Tag Archive | Culture

Dreaming with Steve Harvey & ESSENCE Magazine

    Helping teens jumpstart their dreams March 31, 2016 Filed under EDUCATION, FLORIDA, METRO Nine Florida students part of this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Nine Florida teens were among 100 high school students selected to participate in the ninth annual Disney Dreamers Academy with […]

Happy 125th Birthday Zora Neale Hurston

Click link the red title to view Orlando Arts Magazine’s: Zora’s 125th Birthday Orlando Arts Magazine is United Arts’ bi-monthly magazine and is produced in partnership with Visit Orlando. The magazine covers Central Florida arts and cultural happenings, featuring a cultural calendar primarily highlighting events in our four-county region. The magazine currently enjoys a pass-on rate of 75,000 with 54 […]

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 […]

(Cover Story) The Kinseys: Family Legacy Expresses the Art of Giving

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. COVER THE KINSEYS: FAMILY LEGACY EXPRESSES THE ART OF GIVING Bernard and Shirley Kinsey personify family with a display of passion and humility often unique to African-Americans. Together, they publicly … Story by Penny Dickerson Bernard and Shirley Kinsey personify […]

Black Girl on the Bluffs!

There are two things you need to know when visiting Martha’s Vineyard: 1.) Where to go. 2.) Where NOT to go. I’ve been on “The Vineyard” –  as the locals call it – for five days strong as a writer participating in a lively retreat at the Noepe Literary Arts Center on Main Street. Wait, that’s something […]

Orlando Arts Magazine – “Brush Strokes” feature

Click link to read “Re-Discovering America: The Kinsey Collection”  OAM M-J 15 Brush Strokes-Kinsey Bernard, Shirley, and Khalil Kinsey are three of my favorite public families (and people) next to that of President Barack and Michelle and those two stylish daughters! The cultural exhibit, “The Kinsey Collection” is an American Wonder that Walt Disney World Resorts has extended at EPCOT Center […]

Exploring Kongo Art & Culture (Harn Museum)

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Kongo Across the Waters Penny Dickerson explores the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s  celebration of the Kongo Kingdom Click here to read link to Ebony.com: http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/african-connection-kongo-across-the-waters-999#axzz2l0wkKzwc The global perception of Africa is  often lathered with stunning scenery from the Serengeti and the symbolic pride  of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Indeed, […]