In this edition of NHMC Updates:
- Diego Luna, Demián Bichir, Emily Rios, and George Parra to Be Honored at NHMC Impact Awards Gala Honorees
- NHMC to be Recognized by USC Latino Alumni Association
- NHMC Weighs In on the First Latino ‘Bachelor’
- Fighting Hate Speech in the Media
- Educating and Mobilizing Latinos to Restore the Open Internet
- Giving Voice to Latinos at Community Town Hall with the FCC
- NHMC Media/Telecom Policy Shop Update
- NHMC Releases 2013 Accomplishments
- The Latest in Latino Hollywood
- Sponsor Highlights
17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala Honorees AnnouncedNHMC announced last week that it will honor Diego Luna, Demián Bichir,Emily Rios, George Parra, and Comcast Corporation at the 17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala on Friday, February 28, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The NHMC Impact Awards Gala recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media, and is one of the premiere Latino entertainment events in the country, hosting Hollywood’s most influential figures. Past honorees include Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, America Ferrera, James Cameron, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Rosario Dawson, and the late Lupe Ontiveros, among others. Save your seat now and purchase a discounted early bird ticket atwww.nhmcgala.eventbrite.com before February 12. For more information about the Impact Awards Gala, visit www.nhmc.org/impactawards. For sponsorship and gala program book ad placement, please contact Brenda Rivas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NHMC office at (626)792-6462.
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Advocating for Latinos in Media/TelecomNHMC Weighs In on the First Latino ‘Bachelor’ After ABC reality show “The Bachelor” premiered in January with its first Latino lead, NHMC President & CEO Alex Nogales was interviewed on outlets like NPR and CNN.com, calling it ” a step in the right direction,” but adding that he “would love to see more Latinos on screen that are mestizos.” Educating and Mobilizing Latinos to Restore the Open Internet
NHMC Media/Telecommunications Policy Shop UpdateIn January, NHMC took on two of its top agenda items – having the federal government examine hate speech in the media and preserving an open internet. The year has certainly started with a bang!
NHMC to Receive Honor for Advocacy on Behalf of Latinos in MediaOn Tuesday, February 11, the USC Latino Alumni Association will honor NHMC with a Special Recognition at its upcoming Alumni Spotlight. The event will also recognize the outstanding achievements of USC Latino alumni: Alma Martinez, Actor, Scholar and Activist, Santiago Pozo, CEO of Arenas Group, and Raul Rodriguez, Vice President and General Manager for Univision San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, click here.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS:
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is the premier advocacy association for America’s local radio and television stations, advancing the interests of our members in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy work, educational efforts and technological innovation, NAB improves the quality of broadcasting and the service local TV and radio stations provide for their communities.
The NAB Educational Foundation offers professional development programs to advance the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education, diversity and community service. Among the foundation’s programs is the Broadcast Leadership Training Program, which is designed to help senior-level broadcast executives who aspire to group executive positions or station ownership – particularly women and people of color – understand the fundamentals of purchasing, owning, and the successful operation of radio and television stations.
NAB also hosts several industry conventions and gatherings every year, including NAB Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Last year, more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and over 1,550 exhibitors attended NAB Show, making it the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment.
According to a report issued last year by the Pew Internet Project, the digital divide is narrowing for people of color mainly due to the rise of mobile computing. Today, both African Americans and Latinos are more likely than whites to own a mobile phone, which translates into improved access to life’s necessities, including education, jobs, and healthcare.
Almost half of T-Mobile‘s customer base are people of color and we continue to pioneer new plans aimed at making wireless more innovative and affordable than ever before. In the past year, we eliminated restrictive annual contracts, shortened the phone upgrade waiting period, and started a program that allows families to get up to four talk, text and Web lines without a credit check or contract.
We also are the only wireless company to embrace the needs of consumers from immigrant communities to stay connected to friends and family at home – by eliminating exorbitant data roaming fees for our customers traveling to more than 100 countries, and substantially reducing the price of calling and texting from the U.S. to those same countries.
In the coming year, T-Mobile will continue to join NHMC’s efforts to enhance broadband access and economic opportunity for all Americans.
Sprint‘s corporate responsibility program, Sprint Good WorksSM, is guided by the principle that doing the right thing is good business. That’s why we are committed to pursuing diversity in all its forms, including: ethnicity, gender, generational, geographical, ability and thought. We take a comprehensive approach, enabling us to attract the best and brightest employees who are able to provide our diverse customers with the best customer service and products available. By developing and fostering a diverse, ethical and innovative workplace environment, Sprint demonstrates how good corporate citizenship works to bring people and resources together for a better world.
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity begins at the top. Sprint’s Diversity Council meets regularly and is comprised of senior leaders throughout the organization. The Diversity Council oversees our inclusion and diversity strategies and ensures that these initiatives are a priority. Sprint’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity works to maximize our strength as an inclusive company by focusing our efforts on our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and serve.
Sprint’s inclusion and diversity initiatives continue to be widely recognized. Sprint was named a Top 50 Best Companies for Diversity Practices by Hispanic Business Magazine. Hispanic Network Magazine named Sprint as a “Best of the Best” company and also received an Honorable Mention award from LATINA Style 50. To learn more, please visit sprint.com/diversity.
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