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February 1, 2019
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,  
 
 
The Lunar New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20 every year - with this year's falling on February 5. Here's  everything you should know about the coming Lunar New Year.
 
 
February celebrates Black History Month. Here are some Black History Month Quotes: Inspirational Sayings By Famous African-Americans to start out this commemorative month. 

 
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. 
In This Issue

CHAPTER HAPPENINGS

 
This week NAMIC chapter officers are in Miami for the 2019 Chapter Leader Forum. This day-and-a-half forum is chock full of learning opportunities, workshops, interactive sessions and most importantly, key takeaways to run the best chapters for NAMIC members.

NAMIC HEROES



NAMIC-Southern California member Jason Gumbs was promoted to VP, technical operations, Comcast.
 
 
NAMIC ELDP class IX alumnus Kay Madati, Vice-President and Global Head of Content Partnerships at Twitter was the keynote speaker at MIPCOM 2018.


NAMIC-New York member Michele Thornton Ghee, Executive VP, Business Development, Endeavor Global Marketing was featured in Multichannel News for being a Strategic Goal-Setter.


As part of Cablefax's Black History Month coverage, they asked some African American pioneers in the industry-trailblazers who broke barriers and took the lead in innovation-to share some of their reflections. Check out the issue here.

Pictured in order or appearance:  Mignon Clyburn, Benton Foundation Board Member and Former FCC commissioner/chair;  Robert Johnson, Founder & Chairman, RLJ Companies, Co-Founder BET; NAMIC ELDP Class XVI alumnus  Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, EVP, Ad Sales & Marketing TV One/CLEO TV;  Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA Former FCC Chairman; and former NAMIC board chair and ELDP Class XI alumna  Michelle Rice, General Manager TV One/CLEO TV. 

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.


LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS

Forbes
Christina Brown has taken that path. The Wharton Business School grad chose to build on her status as an influencer to uplift and empower women of color. And she's been able to turn that mission into a profitable business.
Variety
From the films that Sundance's programmers selected to the critics it has invited to debate their merits, the gathering is shaking things up, and working to highlight more female voices and more points of view from people of color.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Access Intelligence
Under the agreement, Cablefax will publish four dailies-a digital-only pre-show edition on Monday, Sept. 30, and print and digital editions Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 1-3-and will provide video coverage of the event.  The largest cable trade show in the Americas, SCTE*ISBE Cable-Tec Expo is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans.

PROGRAMMING

Broadcasting & Cable
Telemundo has the Spanish-language rights to Copa America and will be showing all 26 matches live across its broadcast, cable and digital platforms.

NPR
Srinivasan, 22, is an Indian-American woman from Texas who in addition to her role as "Brainchild" host, is also currently studying to get a degree in radio, television and film from the University of Texas. She told NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that hosting the show allows her to represent greater diversity in science.

Business Wire
The first-of-its-kind Asian and Asian American destination on Xfinity On Demand raises the bar with its extensive library of specialty TV, film and music options to ring in the new year
PromaxBDA
Offerings in the works include a television special, a musical remake featuring Aloe Blacc (making-of video above) and other content across the brand's print, digital and television platforms.
MULTICULTURAL MARKETING

Markets Insider
TurboTax®, the nation's leading online tax preparation service from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), has launched a new Hispanic integrated marketing communications campaign aimed at empowering the Latino community to take control of their finances with the help of in-language content and bilingual tax advice.
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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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