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February 1, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

The month of February we celebrate Black History Month. Check out the Programming section for upcoming specials.   

Today's Google Doodle pays respects to a revered African American educator, scholar and author, Carter G. Woodson, who was the 'Father of Black History.' 

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In This Issue

Former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has partnered with producer Denise Di Novi to form PatMa Productions. The new studio is expected to produce content for multiple platforms with an emphasis on inclusion.

The Wall Street Journal
Global business leaders discuss why diversity and inclusion are important in the workplace-and what they do to make these issues a priority. The Wall Street Journal spoke to them at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Beauty editor-turned-lawyer Debra Shigley knows the struggle. And that's exactly why she started the Colour app, the first-ever hairstyle inspiration database for women of color.

This project focuses on young African-American women who are transitioning from the academic world to the corporate setting. It reveals their struggles on how to best present themselves in often male-dominated settings that prefer western standards of appearance. 

Harvard Business Review
Diversity is both an issue of fairness and, some say, a driver of innovation and performance. To assess the latter claim, we undertook a large, cross-country study into the relationship between multiple aspects of managerial diversity, the presence of enabling conditions such as leadership support for diversity, and innovation outcomes.

Multichannel News
Now, a program airing on the Smithsonian Channel as part of the channel's The Lost Tapes series - titled The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X - will explore the myth and life dichotomy of this civil rights leader.

The Undefeated, ESPN's content initiative exploring the intersections of sports, race and culture, will present Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African American athletes, and civic and community leaders, on Sunday, February 11, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

TV Insider
Black History Month is upon us, which means we're in for a number of shows, specials, and TV movies embracing the significance of the month. To ensure that you don't miss anything, we've made a definitive guide to all of the entertainment coming to you this February.

PR Newswire
Bounce, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a compelling programming tribute


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