Tag Archive | Education

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 […]

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 Rajni Gigi Shankar-Brown moderates a student panel last year at Stetson University’s Poverty and Homeless Conference. Seated from left are […]

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. 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 arrested him on Friday. He was […]

CooperMorgan Dance Theatre: At The Gates.

Link to Florida Times-Union (Sun Community) http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2011-06-24/story/cooper-morgan-dance-theatre-stages-phenomenal-performance Creative duo Dewitt Cooper III and Savery Morgan blessed Jacksonville with a phenomenal, ensemble dance performance on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at  one of downtown’s new, eclectic venues at 111 E. Bay Street.  The second story conclave of brick walls complemented by visual art from local artists was […]

Levar Burton Interview: Orlando Arts Magazine

As a graduate student at Lesley University, I penned a poem that ventured the impact the mini-series “Roots” had on both my family and formative years. I wanted Alex Haley to be my daddy and all the girls in eighth-grade were teased and called, “Kizzie.” The more haunting truth was it was the last time I […]

Chef Amadeus wins the title: “Extreme Chef”

Congratulations CHEF AMADEUS! Meal worms and a stubborn donkey were obstacles, but neither a strong enough deterrent to impede the inevitable success of Chef Amadeus. Innovation, perseverance, and technique proved to be a winning trio in a Mexican showdown full of X-Factors including a Mariachi band and Pinatas. In the end, Chef Amadeus eliminated Chef […]