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Sistas in Business Receives $10K Partnership Grant from Comerica Bank and FHLB Dallas

By Savoy Staff     November 25th, 2014

Sistas in Business, a nonprofit that helps African-American women business owners, received a $10,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award last week from Comerica Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). The PGP grant will be used to make technical assistance available to small business start-ups and provide materials for its financial literacy programs. Sistas in [...]

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IcyHot and NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal Team Up to Relieve Chronic Back Pain with IcyHot SmartRelief

By Savoy Staff     November 21st, 2014

You do not have to be an NBA champion like Shaquille O’Neal to know how disruptive back pain is—if greeting the day with a stiff, aching back is all too familiar, you are in good company. Today, the makers of IcyHot, America’s trusted No. 1 topical pain reliever, announce that IcyHot SmartRelief, a drug-free, over-the-counter [...]

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SONIC and Kevin Durant Team up for All-Star Partnership

By Savoy Staff     November 21st, 2014

SONIC Drive-In  today announced it has reached a multi-year endorsement agreement with Kevin Durant – the 2014 NBA MVP, five-time NBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist and Male Athlete of the Year ESPY Award winner – as a national brand ambassador to collaborate on the development of balanced menu items and promoter of co-branded philanthropic efforts. [...]

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Psychologist turned entrepreneur launches new line of fun creative soap

By Savoy Staff     November 21st, 2014

For most individuals, using soap is just part of daily grooming, but for Dr. Marchita Masters, it represents fun, creativity and togetherness. Masters wanted the opportunity to share the joys of soap making with others, so she co-founded Soap Fantastic. As a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience with children, combined with Masters’ role [...]

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Wells Fargo Presents $3.3 Million Donation To The Thurgood Marshall College Fund At Its Awards Gala

By Savoy Staff     November 14th, 2014

During the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF’s) 26thAnnual Awards Gala, Wells Fargo announced a new $3.3 million financial investment to the organization, making the financial institution the largest corporate funder of TMCF. The black-tie Gala, held in Washington, DC last night, concluded the scholar leadership development conference for nearly 500 students from across the nation who attend publicly-supported Historical and Black Colleges and Universities [...]

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Jamenda McCoy: Fashion Mogul for Pregnant Women

By Paris Clark     November 11th, 2014

When Jamenda McCoy, lawyer, wife, and mother was pregnant with her children she found it difficult to find maternity clothing. This sparked an idea in her to start a boutique that caters to pregnant women. Now five years later, this idea has turned into a profitable business on the south side of Chicago. Ms. McCoy [...]

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Oakland Community Gathers For GradNation Summit, Forges Path To 90 Percent Graduation Rate By 2020

By Savoy Staff     November 10th, 2014

America’s Promise Alliance and Oakland Unified School District’s Office of African American Male Achievement today convened Oakland’s first GradNation Community Summit, with major support from AT&T Aspire. The conference focused on increasing graduation rates for boys of color, and will produce a community action plan outlining steps to achieve that goal. The Oakland GradNation summit is part [...]

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Allen B. West Named CEO of National Center for Policy Analysis

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named Allen B. West as CEO of the 31-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy think tank. West, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and former House of Representatives Member (R-FL), replaces interim NCPA CEO and President Dennis McCuistion, who was named to the position in [...]

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PepsiCo Foundation Announces Three-Year Partnership With The Executive Leadership Council To Foster Black Leaders

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

The PepsiCo Foundation today announced that it is extending its relationship with the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) with a new three-year grant that will support the ELC’s Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS).  The PepsiCo Foundation will contribute $150,000 to fund the MLMS every year for the next three years, starting in 2015, for a total contribution of $450,000. This [...]

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Comcast and Walgreens Announce Partnership to Address Digital Divide in Florida

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

Comcast today unveiled a new partnership with Walgreens that will extend the reach of its Internet Essentials program to nearly 300 Walgreens Pharmacy stores in South Florida. The announcement took place at a special event at the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) where Comcast was joined by OYC founder and former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning to unveil details about [...]

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