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Discovery Communications To Produce TV Special To Support White House My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, Discovery Education To Host Town Halls To Deepen Learnings

By Savoy Staff     July 23rd, 2014

Discovery Communications announced a comprehensive program to support the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a White House program that seeks to improve the expected life outcomes of boys and men of color — while simultaneously altering public perception of them – through public-private partnerships. Discovery has committed to produce and air a TV special and host town [...]

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JUST CONFIRMED: NE-YO Performing At Fenway Park July 27th

By Savoy Staff     July 18th, 2014

 GRAMMY Award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter NE-YO will bring the hits to Fenway Park on July 27th for a benefit to kick-off a $1 millionfundraising campaign launched by HealthBridge and CareOne Management to support employees and their families in fighting cancer. The campaign was developed after HealthBridge executive Dan Grimes, 42, ofCarver, MA, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. [...]

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win Olympic Gold Medal Passes

By D. Janell Perry     July 16th, 2014

The first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, passed away early Monday in southern Georgia. The 90-year-old former Olympian’s death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis was the recipient of the Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games hosted in London with an American and [...]

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Phi Beta Sigma Announces Centennial Week Activities July 16-20, 2014

By Savoy Staff     July 16th, 2014

Jonathan A. Mason, International President of Phi Beta Sigma, one of the country’s largest African American men’s organizations, kicked off the organization’s Centennial Week activities with the unveiling of the organization’s “I Am My Brother’s Keeper,” a 2014-2015 program to address issues impacting men of color, inspired by President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, a [...]

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Bermuda’s City Of Hamilton To Host The 40th Annual Conference Of Black Mayors

By Savoy Staff     July 11th, 2014

Bermuda’s Corporation of Hamilton has announced it will host the 40th annual Conference of Black Mayors Convention later this year. The event, which will take place on November 12 – 16, 2014, at The Fairmont Southampton, will convene the largest gathering of Mayors and local officials from around the world. Mayors from cities, towns and villages [...]

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Will Packer, Iyanla Vanzant, Among Those Honored at 11th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans

By Savoy Staff     July 9th, 2014

Notable community leaders, celebrities and entertainers were out in full force at this year’s McDonald’s 365Black Awards, held at the New Orleans Theater in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They were joined by a full house of spectators who converged to salute this year’s recipients of the distinguished award, including civil rights activist the Rev. [...]

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

By D. Janell Perry     July 2nd, 2014

The U.S. Navy elected its first female four-star admiral. Michelle Janine Howard was promoted Tuesday to the service’s highest rank. She was presented with this honor during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery, near the Pentagon. Howard will serve as the vice chief of naval [...]

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National Black Chamber of Commerce Convention Kicks Off in Chicago with Desiree Rogers, J. Alexander Martin, David Otunga, Claudia Jordan and Chef Roble Headlining

By Savoy Staff     July 2nd, 2014

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) presents it’s 22nd annual convention from July 10-12 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E North Water Street in Chicago, IL. The 2014 conference, NBCC Now, will delve into the most important topics for entrepreneurs, from small business development to maintaining personal health. The official series of events will open with [...]

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Los Angeles Student Paints His Way to Win National 365 Black Community Choice Youth Award

By Savoy Staff     July 2nd, 2014

An East Los Angeles student has painted his way into a $10,000 scholarship. Skyler Grey, nicknamed the Fresh Prince of Street Art, has been chosen as one of two McDonald’s 365 Black Community Choice Youth Award Honorees. Nominations for the Youth Award were submitted by the public as a way to recognize extraordinary teens in the community. Grey has [...]

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Veteran Executive, Eglon E. Simons Announced As President And Chief Executive Officer Of The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications

By Savoy Staff     June 18th, 2014

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced the selection of Eglon E. Simons as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 23, 2014. Founded in 1980, NAMIC is a leading 501 (c)(6) trade association advocating for diversity and inclusion within the communications industry.  Simon’s hiring completes the organization’s strategic realignment designed to build on NAMIC’s full [...]

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