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February 23, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Nominations for this year's NAMIC Vision Awards were announced as part of the Hollywood Creative Forum 8.0 VIP Reception hosted by The Walter Kaitz Foundation. Founded by NAMIC-Southern California, the Vision Awards honor networks and content creators for their achievements in green lighting and producing original programming that is ethnically and culturally diverse and inclusive. Amrit Singh, Chief Political Correspondent, Culture Editor, and News Anchor for REVOLT, Donnell Turner, Co-Star of ABC's "General Hospital," and Danielle Vega, Co-Star of Hulu's original series "East Los High were the featured co-presenters for the 24th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards live nominations announcement.
Enjoy the photos captured at the Hollywood Creative Forum 8.0 VIP Reception.  Click the article in the Latest Diversity News section to see this year's nominees!
L-R: Eglon Simons, President & CEO, NAMIC; Donnell Turner, Co-Star of ABC's "General Hospital"; Danielle Vega, Co-Star of Hulu's original series "East Los High"; Amrit Singh, Chief Political Correspondent, Culture Editor, and News Anchor for REVOLT; and David Porter, Executive Director of The Walter Kaitz Foundation.

L-R:  Donnell Turner, Co-Star of ABC's "General Hospital";  Danielle Vega, Co-Star of Hulu's original series "East Los High"; and  Amrit Singh, Chief Political Correspondent, Culture Editor, and News Anchor for REVOLT.
As we continue to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry, remember these upcoming leadership and professional development program dates:
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue

Multichannel News
HBO drew 12 NAMIC Vision Awards nominations, which honor original and digital programming content that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color, said the diversity organization. ESPN and BET Networks drew eight Vision Awards nominations, while History Channel, CNN, ABC, ABS-CBN International, Discovery Latin America, Disney Junior, Food Network, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Starz, TV One, VH1 and Viceland all garnered multiple nominations, according to NAMIC.
Huffington Post
The 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report, which was released by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA on Tuesday, focused on roughly 200 theatrical films released in 2015 and 1,206 TV shows that were airing or streaming in the 2014-2015 season. 

El Poder En Ti, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' robust community initiative aimed at empowering viewers to take action for a better life, today announced the El Poder En Ti "Tu EducaciĆ³n Scholarships," which recognize and celebrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and the pursuit of higher education

The founder of Radio One recalls her journey and talks about her new TV movie "Media" a story not unlike that of her company's.

Comcast announced it has made some significant changes to the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC) to meet the evolving needs and interests of bicultural Latino customers. 
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USA Today
When former Miami New Times editor Patrice Yursik launched her blog, Afrobella, in 2006, her only expectation was that it would serve as a vehicle for self-discovery.

Only six weeks in, 2017 is already showing signs of being a big year for multicultural marketing. Corporations are doubling down on diversity initiatives. Strategic purchases and mergers have occurred and projected multicultural spend is trending upward for the year. 

The NAMIC Job Bank provides access to the best employers and most diverse candidates in the communications industry


Former NAMIC-New York president, Denise Bennett accepted the position of Director of Content Partnerships for TBS/TNT. Congratulations, Denise!

Essence and the Paley Center for Media presented, "The Power of Our Presence - An Exhibition Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. A special award presentation was made by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to entrepreneur and NAMIC-Southern California member, Donna Ross-Jones for her exemplary work.

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