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April 21, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

Last week NAMIC announced MarĂ­a Elena Salinas, anchor, Noticiero Univision (Univision News), as the recipient of the 2016 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award. Among the highest honors within the industry, the award was established in 1992 to commemorate the eponymous Congressman from Texas for his lifelong advocacy in social justice and equality for people around the world. She will be honored at the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.

Salinas is the most recognized Hispanic female journalist in the United States. Her reputation as a serious, objective and highly trustworthy journalist has allowed her to tirelessly uplift Latino communities and bring their struggles to the public eye. Her career has been marked by her extraordinary commitment to pave the way for future generations.

The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, held during the Internet & Television Expo (INTX) and presented in partnership with Multichannel News, recognizes Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries. In addition to honoring the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award. 

Upcoming NAMIC National events:
  • Buy your ticket for the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, May 18, 2016, during the Internet and Television Expo (INTX) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
  • Take advantage of the 30% off early registration rates for the 30th Annual NAMIC ConferenceSeptember 20-21, 2016 in New York City. The discounted rate will be in effect until June 1, 2016.

Upcoming NAMIC Chapter events:
(Remember, if you're not a member and attend a NAMIC chapter event, you may join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.) 
  • Learn more about the five "I's" of Transformational Leadership with an interactive discussion presented by NAMIC-Atlanta led by Executive Coach Becky A. Davis on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
Many NAMIC partner organizations cover the fee for membership. Inquire within your company or give me a call at 212-594-5985.
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue
Multichannel News
NAMIC will honor Noticiero Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas with its 2016 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award.

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt has been named one of the world's most influential people, joining the list assembled annually by TIME magazine.
Tracy Morgan won't be performing in Mississippi to protest a recently-passed law that is seen as discriminatory.

The Walter Kaitz Foundation
Professor Darnell Hunt, Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, chair of the Department of Sociology, and professor of sociology and African American Studies at UCLA and his research team recently released the third in a series of comprehensive annual reports on the state of diversity in Hollywood. 
Dazed Digital
The cult actor has produced a documentary about a group of gay and transgender black youth living in Washington DC, and is currently playing it to people at Tribeca Film Festival
The Hollywood Reporter
Constance Wu, Ming-Na Wen and Joan Chen sounded off during a panel addressing issues facing Asian Americans in Hollywood.

BET Networks announces cast of the much-anticipated New Edition biopic: NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE. Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire), Elijah Kelley (The Butler, The Wiz Live!), Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James, Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) and new comers Algee Smith and Woody McClain have joined the cast of the original miniseries based on the iconic music group New Edition
Media Life Magazine
At a time of increasing fragmentation in broadcast, when DVRs allow people to schedule programming on their own time rather than when a network wants them to watch, there's a great deal of value in a network that can deliver viewers to advertisers in a timely fashion.


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Industry Events


Pew Research Center
Hispanics are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. About one-third, or 17.9 million, of the nation's Hispanic population is younger than 18, and about a quarter, or 14.6 million, of all Hispanics are Millennials (ages 18 to 33 in 2014), according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

PR Newswire
Dark and Lovely-the brand that has empowered women for more than 40 years, and the first to create hair color specifically for African-American women-is proud to announce the launch of #LoveMyColor, a celebration created for its Fade Resist Rich Conditioning Color. The "life-changing" campaign gives women a platform to not only embrace their beauty, but to highlight their colorful personalities, which make them who they are.