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December 21, 2017
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,  

We'd like to wish you a Happy Holidays! Thank you for your continuous support of NAMIC's important mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. We look forward to connecting with you again in 2018!
Congratulations, Winners!

NAMIC is proud to announce the winners of the Holiday Membership Promotion.

Featured from left to right: NAMIC-Southern California member Julian Gray, Social Media Manager, Disney Channels Worldwide; NAMIC-Denver member Michelle Johnson, Director, XOC Conditional Access, Comcast; and NAMIC-Tennessee new member Jaymin Patel, Internal Auditor, Scripps Networks Interactive.
As a reminder, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you can join on the spot and receive up to 10% off your NAMIC membership! Feel free to inquire at your next event. Please also see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
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In This Issue
Color Magazine chose  NAMIC-New England for its 2017 All Inclusive Award for Change Agent Organization. The chapter was honored to be recognized with such dynamic diversity champions at an empowering celebration.

Multichannel News
Alphabetically (not in ranking order) the companies cited by NAMIC as best in class are:  Charter Communications, Comcast Corp., Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications and Midco Communications from the operator ranks.  A+E Television Networks, Discovery Communications, Disney | ABC Television Group, NBCUniversal and Univision Communications among programmers.

The concept of diversity in the workforce is a topic that is often discussed but has yet to be implemented effectively in a way that results in consistent representation for people of color across multiple industries.
Director X (aka Julien Christian Lutz) is in talks to direct the remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, which is set up at Sony Pictures. Watchmen scribe Alex Tse is drafting the screenplay, while Joel Silver is producing. We hear Grown-ish star Trevor Jackson is in the mix for the lead role of Youngblood Priest. 

Pew Research Center 
Two trends - a long-standing high intermarriage rate and a decade of declining Latin American immigration - are distancing some Americans with Hispanic ancestry from the life experiences of earlier generations, reducing the likelihood they call themselves Hispanic or Latino.


Fan-favorite drag queens from previous seasons will battle it out for a second chance at the crown when the series returns with a special 90-minute premiere on January 25 at 8 p.m.
NBC News
For families in the planning stages of their beloved daughter's quinceañera, or for those looking to relive their fondest teen memories, HBO has an early holiday gift starting Tuesday, December 19th, which will run nightly through Friday, December 22nd.

The series, titled "Him or Her," will explore "the distinctly different worlds and relationships he finds himself in." Rae will serve as executive producer. Former "Daily Show" writer Travon Free created the series which is based on his own experiences dating as a bisexual black man.


The Hollywood Reporter
Dave Lynn touts "nascent" mobile opportunities, says VIMN has become a key contributor and laboratory for Viacom and discusses buying Britain's Channel 5 and Telefe in Argentina and possible future deals.


NAMIC ELDP Class XIV alumnus and NAMIC-New England board Member Hugo Balta, Senior Director, Hispanic Initiatives, ESPN has been featured as "10 To Know Game Changers" in the December edition of The Introducer.  Hugo has been recognized not only for his journalistic skills, but also because of his bilingual abilities and his life-long advocacy for the Hispanic community.  Congrats to Hugo - well deserved!

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