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Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey Come Together to Create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea

By Savoy Staff     March 20th, 2014

Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to co-create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Beginning April 29, Teavana Oprah Chai will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada, with Starbucks making a donation for each product sold to [...]

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Tuskegee Airmen To Dedicate Stamp Honoring Father of Black Aviation

By Savoy Staff     March 12th, 2014

Referred to as the Father of Black Aviation, Chief Flight Instructor of the prestigious Tuskegee Airmen C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, will immortalized on a stamp tomorrow, March 13. The 1 p.m. dedication ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at Bryn Mawr College’s McPherson Auditorium, 101 North Merion Ave. Anderson also has [...]

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U.S. Postal Service Honors Shirley Chisholm

By Savoy Staff     January 31st, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY. The Shirley Chisholm Black Heritage Forever Stamp goes on sale today at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay [...]

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A$AP Rocky Speaks to At Risk Youth in His Hometown

By D. Janell Perry     December 20th, 2013

International rap star A$AP Rocky decided to return to his old stumping grounds to speak to the at-risk youth. Accompanied by Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia, Rocky spoke to members of Harlem’s Youth At Risk organization. Rocky, known for his care-free approach to life and unparalleled fashion sense, battled with staying out of trouble during his [...]

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McMorris Helps to Usher in a New Era in the Civil Rights Movement

By Savoy Staff     December 20th, 2013

Following the resignation of Ben Jealous from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an Executive Search Committee, tapped to select a new president and CEO, has been announced. Among those named to the committee is noted philanthropist and civil rights advocate, Lamell McMorris. Recruited as vice-chairman, McMorris will join fellow NAACP National Board Member, [...]

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H&S Resources Corporation President Sonja Hines Receives 2013 Women of Color Award

By Savoy Staff     December 18th, 2013

Sonja Hines of H&S Resources Corporation was one of twenty-five women selected to receive the 2013 Women of Color Award from 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C.  Presented in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization, the awards are based upon the success of these distinguished business leaders and for service to the community. “I am honored [...]

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Federal Criminal Attorney Jeremy Gordon Puts a New Face on Legal Defense with Compassionate Counsel and Resourceful Representation

By Savoy Staff     December 4th, 2013

With the broad appeal of the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” the release of celebrated actor/author Hill Harper’s new book, “Letters To An Incarcerated Brother,” and television’s Judge Greg Mathis’ launch of his own Prisoner Empowerment Education and Respect (PEER) Initiative, the public perception of America’s prison system and its prisoners is rapidly evolving. Discriminatory drug [...]

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New Book Focuses on the African-American Experience in Pennsylvania during the Civil War

By Savoy Staff     November 18th, 2013

Pennsylvania Civil War 150, the state’s official program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, is proud to announce the release of a new publication, “The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience.” The book is published by the Senator John Heinz History Center in partnership with Pennsylvania Civil War 150. The new, 240-page book [...]

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DTLR gives back to local communities with style

By Savoy Staff     November 18th, 2013

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, DTLR, the uber-hip company known for its street-inspired footwear and stylish urban outfitting, is not only giving away prizes every day during the month of November, it is also giving back to the communities that have helped build the company since it began back in 1983. The celebration plans hit [...]

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Retain American Program Bureau as Their Exclusive Speakers’ Agency.

By Savoy Staff     November 13th, 2013

American Program Bureau (APB) is proud to be named the exclusive speaking agency for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin. Since the death of their son, Fulton and Martin have committed their lives to transforming tragedy into change, working to ensure the survival of every child through education and thoughtful conversations about conflict resolution. The [...]

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