• Aison at the world premiere of Bridging the Divide, LA Film Festival, June 14, 2016

    NHMC Friend and Ally, Alison Sotomayor, Receives Los Angeles Emmy Nom for Documentary

    Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor, LA Film Festival Opening Night, June 10, 2016 - Photo Credit - Byron Purvis, AdMedia(ps)

    Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor, LA Film Festival Opening Night, June 10, 2016 – Photo Credit – Byron Purvis, AdMedia(ps)

    The Los Angeles Area Emmy nominations were released earlier this month. NHMC is excited and immensely proud of long-time friend and exceptional producer, Alison Sotomayor, who was nominated along with her partner, Lyn Goldfarb, for their documentary film, Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race, which aired nationally on 319 PBS stations in 137 markets during Black History Month this year. The documentary reached 96% of the top 25 markets in the country, which is a significant accomplishment for an independent documentary.

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    NHMC Welcomes Summer Univision Fellow, Alejandra Salazar

    alejandra-headshotThis week NHMC welcomed Alejandra Salazar, a rising senior at Stanford University, as its summer 2016 Univision Policy Fellow. The highly- selective, paid fellowship program, housed at NHMC, allows one student per semester to learn about media advocacy issues from a civil rights and public interest perspective. Fellows are guided through media and policy research, analysis, writing and public speaking. They build skills while enhancing NHMC’s media advocacy and students have the opportunity to visit, network with, and learn from executives at Univision.

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    NHMC Welcomes 2016 Google Policy Fellow, Cristina Contreras

    Attachment-1This week NHMC welcomed Cristina Contreras, a master’s student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, to Washington, DC, as its summer 2016 Google Policy Fellow. The Google Policy Fellowship program is a highly-selective summer employment program through which Google provides stipends to students to work on internet and technology issues at non-profit organizations, like NHMC.

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    Welcome Clarissa Corona, NHMC’s New Communications Assistant

    NHMC welcomes Clarissa Corona to the family as our Communications Assistant. She recently graduated with honors from Cal State Northridge, with her BA in Communications Studies, after only three years of study.

    Clarissa was born and raised in Whittier, a suburb in Los Angeles county, with her older sister Jessica and her parents. From a young age, Clarissa became very passionate about reading and writing.

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    NHMC and MAG-Net Host Digital Divide Briefing on Capitol Hill

    Last Tuesday, NHMC and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing featuring community members and activists from across the country detailing their personal experiences with the Digital Divide.

    Over 60 Congressional staffers and allies packed the briefing room to directly hear stories from everyday citizens about the difficulties they face in getting online—specifically the high price of home broadband connections and the challenges of relying solely on libraries and schools with limited hours.

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    I have plenty of friends—they’re just not real.

    Growing up, my closest friends were an African-American martial artist, an Asian-American environmentalist, a science expert, an accomplished gymnast, and a jock who always wore red. They spent most of their time interacting with a robot and taking orders from a giant floating head whenever not fighting monsters sent from this witch who lived on moon. They also chilled inside of mechanical dinosaurs, sometimes?