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May 4, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

NAMIC is currently recruiting top level industry executives as mentors for the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program. Mentoring has been proven to have a powerful impact on an individual's professional and personal growth, just ask Elizabeth Vargas during the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference... 


Remember, online registration is now open for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Take advantage of early-bird promotional rates until June 1.  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


In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month, GIPHY has rolled out an entire channel filled with original GIFs to flood your timelines for the month of May and beyond. 
USA Today
Fewer black Americans are dropping out of high school and more are earning associate's degrees, but racial disparities still plague the U.S. education system, according to the National Urban League's "State of Black America 2017" report.

Huffington Post
A record 7.3% of Millennials now identify as LGBT in the United States and as these individuals enter the workforce each year, you will be working for them, working with them and managing them. 
USA Today
Latinos accounted for 21% of all tickets sold last year, compared to 14% for both African Americans and Asians, according to Motion Picture Association of America's Theatrical Market Statistics. Yet a study by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism found that in 2015, only 5.3% of characters in 800 movies examined were Latino - far fewer than white (73.7%) or black (12.2%) characters, and only slightly better than Asians (3.9%).


The Hollywood Reporter
Monday, the winning entry from its inaugural Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film contest, will bow across the premium cabler's platforms May 1, after having received its world premiere last Friday at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, along with second- and third-place finishers Wonderland, from Tiffanie Hsu, and Toenail, from Jingyi Shao.
Comcast announced plans to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by offering its Xfinity TV customers a special collection of movies, shows, music and more during the entire month of May
Multichannel News
Myx TV, the multicultural Asian American entertainment network, will recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a private event on Tuesday, May 2 in Beverly Hills. The event will include a panel discussion and the premiere of "My Motto: Veterans Edition," a television special created in partnership with the national veteran campaign Got Your 6 that will honor Asian Pacific American veterans.

PR Newswire
HITN, the Spanish-language network that provides educational and entertainment programming to more than 44 million households across the United States, will make history in May as the first Spanish-language network in the United States to air Top Gear, the world's most popular and acclaimed automotive series.   Across the country, fans of all things motorized will be able to enjoy Seasons 14 through 16 of Top Gear in English with Spanish subtitles on HITN starting May 2.
According to their bid, the U.S. will be the "senior partner" of the 2026 World Cup, hosting 60 games out of 80. Canada and Mexico will each host 10 games. If the joint bid is successful this will be the first time the World Cup will be played in three different countries. Additionally,  the 2026 world championship will have 48 participating teams, instead of the 32 that will play in Russia 2018.
BuzzFeed sees the rise of the individual as a new trend that should drive marketing because more and more millennials are striving to be recognized for more than whatever consumer category they happen to fall into.

L-R: Kia Painter Holland, Cox Communications; Quincy Johnson, Turner; April Smith, Cox Communications; John Holly, Cox Communications; Ed Perry, Assurant; Alana Moton Leverette, Comcast Business; and Julie Harrison, Comcast Cable. 
Photo Credit: Simons9
On April 12 NAMIC-Atlanta presented, " The Writing's On The Wall,"  a panel discussion of seasoned professionals on best practices to navigate your career through times of change.

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