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  • FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Thompson has gone five years since her only major title. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Tag Archives: social activism

Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda Joins Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith’s Legislative Team

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith // Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith has hired community leader, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda to join his legislative team. Gomez-Tejeda brings over two decades of experience in social work and government relations into her new role as Rep. Smith’s District Executive Secretary (DES). Gomez-Tejeda…

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2015 Global Peace Film Festival + CFABJ Media Dialogue: Social Issues and the Media

WINTER PARK, FL (FNN News) – The media, press, news, blogs—whichever name works best—is a pivotal factor in promoting and achieving global peace because of its rapid global reach. Between twenty-four-hour cable news networks, news websites, social networks, and blogs, news of any kind, whether accurate or otherwise, can reach millions in seconds. The 2015…

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Global Peace Film Festival 2015 Panel Discussion: What is Peace?

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – What is peace? The multi-layered, open-ended question was the focus of Thursday night’s Global Peace Film Festival panel discussion in Rollins College’s Suntrust Auditorium. The three-speaker panel included Brian Rusch, Executive Director for the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation; Andrea Eliscu, Founder of Dueling Dragons Orlando, an organization that pairs at-risk…

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2015 Florida Film Festival: Jordan Davis Documentary ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Clears the Case’s Muddy Waters [Review]

by Mellissa Thomas Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter L. Scott, Jordan Davis—these young men’s names are forever etched in the American consciousness for their unjust deaths by police officers’ hands. However, while the public could only ever assess each case based on what the news media released and was at the mercy of…

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Central Florida Urban League Combats Illiteracy With Its One Billion Words Challenge

by Mellissa Thomas   While fashion is mainly artistic in nature, illiteracy limits fashion, and life in general. Hundreds of students enroll in college programs offering degrees in fashion merchandising and design, but without literacy, the students wouldn’t get far. Imagine a millionaire fashion designer not being able to read. During a press conference at…

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Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that…

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018,…

Iraq calls for expulsion of US troops over deadly airstrike

BAGHDAD (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted…

Hezbollah vows to end US military presence in region

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group vowed Sunday to end the…

Pneumonia of unknown cause – China

On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia…

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

MOSCOW (AP) — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orange Soil & Water Board Declares Removal Process Against Supervisor Morales Invalid

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – With the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board’s compliance…

Orlando Magic to Join City of Orlando to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic, through the Magic…

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Legislature to Seize the Moment, Deliver for the People of Florida in State of the State Address

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered the State of the State address to…

National Politics

Rep. Soto Announces New VA Office Hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced new hours for his Veteran Service Office at the Orlando VA…

Congresswoman Val Demings Named House Manager For Trump Impeachment Trial

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees,…

Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that…

US Military Training for Saudi Students Could Resume Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be…

FNN SPORTS

  • Pro Football Hall of Famers Davis, Green, Smith and Vick will take the NFL Pro Bowl lead in Orlando in 2020. Image: NFL
    NFL | Terrell Davis, Darrell Green, Bruce Smith, Michael Vick Named 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains

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Orlando Magic to Join City of Orlando to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic, through the Magic…

NBA: Magic Sign Gary Clark to 10-Day Contract, Release Josh Magette

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic have signed free…

Lightning Stop Coyotes Behind Vasilevskiy’s First Shutout

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy recorded his first shutout…

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Winning Streak Extends to 8 with Canucks Win

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - In the first home game of 2020, the Lightning…

Kyle Busch Eager for 58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA After 3-Day ‘Roar Before the Rolex 24’ Test Session

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The champ is here, as in reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion…

2020 Vrbo Citrus Bowl: Alabama Resurges with a Vengeance After Early Michigan Lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2) wasted no…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Nourishing Biologicals skin care line defies aging at the cellular level. Photo courtesy of Nourishing Biologicals.
    Nourishing Biologicals skin care line defies aging at the cellular level. Photo courtesy of Nourishing Biologicals.

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FNN News Names Kareen Kennedy Assistant Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida National News is thrilled to announce that Associate Entertainment…

[Upcoming Event Alert] LIVING THE DREAM: Soul Jazz & Art Auction in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Bronze Kingdom, located in Orlando Fashion Square Mall, will…

1,000+ Businesses and Attendees Expected at 2020 Seminole Business Expo

LAKE MARY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Seminole Business Expo (SBE) 2020 kicks off at…

Walt Disney World Characters Report Inappropriate Touching by Tourists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The universal rule and now #MeToo mantra: Keep your hands…

‘Empire’ Star Vivica A. Fox Comes to Orlando in January 2020...and She Means Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “Empire” (FOX) and “Kill Bill” star Vivica A. Fox is…

M&M’s Making a Move from Orlando to Disney Springs

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - One of the most recognizable candy brands, M&M’s, will be…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the Civil Rights Movement’s March on Washington. Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS.
    CAPE CANAVERAL (FNN NEWS) - [Upcoming Event Alert] I AM KING: Scholarship Benefit Ball in Brevard County

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[Upcoming Event Alert] 31st Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival

EATONVILLE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The 31st Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and…

[Upcoming Event Alert]: Bottoms Up at the Inaugural Orlando Brew Festival

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - On January 31st, visit the Orlando Science Center after hours…

[Upcoming Event Alert] I AM KING: Scholarship Benefit Ball in Brevard County

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Party with a purpose! Celebrate the life, legacy, and…

[Upcoming Event Alert] LIVING THE DREAM: Soul Jazz & Art Auction in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Bronze Kingdom, located in Orlando Fashion Square Mall, will…

Walt Disney World Characters Report Inappropriate Touching by Tourists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The universal rule and now #MeToo mantra: Keep your hands…

Ed Aschoff, Talented Writer and Reporter for ESPN, Dies at 34

OXFORD, Mass. (FNN NEWS) - Talented and charismatic college football writer for ESPN, Edward “Ed”…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America for 2019. Photo: Getty Images
    BEAUTY | WORLD | Making History: Miss World, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe are all Women of Color

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In 2020, Women Take Charge in Film--Before and Behind the Lens

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Beyonce said it best in her hit song, “Run the…

Star Wars: Still a Force Gaining Funds, Despite Critics’ Drawbacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I know I could suffer some serious backlash to say…

Walt Disney World Characters Report Inappropriate Touching by Tourists

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The universal rule and now #MeToo mantra: Keep your hands…

‘Empire’ Star Vivica A. Fox Comes to Orlando in January 2020...and She Means Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “Empire” (FOX) and “Kill Bill” star Vivica A. Fox is…

Live Again from Saturday Night, It’s Eddie Murphy!

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Christmas came early on December 21st, 2019 as we…