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April 12, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

NAMIC Leadership Seminar 2017, Dallas, TX

NAMIC is now accepting applications for the NAMIC Leadership Seminar, July 11-13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Apply by May 18 for the opportunity to gain insights and tools for strategic career planning.

NAMIC celebrates the 2018 Vision Awards Winners! Check out the video above and  view all the winners here. 

April is Arab American History Month.  Learn how you can celebrate!

In This Issue

NAMIC ELDP Class V alumnus Albert Cheng has been named co-head of television at Amazon Studios. 

Janice Min, the Hollywood Reporter's former co-president and chief creative officer will advise E! and other NBCU cable networks.
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Broadcasting & Cable
HBO garnered the most NAMIC Vision Awards honors, the diversity organization announced April 3. The premium service took home six NAMIC Vision Awards, which recognize original programming that is reflective of the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color that best reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience.
A vocal critic of the under-representation of Latinos in the entertainment industry, Leguizamo is a founding partner of NGL Media, a company that produces digital video content and marketing for bilingual and bi-cultural U.S. Latinos.
PR Newswire
Telemundo Center sets the new standard for Hispanic media as the only next-generation, multimedia production facility with news, sports, entertainment, studios, international and digital all under one roof.

The project is titled "Unsubscribed." It is described as an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.

Design Week
A new TV channel targeting the African diaspora has been designed by DADA and draws influence from traditional and contemporary African culture.

Fuse Media announced seven new original shows and the return of 10 series, including the Wilmer Valderrama-hosted Hollywood Puppet Show.
Entertainment Weekly
TruTV has announced that it will re-air the documentary, which examines the stereotypical nature of The Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. 


The missed opportunities are greatest with Millennials, with 20% identifying as LGBTQ, according to GLAAD, significantly higher than other generations, and higher than other researchers. Pew Research's latest survey finds that about 4.1% of the U.S. identifies as LGBT, and 7.3% of those between the ages of 18 and 37.

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