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Ollie Montgomery
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To raise awareness about the #millionhoodies march and general online campaign I've posted the picture below on my social networks. This was the response on one of them.

[REDACTED]: Um no. This guy IS suspicious. I would totally purse clutch and traffic dodge to avoid and I'm not sure of the message here. March for hoodies?

[REDACTED]: I grasp the point racism is rasicm, no dress code needed. But we need to watch our PR and how our message is distributed. The above is not helping or helpful to disseminate the message. It's an image of a thug in a hoodie. Treyon was not a thug, he was a child and this is the image that should be used. And the main goal is to make the "point" as EASY to grasp as possible. We can march and protest and leverage petitions, but if our attitude is, "read between the lines to get my point", then we move no one. We also need to utilize the most powerful, personable images we have. This guy is not one of them.

Elon James White: Oh HI [REDACTED] I'm the image of the "Thug in a hoodie." Do you know who I am? Do you know what I do? You said that THAT's an image of a thug in a hoodie and TREYVON WASNT A THUG. Ma'am, I'm not a thug. I'm an engaged political commentator with a background in I.T. I throw dinner parties and build studios from scratch. But YOU saw a thug in a hoodie.

Do you understand the problem now?


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Where the 2012 GOP Candidates stand on the Debt Ceiling "crisis"
The Bill Burton-led super PAC attacks Republicans for signing on to the "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge.
Freelance Journalist & Publicist
-Adobe Creative Suite Ai, Ps, Id -Media Pitching/Relations -70 WPM -Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel -Final Cut Pro -Apple iMovie -Windows Movie Maker -WordPress/Blogging -AVID Newscutter -ProTools -Event Set Up & Tear Down -Street Team/Promo Experience -Ability to lift 100+ lbs, stand/work for long periods in any condition -DSLR Photography
  • InsureMyTrip
    Travel Insurance Sales & Service Representative, 2014 - present
    -Provide education and product advice to customers in addition to sales support of all insurance products. -Responsible for new and existing orders and responding to clients via email, telephone or live chats.
  • Kramerbooks & Afterwords
    Bookseller, 2013 - 2014
    -Daily book recommendations and served customer inquiries whole processing customer orders, payments and reservations. -Stock replenishment, categorizing and visual marketing (in-store/window displays).
  • Vergo Productions
    Publicist, 2013 - 2014
    -Drafted press-releases and pitched stories to news media on behalf of the firm and their clients. -Event host showcasing products and interactive media to current and prospective clientele.
  • Au Bon Pain
    Customer Service Representative, 2012 - 2013
    -Primarily utilized as a cashier with experience working all front of house duties over varying shifts. -Other duties include inventory management, product layout & organization and facilities.
  • American Federation of Government Employees
    Communications Intern, 2012 - 2012
    -Daily production of press releases, public statements and internal event coverage of all relevant matters to the nation's largest federal employee union. -Photographer and canvasser for the Comm. Dept. who also served as liaison to news media.
  • / NBC News
    News Intern, 2011 - 2012
    -General Assignment Reporter covering primary political and economic stories daily under deadline. -Overhauled theGrio's video-editing, story pitching and newsgathering techniques in favor of efficiency and instructional material.
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts
    Telemarketer, 2012 - 2012
    -Sold season subscription tickets for the 2012-2013 Ballet & Theater productions, hourly + commission
  • WHUR 96.3FM
    News Intern, Anchor, 2009 - 2011
    -Anchored "News N Two" world news segment live On-Air twice a week and set up live broadcasts for talent. -Conducted both community service and promotional events including Food 2 Feed and Project Giveback.
  • The Hilltop, Howard University
    -Staff Writer, 2009 - 2010
    -Produced multiple stories weekly primarily for the Nation & World section. Readership: 10,000. -Traveled across the country on behalf of the paper to civil rights events, Capital Hill, the White House, etc.
  • WHBC 830AM
    Reporter, Assistant News Director, News Director,, 2008 - 2011
    -Supervised a team of 20 reporters as News Director; coordinated media access to events on & off campus. -Anchored the news live On-Air and produced/edited weekly news packages to be broadcast twice daily.
  • Urban Security Patrol
    Security Guard, 2007 - 2008
    -Secured Oxford Place Apartments and construction of the Narragansett Bay Commission at the Port of Providence, R.I. by logging data, conducting foot patrols and creating incident reports four days a week.
I'm a multimedia journalist and publicist who not only seeks to embolden the voiceless stories of our world but tell them in ways
I'm ambitious, entertaining, honest and humble because I refuse to be limited by the perceptions of others. 
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I used to use this bank, but no longer. Rather than help me out, they've sent me back to call customer service via telephone, who politely informs me that the physical bank is the only entity with the security clearance to solve my problem. I've had to explain this twice for two different issues. Very dismayed at their flippant lack of customer service for such a low-foot-traffic organization. I still use Bank of America, but I go to a different branch.
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