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January 17, 2019
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,  

The  NAMIC Leadership Seminar is a professional development program that creates leaders in organizations where a high premium is placed on Diversity and Inclusion as a strategic business imperative. Alumni of this program report being more effective, empowered and skilled in their companies, so apply today! D eadline for the March 27-29, 2019 program in Los Angeles has been extended to February 20. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized on Monday, January 21. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the  annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
In This Issue

NAMIC-New York member  Jeanine Liburd, chief marketing and communications officer, BET was featured in Marketer Moves magazine On The Human Factor Of Culture.

NAMIC-New York member and past Annual NAMIC Conference featured guest speaker Jessica Santana, co-founder & director, New York on Tech was highlighted in People Chica in an article titled "Meet the Latina Founder Bridging the Gap Between Underprivileged Communities and Tech Education."

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While it may often seem that no employer is getting diversity and inclusion right, many organizations have struggled to cultivate cultures that welcome and support all workers. 

San Francisco and San Jose, California, are not only home to Big Tech's all-stars, they're also the top two spots where minority entrepreneurs are thriving.

Sandra Oh made Golden Globes history as the first person of Asian descent to host the event. And at the end of a very safe opening monologue, in which she and co-host Andy Samberg roasted the celebrities in the audience with polite compliments, she gave a touching speech about her intentions in taking the hosting job.
Radio World
The National Association of Broadcasters will honor the first woman to own a number-one-ranked major-market radio station at this year's NAB Show. Urban One founder and chairperson Cathy Hughes will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner, April 8 in Las Vegas.


Venture Beat
The cable TV industry - represented by the Internet and Television Association (NCTA), CableLabs, and Cable Europe - has introduced the industry's plans to adopt 10G, or 10-gigabit-per-second data networks, as a way to compete with the onset of 5G wireless networks.


Multichannel News
AMC's horror-themed streaming service Shudder in February will stream a new original documentary that highlights the role of African-Americans in horror films.

TV One
The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9pm/8c.

Radio + Television Business Report
As VP of Multicultural Marketing and Sales Development for the Video Advertising Bureau, Cynthia Perkins-Roberts became renown as a respected expert on the multicultural marketplace.

Chocolate lovers might begin seeing a new seal on their favorite packaged goods brands: Certified LGBT Business EnterpriseĀ®. Five North Chocolate, which already features the Fair Trade Certifiedā„¢ seal, is the first brand to feature the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce seal on a packaged good product. 

Recent data from the Pew Research Center and Nielsen on the high purchasing power and the growing population of Asian Americans 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.
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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