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December 7, 2017
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In This Issue
Entry Deadline: December 11, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Until now, OWN had been a 50-50 joint venture between the television star and the cable programming giant. The deal, announced Monday, increases Discovery's ownership stake in the basic cable channel by an additional 24.5% to nearly 75%.
The Best Workplaces in Diversity offer the very best workplace experiences according to the diverse employees who work there. To determine the list, Great Place to Work got feedback from 442,624 employees on more than 50 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

NBC News
From National Book Award nominees to young adult novels featuring Asian-American protagonists, 2017 was a banner year for Asian-American literature. As the holidays approach, NBC Asian America has compiled titles that would be perfect the bookworm on your gift list.

Teen Vogue
What better time to support these change-makers than the holidays? From runway darlings like Pyer Moss and Tracy Reese to classics like Karl Kani, we've got incredibly stylish picks for your holiday gift (or wish) list.


You never know where we'll "pop-up" next!

NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic launched their first pop-up event at Cloak and Dagger in Washington DC. Attendees enjoyed a happy hour with dynamic discussion about diversity and upcoming NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic initiatives for 2018. To learn more about NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic pop-ups, follow on social@NAMICMidA

Featured on the left: New England President Kamilah A'Vant with guest
Featured on the right: Bustin' Out Founder Vicky Carew and Providence NAACP President Jim Vincent

NAMIC-New England hosted the "Bustin' Out Day After Thanksgiving Old School Party." Founded by Vicky Carew, this has been a special event for over 24 years in Rhode Island. The event featured DJ Mark Fisher, who after having toured with George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic has dedicated himself to teaching dance at after school programs and/or summer youth programs.

Business Wire
This winter BET Networks will slide into viewers' DMs and screens with the inaugural "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS" from Executive Producer Mike Epps. A first-of-its-kind award show, "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS" will celebrate the very best (and worst) in social media over the past year. Airing LIVE Sunday, February 11 at 10 P.M./7 P.M. ET/PT from Los Angeles, "THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS" will celebrate the most talked about moments across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and more.


Hispanics make up 17.8% of the U.S. population, and almost half of the United States' population growth. Add that to the fact that the Hispanic ad market is currently worth $9.6 billion, and you have a powerful argument in favor of creating ads geared specifically towards a Hispanic audience. 


NAMIC-New York member Melody Tan steps up as COO at VIMN international. Also, Jose Tolosa has landed a new role at the company and will be chief transformation officer. 

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