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Florida’s Finest – February 24, 2017

Florida’s Finest – February 24, 2017

Film director and producer F. Gary Gray received this year’s Excellence in the Arts Award from the American Black Film Festival. The “BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors’’ aired Wednesday night on BET and Centric. Films directed by Gray include “Friday’’ “Set It Off,’’ “The Italian Job’’ and “Straight Outta Compton.’’ He will […]

Florida’s Finest – February 17, 2017

Florida’s Finest – February 17, 2017

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson received the Entertainer of the Year Award at this month’s NAACP Image Awards. Johnson beat out Beyoncé, Viola Davis, Regina King and Chance the Rapper. The actor and former WWE champ most recently was a lead voice in Disney’s “Moana” and stars in the HBO series “Ballers.’’ For  more on the […]

Florida’s Finest – February 3, 2017

Florida’s Finest – February 3, 2017

Denzel Washington won the best male actor in a leading role award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 29. In his acceptance speech, the “Fences’’ star thanked “the guys who don’t get recognized” and his co-star (and fellow SAG award winner) Viola Davis. In the movie, […]

Florida Finest – January 27, 2017

Florida Finest – January 27, 2017

Ruth Negga, the daughter of an Irish mother and Ethiopian father, was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in the movie “Loving.’’ It’s based on the true story of the Lovings, a married interracial couple in 1950s and 1960s Virginia. Their relationship led to the Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. […]

Florida’s Finest – January 20, 2017

Florida’s Finest – January 20, 2017

Florida’s Finest – January 6, 2017

Florida’s Finest – January 6, 2017

University of Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner received the Outback Bowl’s MVP award after the Gators defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 30-3 on Monday at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. A freshman at UF, the 5-foot-11, 204-pound Gardner is a Cocoa native. Above, he runs with the ball after picking off a pass intended for an Iowa […]

Florida’s Finest – December 30, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 30, 2016

LeBron James was named the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year this week, an award he also won in 2013. James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals title this year. He was named MVP of the finals. U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles was named the Associated Press’ top female athlete on […]

Florida’s Finest – December 23, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 23, 2016

Viola Davis will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Jan 5, the first star of the year to be honored. The star of the new movie, “Fences,’’ has a long list of accomplishments. She has won an Emmy for her starring role in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” two […]

Florida’s Finest – December 16, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 16, 2016

Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor from the Critics’ Choice Awards on Dec. 11 for his best role in the film “Moonlight.’’ The winners are voted on by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. “Moonlight’’ chronicles the life of a young Black man from childhood to adulthood as he […]

Florida’s Finest – December 9, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 9, 2016

Political commentator Van Jones, who once worked for the Obama administration and has been an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, said in his post-election comments that the outcome was a “whitelash against a changing country” and “a whitelash against a Black president.” He recently conducted interviews with Trump supporters and his findings were presented […]

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