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NAMIC will honore late ESPN sports personality Stuart Scott with its 2015 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award, the network said Monday. Scott, who passed away in January after long bout with cancer, will receive the award posthumously during NAMIC's May 7 breakfast at the INTX show, the diversity organization said.
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Prepare to be inspired! The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ is proud to bring you Voices Remember™, in honor legendary restauranteur, TV host and fashion model, B. Smith, with her husband and business partner, Dan Gasby. It's a show-stopping musical cabaret with Broadway stars and top voice actors lending their amazing voices to millions who have lost their voices to Alzheimer's Disease.
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Essence announces campaign addressing concerns of
'Black Woman At Work'
Target Market News
Essence, the leading media company targeting interests of African-American women, has announced an initiative to focus on "Black Women At Work." The campaign will use findings revealed in a study commissioned from the Added Value Cheskin research firm.
Top politicians, actors, athletes in running for India TV Yuva Awards 2015
Several top politicians, actors and athletes in running for the India TV Yuva Awards 2015. The nominations have been made through a stringent process involving recommendations by the editorial board, followed by a stratified research by a research partner C-Voter and subsequently decided upon by the grand jury led by Sarod maestro Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. The names of winners will be announced at an event on April 18 at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
NHL aims to include more minority players to expand fan base
The National Hockey League is by far the least diverse of the four major pro sports leagues in the U.S. The numbers of minority players is on the rise, but barriers still remain.
What Etsy could teach Google, facebook and Twitter about diversity
International Business Times
Tech companies pride themselves on solving big problems, but one in particular has been hard to overcome — a lack of workplace diversity. Which is what makes Etsy, the online marketplace set to hold its IPO this week, so remarkable. Its tech team is 69 percent female and, overall, the company is 51 percent female.
Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, others tapping into fan base with fashion labels
The Economic Times
There may be no business like the show business, but Bollywood is increasingly tapping the power of its ever-expanding fan base to launch lucrative side businesses. A host of Bollywood actors — from A-listers like Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan to newcomers such as Alia Bhatt and model-turned-actor Lisa Haydon — are tapping their fan base and converting it into a larger business opportunity by launching their own fashion labels.
Walton Isaacson joins young entrepreneurs with mentors for
Target Market News
The ad agency Walton Isaacson put a new twist on "the elevator pitch" by selecting 14 millennial entrepreneurs to convince a group of celebrity mentors to lend their expertise to their dream businesses. The pitch takes place in a Scion as part of the agency's Motivatour.
16 Indian TV actors that you may have forgotten about
We have already established enough that the 1990s and the early 2000s were a glorious eras for Indian television. There a lot of good TV shows; and what makes a TV show good? The story, the direction and the actors. And there were a tonne of amazing actors out there. Some of them moved on to movies, some of them stayed in TV itself and some of them just kind of fizzed out. Here are 16 TV actors from the 1990s that you may have forgotten about.
Meet the 10 most entertaining Latino stars on Vine
The six-second video platform Vine, has skyrocketed these 10 Latinos to micro-celeb status.
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2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program:
Application deadline is May 1
There are many different paths writers can follow to get their first foothold in being hired in television. As part of its ongoing commitment to create additional access for writers of diverse backgrounds CBS' Diversity Institute has launched a different kind of writers program which highlights one of those paths.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 1.
CBS Corporation: Directing Initiative accepting new applications through May 30
The Directing Initiative will select directing candidates for episodic network television and match them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those talented directors attempting to break into network television.
The Directing Initiative will accept new applications through May 30. The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute and the Directing Initiative is to provide access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse directors with a focus on directors of color.
New documentary eyes story of Latino extras in 1956 'Giant'
The Associated Press via ABC News
A young George Washington Valenzuela was walking to a barbershop in small, dusty Marfa, Texas, when a woman approached him and asked if he would like to be in a movie. He said yes. Weeks later, Valenzuela found himself singing the national anthem in front of Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1956 blockbuster movie "Giant."
Nickelodeon sitcom highlights impact of Korean pop music
Nickelodeon's new show "Make It Pop" is a musical sitcom that features three boarding school teens who start a band called XOIQ. Its plot might seem twee, but the network touts it as something a little more unique: It's a "music sitcom with a K-pop twist and EDM beats," starring three Asian-American actresses — including Korean-American singer Megan Lee, who spent more than a year working with a Korean record label after she was discovered on YouTube.
The 'Awkward Black Girl' who is going to change television
The Huffington Post
Issa Rae stands strong, arms akimbo, on the jacket of her new memoir, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." By most measures in entertainment, she is a wonder woman. Nearly 25 million views of her YouTube videos. The New York Times best-seller status for her debut book. A greenlit pilot for HBO. She is collaborating with Shonda Rhimes and communicating via social media with Oprah. Such feats are not achieved by awkwardness alone. Like the projects she produces, Issa Rae is endearing and quirky and earnestly self-aware.
TELEMUNDO unveils campaign for 'Los Secretos de El Señor de los Cielos'
TELEMUNDO launched a marketing campaign leading to the premiere of season three on April 21. The campaign includes an interactive nationwide CineTransformer tour, a digital special featuring 15 episodes titled "Los Secretos de El Señor de los Cielos," an on-air recap special, a collectible comic book, a dedicated Facebook application and a 19-hour surveillance feed footage available hours prior to the premiere for fans to monitor Aurelio Casillas behind bars.
A rising share of the US black population is foreign born
Pew Research Center
A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the United States today, more than four times the number in 1980, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Black immigrants now account for 8.7 percent of the nation's black population, nearly triple their share in 1980.
ESPN Deportes Debuts #YoDigoPresente to promote the
2015 Pan American Games
ESPN and ESPN Deportes launched #YoDigoPresente ("I am In"), a multimedia marketing campaign to promote the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The campaign features the captivating stories of the athletes' journey to Toronto 2015 and the powerful music of Multi-Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner, urban alternative band Calle 13 to engage sports fans across the country and throughout the Americas.
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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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