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April 26, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

Congratulations to the winners of the NAMIC BET Awards Membership Sweepstakes! 

Pictured left to right:

  • Grand Prize Winner of two tickets to the BET Awards: Kiir Knight, talent producer, ESPN
  • First Place Prize Winner of one American Express Gift Card valued at $200: Scott Shirah, executive director, Finance, Cox Communications, Inc.
  • Runner Up Prize Winner of one pair of Apple AirPods: Wendy Liu (not pictured), vp, Customer Experience, Comcast and NAMIC ELDP Class XIV alumna
Thank you to all who joined and renewed their NAMIC membership and to BET Networks for generously donating the BET Awards tickets! 

NAMIC is rapidly approaching a 4,000-member milestone. Encourage friends/colleagues to join an expanding NAMIC today!
In This Issue

NAMIC-New York member  Karen Hunter, host of an eponymous radio show on Sirius XM Urban View, award-winning journalist and professor at Hunter College was named one of ESSENCE Magazine's "Woke 100 Women."

NAMIC ELDP Class XVII alumna  Angela Turner , svp, Affiliate & Consumer Marketing, REVOLT  was honored at the National Action Network's 2018 Women's Power Luncheon
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For the second year in a row, ESSENCE honors the women who are proven change agents, shape-shifters and power players across the nation and beyond. These women continuously fight the good fight by inspiring us and igniting movements-from the healthcare field to the Hill to Hollywood.
Geisha Williams, President and CEO of PG&E Corp., made history last year becoming the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. She says all immigrants deserve the same opportunities she had and calls immigration a "secret weapon" for the United States.
She not only highlighted the beautiful parts of black culture that inspire her (Fela Kuti, Nina Simone, Master P and more), she brought them to the forefront of her homecoming set to make a statement.

The film about an Asian-American woman navigating the social mores of her wealthy Singaporean boyfriend's family is one of very few major studio films with a leading cast of Asian diasporic actors.
Hank Azaria says he's "willing and happy" to step aside as the voice of Apu on The Simpsons, or to help transition the character into "something new," calling it "the right thing to do, to me."

TV One has announced the 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) TV One Screenplay Competition finalists - Fedna Jacquet (New York, NY), writer of "Isaiah"; Rashim Cannad (Los Angeles, CA), writer of "Connected"; and Sylvester K. Folks (Deatsville, AL), writer of "The Patrolman."
BET is in tune with what African-American viewers want: high-end drama and comedy, along with more refined reality and hard-hitting investigative documentary series.
Broadcasting & Cable
Headlining this year's presentation is a strong programming slate with new original series, including a reality show with a format twist, a network-wide initiative celebrating the many contributions of Hispanic women in the U.S., and the return of the MISS UNIVERSE® competition to the network.


Radio + Television Business Report
The report from the Culture Marketing Council (CMC), Digital Lives 2018: A World of Digital 'Everything' through a Cultural Lens, concludes that presence in cultural platforms, in-culture ads on mainstream sites, and organic diversity in social media and video content are some of the critical strategies that resonate across all audiences and increase brand engagement.
PR Newswire
Remezcla, the leading and most influential Latino youth media brand, and EthniFacts, a leading consumer insights provider, today announced a partnership that will focus on insights and trends specific to Latinos born in the United States, with a focus on Ambicultural® Latinos.

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