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Black Enterprise releases '40 Best Companies for Diversity' list
Black Enterprise
Diversity drives performance. It's a fact that Black Enterprise highlights in its annual list of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity." Featured in the December 2014/January 2015 issue, these inclusive businesses will also be honored when BE presents "The 40 Best Companies for Diversity Luncheon" with the Rev. Jesse Jackson at his 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, taking place this week in New York City.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Details
Jan. 28 NAMIC-Atlanta 2015 Kick Off Meeting Details
May 5 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast Save the Date
Sept. 29 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Save the Date

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


NAMIC Leadership Seminar scholarship opportunities announced
PRNewswire
NAMIC has announced scholarship opportunities for the NAMIC Leadership Seminars scheduled for 2015. Three full scholarships covering tuition, program materials, travel, lodging and meals are being awarded through a generous gift from the Walter Kaitz Foundation. The first scholarship is being offered for participation in the Leadership Seminar scheduled for April 8-10 in Atlanta.
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2015 NAMIC Educational Course Offerings

2015 NAMIC Leadership Seminar
Atlanta: April 8-10 (Application deadline: Feb. 27)
Chicago: July 29-31 (Application deadline: June 5)
Los Angeles: Nov. 4-6 (Application deadline: Sept. 18)

NAMIC ELDP Class XV
(Application deadline: Aug. 21)

Session 1: Oct. 13-16
Session 2: Dec. 9-11
Session 3: February 2016
Session 4: April 2016

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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


TV One's 'News One Now' is No. 1 cable news show among
black viewers

BroadwayWorld
TV One has announced that "News One Now," the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports and culture from an explicitly African-American perspective, finished 2014 as the No. 1 cable news show in its timeslot among all African American viewers, as well as in the key demos of P25-54 and W25-54. Including broadcast television, "News One Now's" performance among Black viewers in the aforementioned demos was second to only NBC's "Today."
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The rise of the Asian-American blog: Ones to watch in 2015
NBC News
One of the oldest Asian-American blogs in the country, AARisings, shut down this month after 25 years. The site, born of a record label that later transformed to a general Asian American Pacific Islander entertainment hub, came to an end when the founder, Nelson Wong, began to see his audience slip away to social media.
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Eddie Huang: Sitcom of memoir a 'big step' for Asian Americans
Orlando Sentinel via The Seattle Times
As a young first-generation Chinese-American growing up in Orlando in the 1990s, Eddie Huang felt like he never quite fit in. Huang was taunted at school for being different but firmly challenged racial slurs and stereotypes. The popular blogger and co-owner of a hip New York restaurant "never accepted the way people see us [Asian-Americans']" and used the lessons he learned from beloved hip-hop artists as a way to bridge cultural differences. His often-hilarious experiences are the basis for a new ABC sitcom, "Fresh Off the Boat," which is set in Central Florida and premieres in February.
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Finding teachable moments in 'Selma'
The Advertiser
The civil rights drama "Selma" opened in theaters across the country during the approach to Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday and the 50th anniversary of the events it depicts in the Alabama town that bears its name. During its first weekend in wide release, the movie opened second after the action thriller "Taken 3." Box office analysts concluded that its audience was 61 percent female and 83 percent aged 25 and older.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. calls for more black barratives on TV
The Hollywood Reporter
The question: "Wouldn't it be nice if all the networks were more representative of the complexions of America, not just BET?" This was posed by African American actor Cuba Gooding Jr., who was on stage at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour to peddle his upcoming BET show, "The Book of Negroes."
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Black lives still matter to grassroots and black media
NNPA via BlackVoiceNews.com
The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: "Justice for Mike Brown," "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" and "I Can't Breathe." But the phrase "Black Lives Matter" has emerged to bind each flashpoint into one cause.
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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic member Sylvia Bugg was promoted to Vice President, Diversity & Innovation for Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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NAMIC JOB BANK

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Executive Director Central Cast LLC
Vice President, Development WNET New York Public Media
Project Senior User Experience Designer ESPN
Communications Director Pew Research Center
Director of Communications Harvard Library Harvard

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PROGRAMMING


ABC touts its primetime diversity, including Shonda Rhimes
block on Thursdays

New York Daily News
So here's the ticket for ABC: Popcorn, wine and Shonda Rhimes. ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee told TV writers that the network's relative success this season — it's in third place both for total viewers and younger viewers — has been built on "branding" and "diversity." Both are embodied, he said, in its powerhouse Thursday-night lineup of "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder."
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Al Madrigal's new special 'Half Like Me' is what Latinos have been
waiting for

The Huffington Post
Al Madrigal goes on a journey of self-discovery — starting with how to pronounce his own name. In his new one-hour special "Half Like Me," premiering on Fusion on Jan. 22, "The Daily Show's" senior Latino correspondent travels across the U.S. to discover what it means to be half Mexican and half white.
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KollideTV launches new season with lineup of original
multicultural Web series

PRNewswire
KollideTV has announced the launch of a new season of exclusive original Web series content. This marks the third season of new material from the rapidly growing online TV network aimed at multicultural viewers. Season 3 boasts the exclusive premieres of the Latino comedy "Get Some, Behind the Glam," a profile series highlighting African-American beauty professionals, and a mini docuseries on race in America called "Afraid of the Dark."
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NASCAR partners with Cuban-born actor William Levy for new TV series
Fox Sports
A new NASCAR-themed docuseries focusing on Hispanic drivers is in the works with the help of Cuban-born actor William Levy. NASCAR Productions' Entertainment and Marketing division has partnered with Levy, a Telenova actor, and Gladys Gonzalaz to produce the nonscripted show that will follow the drivers and document the challenges of trying to make it in NASCAR.
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Zee News launches 'RaZniti'
IndianTelevision.com
With a focus to bring out and discuss topics of national importance and interest as railways, education, healthcare and more, Zee News — part of India's largest news network Zee Media — is all set to launch a new show called "RaZniti."
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


2015 diversity holidays
Diversity Best Practices
The United States is rich with diversity, which is reflected in the observances celebrated by its various cultures and populations. Knowledge of the following diversity holidays and celebrations can enhance your workplace diversity and inclusion efforts. Click here to see the full list.
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9 Hispanic marketing new year's resolutions
Portada
Here are nine new year's resolutions every marketer targeting the Hispanic population should make. As compiled by Portada's editorial team, these are key themes brand marketers should take into account to propel their Hispanic marketing forward in 2015.
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Nearly 400 million in Latin America used mobile phones in 2014
HispanicAd.com
The number of mobile phone users in Latin America is growing at an increasingly slower pace. eMarketer estimates the number of individuals of any age who owned at least one mobile phone and used it at least once per month inched up a mere 4.2 percent in 2014 to reach 395.5 million. Roughly one-third of those users lived in Brazil, with an additional 78.2 million in Mexico. Colombia (31.7 million) came in third, ahead of Argentina's 30.0 million users during the same period.
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