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March 23, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Watch Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA answer "How do you keep diversity front and center?" during the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference.

Mark your calendars and prepare to attend the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference, September 26-27, 2017, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Watch for online registration and early-bird promotional rates to be announced soon. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Sandra Girado, NAMIC's Vice President, Events and Partner Relations at or 212-594-5985. Also, as we plan this year's Annual NAMIC Conference, we want to hear from you. Please send your ideas or suggestions for compelling and dynamic session topics or speakers to 

NAMIC continues to deliver its mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the media and communications industry via leadership and professional development programs and initiatives:

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue

Sesame Street's newest muppet Julia, a 4-year-old girl with autism, will appear in an episode of the show for the first time next month, becoming the latest character to teach young viewers about diversity.

NBC News
African Americans and Asian Americans showed up in force at the box office in 2016 as major movies showed greater diversity in their casting and subject matter, according to a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Adidas has announced they're prepping a pair of special edition LGBT UltraBoost 3.0 runners ahead of the upcoming "Pride Month" this June.

Allure asked 41 women of color to tell us the story of their lives through their skin - and skin tone. Because our skin can be both a vulnerability and a defense. But most importantly, it can be a source of celebration.

"Deported" is a five-part documentary series by Sahra V. Nguyen on "NBC Asian America Presents...," a digital video channel that features original content centered around themes and voices found in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Univision Digital announced today a new digital web series "3, 2, 1 Clarissa!" featuring Clarissa Molina, the Social Media Host for the award-winning entertainment news show "El Gordo y La Flaca" (The Scoop and The Skinny), crowned "Nuestra Belleza Latina" (Our Latin Beauty) in the 10th season of the reality beauty competition.

Target Market News
A newly released study of Millennials reveals that Black consumers between the age of 18-35 are more optimistic about their futures than Hispanics, Asians and Whites of the same age. Young African-Americans were also far more likely (59%) to say "anyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough."
Nielsen estimates that about 83% of U.S. adults in Hispanic TV households (persons 18+) speak some level of Spanish in the home, with 27% speaking only Spanish and 57% speaking both languages in the home.


Congratulations to NAMIC Mid-Atlantic President, Kash Kabaria for accepting the 360L Analyst position at SiriusXM. Kash notes it was through his NAMIC experience that he was able to secure this fantastic role. One more example of how embracing diversity means embracing success. 

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