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September 21, 2017


Online registration closes Friday so make sure to
register today!  On-site registration will be available beginning Monday, September 25 at 12:00 pm on the 6th floor of the New York Marriott Marquis. 

Single day passes are also available!


Hon. David N. Dinkins 106th Mayor, City of New York will present the Mickey Leland Humanitarian award to Katrina M. Adams Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) during the NAMIC Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 27 from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm. 

Step into the judge's chambers next week for the popular comeback session  NAMIC & Sava360 Presents the Startup Competition. Join the aspiring five finalists and esteemed judges on Wednesday, September 27 from 9:05 am - 10:15 am to see who will be this year's winner. 

NAMIC & Sava360 Present the Startup Competition Judges:
  • Gil Beyda, Founder & Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures
  • Lori Conkling, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, NBCUniversal
  • Rachel Lam, Founding Partner, Imagination Capital
  • Christie Pitts, Partner, Backstage Capital
  • Abbe Raven, Chairman Emeritus, A+E Networks
  • Tina Wells, CEO/Founder, Buzz Marketing Group

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In This Issue


Business Wire
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which has impacted Florida and nearby areas with such devastation, Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it's making an additional donation of $1 million in cash to support relief efforts. This brings the company's direct cash contributions to $2.5 million.
PR Newswire
Charter Communications, Inc. announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The company said in a statement that the funds would go towards supporting the efforts of the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and other nonprofit groups as they deal with the aftermath of the deadly hurricane which tore a path of destruction through the Caribbean, Florida and the southeastern United States.
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Multichannel News
Altice USA said it's making a $50,000 donation to the Red Cross of Texas, and is providing the Red Cross with free advertising time across its Optimum and Suddenlink systems nationwide.
The Hollywood Reporter
Dozens of celebrities gathered Tuesday night for "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief," which broadcast live across 15 networks and 150 radio stations nationwide while streaming on social media. The event live-streamed across YouTube and Twitter, and also aired live on the big four broadcast networks as well as BET, Bravo, CMT, Cumulus Media/Westwood One, E!, HBO, HBO Latino, iHeartMedia, iHeartRadio, MTV, MTV2, MTV Live, MTV Classic, Oxygen, SiriusXM and Univision. 

Multichannel News
Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video service operators in the United States and the provider of Optimum and Suddenlink-branded internet, TV and phone services, announced that it has launched its annual student essay contest in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
From people of color to women, the night's biggest winners continued to strengthen the argument often made that the small screen is more inclusive.
Broadcasting & Cable
The Root 100 2017 honors the innovators, the leaders, the public figures and game changers whose work from the past year is breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation. This year's list of honorees serves as a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness in America. 

Pew Research Center
The Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since 2000. The Latino population itself has evolved during this time, with changes in immigration, education and other characteristics.


Since 2011, Bob Greenblatt has served as chairman of NBC Entertainment, becoming the first (and now only) gay head of a broadcast television network. There, his job is to oversee NBC's diverse range of programming. Most of his work is about the big-picture.

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