BET Networks’ Award-Winning Comedy “Real Husbands of Hollywood” Returns for a Third Season This Fall

By Savoy Staff     August 22nd, 2014

BET Networks announces the “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” season three premiere on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Box office topper Kevin Hart is reunited with the smart satire’s all-star cast including Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Nelly, Nick Cannon and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams. The “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” season three premiere returns [...]

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Dr. Dre Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge From Apple CEO Tim Cook

By D. Janell Perry     August 20th, 2014

Celebrities, public figures and everyday citizens alike are all getting wetted up all for the sake of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Officially named “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” it’s the newest attempt to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a debilitating condition that affects about 30,000 Americans each year between the ages of 40-70. Today, hip-hop’s first [...]

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Kanye West to Work with Paul McCartney?

By Savoy Staff     August 18th, 2014

Kanye West has been secretly recording with music legend Paul McCartney. According to The New York Post, this collaboration could result in an album. The two musicians produced a song that has been reportedly titled, “Piss on My Grave.” No official comment from either artist has been made; however, Kanye was present at McCartney’s show [...]

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“YOLO” Added to the Oxford Dictionary

By D. Janell Perry     August 18th, 2014

The acronym “Y.O.L.O.,” which stands for “You Only Live Once,” has received one of the highest honors in the English language. Oxford Dictionaries, the component of the Oxford family that focuses on current English, revealed the newest words to be officially added to the ranks, and “Y.O.L.O” made the cut. There’s been many debates on [...]


Patti LaBelle Joins Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe for ‘American Horror Story’

By D. Janell Perry     August 18th, 2014

Legendary singer Patti LaBelle joins the cast of FX’s critically acclaimed series, American Horror Story. LaBelle will be the newest addition to the existing cast consisting of actresses Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates for American Horror Story Season 4. The new season focuses on the last American freak show and will [...]

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Colonial Welcomes Veteran Lawyer Richard Harvey as Chief Compliance Officer

By Savoy Staff     August 14th, 2014

David Motley, President of Colonial’s banking and mortgage operations, has announced the addition of Richard Harvey as Chief Compliance Officer.  Harvey is a highly regarded financial services compliance professional with more than 25 years of experience in building bank compliance infrastructure to exceed regulatory expectations.  In his new position, Harvey will be responsible for further [...]

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A Salute to Black Philanthropy in St. Louis

By Savoy Staff     August 12th, 2014

l to r:  Charmaine Chapman and Dr. Donald Suggs Philanthropy in the African American community is not a new concept. It has grown beyond providing a means of survival for loved ones to allowing African Americans to generously give to causes that benefit others. One of the most successful examples is in St. Louis, which [...]

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President Obama Appoints Dr. Michael Nettles to Key Administration Post

By Savoy Staff     August 8th, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced the appointment of Dr.Michael Nettles to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Nettles is the Senior Vice President and Edmund W. Gordon Chair of the Policy Evaluation and Research Center at Educational Testing Service (ETS). He was previously Vice President of Policy Evaluation and Research from 2004 to 2006 and Executive [...]

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Allstate and Chef G. Garvin Team Up to Encourage Everyone to “Give It Up For Good” This Summer

By Savoy Staff     August 1st, 2014

This summer, Allstate is proud to announce its second year of the “Give It Up For Good” campaign, and celebrate the remarkable stories and acts of good within our local communities. Launched in 2013, the national campaign shines a spotlight on the heartwarming stories of good – giving back to the community, unexpected good deeds, [...]

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MISSION Athletecare Unveils Cleat Grip with Reggie Bush and Adrian Gonzalez

By Savoy Staff     August 1st, 2014

MISSION Athletecare unveiled Cleat Grip (Mission Cleat Grip: Reggie Bush & Mia Hamm), its newest athlete-inspired product innovation, a patent-pending application designed to reduce mud accumulation on cleats, with the help of pro football running back Reggie Bush and pro baseball player Adrian Gonzalez. Speed is an invaluable asset for today’s athlete - and nowhere is [...]

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