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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 [...]

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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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Universal Music Enterprises/Motown Celebrates the Artistry Of Marvin Gaye with Multi-Format Reissues

By Savoy Staff     March 24th, 2015

One of the most iconic singers of his generation, Marvin Gaye, “The Prince of Motown,” would have been 76 years old on April 2 of this year. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Gaye was cited for his “huge contribution to soul music in general and the Motown Sound in particular…[his] classic R&B [...]

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McDonald’s and Harlem’s Fashion Row Announce 2015 Lovin’ Student Fashion Design Competition

By Savoy Staff     March 24th, 2015

McDonald’s USA has joined forces with Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) to challenge college students to showcase lovin’ through fashion via the 2015 Lovin’ Student Fashion Design Competition. One grand prize winner will receive the opportunity of a lifetime – his or her limited-edition lovin’ line of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts will be displayed and distributed at HFR’s Shop, [...]

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Great-Granddaughter of Booker T. Washington Shares Her Powerful Story

By Savoy Staff     March 19th, 2015

In addition to Women’s History Month 2015, this year marks 150 years since the end of chattel slavery in America, and 100 years since the death of Booker T. Washington—former slave turned famous educator, founder of Tuskegee University, and the most influential African-American leader of his time. In commemoration of these three significant events in American history, Booker T. [...]

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Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Tyler Perry, Gerald Hassell and Don Thompson at Annual Awards Dinner

By Savoy Staff     March 9th, 2015

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), which turns 42 this year, announced today that it will honor filmmaker and philanthropist Tyler Perry, Chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon, Gerald L. Hassell, and retiring President and CEO of McDonald’s Corporation, Don Thompson, on March 9, 2015 at 6:30pm at its Awards Dinner, the Foundation’s annual black-tie fundraiser held at the Waldorf Astoria.  Each honoree will be recognized [...]

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Signs On As One Of The Sponsors For The Documentary Which Will Capture The 50Th Anniversary Of The Selma-To-Montgomery March

By Savoy Staff     March 5th, 2015

Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President and Micheal Cristal, International First Vice President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., will join a large, bipartisan congressional delegation for a three-day civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama.  Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who has led the pilgrimage every year since 1998, will lead the march as it passes through Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Marion.  On Saturday, March 7, [...]

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Honeywell And NASA Bring Hip-Hop Physics Educational Series To Northeastern Middle Schools

By Savoy Staff     March 5th, 2015

Honeywell and NASA’s award-winning, hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to Northeastern U.S. middle schools this spring. Aiming to inspire students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way, the popular show is in high demand, having been performed before 400,000 students in all [...]

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Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop, The Roots, Miguel, Bell Biv DeVoe and More Confirmed to Perform During BET Experience at L.A. Live June 25-28

By Savoy Staff     February 24th, 2015

For three consecutive years, BET Networks and AEG partner to bring the heat to Los Angeles when BET Experience takes over L.A. LIVE June 25 – 28, 2015. A four day event, there’s something for everyone as attendees will have the opportunity to experience a plethora of music and comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the FREE [...]

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Kyrie Irving Stars In New Foot Locker Commercial Featuring The KYRIE 1

By Savoy Staff     February 12th, 2015

Foot Locker, Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today unveiled its latest commercial featuring NBA Star Kyrie Irving and his signature Nike shoe, the KYRIE 1, alongside actor and rapper, Ice-T. The 30-second spot, titled “Acting,” is part of Foot Locker’s national “It Must Be February” marketing campaign. The spot opens with Irving showing off his latest [...]

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