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July 6, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:  
Why is it important to renew your NAMIC membership? NAMIC membership gives you the opportunity to continue developing the leadership, management, and interpersonal skills that are essential to your career advancement. Additionally, as an active NAMIC member, you can continue to engage in special events, high-level networking opportunities and more. But don't take our word for it...

The Perfect Fit
NAMIC and You: The Perfect Fit


Remember, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.
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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue


Michael D. Armstrong has been appointed general manager of BET Networks. Based in New York and reporting directly to BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee, Armstrong will drive strategy and operations, with direct oversight of content strategy and multiplatform scheduling, marketing, corporate communications and operations. He will also liaise with teams across Viacom's Media Networks, including strategy, finance and research and audience science. 
Comedian Louis C.K. is helping a documentary that made a strong impression on him become more widely available by releasing it on his website for just five dollars. The documentary, "Check It," and centers around a group of black LGBT teens and adults who formed a street gang in Washington D.C. in order to protect themselves from vicious homophobic assaults and provide support for each other.

The Hollywood Reporter
In it, Yang will share hilarious and poignant stories of assimilating into American culture, which include watching BET's RapCity, figuring out how to date girls who were six inches taller than him and dodging his parents' unrelenting attempts to get him to be a studious, model Asian son. He also takes a serious turn by writing about his burgeoning acting career, the choices he made and the compromises he refused to make.
Like any actor, Lewis Tan likes to play the central character in a story. "Asian actors want to play the lead, the romantic character, the hero, just like everyone else," Tan told CNN. And like most Asian and Asian American actors, Tan has had to battle stereotypes. "We're cast as ninjas, monks, nerds, the third, fourth, fifth best friend who is a nerd, killers, doctors and for women, the sexy Asian woman who's dating a white guy," Tan quipped.
The actor, who is of Chinese, Singaporean and British descent, most recently starred as Zhou Cheng in the Netflix series "Iron Fist."

A new focus for the first premium subscription streaming service for African American and urban audiences, UMC is thrilled to announce the premiere of its first new original series for the summer, The Rich and the Ruthless.
"Boxeo Telemundo Ford" returns with four straight events beginning Friday, July 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET live from A la Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida where undefeated welterweight prospects Sammy "Hurricane" Valentin of Tampa will face Giovani "Gallo de Oro" Santilla of San Diego, CA for the North American Boxing Organization (NABO) Welterweight Title. 


PR Newswire
Mazda North American Operations announced the launch of a new, insights-driven Hispanic campaign, seeking to link common attributes shared between the Hispanic community and the brand's core values. The campaign creative, which will launch on July 9, was developed specifically for the Hispanic consumer, aiming to tap into the existing positive affinity for Japanese-made products.

PR Newswire
Findings from a new Ogilvy survey of over 1,000 Americans including over 400 LGBT allies revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) believe that LGBT-inclusive brands/businesses are good for the economy and similarly (64%) believe that these initiatives reflect our country's diversity. However, the majority (68%) report that in order to be an LGBT ally, brands/businesses need to "walk the talk" following through on promises and plans.

NAMIC Past Board Chair and ELDP Class VIII alumnus, Michael D. Armstrong, has been appointed general manager of BET Networks. 

NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Committee member and ELDP Class VI alumna,  Vicky Free, has accepted the position of senior vice president, Disney Theatrical & ABC Television Distribution at The Walt Disney Company

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