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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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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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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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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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Kinyumba Mutakabbir To Play First African American Superhero In Acclaimed Comic Book Franchise Black Salt, The Trailer To Be Released Black History Month

By Savoy Staff     February 10th, 2015

Actor Kinyumba Mutakabbir will play agent Samuel Tharpe in the action thriller Black Salt. The movie trailer is set for release in February, in honor of Black history month. Owen Ratliff created the Black Salt franchise in an effort to introduce more African Americans into leading superhero type roles. Mr. Ratliff has been preparing Black Salt for more than [...]

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Glory: A Win For History

By Paris Clark     January 12th, 2015

The illustrious Golden Globes 2015 hit the air waves last night and truly made a statement across the world. From Quvenzhané Wallis being the youngest and most adorable person on the red carpet, to Lupita Nyong’o stunning the world with her gorgeous ensemble. Though, the icing on the cake was the recipients of the Golden [...]

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BET Networks Tackles Wednesday Nights with the Return of Hit Series “THE GAME” and Premiere of New Docu-Series “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD”

By Savoy Staff     January 8th, 2015

BET Networks announces the return of hit original dramedy “THE GAME” and the premiere of the brand new docu-series “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” starring David and Tamela Mann. Both series premiere on a new night, Wednesday, January 14 beginning at 9 P.M. ET/PT. Season 8 of “THE GAME” continues to explore the world of The San Diego Sabers through the eyes of its beloved [...]

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Single Black Male: Duane Martin Moves in with Kevin Hart on the Winter Return of “Real Husbands of Hollywood”

By Savoy Staff     January 2nd, 2015

It may be cold outside, but things are heating up on the Winter 2015 return of “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD”. After her weekend in jail, Tisha Campbell Martin kicks Duane out, so Duane promptly moves himself in to Kevin’s penthouse. Kevin’s protests don’t survive the hotty masseuses, posh butler and high-profile negotiations Duane is making. But [...]

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