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September 8, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:


As summer comes to a close and we prepare to gather in New York City for this year's Diversity Week, it is my pleasure to announce two dynamic keynoters confirmed for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. On Tuesday, September 20, author and businessman, Reggie Love will headline the opening general session of this year's conference. Also highlighting Tuesday's agenda will be the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon, featuring special guest keynoter, ABC News Anchor, Elizabeth Vargas.

At just 35 years old, Reggie is a Millennial that has amassed a very distinctive resume as the former Special Assistant and Personal Aide to President Barack Obama. Presently, Reggie serves as Vice President and Partner at RON Transatlantic Advisors, a diversified holding company. Reggie will discuss "White House Lessons" learned while assisting the President and what he calls his proven five P's of leadership: Perspective, Preparation, Persistence, Passion and Patience. Reggie's address will offer timely lessons on crisis management, collaboration and leadership in the 21st century.

An award-winning journalist with an impressive career covering global news and events, currently, Elizabeth is the Co-Anchor of "20/20." Elizabeth will discuss her compelling career, the role that mentors have played in her success and her new book, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as we countdown to Diversity Week. I look forward to engaging with you at the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference.

Warm regards,
Eglon E. Simons
President & CEO

In This Issue
Harvard Business Review
When old majorities become new minorities, it's time to update our approach. If this summer's transatlantic political events have taught us anything, it is the value of inclusion - and of broadening how we define it. 
Minorities, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters remain the exception, not the rule, and their representation in movies falls short of population norms, according to a blistering new report by USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. 
NBC News
It's been three years since Nina Davuluri made history when she became the first Indian-American contestant to be crowned Miss America. During the 2013 pageant, Davuluri spoke about her commitment to "celebrating diversity through cultural competency," addressing the topic in the interview portion of the evening: "I have always viewed Miss America as the girl next door, and the girl next door is evolving as the diversity in America evolves."
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USA Today
On the day Major League Baseball celebrates the life and career of the Hall of Famer who tirelessly advocated for equal treatment for Latin players, signs of his legacy abound in the game. Nearly 25% of the players on current major league rosters were born in Latin American countries, as were 35% of the players at this year's All-Star Game.


If you love movies or just like to follow what's going on in film, then you surely know the name Ava Duvernay. She directed the acclaimed film Selma and made history by becoming the first black woman to direct a $100 million film. She has an upcoming documentary premiering on Netflix called The 13th. Still, there's more. Duvernay has yet another project in the works - Queen Sugar, an original series for Oprah's OWN network.
The Wall Street Journal
A seismic shift in young Hispanics' television tastes is testing Univision Communications Inc.'s 24-year marriage to its longtime programming supplier, Mexican TV giant Grupo Televisa SAB, a relationship that helped fuel the rise of Hispanic media in the U.S.
The Ram truck brand launches a new Spanish-language multicultural and multinational campaign this week celebrating hard working people who are their own bosses and get the job done day after day.

Out Magazine
The couple that selfies together, stays together, according to the latest Apple commerical for the iPhone 7. Openly gay CEO Tim Cook told The Washington Post that he wanted to help show others when he came out in 2015 that being gay "is not a limiter."


NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic member, Tiffany Townsend accepted a new job as Regional Volunteer Manager at Smithsonian Institution.

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