Mellissa Thomas is a Jamaica-born author, award-winning screenwriter, poet, freelance writer and manuscript editor currently available for hire. She’s a decorated U.S. Navy veteran with Entertainment Business Masters and Film Bachelors degrees from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. She has been published in Caribbean Today, Westside Gazette, Elegance Digital Magazine, and several others; and has posted on popular blogs, including Men with Pens, Successful Blogging, and Under30CEO.


Florida Chamber Honors State Rep. Randy Fine for ‘Game Changing’ School Choice Legislation

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce honored State Representative Randy Fine (R-Brevard) with the Distinguished Advocate Award during its Learners to Earners Workforce Summit at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Tuesday, and he wasn’t alone. Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson recognized a total of 23 Florida lawmakers for…

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Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis Shares Vision of ‘Bright Future’ for Florida at Education Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis invited business leaders to share his office’s vision of a bright future for Florida’s education and workforce during the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit at the Wyndham Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Tuesday. “At the Lottery, our mission is simple: to be able…

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Charlie Crist Rips DeSantis During Voting Rights Tour Stop in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – US Congressman and Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s statewide Voting Rights Tour stopped in east Orlando to discuss Florida GOP’s road blocks on democracy. “Doesn’t seem like the governor’s an expert on elections,” Congressman Crist quipped as he opened the conversation on voting rights with the roundtable guests. “And that’s really a…

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Val Demings Officially Launches U.S. Senate Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Today Val Demings, Orlando’s first female Chief of Police and Congresswoman for Florida’s 10th District launched her campaign to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate against Sen. Marco Rubio. “When you grow up in the South poor, Black and female, you have to have faith in progress and opportunity. My father…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Applauds Biden’s Plan to Recruit Barbershops in Vaccination Effort

ORLANDO, Fla. – State Representative Daisy Morales (D- Orlando) applauds President Joe Biden’s decision to recruit barbershops and beauty salons in an effort to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. President Biden announced his “Shots at the Shop” initiative Tuesday afternoon. President Biden shared in his speech: “In the spirit of meeting people where they are, we’ll also be working with the…

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VIDEO: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried Files to Run for Governor

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN) – It’s official, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried officially filed to run for Florida governor Tuesday. The conversation of Fried’s potential gubernatorial run first began in May, after she had already voiced her frustration at the end of the Legislative Session in Tallahassee, slamming Governor Ron DeSantis and the majority-Republican legislature. “This Session…

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VIDEO: Orange County Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero Launches Re-Election Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orange County District 4 Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero filed to run for re-election at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office in downtown Orlando Tuesday. Joined by a team of campaign supporters and volunteers, Cordero recorded a campaign launch video, which she posted on her campaign Facebook page. She wrote: “I…

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Gateway Orlando District Welcome Business Owners to Mingle Again with ‘Conversations on the Corridor’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Business owners are recovering from quarantine fatigue too, and Gateway Orlando District gave them an opportunity to break free Thursday. The organziation hosted its first in-person post-quarantine business networking event “Conversations in the Corridor” at Honest-1 Auto Care South Semoran Thursday. State Rep. Daisy Morales (D-Orlando), whose district Gateway Orlando and…

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