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Erika James, 1st black woman to lead a top business school, on the corporate diversity problem
When Erika James takes over as dean of Emory University's Goizueta Business School next month, it will mark the first time a black woman has led a top-25 business school. In a recent interview, James told Bloomberg Businessweek about her background, her goals for the new job and the responsibility she feels to make business school more accessible for minority groups.
Why you're seeing more women and people of color Google Doodles
When Google executive Megan Smith heard about a report in March analyzing a lack of diversity in Google Doodles, her reaction was not what you might expect.
An accounting of 445 people honored in Google Doodles from 2010 to 2013 found that 62percent were white men. Women accounted for about 17 percent, and women of color just 4 percent, according to the analysis by SPARK Movement, a girls advocacy group. The report was picked up by news outlets worldwide and confirmed what advocacy groups and Doodle-watchers had known for a long time. But Smith, an 11-year veteran of the tech giant, saw the findings in a positive light.
"I was excited because we had already solved the problem," said Smith, vice president of Google.
10 Asian-American and Pacific Islanders who blazed the trail
Complex City Guide
May was Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Covering not only the Asian continent, but the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, the term Asian-Pacific is as diverse geographically as the contributions of Asian-Americans are diverse in action and accomplishment. Whether it is in the arts, sciences, entertainment, or leadership roles, the Asian-Pacific experience is woven deeply into American culture.
The World's Most Powerful Black Women 2014
Forbes published its annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women — the definitive guide to the female icons and ground-breakers in business, entertainment, politics, diplomacy and philanthropy who wield the greatest impact on the world stage. Of the 100 women featured, 12 are black, up from 11 last year.
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Cablevision adds Magic Johnson's ASPiRE to TV line-up
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Cablevision Systems has added two cable networks to its Optimum TV line-up, including Magic Johnson's ASPiRE for African-Americans and their families. With the launch, Cablevision is the only provider of ASPiRE within its New York, Connecticut and New Jersey footprint.
It is also adding the inspirational channel UP.
Actor Vinicius Machado gears up for STARZ power
The Huffington Post
Vinicius Machado is set to star in the highly anticipated series Power, which is premiering on STARZ. Vinicius has been hailed by directors as "versatile with money-making looks" and is sought after today as a valuable talent around the world.
The next Aaron Spelling? Showrunner Shonda Rhimes is ABC's queen of prime time
Shonda Rhimes launched Grey's Anatomy, hit spinoff Private Practice, which ran for six seasons, overlapping with her current watercooler smash, the Washington, D.C.-set Scandal, which just ended its third season with its best ratings ever in total viewers and the coveted 18-49-year-old demographic.
Come fall, she'll launch another hour-long drama, How to Get Away With Murder, which ABC describes as a "sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller" starring Viola Davis, making up a three-hour Thursday block with Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
More women of color breaking through into Emmys race
Once upon a time, most women on television all looked like Donna Reed. Today, it's a great time to be a woman of color working in television. Last season, three women of color — "Scandal’s" Kerry Washington, "Modern Family’s" Sofia Vergara and "Steel Magnolias'" Alfre Woodward — were nominated for Emmys — lead actress in a drama, supporting actress in a comedy and supporting actress in a movie or miniseries, respectively. And this season, the broadcast networks rolled out show after show featuring African- and Asian-Americans and Latinos in lead roles. Half of ABC's 12 new shows star actors of color.
BET sets premiere date for new daily talk show 'Just Keke'
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BET Networks announces the premiere date for its new daily talk show "Just Keke," from Telepictures. Hosted by dynamic actress, singer and activist Keke Palmer, the show will air Monday through Friday during its initial four-week run.
Hispanic On Demand unveils digital ad platform
More marketers are focusing on the U.S. Hispanic market, while Hispanic audiences are increasingly embracing digital media. Media companies are launching new advertising products to keep pace with these rapid changes. As such, a new online advertising platform by Hispanic On Demand that combines a DSP, premium ad exchange and media planning tools has debuted.
'The Colbert Report' did a better job than news at teaching people about campaign financing
The Hollywood Reporter
The Colbert Report did a better job than other news sources at teaching people about campaign financing, according to a new study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
The study found that those who watched Stephen Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last election cycle were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of other news channels and shows.
Grow your business by reaching Hispanic customers
Hispanics are also powering growth in small businesses. The number of Hispanic-owned firms in the U.S. was expected to grow from 2.7 million in 2007 to an expected 3.2 million in 2013, according to a report released by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Geoscape, a business intelligence firm in the software-as-a-service market.
Winning through diversity and inclusion
There is surely a business advantage if members of a diverse workforce could all express who there were and bring their true selves to work. For this we need to build an inclusive workplace and a culture where everyone could openly express who he or she is without covering his/her identity. There is a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion and many companies drive multiple initiatives around inclusion. Most of these initiatives have not really created a culture where diversity and inclusion is expressed in its right spirit.
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The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors cited in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of NAMIC.
NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate, and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
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