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[OPINION] Supporting President Trump Doesn’t Make You a Racist!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The events of Charlottesville, Virginia were tragic and unfortunate–a young life taken all too soon while exercising her First Amendment right to free speech. Tragic, as well, is the desire to lump together all white Americans that voted for and continue to support President Donald Trump as instigators and supporters…

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VIDEO | Black Pastors Launch #BlackOutNFL Boycott Video to Support Kaepernick and Honor Charlottesville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (FNN NEWS) – A group of Alabama clergymen in Huntsville and Madison have galvanized to stand with Colin Kaepernick in light of his current lack of employment in the NFL with the #BlackOut movement. Their Facebook video, recently released, has already gone viral, netting well over 2 million views. After Kaep’s highly controversial…

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Supervisor Daisy Morales’ Annual Earth Day Tour Takes 40 Pine Hills Students on an Environmental Adventure

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales will host her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour at the historic Harry P. Leu Gardens, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. This year’s Earth Day tour takes 40 students attending a Pine Hills school outside of the classroom for…

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Jazz Phenom Esperanza Spalding Bringing Intimate Set to Jazz In The Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – GRAMMY Award-winning jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is shaking the world right now with the release of Emily’s D+Evolution (pronounced “D plus evolution”), a complete multi-sensory experience that enraptures the listener in the capricious and captivating world of “Emily,” Spalding’s self-declared inner child, but in an interview with Florida…

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City of Miami Gardens to Award Keys to the City to ‘Moonlight’ Academy Award Winners and Miami Gardens Residents Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner at the 12th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Dreams come true with hard work and determination and yesterday, dreams and hard work were realized when Moonlight, the Miami-based movie, won the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. Part of the amazing Moonlight ensemble were two students from Miami Norland Middle School’s Theater Magnet program, Miami Gardens residents…

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Jazz In The Gardens Teams with Knight Foundation to Offer Film, Music & Arts Conference

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Jazz In The Gardens has partnered with the Knight Foundation to present a more enriching experience for this year’s attendees by presenting the Film, Music & Arts Conference (FMAC) at Jazz In The Gardens March 16-17, 2017 at the Kovens Conference Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus (3000 NE 151st…

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#BlackMindsMatter: 12th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Promises to Celebrate Black Artistic Genius and Culture

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The 12th annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival takes over Miami Gardens March 18-19, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium, and while staying true to its usual power lineup of old school and new school R&B and jazz artists, this year’s theme, #BlackMindsMatter, adds a new resilient tenor to the lineup by specifically…

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Val Demings, Darren Soto & Stephanie Murphy to Take Oath of Office in Washington Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Newly elected U.S. Representatives Val Deming, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy will be sworn in to the 115th Congress on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The three freshman Democrats represent Orange County and face a Republican-led House, Senate and White House. Congresswoman-elect Val Demings (D-FL10) defeated Thuy Lowe in the general election. Demings is…

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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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FAMU Fights Fiercely for Florida Classic Win Over B-CU

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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