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August 25, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,
Since its founding in 1986 as the "Urban Markets Seminar," the Annual NAMIC Conference has become a must-attend event for all companies seeking to attract and retain diverse talent; enrich the leadership skills of their workforce; and effectively serve the culturally and ethnically diverse consumer base.  Please join NAMIC during Diversity Week for  the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The Annual NAMIC Conference is the ultimate forum where professionals at all levels and disciplines engage and share their perspectives on timely topics that impact diversity and inclusion.

Educational and provocative content is being added daily to the r ich and compelling agenda. Executive Coach and Human Resources Consultant, Rosalind Clay Carter will moderate "Navigating the Corporate Landscape." This session will give attendees the tools to transcend their current level of success to the next level of leadership in the industry. Panelists will focus on the three R's, which are critical for success - Roles, Relationships and Results. Featured panelists include: Sean Cohan, President, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks; David Crawford, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; and Dee Dee Kramer, President, DeeDee Kramer & Associates, Inc. 

We hope we can count on your support for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Don't forget the NAMIC and SAVA360 'Shark Tank' Style Startup Competition entry deadline is August 28. Also, if you register at the non-member rate, one-year of NAMIC membership is included.
Online conference registration can be accessed by visiting . I look forward to engaging with you in New York during Diversity Week.
Warm regards,
Eglon E. Simons
President & CEO
In This Issue

Multichannel News
Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer, BET Networks has been named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Held as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week, the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference is scheduled for September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. Presented by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the theme for this year's conference is Diversity 3.0-Innovation through Inclusion.
Memorable moment at the 23rd Annual NAMIC Conference... Media personality, T.J. Holmes presented the 2009 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent. The award presentation was highlighted by Gupta's eloquent and inspiring acceptance speech.  Be there for the next up-close-and-personal experience with our industry's influencers and diversity champions.  Register today for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Charisse Lillie, who headed the Comcast Foundation and was the point person for organizations seeking donations or philanthropic help from Comcast Corp., is retiring in January after 12 years at the cable giant.
Hispanic power and influence is surging: 50% of recent U.S. population growth has come from Hispanics and the U.S. Latino population is expected to double within the next two generations. And today's significantly-younger, increasingly U.S. born, dynamic Hispanic population is shaping the American mainstream by maintaining strong ties to its cultures of origin, developing an "ambicultural*" personality that is at once entirely American and entirely of one's culture of origin.
NBC News
The conversation around #HollywoodSoWhite has focused attention on the need for more content and stories that focus on the Latino experience. A new production company is aiming to do that with its recent projects.
The 2016 nominees rep the most diverse field of above-the-line talent assembled in the 68-year history of the kudos, and the smiling faces on ABC's live telecast will look more like America than ever before. Viola Davis broke ground last year as the first African-American actress to win for lead actress in a drama series, for her tour de force work on ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder."


PR Newswire
HBO has launched HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition dedicated to showcasing emerging APA directors with unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience. The deadline for entries is November 7, 2016. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #hbovisionaries.
When multihypenate Donald Glover first developed his upcoming FX show "Atlanta," the network's enthusiastic support occasionally exposed their ignorance about life for some in Black communities.
Mundial and YipTV's collaboration started out of a need to find innovative ways to reach and serve Hispanic audiences who have often been abused by service providers. Latinos who want to watch their favorite sports, entertainment and news programs from back home have limited options, as many of them do not have credit cards to subscribe to OTT services, but can't afford to pay for cable, either. After investing in YipTV, Mundial took it a step further and came up with a plan to work together toward their shared objectives.

The Atlantic
American companies are obsessed with Latino millennials. Yet this fixation may lead some to overlook today's fastest-growing ethnic consumer group: Asian Americans. In 2015, they had an estimated buying power of $825 billion, which is expected to grow to $1.1 trillion in 2020, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia. 


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