viable entertainment was unequivocally proven when the iconic sitcom “Good Times” aired on CBS. A formidable millennium-match is ABC’s hyphenated, smart comedy, “Black-ish.’’ […]

New Theme, New Dreams (DDA 2018)

March 23, 2018 BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER For the 11th year, Walt Disney World Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence were joined by celebrities to offer 100 high school students from across the country a chance to dream big. The Disney Dreamers join Mickey Mouse and Essence Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor; […]

A Decade of Dreams (DDA 2017)

      A DECADE OF DREAMS March 31, 2017 FOR 10 YEARS, STEVE HARVEY AND ESSENCE MAGAZINE HAVE PARTNERED WITH WALT DISNEY WORLD TO HOST THE DISNEY DREAMERS ACADEMY. FLORIDA WAS WELL-REPRESENTED WITH 14 STUDENTS FROM 100 SELECTED NATIONWIDE. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER “You don’t let other people stop your dreams because it’s […]