Diverse Partners Network: The Courageous Cause of Benjamin F. Wilson

By Savoy Staff     March 27th, 2015

What happens when you gather more than 300 minority and female law firm partners in the name of perpetuating diversity? Great things. If you’re Benjamin F. Wilson, Managing Principal of Washington, D.C.’s Beveridge & Diamond and founder of the Diverse Partners Network, you expect nothing less. After all, the native of Jackson, Mississippi, grew up [...]



By Savoy Staff     March 27th, 2015

In 1996, Weldon Latham was a corporate and government contracts partner in a major national law firm, working with the Clinton Administration to help his clients and the minority business community continue to grow and succeed.  In November of that year, immediately after leaving President Clinton’s Private Re-Election Celebration, Latham began an 18 year experience [...]


Building A More Inclusive Legal Profession

By Savoy Staff     March 27th, 2015

Robert J. Grey, Jr., was named President of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) in September 2014, after serving for four years as the organization’s founding Executive Director. His stewardship of this national organization, made up of the chief legal officers of more than 220 major corporations and law firms, reflects his longstanding commitment [...]


Judge Damon J. Keith: Continuing the Crusade for Justice and Empowering Communities

By Meta J Mereday     March 26th, 2015

In a career that spans nearly fifty years, the Honorable Damon J. Keith, who is a Senior Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, is continuing to build on his legacy with the release of his first ever biography, Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith. Published by Wayne [...]


BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. Are Proud to Announce First Lady Michelle Obama’s First Appearance on the “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” Award Show

By Savoy Staff     March 26th, 2015

BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. are honored to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama to her first “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” Show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as we honor Cicely Tyson (Living Legend Award), Ava DuVernay (Shot Caller Award), Dr. Helene D. Gayle (Social Humanitarian Award), Erykah Badu (Rock Star Award), Nadia Lopez (Change [...]


Sherrilyn Ifill and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF): Driving Diversity and Democracy in the Legal Profession

By Meta J Mereday     March 26th, 2015

When asked about the mission of the NAACP LDF, Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director of the nation’s premier civil rights law organization, stated, “I am fond of saying that civil rights work is the work of democracy maintenance.  I truly believe that. Our fundamental mission is to eliminate barriers to equality, opportunity and justice for [...]


Wells Fargo Diversity and Inclusion – Living the Vision

By Savoy Staff     March 26th, 2015

At Wells Fargo, we know that we can only be as successful as the communities we serve. We know that when we invest in those communities – by lending to families and businesses, putting people to work and supporting organizations that help people thrive – we win, and those communities win. We also know that, [...]


Agent of Change: Laurie Robinson Haden Makes Meaningful Connections

By Savoy Staff     March 26th, 2015

The seeds of a trail-blazing legal career were planted at an early age. “My father was a labor and employment lawyer,” said Laurie Robinson Haden. “He went to UNC Chapel Hill Law School in the 1960′s and was the only black in his graduating class. I would carry his briefcase to the door when he [...]


John Page, Chairman of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

By Savoy Staff     March 26th, 2015

John Page, Senior Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer & Chief Legal Officer at Golden State Foods Corp., was appointed chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) board of directors, assuming his new role as chairman during the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Page joined ACC in 2000 and joined Golden [...]


K. Michelle, Yolanda Adams, Estelle and Jussie Smollett to Perform on UNCF An Evening of Stars

By Savoy Staff     March 25th, 2015

Black-ish executive producer and star Anthony Anderson will return to host UNCF An Evening of Stars for the third consecutive year. K. Michelle, Yolanda Adams, Estelle and Jussie Smollett will perform. Estelle and Smollett will perform the special duet version of her single “Conqueror,” as seen on the hit FOX series Empire. UNCF An Evening of Stars, which has been [...]

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