Tag Archive | Black Male Homicide

Murders over Money: Bethune Cookman Tragedy

Murders over money Tragedy leaves gunman, two Bethune-Cookman students dead Penny Dickerson | 9/23/2015, 2 p.m. “Murders Over Money” Miami Times Online DAYTONA BEACH — Money meant everything to York Zed Bodden. Human life meant nothing. The convicted felon from Miami had dollar signs etched on his chest when Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers […]

Penny Dickerson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

  http://flcourier.com/2015/01/22/florida-courier-writer-gets-guggenheim-fellowship Florida Courier writer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship January 22, 2015 Filed under FLORIDA, FRONT PAGE, LEAD STORIES, LOCAL NEWS, NEWS  FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson was selected as one of 20 U.S. journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets to receive an H.F. Guggenheim reporting fellowship organized by the New York City-based […]

Daytona Celebrates Juneteenth!

                                                                                                                       Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions June 4, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  City announces plan to ban checkbox from job applications BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach joined a growing number of cities around the country this week when it officially announced it was banning the box […]

Pastor Reflects on Charleston Tragedy

                                                                                                                                          A.M.E. pastor reflects on Charleston tragedy June 25, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  Allen Chapel’s Mugala wants to see ongoing dialogue on race BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Nathan Mugala had just driven to his Daytona Beach home from Jacksonville when he turned on his television and heard the […]

Part I – “The Life & Death of Jimmy Jackson”

Part I – “The Life & Death of Jimmy Jackson”

THE LIFE & DEATH OF JIMMY JACKSON December 20, 2012   This is the first in a series of stories framing the life of James Roland Jackson III, known as ‘Jimmy’ to his family. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Last week, America and much of the world was transfixed by tragedy. The […]

Part III – The Life & Death of Jimmy Jackson

‘I ain’t gon’ kill nobody’ Immediate and extended family members of Jimmy Jackson pose at the repast after his funeral in June 2012. His family rallied to his side during a 10-day hospital vigil in Jacksonville. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER) Editor’s note:  This is the third in a series of stories framing […]