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April 27, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:
Remember, online registration is now open for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Take advantage of early-bird promotional rates until June 1. 
Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Sandra Girado, NAMIC's Vice President, Events and Partner Relations at or 212-594-5985. 
Also, we want to hear from you. Please send your Annual NAMIC Conference ideas or suggestions for compelling and dynamic session topics or speakers to  
NAMIC continues to deliver its mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the media and communications industry via leadership and professional development programs and initiatives:
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue


The Hollywood Reporter
Before she was a Golden Globe-nominated actress and a New York Times best-selling author, Insecure creator and star Issa Rae was simply a young woman looking for others like her on TV.
Huffington Post
Lonnie Lee, curator and owner of Vessel Gallery in Oakland, has spent the past two years thinking about the stereotypes, generalizations and myths that commonly manifest in discussions about Asian-American identity - and Asian-American art. 

Diversity Best Practices
Great culture is at the top of every organization's checklist; so is diversity. But can the two work together? Creating a truly inclusive organization requires a careful approach to culture that avoids traps that can lead to homogeny.


Multichannel News
HBO was the big winner of this year's NAMIC Vision Awards. BET Networks, ESPN, and History each won two Vision Awards, which were all presented online. Winning programs are now being showcased via the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery.
ESPN, ESPN's year-old platform focusing on the intersections of sports, race and culture, has published Segregation in the NFL - an in-depth examination of the complex role race plays in determining which players play certain positions on NFL teams.

Debra Lee hopes Thede, the former head writer for Comedy Central's onetime late-night series, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, will give the network a toehold in the white-hot late-night space. Chris Rock will be among the executive producers for the Daily Show-like series, which will debut this fall.

In a recent report, Nielsen shed light on the Hispanic consumer, sharing that about 83% of U.S. adults in Hispanic TV households speak some level of Spanish in the home, with 27% speaking only Spanish and 57% speaking both languages. The audience measurement firm found that ads delivered in Spanish outperform campaigns aimed at the general public in terms of ROI:  54% of Spanish language TV campaigns perform in line with or ahead of English language campaigns.
German sportswear maker Adidas will sponsor the World OutGames, a LGBT-focused sporting and human rights event that will be held in Miami later this spring.


NAMIC-New York Secretary,  Morgan Johnson was promoted to Associate Manager, Content Distribution & Marketing, REVOLT TV

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