Linda Milazzo is a Los Angeles based writer, activist, former educator and program director, dividing her time between the entertainment industry, government organizations, community development projects and educational programs. She was a Managing Editor at Opednews for a decade, stepping down in the Fall of 2014. Linda began her writing career 40 years ago in advertising and promotions. From 1976 to 1989, she operated an independent public relations service providing specialty writing to individual and corporate clients in a variety of industries, with a primary focus on entertainment. In early 2003, she switched to political writing. Her essays, letters and commentaries have appeared in domestic and international journals, newspapers and magazines. She's the creator of a writers' program she taught privately and in public schools. Linda's online writing has appeared on the HuffingtonPost, Alternet, Commondreams, Counterpunch, Opednews, LAProgressive, SmirkingChimp, Buzzflash, PDAmerica, AtlanticFreePress and other respected news and opinion websites.