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New Solar Co-op Hopes to Shine in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) By Orange County Government —Orange County homeowners looking to add solar power to their homes have an opportunity to do so at a discount through a new solar co-op program. The initiative is spearheaded by Orange County Government, the League of Women Voters of Florida and Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FL…

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OneOrlando Fund’s 1st Town Hall Shows PULSE Victims How to Receive Compensation

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — OneOrlando Fund Administrator Ken Feinberg gave a detailed overview of OneOrlando Fund’s draft protocol and asnwered audience questions about the compensation process during its first town hall at the Amway Center this afternoon for victims and families of those affected by the PULSE shooting. Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins called meeting…

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Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan Named to Olympic Roster; Ashlyn Harris Tabbed as Alternate

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 18-player roster that will compete for its fourth-consecutive goal medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In addition, Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris has been named one of four alternates for the team. The U.S. will open Group…

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OPI Teams With Actress Kerry Washington on Fall/Winter Collection

LONDON, U.K. (FNN News) — With its magnificent mix of the historical and the cosmopolitan – Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s most compelling cities. It’s also the inspiration for OPI’s fall/winter lacquer collection. OPI Washington DC is the result of the number one salon brand’s collaboration with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress…

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Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Montgomery Gentry, the multi-platinum country music duo comprised of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform a 60-minute pre-race concert on Saturday, July 2 prior to the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “Having Montgomery Gentry at the…

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Unveils New Daytona International Speedway Model with NASCAR Veteran Casey Mears

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Daytona International Speedway has a sleek new look at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. It’s the newest model in MINILAND USA, where visitors discover dozens of towering LEGO® landmarks from across the United States. The sounds of roaring engines and cheering fans greet theme park guests as they approach the 1/20-scale…

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ABFF 2016 Announces its Winners at “Best of the Festival” Awards Saturday

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The American Black Film Festival held its star-studded “Best of the Festival” Awards ceremony, hosted by Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood), at Loews Miami Beach Hotel Saturday night. Celebrity guests included actors Robert Townsend, Malik Yoba, Anthony Anderson, and Tichina Arnold (Martin); executive producer Will Packer (Stomp the…

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ABFF 2016: HBO Short Film Finalists Explore Stories that Mirror the Black Experience

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The Colony Theatre hosted this year’s HBO Short Film Competition during the 2016 American Black Film Festival Thursday night. Filmmakers and celebrities alike graced the red carpet, including Dule Hill (Psych, Ballers), Jazmyn Simon (Ballers), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Tobias Truvillion (Empire), and HBO Corporate Social Responsibility Vice…

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POLITICS & POWER

Entrepreneur Andrew Jeng Launches Campaign to Become Florida’s First Chinese…

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – 25-year Kissimmee resident, entrepreneur Andrew Jeng will officially launch his…

Nelson calls for better coordination to address housing needs of…

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson today joined nearly a dozen other U.S. senators in…

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Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Magazine's Citizen Of The Year

(AP) - Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem…

Nelson calls for better coordination to address housing needs of…

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson today joined nearly a dozen other U.S. senators in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to work together to provide housing assistance to thousands of displaced Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island residents. In a letter to…

Key Murphy Priorities Included in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) - U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., on Tuesday voted for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military, and includes key wins for central Florida. The U.S. House of Representatives passed…

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B-CU Late Rally Dashes FAMU Florida Classic Victory Hopes

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - With their stance at #3 in the Mid-East Athletic Conference (MEAC) and 6-4 on the season, the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Wildcats came into the 2017 Florida Blue Florida Classic ready to take another win at Camping World Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers, however, were not about to roll over. They entered…

Entrepreneur Andrew Jeng Launches Campaign to Become Florida’s First Chinese…

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – 25-year Kissimmee resident, entrepreneur Andrew Jeng will officially launch his 2018 campaign for Kissimmee City Commission, Seat 2, at the Seasons Florida Resort on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee at 6pm on Saturday in hopes of making history as the first Chinese American elected in all of Florida. In an exclusive interview with Florida National News,…

Buccaneer Head Coach Dirk Koetter on the NFL Investigation into…

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Buzzfeed broke the news of Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Jameis WInston involved in an Uber driver groping incident in 2016. Here is Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter's exclusive comments on the incident after the Bucs training at One Buccaneer Place. ______________ Contact: Mellissa Thomas and Willie David news@floridanationalnews.com

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A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold…

MIAMI, (FNN NEWS) -- Royal Caribbean International's expanding global footprint is evident in the 2019-2020 deployment plans, thanks to having unparalleled product offerings in the Caribbean, four new ports of call in Europe, and the first-ever Quantum Class ship to visit the Alaskan frontier.  Combined with newly transformed ships designed to offer an unmatched short Caribbean vacation, Royal Caribbean is offering more…

Actor Jay Ellis to Serve as 2018 American Black Film…

New York, NY (FNN NEWS) – Source: ABFF // The 22nd American Black Film Festival (ABFF) returns to Miami, June 13-17, 2018 with an exciting lineup of film screenings, events and innovative programming. This year, the week’s schedule will include several new experiences, classes and networking opportunities for festival attendees. The festival, in its 22nd year,…

Hip Hop Legend Queen Latifah to Receive Icon Award at…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Actor, singer, producer and hip hop legend Queen Latifah will receive the Icon Award at the 4th Annual Revolt Music Conference in October. “Queen Latifah is a rare talent and one of the most successful artists of all time, flourishing as a rap artist, movie star, talk show host and more,”…

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