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“It” Girl Jourdan Dunn is the New Face for Maybelline New York

By Savoy Staff     April 18th, 2014

Maybelline New York announced that London bred beauty Jourdan Dunn is their newest spokesmodel.  Jourdan will be joining an elite group of Maybelline models which includes Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others. “Jourdan’s look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand,” said Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President of [...]

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Something to sing about: Radio One raises more than $1.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

By Savoy Staff     April 16th, 2014

Radio One’s network of stations, along with celebrity radio hosts Yolanda Adams and James Fortune, have something special to sing about. On April 3, they partnered with other inspirational music stations to raise more than $1.3 million for kids fighting cancer, sickle cell and other deadly diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the seventh annual Radio Cares for St. Jude [...]

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Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald to Headline “The Jazz Fest Show” Photo Exhibit by Photographer Steven Forster

By Savoy Staff     April 16th, 2014

Celebrating the arrival of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Angela King Gallery will present “The Jazz Fest Show” an exhibit by award-winning New Orleans photographer Steven Forster. Forster will show 15 archival black and white photos from his vault, including iconic images of: Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles Wynton Marsalis, Fats Domino Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Irvin Mayfield Lionel [...]

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Fisk University Wins 25th Anniversary Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship

By Savoy Staff     April 16th, 2014

Completing a journey that began in the fall, Fisk University claimed its first ever national championship title at the 25th anniversary Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. For a quarter century, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has sponsored this unique academic competition featuring the best and brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Watch highlights from this year’s competition. [...]

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Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Salutes Celebrity Fight Night with Dramatic Expansion

By Savoy Staff     April 11th, 2014

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is unveiling an extensive expansion that doctors say will help thousands more patients receive care. The Center is the primary beneficiary of Celebrity Fight Night, an annual fundraising gala that will be held this year in Phoenix on April 12.  [...]

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Marian Anderson’s Concert Dress Goes on View in DC

By D. Janell Perry     April 9th, 2014

The dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago is finally getting its debut appearance at the Smithsonian. The classical singer accepted first lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s invitation to give a public concert after being being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black. On Easter Sunday 1939, [...]

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Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan to return for ‘Karate Kid 2′

By D. Janell Perry     April 9th, 2014

Actor Jaden Smith is combating the negative backlash he received from the film After Earth with a return to one of his most successful roles. The son of Will and Jada Smith is preparing to team up with his co-star Jackie Chan for a sequel to their blockbuster remake of The Karate Kid. According to The [...]

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Black, Disabled, Gay Christian Man in the South Moves Beyond His Labels

By Savoy Staff     April 9th, 2014

Black, Disabled, Gay Christian man refuses to live a life defined by a label, confined by society and denied by the church. Obstacles and challenges are commonplace in life and one can either face it with courage and faith or curl up into a little ball of fear and despair. One such example is the [...]

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Oprah Winfrey Network Scores Best Ratings Ever

By D. Janell Perry     April 2nd, 2014

Oprah Winfrey’s TV network finally has a reason to celebrate after being plagued by poor ratings. OWN, scored its most-watched quarter in network history, averaging 508,000 total viewers. The network is the first and only inspired by a single individual. Not only did it score most-watched, but the network was also deemed the fastest-growing cable [...]

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The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. And AARP Launch Series Of Forums On Family Caregiving

By Savoy Staff     April 2nd, 2014

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP to host “Because We Care” – the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better care of their loved ones and themselves. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a three-time Olympic champion and advocate for youth and [...]

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