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Columbia Records Releases The Soundtrack To Sundance Sensation STEP

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Columbia Records announces the release of the soundtrack to the Sundance sensation STEP, available HERE.  STEP is directed by Amanda Lipitz (Legally Blonde the Musical) and acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The STEP soundtrack was executive produced by award winning artist and producer Raphael Saadiq (A Seat at the Table and HBO’s Insecure). The album features “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, the moving track “Jump” by Cynthia Erivo, written…

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OPINION: The Never-Ending Race: Racial Issues Surrounding Health Care

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Racism plays a large part in the prevalent health disparities that exist today. In general, black and Latino populations suffer high mortality rates. This problem is a systematic issue that must be addressed through self-reflection and awareness of the racial and socioeconomic (SE) issues that surround us. We must constantly challenge…

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Presents The 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring Patti LaBelle As A BMI Icon

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades. The event will be held Thursday, August 31st at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and…

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Publishes Rankings Of The Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — BLACK ENTERPRISE marks 45 years of listing America’s largest black companies with the publication’s May/June 2017 issue of the BE 100s, universally recognized as the most authoritative analysis and annual ranking of the nation’s top grossing black-owned companies. The BE 100s ranks America’s largest black-owned companies, including automobile dealers, banks, asset managers, investment banks, and private equity firms.…

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Bounce Sets Tues. July 11 for Season Premiere of In The Cut With Two All-New Episodes Back-to-Back at 9:00 pm (ET)

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer. Bounce also announced today that Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews…

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Congresswoman Val Demings Responds to CBO Score on AHCA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th District, responds to the Congressional Budget Office score released Wednesday, which shows 14 million people will lose health care in 2018, and 23 million will be without healthcare by 2026. “House Republicans pushed this bill through recklessly, hiding from Americans what we knew to be true, this bill will…

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Minority Chamber to launch “10,000-Jobs Initiative” at 12th Annual National Minority Career Expo Miami

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — The Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) launches its annual “10,000 Jobs Initiatives” at the XII Minority National Career Fair Miami 2017 on June 12, 2 – 6 p.m. The exclusive, members-only event takes place at MCC’s World Trade Center at 1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami Florida, 33136. The highly-anticipated career event features…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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