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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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Jacksonville Jaguars Linebacker Telvin Smith Named Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 400-Mile July NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith will serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 2. Smith, who played collegiately at Florida State University before being chosen by the…

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Hispanic Chamber, SBA Form Strategic Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — With the 2016 Hispanic Business Conference and Expo (HBCE) at the Orange County Convention Center well underway, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a new Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) Friday. The two-year partnership will connect Chamber members to greater resources for…

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Tearfully Honors Fallen Warriors During Tribute at Orange County Courthouse

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, along with several veteran organizations in Orange County, including the City of Orlando Veterans Advisory Council, joined in a commemorative Memorial Day ceremony at the Orange County Courthouse in Downtown Orlando Monday. The ceremony had an audience of over 150 attendees, including first responders, Orlando…

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‘Nature Island’ Dominica Ready for Greater Investment from Florida, U.S.

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN News) – Dominica was among the nations represented at the 2016 Caribbean Investment Summit at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay May 12th and 13th to increase Florida and U.S. investment in the nation. The island, often confused with the Dominican Republic, is actually located in the eastern Caribbean, between Guadeloupe and Martinique.…

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Orlando Magic Hires Frank Vogel

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) — The Magic have agreed to a deal, in principle, with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel to become head coach of the team. Larry Bird’s refusal to re-sign Vogel came as a surprise to the rest of the league, just as Skiles’ resignation had. In four seasons with the Pacers, Vogel…

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Orlando Pride Signs 2016 Draft Pick Christina Burkenroad

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Orlando Pride has announced the signing of forward Christina Burkenroad, the Club’s second pick (No. 15 overall) in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft. Burkenroad, 22, has been training with the Pride since the start of the 2016 season after being selected out of California State University…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black…

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel…

[OPINION] Epstein: Suicide or Murder?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - According to the Bureau of Prisons, on the morning of…

[OPINION] How Do We End Mass Shootings? It's Simpler than We Think.

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - So many years and so many lives...How long will mass…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Governor DeSantis: Florida Joins 29 States in Enhancing Voter Registration

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced at the…

Governor DeSantis Announces New Health Plans for State Retirees that Offer Access to Affordable, High-Quality Care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that new health plan options will be…

Orange County Property Appraiser to Host 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate Event

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, CFA, will deliver the 2019 State…

Real Estate Veteran Khalid Muneer Files to Unseat Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orlando community leader and real estate veteran Khalid Muneer filed…

FNN SPORTS

MORE SPORTS NEWS

Jaguars Sign Quadree Henderson and Davis Tull, Cut Two

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed second-year WR Quadree Henderson and second-year LB Davis Tull,…

Special Olympics Athletes Unite to Inspire and Design 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Logo

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Special Olympics // Today, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee…

Jaguars Launch New Mobile App and Introduce Secure Digital Ticketing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars today introduced an all-new mobile app through a partnership…

Orlando Pride Defender Toni Pressley Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley has…

Orlando City Brings Out Big Guns in 2-0 Victory Against FC Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City SC, fresh from MLS All-Star Week and the…

Governor Ron DeSantis to Attend the 2019 MLS All-Star Game

ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis to attend the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and visit…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Nourishing Biologicals skin care line defies aging at the cellular level. Photo courtesy of Nourishing Biologicals.
    BAHAMAS & NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) - [WATCH] Nourishing Biologicals Launches Four-Piece Flagship Product Line (Photo: Nourishing Biologicals.)

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Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling…

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Small businesses play such an important role in the economies…

S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove…

ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks…

Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • AOMG CEO Jay Park, Simon Dominic, Gray, Code Kunst, and Woo Won Jae have a drink as they discuss the contract for the program as well as the audition applications. Poster: AOMG.
    SEOUL, South Korea (FNN EWS) - South Korean Record Label AOMG to Launch Hip-Hop Audition Program

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

Orange TV Shines throughout a Quarter Century of Excellence

In 1995, when Orange TV began as a 24-hour broadcast station that televised programming related…

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern…

US presidential envoy sent to Sweden for A$AP Rocky’s trial

HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial…

Photos: Wall Street Plaza Comes Alive with Orlando City Viewing Party & MLS All-Star Concert

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Soccer fans from all over the world gathered at Wall…

Man in A$AP Rocky case allegedly hit with bottle, kicked

HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

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Lavish Orlando Boat Show Returns to Orange County Convention Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Orlando Boat Show has taken over the Orange County…

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City of Orlando Re-Opens Constitution Green Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Residents and their dogs gathered in Downtown Orlando to be…

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[VIDEO] Exclusive: Orlando Flash Flooding Causes Stalled Cars and Traffic Delays at Fashion Square

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - One of Florida’s typical “afternoon monsoons,” in this case a…

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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[Cannabis 101] Bud Fact Sheet: Afghan Kush

If you're pursuing medical marijuana for your wellbeing, you may think all marijuana is created…

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Theme Park Giant Universal Orlando to Build 4th Park, Epic Universe

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – A top official for theme park giant Universal Orlando said…