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McDonald’s and the American Black Film Festival Challenge Rising Filmmakers to Show Lovin’ through a National Video Competition

By Savoy Staff     February 11th, 2015

McDonald’s USA and the American Black Film Festival are joining forces to launch the McDonald’s Lovin’ Video Competition. To complement the new “Lovin” campaign, up-and-coming filmmakers are challenged to create one 90-second film that brings to life McDonald’s philosophy that, “A little more lovin’ can change a lot.” Aspiring filmmakers nationwide are encouraged to enter their best, original [...]

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Long Time IBM Executive Named New CEO of The International Women’s Forum

By Savoy Staff     February 10th, 2015

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) has announced the appointment of former IBM executive Marilyn Johnson as its new Chief Executive Officer and ex-officio Member of the Board of Directors. The selection of Ms. Johnson, a leading business development  strategist, signals an elevated  focus on program growth and expansion for the global leadership organization. Johnson stated, “With its unparalleled membership of the world’s preeminent female leaders, the [...]

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Discovering the Potential in All of Us

By Savoy Staff     February 5th, 2015

Black History Month celebrates the legacy of African Americans whose contributions have helped build us a better future. To celebrate Black History Month this February, Verizon is shining a spotlight on a group of Bronx Academy Middle School students who had the odds stacked against them. A national app challenge provided the students with the impetus to [...]

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FEB 7th: FOX Empire Star Jussie Smollett, 2015 Grammy-Nominated Artists Ledisi, B. Slade Headline AHF Benefit

By Savoy Staff     February 5th, 2015

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, will commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and officially announce its Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce (ABACT) at a private champagne brunch and celebrity media event on February 7th, 2015 at 12 p.m. at H.O.M.E. Beverly Hills, located at 430 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210. In collaboration with celebrities [...]

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Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Teamed Up During Celtics Game for Boston Pediatric Patients

By Savoy Staff     February 5th, 2015

At Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game, more than 100 volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and Boston Celtics Legend Leon Powe created and assembled 1,000 Project Sunshine Creative Arts & Craft Kits. These packages contain educational and entertaining crafts to provide children facing significant medical challenges some much-needed fun. This “Sending Sunshine” event is one of several [...]

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Sanders\Wingo Announces New Leadership Roles

By Savoy Staff     January 13th, 2015

Sanders\Wingo Advertising announces that effective January 1, 2015 Bob Wingo will become Chairman of the Board of the agency and Leslie Wingo will assume the position of President/CEO. Bob Wingo joined the agency in 1985 after a successful client relationship with founder David Sanders. Bob is known for taking the agency to national prominence and for his extensive community involvement, including the Texas Board [...]

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Choice Hotels Teams with Steve Harvey to Help Change Young Lives

By Savoy Staff     January 13th, 2015

Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies and franchiser of eleven hotel brands including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Cambria hotels & suites, Sleep Inn and Quality, is proud to partner with celebrity entertainer and philanthropist Steve Harvey to help raise funds in support of The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and its youth initiatives. [...]

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Conifer Health Solutions Names Walmart’s Mecole Brown Chief Human Resources Officer

By Savoy Staff     January 8th, 2015

Conifer Health Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare performance improvement services, today announced the appointment of Mecole (“Cole”) Brown to the position of senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Ms. Brown served most recently as senior vice president of Human Resources for Walmart U.S. Store Operations (the company’s largest business segment [...]

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Charles King To Launch Groundbreaking New Media Company Targeting Multicultural Market

By Savoy Staff     January 7th, 2015

Charles King, long-time partner at William Morris Endeavor, announced today that he has formed a new media holding company MACRO. MACRO is a new model entertainment company targeting the explosive multicultural content marketplace and brings a unique focus to content creation, distribution and engagement for the radically underserved African-American, Latino and Multicultural (ALM) audiences. “There [...]

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Movado Hosts A Special Night On Broadway With Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation

By Savoy Staff     December 24th, 2014

Movado hosted the Turn 2 Foundation’s “Jeter’s Leaders” to a spectacular evening where the high school students experienced the six-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical, The Lion King. The Leaders also attended a pre-performance reception at Movado’s NYC Corporate Offices where Yvette L. Campbell, President and CEO of The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), and Aubrey Lynch, former [...]

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