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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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