Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn View on Instagram View our videos on YouTube
February 8, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

Check out Eglon Simons' quote in the special Black History Month issue of Cablefax Daily...

"Black History Month, like other months dedicated to gender, race and culture, is an example of how we embrace and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our country," said  Eglon Simons, pres/CEO of NAMIC.
As a reminder, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you can join on the spot and receive up to 10% off your NAMIC membership! Feel free to inquire at your next event. Please also see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
Attend. Share. Read. Watch. Like. Tweet. Retweet.
In This Issue

See Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" in Theaters February 16
Marvel Studios' Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king-and Black Panther-is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.

Get your tickets to Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" now:


CBS 1010 WINS Black History Month honoree and former NAMIC-New York president  Clayton Banks, CEO and Co-Founder of Silicon Harlem talks about the advancement of technology and opportunities.

Former NAMIC staff member and NAMIC Leadership Seminar alumnus   Bernard Guinyard has been named the new head of diversity and inclusion at Goodwin Procter. 

NAMIC-Philadelphia member and Annual NAMIC Conference speaker Susan Jin Davis was featured in Forbes as one of "Five Women of Color Who Should Be On Your Radar."

Immediate Past Chair NAMIC Board of Directors and NAMIC ELDP Class XI alumna  Michelle Rice was named GM at TV One.

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements. Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


Cynthia's Cynopsis
The campaign this year features interviews with nine members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcases the people and events that inspire each elected official as they reflect on what Black History Month means to them.

The Hollywood Reporter
Alan Ball's new drama, bowing Sunday, follows a family of children adopted from three different countries who were raised by white parents in Portland, along with a Muslim family from the same city.
Broadway World
The network also debuts a new short form video campaign featuring three-time Grammy Award and Academy Award winning artist, actor and social justice activist Common, which runs throughout the month of February. 

Multichannel News
Through this effort, the network will search for real soccer fans and supporters of the Latin American teams participating in the World Cup, and select, train and develop a group of the nation's top soccer enthusiasts to be part of the first-ever U.S. Hispanic content creator network specifically focused on soccer. 

European Union authorities have conditionally cleared Discovery Communications' $14.6 billion deal for Scripps Networks Interactive.
The Hollywood Reporter
The cable giant, led by chairman, president and CEO Tom Rutledge, reports its quarterly financials and says it signed up 2,000 residential video customers, and 13,000 small and medium business subs.
Read more

Multichannel News
Cable industry veteran Michelle Rice has officially been named TV One's general manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the African-American-targeted cable network.

Throughout the entire month, several African American pioneers across different industries will speak at the institution. The array of events will put the focus on the contributions that African Americans have made in different arenas.

USA Today
The Winter Olympics is white, very much so, from the perfectly crisp sheet of snow covering the mountains around Pyeongchang to the racial make-up of the event itself.

Broadcasting & Cable
Viacom on Thursday launches a year-long series of public service announcements supporting the Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHer initiative, which aims to show a positive portrayal of women in media.

Cablefax Daily
"Black History Month, like other months dedicated to gender, race and culture, is an example of how we embrace and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our country," said Eglon Simons, pres/CEO of NAMIC, an association that educates and advocates for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.


Business Wire
Multicultural audiences aren't just among the fastest growing in the United States - adding 2.3 million people every year, according to Forbes - they are also among the most connected

The NAMIC Job Bank provides access to the best employers and most diverse candidates in the communications industry.
Industry Events