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Black Men who Motivate: The Power of a Dream (DDA 2015)

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream March 19, 2015 Filed under EDUCATION, METRO  BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Steve Harvey is credited with improving college attendance, career prospects, personal development for more than 8,000 youth who have graduated from his Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) since its 2007 launch. Partnering […]

“Dreamers Who Win” – Disney Dreamers Academy 2019

DREAMERS WHO WIN March 31, 2019 BY PENNY DICKERSON  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 slept in his […]

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.’’ […]

The Mark of ZORA! (2014)

The Florida Times-Union ~ Jacksonville.com http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-01-21/story/festival-celebrates-talents-eatonville-author-zora-neale-hurston Festival celebrates talents of Eatonville author Zora Neale Hurston By Penny Dickerson Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:24 am | updated Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:32 am Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps best known for her 1937 book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The mark of Zora Neale Hurston left an […]