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Entrepreneur Answers President’s Call to Be Brother’s Keeper with Website and E-Book to Empower Black Men

By Savoy Staff     November 24th, 2014

In the wake of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative”, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, radio and TV show host, Coach Michael Taylor, has answered the call with a website and an e-book. The website,, and book, Black Men Rock: 10 KEYS TO Empower Black Men to Live Extraordinary Lives, are powerful and positive resources designed to [...]


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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The Delta Research And Educational Foundation Seeks 40 Nonprofit Partners To Host Town Hall Advocacy Sessions On Teacher Effectiveness

By Savoy Staff     November 21st, 2014

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), partnering with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), is issuing a Call to Action for nonprofit organizations to increase the dialogue around teacher efficacy to improve educational outcomes through their Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC). The campaign is made possible by a matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates [...]


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 [...]


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announces New Alliance with University of Phoenix to Give HBCU Students Access to Online Learning

By Savoy Staff     November 14th, 2014

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and University of Phoenix today announced an important new alliance that will allow students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to supplement their courseloads on-campus with access to certain course requirements online using the University of Phoenix online platform. University of Phoenix, one of the largest institutions of [...]


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 [...]


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Hosts Award-Winning Leadership Institute in the Nation’s Capitol for Nearly 500 HBCU Students

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will come to Washington, DC to participate in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF’s) award-winning Leadership Institute – at the Washington Hilton, November 9-13, 2014. Every year, for the last 13 years, some of the best and brightest students attending publicly-supported HBCUs come together to participate in a professional development [...]


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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Miss Mississippi 2014: Jasmine Murray

By D. Janell Perry     October 15th, 2014

Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray isn’t just using her platform to promote beauty and pageantry, but rather to encourage teens to make positive choices nationwide. The 22-year-old Mississippi State University student originally from Columbus revealed she hopes the Boys and Girls Club of America will one day adopt her platform, “13 Going on 30: Teaching Young [...]

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Investing in Women’s Success at Every Level

By Erika I. Brown     October 10th, 2014

At Bank of America, it’s built into our values that we realize the power of our people. One very important way that we demonstrate that value is our efforts to recruit, develop, retain and promote women. We do so through rigorous talent and succession planning, performance management and individual development programs in place at all [...]

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