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January 3, 2019
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,  

We want to wish you all a Happy New Year! Make sure to check out the calendar for upcoming educational program deadlines. Deadline for the Leadership Seminar program in Los Angeles is February 14. Apply today!
In This Issue
NAMIC HEROES

 
NAMIC-Atlanta member Shernovius Bennett, technical engineer III, Cox Communications was highlighted in the Fall issue of Equal Opportunity magazine on minimizing issues for Cox Communications customers.

NAMIC-South Florida member and former NAMIC-Chicago secretary
Jeremy Trask is starting a new position as manager, Partner Care at GolfNow, a division of Golf Channel. 

Were you in the news? Did you receive an award? Let us brag about you! Please send your accomplishments, recognitions, accolades and kudos to susan.waldman@namic.com.
CHAPTER HAPPENINGS


NAMIC-Denver staged a double-header on December 11. The evening started with its Mentor Program event (pictured left and center) entitled Social Media: Career Rocket Booster or Torpedo. Erin Cell, CEO and founder, Socially Powered presented examples of postings both good and bad and gave the group information on making social media accounts work. The next Mentor Program event will be in March when personal branding is discussed.  Also, NAMIC-Denver members and guests joined together at The Perfect Landing (pictured far right) for its Holiday Social. The social had an admittance fee which went to Sock It To 'Em, a unique charity which gathers socks for the local homeless population. 

NAMIC-New England held a Media Pitch Competition among students at Bay Path University. Students were asked to submit program ideas that had the ability to grab and hold attention with a well defined concept and quantified accessible market. Congratulations to winners pictured left: Sara Gigliotti "Marvel's A Force," Anissa Nieves "Camouflage," and ZoĆ« Naglieri-Prescod "That's Relatable."
 

LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS

Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise covered some of the biggest black news stories in 2018 surrounding business and career. Spotify and Google put out a massive call for women of color podcasters. An NBA team got its first black woman CEO. A young man made history as Pennsylvania's youngest judge ever. And this successful black entrepreneur paid it forward creating a massive fund for black women-owned businesses.

NBC News
It was the year of cheering for "Crazy Rich Asians" and crying over Pixar's "Bao"; of Chloe Kim winning the world over and of Sandra Oh declaring, "It's an honor just to be Asian." From Hasan Minhaj making history on the late-night stage to a viral prank that opened a conversation about diversity in advertising, 2018 was full of laughter, happy tears, and moments that filled us with pride.
Read more

SHRM
Dealing  with, and preventing, racism and harassment in the workplace were popular global and cultural effectiveness topics for our readers in 2018. Here are the top nine stories from SHRM Online.

PROGRAMMING

Variety
NBCUniversal's Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo is developing its first English-language newscast in collaboration with YouTube in a bid to tap the burgeoning U.S. Hispanic youth demographic.

Essence
Despite what social media might lead you to believe, Black people are still missing and underrepresented in the travel space. For Kellee Edwards, seeing pretty photos wasn't enough, she did not see Black people on television talking about travel and diving deep into the global community. 

Remezcla
There are a handful of Christmas-themed audiovisual gems that invade American TV sets each holiday season to remind us what Christmastime is really all about. And while films like A Christmas Story or It's a Wonderful Life are touching and heartfelt reminders of the importance of giving, family, and selflessness, they also come from a time when American popular culture was overwhelmingly and unapologetically white. 

The Hollywood Reporter
Bozoma: Being Badass will follow Bozoma Saint John as she explores the issues and topics that impacted her personal and professional journey. Each episode is expected to feature Saint John interviewing people who have been through the experiences she discusses, like losing her husband to cancer. 
MULTICULTURAL MARKETING

PR Newswire
Recent data from Pew Research Center and Nielsen about Asian American high purchasing power and growing population in the United States has impressed many advertisers and marketers. As of 2018, the buying power of Asian American is $986 billion, making them the fastest growing group in the United States. 

MediaPost
2018 was an incredible year for multicultural representation in Hollywood. From "Black Panther" to "Crazy Rich Asians," these movies have shown that great stories can be told from a diverse perspective with diverse casts and break box office records at the same time.

JOB BANK
 
The members-only NAMIC Job Bank provides access to the best employers and most diverse candidates in the communications industry.

Spectrum Reach is growing and looking for talent in several markets.  Check out the opportunities
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