Tag Archive | Africa

Things Mom Would Want to Know: Mercy Ships On Boarding

My Dearest Mom, My Mercy Ships On Boarding experience is going tremendously well. We actually don’t begin official On Boarding until tomorrow morning, but thus far, there isn’t an isolated item that defers my expectation(s). I am content, but wanted to take a moment to share with you salient points about my journey. You would […]

Reporter’s Next Assignment is in Senegal

REPORTER’S NEXT ASSIGNMENT IS IN SENEGAL April 7, 2019 FLORIDA COURIER’S PENNY DICKERSON WILL BE WRITING ABOARD THE AFRICA MERCY, A HOSPITAL SHIP. PHOTO BY DEB LOUDAN Mercy Ships volunteer nurse Meggin Tallman is shown with one of her patients in the maxillofacial ward aboard the Africa Mercy. PHOTO BY GREGORY MCKINNON Florida Courier writer Penny […]

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 be traced back to slavery when plantation […]

Address Africa: I’m moving to Senegal

THIS WAS ME In 2006, I was diagnosed with stage II  renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). As a result, I endured multiple surgeries (related/unrelated) and a whole lot of grief. My body owns a road map of scars: abdomen, flank, and spine to name a few. The largest healed and grew a grotesque keloid  which […]

Made in Africa – Haute Couture Museum Exhibit

Made in Africa July 10, 2015 Filed under METRO, WORLD Posted by editor Contemporary fashions from Ghana’s most notable designers on display at Florida museum BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER African fashion in its most sophisticated form is on display at the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in a cutting-edge exhibition […]

Disney offers “A touch of Africa.”

http://flcourier.com/2014/05/22/a-touch-of-africa-close-to-home/ A touch of Africa close to home May 22, 2014 Filed under METRO Disney celebrates continent with ‘Lion King’ events and new Harambe Nights BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The majesty of Africa kicks off in June as Walt Disney World celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Oscar-winning classic “The Lion […]

Kongo across the Waters: Traveling Art Exhibit

http://flcourier.com/2013/10/24/introducing-kongo-across-the-waters/ Introducing Kongo across the Waters October 24, 2013 The traveling art exhibit, which explores the legacy of West Central Africa, will be housed at the University of Florida for the next five months BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On Oct. 22, the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art […]