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(Cover Story) Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson 5000 Role Models of Excellence

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. Story By Penny Dickerson Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has been an indomitable force for Florida’s 24th congressional district for four terms and each subsists as an example of her high-spirited will to improve lives and […]

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 […]

The Last Responders (Funeral Directors)

Three gatekeepers of COVID-19 death Penny Dickerson Apr 15, 2020 Updated Apr 20, 2020 Miami-Dade County morticians are tasked with helping area families lay their loved ones to rest with dignity amid social distancing mandates that restrict public gatherings to only ten people who must then remain six feet apart.   The business of burying the dead six […]

Equal Voice National Magazine

Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship Stories 2015 · Poverty · South · Homeless Students in America: What Are We Doing to Help? By Penny Dickerson | Special to Equal Voice News on January 12, 2016 DELAND, Fla. — Bryanna Anderson is an African-American senior enrolled at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Amidst tears and […]

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 […]

“An eye for the city” Doug Eng

Click link to read Florida Times-Union article http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2011-03-24/story/eye-city-photographer-doug-eng-has-spent-his-life-focusing