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April 13, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Congratulations to the 2017 NAMIC Leadership Seminar class for completing the three-day program in Los Angeles, CA! The NAMIC Leadership Seminar was created to increase participants' effectiveness at work, to provide them with the important insights and tools for strategic career planning, and to transform high-potential middle managers into effective leaders.  But don't take our word for it...

"The NAMIC Leadership Seminar was one of the experiences that I will treasure for the rest of my career. The program enhanced my awareness of who I am as a person. I feel that I am a better leader because now I understand more about my strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend this Seminar to anyone that is looking to take the next step in their careers."

- Vu Trieu, Senior Specialist, Workforce D&I, Comcast, 2015 NAMIC Leadership Seminar graduate

Be on the lookout for application information regarding the next Leadership Seminar, July 12-14, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

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, as we plan this year's Annual NAMIC Conference, we want to hear from you. Please send your 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


Huffington Post
John Leguizamo's new one-man show, "Latin History for Morons," is all about giving Latinos credit for their place in U.S. history. Leguizamo recalled being treated like a foreigner as a kid because of his Latino heritage. After discovering that his son was experiencing the same kind of bullying in school, he decided to read up on Latino heroes in U.S. history. 
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cheadle will adapt Shane White's award-winning book, Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire, for the screen. The actor will not only star in the forthcoming project, he will also write the script with his Miles Ahead co-writer Steven Baigelman.
Among his lasting accomplishments was his role in the establishment of the Rooney Rule, which was created in 2003 and requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation positions. The rule was named in honor of Rooney, who had served as chairman of the league's diversity committee.

"Growing up, I did face a fair bit of racism," Xiao told NBC News. "What it did was I had this chip on my shoulder where I had to prove people wrong."Currently, she's proving the entertainment industry wrong by becoming one of Hollywood's busiest Asian-American actors, with roles in shows like AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," BET's "Being Mary Jane," and two major films on the way - Fox Searchlight's "Gifted," a coming-of-age drama opening April 12, and Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the franchise's anticipated teenage Spider-Man reboot premiering July 7.
Entertainment Weekly
The multitalented musician and actor is set to star in Rainbow Crow, an animated VR series based on Native American folklore that will unveil its first chapter at the Tribeca Film Festival this month.

A long time comic, Murphy rose to fame for his work on Dave Chapelle's popular "Chapelle's Show," where he was a co-star and writer.

Business Wire
Forget trying to keep up with the Joneses, as Centric premieres "WE ARE THE JONESES," a new docu-series following the inspirational work and private lives of plastic surgery power couple, Dr. Michael Jones and Cathleen Trigg-Jones. "WE ARE THE JONESES" premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, April 22, 2017 starting at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Centric. 

Multicultural is the new mainstream. That is why we are very excited to publish the 2017 ANA Portada Multicultural Thought Leadership Supplement, an exclusive partnership betweeen Portada and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA).


NAMIC-New York immediate past president and NAMIC Leadership Seminar graduate, Nicole Granston, Senior Financial Account Manager, Showtime Networks Inc. was featured in Temple University's Women's Network Spotlight Series. Check out the interview here

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