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April 21, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:
Since its founding by NAMIC-Southern California in 1994, the NAMIC Vision Awards have honored television networks, groundbreaking original programs, and a cadre of the industry's leading content creators. The more than 250 entries received this year is symbolic of the industry's growing commitment to producing content that embodies the spirit, contributions, and experiences of the diverse consumer base that it serves. This coming Monday, April 24, the trade association will continue its annual tradition of announcing winners of the NAMIC Vision Awards at the close of the industry's awards season. A total of 32 networks received nominations this year. As we prepare to announce the winners, we invite our Diversity Digest readers to join us in celebrating the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards nominees by viewing a special video montage saluting the networks, distributors and production companies recognized. 
Remember, online registration is now open for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Take advantage of early-bird promotional rates until June 1. Also, we want to hear from you. Please send your Annual NAMIC Conference ideas or suggestions for compelling and dynamic session topics or speakers to 
NAMIC continues to deliver its mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the media and communications industry via leadership and professional development programs and initiatives:
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue


On Saturday, April 22nd, more than 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, and their families and friends, and community partners will participate in the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of the company's year-round commitment to community service. 


Among the familiar faces on the list are acclaimed Hollywood stars like Oscar winners Viola Davis and Emma Stone, comedians like Leslie Jones and Jordan Peele, musicians like Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato, TV personalities like James Corden and RuPaul, athletes like Colin Kaepernick and Simone Biles, tech titans like Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and world leaders like President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. 
Pew Research Center
Federal officials are considering major changes in how they ask Americans about their race and ethnicity, with the goal of producing more accurate and reliable data in the 2020 census and beyond.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem is kicking off its spring season with a bang. The venerable New York institution teamed up with singer India.Arie to create High Above, a short film about the power of representation in dance.

Entertainment Weekly
O.J.: Made In America, which was named Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars earlier this year, is among the list of 12 documentaries being honored by the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors, as well as Ava DuVernay's highly acclaimed Netflix release 13th.
Market Watch
Businesses do better when they're supportive of LGBT employees. Survivor's Fijian location may not resemble a typical workplace, but the same rules should apply. And in this case, that means never disclosing another co-worker's sexual orientation or gender identity, workplace experts say. 


Multichannel News
TV One will expand its morning news/talk show offerings from one to three hours with an expanded version of News One Now and the addition of a live talk show, the network said during its upfront presentation Thursday.
Rapid TV News
BBC Worldwide has sold the first season of The Musketeers to Univision's UniMás, marking the first deal of the British broadcaster with a US Hispanic free-to-air (FTA) network.
A New York Times best-selling book by Rebecca Skloot, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," introduced Lacks -- and what she did for medicine -- to the world in 2010. An HBO film by the same name, starring Oprah Winfrey, will premiere Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. HBO and CNN have the same parent company, Time Warner.

It's an ad for Vicks, maker of cold and cough remedies, produced for the Indian market. It's had 9 million views on YouTube so far. And it's launched a discussion on social media about the rights of transgender people.


Discovery Communications promoted NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic member, Savalle Sims to the role of General Counsel, where she will lead Discovery's global legal teams in nearly 20 worldwide offices. Sims was most recently Deputy General Counsel. 

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