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Florida’s Finest – March 17, 2017

Florida’s Finest – March 17, 2017

Thousands of Caribbean culture lovers converge on South Florida every year on the Columbus Day weekend to attend the annual Miami Broward Carnival, a series of concerts, pageants, parades, and competitions. On Carnival Day, “mas” (masquerade) bands of thousands of revelers dance and march behind 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks with booming sound systems from morning until […]

Florida’s Finest – March 10, 2017

Florida’s Finest – March 10, 2017

Jordan Peele of “Key & Peele’’ is the writer, director and producer of “Get Out,” the new horror movie, which is crushing it at the box office. The film netted $33.4 million on its debut weekend, surpassing expectations. The movie, about a young Black man who visits his White girlfriend’s family, blends race-savvy satire with […]

Florida Finest – March 3, 2017

Florida Finest – March 3, 2017

Tarell Alvin McCraney won an Academy Award on Feb. 26 for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Moonlight.’’ He and the movie’s director, Barry Jenkins, co-wrote the 2016 film, which is based on McCraney’s play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. He also is the incoming chair of playwright at the Yale School of Drama. (JAY L. […]

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 […]

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