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(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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

(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 […]

LeVar Burton talks  “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

LeVar Burton talks “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

October 1, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO Posted by editor LeVar Burton speaks exclusively to the Florida Courier in advance of his November appearance at Rollins College in Winter Park. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER LeVar Burton is best remembered in the archives of American culture for his debut  in the 1977 mini-series “Roots.” In […]