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September 14, 2017


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NAMIC has named United States Tennis Association (USTA) chairman of the board, CEO and president Katrina M. Adams as its Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipient.


Please join us this year for the newly created "NAMIC Talks" at the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Mirroring TEDx, NAMIC Talks will deliver compelling and inspiring stories from our own arsenal of talented members and industry leaders. The insightful, innovative and sometimes leap of faith stories you will hear from three dynamic speakers will be transformative and life changing.

Barbara Gee, Founder, PositiveLee For You
After working for nearly 30-years in corporate America, Barbara left a very successful career in communications and in February 2016, launched her own business. PositiveLee For You is an image consulting firm, focused on empowering people to look and feel their very best.

Nitzan Hermon, Designer and Researcher, Studio VV6
Nitzan Hermon is an art director, creative technologist and researcher. He is an alumni of the first ever museum-led incubator, New INC and is currently researching design for artificial intelligence, intelligence augmentation and cognition.

Carla M. Moore, VP, POS Strategy and Education, HBO
Carla's career with HBO began 19 years ago as an entry-level sales trainer before moving into her current role in human resources. She sits on the NAMIC board of directors and is an aspiring author and business coach on a mission to inspire others to "live the life they've imagined!"


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In This Issue


NBC News
For "Tokens on the Small Screen," professors and scholars at six California universities looked at 242 broadcast, cable and digital platform shows that aired during the 2015-16 season and tallied the numbers, screen time and portrayals of characters of Asian or Pacific Islander descent among 2,000 TV characters.
A new report finds that while about 20% of Americans have a disability, only 1.7% of all the characters portrayed on TV last season were visibly disabled. The report, from the Ruderman Family Foundation, which advocates for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, also found that "an astonishing 95% of characters with disabilities on TV are played by non-disabled actors." 
The Wrap
The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University released its annual "Boxed In" study on Tuesday, and its findings show that on TV shows with at least one female creator or executive producer, 51 percent of major characters were women. By comparison, shows with exclusively male creators only gave 38 percent of major roles to women.

Broadcasting & Cable
Viacom, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, Scripps Networks Interactive and Discovery Communications are putting some of their networks into the over-the-top package, which will cost less than $20 a month, according to the Wall Street Journal.

This sixth report on Hispanic consumers in Nielsen's Diverse Intelligence Series-and the second installment of this year's overview of female Asian, Hispanic and African-American consumers-updates and extends the story of Latina empowerment and advancement not just within their own families and communities, but also across a wide swath of intercultural women of every race and ethnicity.
Footwear News
Nike's getting ready for National Hispanic Heritage Month with a new makeup of the Air Force 1 sneaker designed by renowned Mexican street artist Saner.


At launch, Demand Africa will stream more than 300 hours of original and acquired lifestyle content. In the following months, it will add several hundred additional hours of scripted TV series and movies, targeting 500-plus hours by the end of the first quarter of 2018, according to the company.

Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time.

NAMIC-Southern California member and ELDP Class IX alumnus Kay Madati is heading to Twitter as the new Head of Content Partnerships.

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