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The Status of Homelessness in Florida

    TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS October 29, 2015 Filed under EDUCATION, FLORIDA, METRO, NATIONAL Posted by editor Florida conference sheds light on poverty plight in state, nation BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Poverty and homelessness have lathered the Florida landscape with statistics growing at a rate that far surpasses the state’s ability to promote tourism. […]

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 […]

Najee: timeless jazz impresario

    Jazz In The Gardens March 10, 2016 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Najee among top artists at 11th annual music festival in Miami Gardens Jazz great Najee is scheduled to perform Saturday, March 19, at the 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens in Miami Beach. His performance repertoire primarily […]

Disney Dreamers: Movers, Shakers, Dreamers

(Bonus Florida Courier event coverage) MOVERS, SHAKERS, DREAMERS April 13, 2019 THESE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTING THEIR GENERATION AT ITS BEST. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY WORLD  The Disney Dreamers Academy class of 2019 includes 12 Florida high school students selected among 100 nationwide. The program was held March 21-24 at Walt Disney World […]

AHCJ Conference highlights Racial Disparity and Equity

BLACK EXPERTS SHINE AT HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE June 9, 2019 SPEAKERS FOCUS ON RACIAL DISPARITIES, EQUITY DURING SESSIONS IN BALTIMORE PHOTOS COURTESY OF PENNY DICKERSON/FLORIDA COURIER “We have to get back to prevention,” Dr. Otis Brawley said during a presentation at the conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER From the podium as notable speakers to moderating panels, […]

Soul Food – New England Journal of Medicine weighs in

    http://newamericamedia.org/2017/03/a-newhealthier–era-for-soul-food.php A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD March 3, 2017 Filed under FOOD, METRO Posted by FCEditor Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 […]