Tag Archive | The Black Family

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 […]

Daytona Celebrates Juneteenth!

                                                                                                                       Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions June 4, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS  City announces plan to ban checkbox from job applications BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach joined a growing number of cities around the country this week when it officially announced it was banning the box […]

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. […]

Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Exhibit

Word, Shout, Song exhibit in Florida through December November 28, 2013  Filed under METRO http://flcourier.com/2013/11/28/word-shout-song-exhibit-in-florida-through-december/ Collection documents three interconnected cultures across three continents BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The historical contributions to language by Lorenzo Dow Turner debuted on Sept. 12 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in Jacksonville in a traveling […]

The Kinsey Collection: African American Family Debuts Cultural Exhibit at Walt Disney World

Click link to original article at ebony.com https://pennydickersonwrites.com/2013/12/09/word-shout-song-lorenzo-dow-turner-exhibit/ A Whole New World: The Kinsey Collection An art and history loving African American Family debuts their coveted  collection at Walt Disney World By Penny Dickerson “The Walls” from the Kinsey Collection If the art of sharing were worth its weight  in gold, the amassed cultural treasures […]

Part VI – “The Life & Death of Jimmy Jackson.”

  Was the decision to go ‘gunless’ in the ‘Gunshine State’ fatal? March 28, 2013 Filed under METRO Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of stories framing the life of James Roland Jackson, III, known as “Jimmy” to his family. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As reported in this […]

Celebrating 25 years of ZORA! Festivals

Click link to read original EBONY.COM feature with full photo gallery http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#axzz2tdz8NRCz The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida  congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated  Broadway star were among the prestigious in attendance for the silver  anniversary celebration of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and  Humanities held in Eatonville, […]