Sistas in Business Receives $10K Partnership Grant from Comerica Bank and FHLB Dallas

By Savoy Staff     November 25th, 2014

Sistas in Business, a nonprofit that helps African-American women business owners, received a $10,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award last week from Comerica Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). The PGP grant will be used to make technical assistance available to small business start-ups and provide materials for its financial literacy programs. Sistas in [...]


Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., awarded $1.8 million grant to improve access to cancer survivor resources

By Savoy Staff     November 24th, 2014

Hayley S. Thompson, Ph. D., associate professor, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recently awarded a $1.8 milliongrant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which will be given over the next four years. The grant titled “eHealth [...]


UnitedHealthcare and 4-H Youth Development Program at Prairie View A&M University Expand “Eat4-Health” Partnership

By Savoy Staff     November 24th, 2014

UnitedHealthcare and the 4-H Youth Development Program at Prairie View A&M University are expanding a successful partnership called Eat4-Health that helps tackle obesity by promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle among youth and families. UnitedHealthcare is providing Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program, which administers 4-H programs in Texas, a $40,000 grant to [...]

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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. [...]


African Diaspora Awards Honors Extraordinary Individuals from the Diaspora

By Savoy Staff     November 21st, 2014

In one of the most electrifying and highly anticipated awards shows, some 400 attendees came out in full force to salute exemplary individuals who are working towards the advancement of Africans in the Diaspora and in Africa at the 4th Annual AFRICAN DIASPORA AWARDS, held on Nov. 15 at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York City. The 2014 [...]

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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 [...]


Resilience Equals Success for Mo’Ne Davis

By Paris Clark     November 17th, 2014

Thirteen-year-old Mo’Ne Davis will never be forgotten after her groundbreaking journey in leading her Philadelphia baseball team to the Little League World Series. She was the only girl on the team, and the only girl on a Little League team at the series. Even though the Taney Dragons did not win, they became hometown heroes [...]


Allen B. West Named CEO of National Center for Policy Analysis

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named Allen B. West as CEO of the 31-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy think tank. West, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and former House of Representatives Member (R-FL), replaces interim NCPA CEO and President Dennis McCuistion, who was named to the position in [...]

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Toyota Delivers Hybrid Vehicles To Twenty-Two Historically Black Colleges And Universities

By Savoy Staff     September 24th, 2014

Toyota will deliver brand new hybrid vehicles to select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to kick-off the fifth-year of the Toyota Green Initiative—an environmental stewardship platform designed to educate HBCU students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. The donation is in conjunction with Toyota’s continued support of HBCU athletic programs [...]

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