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October 7, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

It's Friday and what a perfect day to look at photos from the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference!  The conference was 
a huge success and filled with highlights from Elizabeth Vargas to Michael Bivins and most importantly, you.  Check out the photo gallery here!

Also, we'd love to hear from you. If you attended the conference and want to tell us your feedback, please click here.

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

Are you interested in running for a chapter officer position? NAMIC is currently recruiting candidates. Click here to learn more. You must be a NAMIC member to run for a chapter office.

Read! Watch! Share! Post! Like! Tweet! Retweet!

Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue

In last Thursday's edition of Diversity Digest, NAMIC-Atlanta member, Twila Hawthorne was misidentified. The Diversity Digest team extends sincere apologies to Twila and the leadership team at NAMIC-Atlanta. 

Pictured L-R: Paul Goodloe, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel; Holly Robinson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Business Operations Product & Technology and Treasurer, NAMIC-Atlanta; and Twila Hawthorne, Senior Network Engineer at The Weather Channel. Ms. Hawthorne serves as the Membership Chair for NAMIC-Atlanta. The chapter received the 2016 Membership Growth & Retention Excellence Award.

Radio is the top platform for reaching both African-Americans and Hispanics each week; 97% of all Hispanics are reached by radio every week, the highest penetration that we measure across demographics, ethnicities and platforms.
A 2015 survey by Pew found that, while 6.9 percent of adults in the U.S. "could be considered multiracial" under Pew's definitions, 61 percent of them do not identify as such, preferring instead to identify with one race. 
We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Future Hispanic History Month, highlighting rising stars who are creating history before our very eyes. Today we honor Axel Alonso, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics.
Huffington Post
This October we proudly celebrate LGBT History Month with 31 Icons from all walks of life, including LGBT heroes, leaders and icons from around the globe. 

International Business Times
Filipino American History Month starts on Saturday. Founded by the Filipino American History Society in 1982, however, it wasn't until November 2009 when the U.S. congress passed new laws officially recognizing October as Filipino American History Month.


Sports may be a universal language, but Spanish sounds good for ESPN, which has been tapping into a huge fan base in Latin America since 1989 and in the United states for over a decade.
Latin Post
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Hulu will be presenting an array of special programs geared towards the Latino community.
The Hollywood Reporter
The hourlong documentary will premiere Friday, the same day the historical drama opens in theaters.
Nate Parker is headed to Nat Geo.

Spending by African-Americans on dining out, home improvement, automobiles, and financial services is on the uptick, according to Packaged Facts.

Filipino Reporter
GMA Network - through its global arm, GMA International - was the most-awarded Filipino company with four trophies at the 2016 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).

Industry Events


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.