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With 2013 coming to a close, NAMIC would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.
As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide Diversity Digest subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories.
Your regular news publication will resume on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
When Hollywood movies get 'race-themed' into the same box
From Nov. 21: 'The Best Man Holiday,' the much-anticipated follow-up to the 1999 romantic comedy 'The Best Man,' made $30 million and nearly nabbed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office. That wouldn't have surprised anyone on social media or who heard the peals of delight that greeted the trailers for 'Holiday' over the summer.
Zucker plans massive change at CNN
From Dec. 5: After almost a year of tinkering, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker has concluded that a news channel cannot subsist on news alone. So he is planning much broader changes for the network—including a prime-time shakeup that's likely to make CNN traditionalists cringe.
5 keys to success for Diddy's all-music cable TV network Revolt
From Oct. 24: Sean “Diddy” Combs, after becoming established as a hip-hop mogul, artist and entrepreneur, gained a different kind of acclaim for his annual "White Party" in East Hampton, N.Y. The exuberant (read: over-the-top) gatherings always had unerringly excellent music playlists, of course, long before playlists were carried around in the palm of one's hand and revelers “Shazam-ed” their favorite tracks.
Hispanic adult millennials: Trusting fewer, marrying later, and still speaking Spanish
From Oct. 3: Tr3s's 2012 study, 'Hispanic Adult Millennials Living the Next Normal: Age of Uncertainty,' revealed that for Hispanic adult millennials, life is an exercise in risk assessment. They're cautious with good reason: just as they were entering adulthood, the 2008 economic crisis put a damper on their bright future plans. Jobs became harder to come by - especially dream jobs - and leaving mom and dad's house to live independently turned out to be not that easy.
Time Warner Cable leads way in diversity programming
From Oct. 24: Time Warner Cable and Univision Communications recently announced a major development. Recently, both companies announced their distribution agreement of a multi-platform, multi-year project to deliver additional Univision content to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network subscribers. This agreement between one of the nation's largest cable providers and top Spanish-language network has great implications for America's growing minority segments and for the future of diverse programming.
Asian Americans protest Jimmy Kimmel
From Oct. 31: Recently, protesters marched through the streets of San Francisco carrying pictures funnyman Jimmy Kimmel's face — with a Hitler mustache drawn above his lip and a swastika by his side. More than 100 people, largely Asian-Americans, were still fuming about a skit that aired on Kimmel's late-night show earlier this month.
Does TV capture the diversity of America yet?
The New York Times
From Nov. 7: 'Saturday Night Live' does not have a black woman as a cast member, a fact that has become a hotly discussed issue. The debate raises a larger issue that seems to come up again and again: Is television too white?
When anchor jobs open up in cable news, people of color too often left out
From March 21: Despite his history as an aggressive and sometimes fiery advocate, outgoing CNN analyst Roland Martin is surprisingly reserved when discussing the cable newschannel's decision not to renew his contract after six years as a high-profile analyst, often speaking on black issues.
Comcast seeks advice on possible Time Warner Cable bid: Sources
From Nov. 26: Time Warner Cable's flirtation with potential merger suitors may include Comcast, which is seeking advice on possible regulatory hurdles if it should pursue a bid, sources close to the situation told CNBC recently.
Miss America 2014 resembles the country's melting pot culture
U.S. News & World Report
From Sept. 19: The Miss America contest has begun to resemble the true melting pot of culture and race that is America. Long are the days of the conventional blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty queens. On Sept. 15, the Miss America contest crowned the first Indian-American woman.
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