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Are you Mentoring someone?


NAMIC has launched a new online mentoring platform to ensure that mentors and mentees have the necessary resources to ensure that their relationship is effective and efficient.

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2017 NAMIC and WICT Joint Diversity Workforce Survey is underway!


NAMIC and WICT (Women In Cable Telecommunications) are partnering once again on a joint survey for the next editions of the NAMIC AIM* (*Advancement Investment Measurement) and the WICT PAR* Initiative (*Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities, and Resources for Work/Life Integration).

Funded through generous support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the survey will focus on the current state of ethnic and gender diversity within the cable and communications industry, benchmarking data vital to the advancement of ethnic and gender diversity. The research will account for geographical distinctions among the locations of survey participants.

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NAMIC Leadership Seminar (Scholarship) - Los Angeles, CA


NAMIC is pleased to announce the first of three (3) 2017 NAMIC Leadership Seminar scholarship opportunities for eligible professionals of color from small cable operators and programmers that might otherwise not have adequate resources to support participation in this transformational learning experience.

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Emma Bowen Foundation President's Letter - December 2016


January 5th, 2017, marks my two year anniversary at the Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF). I spent a large part of the time in my role listening and understanding each partner’s challenges and desires for a new EBF responsive to their and the industry’s current needs, and ensuring that young people of color get internships and perform well.      


EBF 2.0 is our response to feedback, which we hope offers successful solutions to the needs of our current partners and the industry and captures who we are. In order to change the narrative of people color—the legacy which created the foundation— 2.0 aims to ensure that more people of color are hired, retained, and advance to decision making positions to influence the way media is expressed and business is conducted. To fully impact the industry, we need to reach all essential functions in front of and behind the camera— the Content of Media (journalism and production), the Business of Media (sales, research, human resources, and other behind-the-scenes business careers), and the Innovation of Media (social media, engineering, new technology, big data). 

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50 Cent goes nuclear over Golden Globes ‘Power’ snub


STARZ top rated show “Power” received a National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Vision Award earlier this year. But it has never garnered a Golden Globe, Emmy or SAG nomination.

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EBF launches AMP Network

The Emma Bowen Foundation has always connected talented professionals of color to jobs, but now we’re taking our networking and professional development opportunities to the next level with the Emma Bowen Alumni and Media Professionals (AMP) network. AMP is an exclusive networking group designed to give members access to exclusive job postings and professional development programs. 

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EBF Brings New Staff On Board

The Emma Bowen Foundation team is growing! We're happy to announce the addition of three staff members who will work with EBF to help us achieve our goal of diversifying the media industry by connecting top companies and top talent.  

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EBF Recruitment Season In Full Swing



What are you doing this summer? The Emma Bowen Foundation has already begun recruitment for Summer 2017 - seeking the most talented high-school and college students across the country to join the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program. 

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Nielsen Report Highlights Black Spending Power

Avid TV watchers. Social media aficionados. Influential consumers. African-Americans as a whole, and Black Millenials in particular, are making an impact on both the media industry and the marketplace, according to Nielsen’s recently released Diverse Intelligence report, “Young, Connected, and Black.” 

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Emma Bowen Foundation Community Comes Together to Support Patience Carter

Patience Carter

This summer, Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow Patience Carter was seriously injured during the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida and lost a close friend during the attack. In the wake of this tragedy, the entire EBF family, including her sponsor company, Fox 29 Philadelphia, came together to help. Over 50 Emma Bowen Foundation fellows, alumni, corporate partners, and friends raised more than $5,000 to help her as she recuperates, and the EBF alumni association gave Patience a writing journal to support her ongoing recovery.

We thank everyone who contributed to the Patience Carter Fund. Your good wishes and support are helping to lift Patience's spirits as she moves forward after this senseless act.

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