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August 2, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

There are two very important NAMIC deadlines on  Friday, August 3rd. 
  • Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP)
  • Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA)
Remember to send in your nominations and submissions!

2018 NAMIC EMMA Roundtable on what Judges Love and Hate

What do EMMA Judges love and what do they HATE?  Submit your efforts by August 3rd  for a chance to win an Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Award (EMMA) 

NAMIC ELDP Alumni pictured from left to right:
R.K. Gopinath, executive director, Smart and Connected Home, Cox Communications, ELDP Class XVII;  Danielle Brown, senior director, Multimedia Sales, ESPN, ELDP Class XVII;  Roberto Lacayo, news director, Spectrum Noticias NY1, ELDP Class XVII; and  Veronica Molina, executive director, News Standards and Practices, CNN (Turner), ELDP XVII.

Be in good company! Nominate high potential executives of color by August 3rd to participate in the 


Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes at this year's 
32nd Annual NAMIC Conference October 16-17th at the New York Marriott Marquis featuring a keynote by Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon."

In This Issue

In an effort to  build a multicultural conglomerate of resources, talent and network across metro Detroit,  NAMIC-Detroit hosted a luncheon for senior leaders of seven non-profit organizations. The mutual enthusiasm to partner and collaborate was monumental.  


NAMIC-New York member and Leadership Seminar alumnus Lucas Ferraro was promoted to Director, marketing at ESPN.

NAMIC-Chicago secretary  Jeremy Trask Supervisor, technical operations, Comcast Cable is relocating to Orlando, FL. Jeremy started as a volunteer for the annual NAMIC conference in 2016 and soon elevated to a chapter officer the following year. We wish Jeremy well on his journey!

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements. Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


Broadcasting & Cable
AMC Networks said it is buying control of cable pioneer Robert Johnson RLJ Entertainment, which operates subscription video services Acorn TV and Urban Movie Channel.
Blavity, the digital lifestyle media company geared toward black millennials, recently closed a $6.5 million Series A round led by GV with participation from Comcast Ventures, Plexo Capital and Baron Davis Enterprises. As part of the investment, GV Partner John Lyman is joining Blavity's board of directors.
SAG-AFTRA has reached a first-ever tentative agreement with Telemundo Television Studios covering Spanish-language television performers on telenovelas.
It's tempting to believe that the recent groundswell in talk about Hollywood's diversity problem would result in actual improvement. But the numbers - at least so far - paint a sobering story.
PR Newswire
HBO announced the call for entries for its third annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, the leading short film competition showcasing cinematic storytellers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. All submissions are due by Wednesday, November 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Follow the conversation on social media using #hbovisionaries.


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a second season of its hit romantic drama series Love Is ___ from Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning).
The incredible story of Madam C.J. Walker, a black hair care mogul and the first self-made female millionaire in American history, is coming to Netflix, the streaming service has announced. Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar in 2011 for The Help, will portray Walker.


Sling TV, the only streaming TV service to provide Spanish-language content by region, is launching three Argentine channels in its "Sudamérica" regional pack, making Sling TV the leader in South American content among streaming TV providers in the United States. Telefe Internacional, El Trece Internacional, and Todo Noticias join 10 other South American.
Amsterdamn News
The Black hair care market alone makes up $2.5 billion. Popular brands are trying to attract this audience with hopes that the Black community will spend their money on their products. 
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