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October 27, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

October is a favorite time of year for sports fans with Major League Baseball's World Series, pro football, hockey and the start of the basketball season underway. NAMIC is celebrating the 2016-2017 NBA Season tip-off with a special Slam Dunk Membership Madness promotion.

Join NAMIC or renew your membership before November 3, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PT to receive a 20% discount off regularly published membership rates by applying the promotion code NAMIC20. And wait, there's more... for every new membership or renewal completed during the promotional period, you will qualify for a chance to win a pair of New York Knicks game tickets. A drawing will take place on November 4, 2016. Tickets are for the New York Knicks home game versus the Sacramento Kings scheduled for December 4, 2016, at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are transferable.

Team-up with NAMIC today to advance your career through enhanced...
Opportunity, Accessibility and Connectivity.
  • Opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, develop valuable mentoring relationships and interface with industry colleagues and influencers to build your professional network.
  • Accessibility to discounts on national and chapter events, job listings posted by companies actively diversifying their workforce, and industry executives via the member directory.
  • Connectivity to professionals at all levels through targeted networking and engagement experiences. 

There are a lot of upcoming NAMIC programs/events/initiatives. Mark your calendars!

October 31: Deadline to Nominate a NAMIC Chapter Officer

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue


CBS Sports
The NBA and the National Basketball Players association released a PSA on Tuesday promoting unity and understanding. Entitled "Togetherness," the one-minute video features Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Korver, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul reading a statement about using basketball to bring people together.
CBS Local
When Nzinga Shaw was hired in December 2014 as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Atlanta Hawks, the NBA's first, a racial firestorm was in full swirl. 
Nets Daily
On the eve of the Nets first game with Lin as their leader, Keh explains what he believes Lin means when he tries to balance the magic that happened on the Garden floor with racist ugliness: Treat me like an individual, don't be lazy and stereotype me. Learn to know me, don't pigeon hole me.
According to the report released by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, the NBA received an A-plus for the second year in a row for racial hiring and dropped to a B in gendering hiring practices.
The Charlotte Observer 
Collins, who became the league's first openly gay active player when he came out in 2013, is a big advocate of professional athletes and organizations speaking out on civil rights issues, like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been doing by kneeling during the National Anthem, and like the NBA did by pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte.


The controversy over casting of the live-action 'Mulan' raises some tricky issues - including the complicating power of the Chinese box office. 
MSN News
Jonas Cuaron, co-writer of Oscar-winning film "Gravity," talks about directing his new thriller "Desierto," with Gael Garcia Bernal.
Pakistan's media regulator on Wednesday ordered satellite TV channels and radio stations to stop carrying any Indian movies or shows. The ban will take effect on Friday.
Multichannel News
While media companies scramble to reach Hispanics, their best bet is to deliver a range of content in both Spanish and English - and let consumers decide what they want to watch.
LA Times
The African American Film Critics Assn. announced Monday the recipients of its annual Special Achievement Awards to be held in January. The honorees include directors Lee Daniels and Anthony Hemingway and veteran animator Floyd Norman.


NAMIC-Atlanta member, April Smith, Project Manager I, New Product Development, Cox Communications was recently featured in Multichannel News as a Rising Star in Tech. Check out her feature here!

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements! Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.

Industry Events


This fall's most moving LGBT love story can be found on one of television's scariest shows. In its strongest episode of season 3, "San Junipero," Black Mirror shows a hopeful vision of how technology can bring people - in particular, queer people - together. 
Multichannel News
Combate Americas, the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, and TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AZTECA; Latibex: XTZA), one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, today announced an exclusive, year-long agreement to broadcast live world champion MMA events in the U.S. and Mexico.  

Target's holiday spots from 72andSunny and Team Arrow Partners are aimed specifically at Hispanic shoppers, which over-index in Target's customer base.