Tag Archive | Healthcare

Penny Dickerson awarded GSA Fellowship 2017

For Immediate Release November 11, 2016 Contact: Todd Kluss tkluss@geron.org (202) 587-2839 America’s Top Reporters on Aging Chosen for Fellowship ProgramThe Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) have selected 16 distinguished reporters for the next cohort of the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, now in its seventh year. They represent a […]

Tom Joyner Family Reunion 2015

      Joyner reunion showcases famous TV families September 10, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO Posted by editor Casts of iconic ‘Good Times’ and current ‘Black-ish’ among celebs at annual Labor Day weekend event in Orlando BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Black families from across the country upped the ante on the traditional Labor […]

Celebrate Juneteenth in Daytona Beach!

                                                                                                                 Juneteenth festival in Daytona an annual day for entertainment and education June 11, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, EVENTS, LEAD STORIES, NEWS BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Local residents can celebrate African-American history for free on Saturday at the 15th annual Juneteenth Family Festival at the Cypress Park and Recreation Center in Daytona Beach. […]

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine

WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE March 14, 2013 Filed under METRO Posted by admin   Florida teens participate in Disney Dreamers Academy hosted by Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER High school students converged upon the state last week for the sixth annual Disney Dreamers Academy sponsored by Walt Disney […]

MAYO CLINIC: Money woes eliminate Medicare & Medicaid patients

Residents in need of specialized health care have been  blessed to have one of  the countries prestigious Mayo Clinics located in Jacksonville; however, recent state cuts to eliminate both Medicare and Medicaid will literally “cut-off” many who have lost insurance and can’t afford to pay “cash” due to the recessive state of our nation’s economy.  […]

African Americans and Cancer: The ugly truth

 Welcome to the second entry in my series:  African Americans and Cancer: The ugly truth. This narrative follows the first subtopic: Dispelling Myths. What better to follow myth than truth? My passion, perspective, and guided expertise is fueled by my own cancer survival which convinced me that  medical racial disparities exist because both cancer and […]

African Americans and Cancer: Dispelling Myths

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles and is No. 1 in a series on African Americans and Cancer. http://hbculifestyle.com/african-americans-and-cancer-dispelling-myths/ Cancer is no respecter of persons. Anyone can be diagnosed with the often deadly disease which is commonly misunderstood, misrepresented, and adversely affects the African American population at a rate faster than any other ethnicity. […]