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January 5, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. This year we look to continue providing you with the latest diversity news in the media and entertainment industry. Let us know if you have any feedback regarding the layout or suggestions of articles. Send me an email here. We'd love to hear from you! 
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue

Multichannel News
The six new board members, who will serve three-year terms, include Ann Carlsen, founder and chief executive officer, Carlsen Resources, Inc.; Jerold Lambert, group vice president, Legal Affairs, Mediacom Communications Corp.; Bill Lee, vice president, Sales Professional Services, ARRIS; Joiava Philpott, vice president, Regulatory Affairs, Cox; Pragash Pillai, executive vice president, Operations, Optimum Region, Altice USA; and K. Dane Snowden, chief of staff, NCTA.
NBC News
The first black U.S. president might be on the way out, but the year also saw several African American firsts in literature, entertainment, politics and sports.
NBC News
Dela Merced, 30, grew up in South San Francisco in a Filipino household. Her dad was the film buff in the family and shared that passion with his youngest daughter.
Yahoo! Style
Doll company American Girl has made steps in recent years to diversify its popular lineup and did so again this past Friday with the naming of its "Girl of the Year" doll. The latest is African-American girl Gabriela McBride, the first Girl of the Year doll since 2011 who isn't white.

MSN Sports
The prevalence of people coming out publicly in sports continues to increase, and this year it includes at least 158 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in all areas of sports, from athletes to coaches to administrators to media members.

Before turning the corner from 2016 to 2017, Telemundo accompanied the launch of El Chema, its latest 10 p.m. nightly attraction, with A 360 Escape, a virtual reality vignette about the series. 

Business Wire
NHK WORLD TV delivers a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring the hourly live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe and programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food and lifestyle. 

This comprehensive digital guide provides a detailed look at Hispanic consumers, Hispanic media, top advertisers and agencies, and features data from Nielsen, Cision, and the U.S. Census.

Black Enterprise
Author and entrepreneur Simone Da Costa celebrates inner confidence and positive thinking for girls in her new emoji app

NAMIC Holiday Membership Drive Prize Winners Announced!
  • NAMIC-New York member, Tsunehiko Takeuchi, Vice President, Business Development & Distribution, NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. | TV JAPAN Channel - Grand Prize Winner of American Express Gift Card valued at $1,000 
  • NAMIC-Southern California member, Donald Shrope, Digital Marketing Specialist, Walt Disney Studios - Second Prize Winner of Playstation 3: Harry Potter - 3D Movie Pack 
  • NAMIC-Chicago member, Valentina Zurawel, Administrative Assistant, Comcast - Third Prize Winner of Game of Thrones Gift Basket
Thanks to all who joined NAMIC or renewed as part of the Holiday Membership Drive. Also, appreciation is extended to the NAMIC Holiday Membership Drive prize sponsors, TV One and HBO.

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