Tag Archive | Politics

PLAGUED BY PROBE: Black mayors in peril

FEATURED PLAGUED BY PROBE Are their encounters with law enforcement part of a vicious cycle or by design? Penny Dickerson Miami Times Contributor Apr 17, 2019 Updated 1 hr ago   Patrick Cannon Charlotte, Richard Thompson Mount Vernon, Andrew Gillum Tallahassee, Catherine Pugh Baltimore, Ray Nagin New Orleans and Kwame Kilpatrick Detroit. Andrew Gillum, Patrick Cannon, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, Richard Thomas and Catherine Pugh all […]

(Cover Story) Andrew Gillum: Profile of a Trailblazer

ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African diaspora. http://onyxmagazine.com/andrew-gillum-profile-of-a-trailblazer/ Andrew Gillum is a winner. He proved his leadership savvy prior to launching a remarkable campaign to become the state of Florida’s next governor and the first democrat in two decades. In a razor-thin race towards victory, Gillum fell […]

(Cover Story) Congresswoman Fredericka 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 […]

Murderess Ruby McCollum: “Shut up & Serve Time.”

Murderess Ruby McCollum: “Shut up & Serve Time.”

There are few historical treasures unearthed by mankind that rival the intrigue conjured by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb or pure diamond’s excavated from Africa’s darkest mine. While cultural anthropologists deserve any and all preservation credit due, my life has been perpetually changed by the recent discovery of the historical, dark, and unequivocally riveting […]

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 […]

U.S. Army Leader: Sgt. 1st Class Linda Herron

U.S. Army Leader: Sgt. 1st Class Linda Herron

Sergeant First Class – E7   Battalion S1 NCOIC Ft. Stewart, GA Supervises and Manages the Battalion’s Human Resources Shop. Reserve Army: 2 years Active Duty Army: 29 years Retired: September 20, 2007 Recalled to active Duty: January 11, 2008 Two Overseas Tours of Duty: West Cairo, Egypt (1994-95) and Ft.Buchanan, Puerto Rico (1997-2000). Happy Birthday […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott Cuts Air

Floridians will lose their alienable right to breathe thanks to Governor Rick Scott. It appears that air is the latest culprit to suffer the governor’s magnificent machete as he swings without aiming to cut-off funding for everything from aid for the disabled, medicare and medicaid, funding for HBCU’s, teacher’s compensation, high-speed rail, and just last […]