Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, LLC Completes Follow-on Investment with PanAfrican Investment Co.

By Savoy Staff     December 16th, 2014

Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, LLC (SY) announced today that it has finalized a follow-on round of investment with the PanAfrican Investment Co., LLC (PIC). Funds from PIC will be used to build the brand, which currently sells high quality natural skincare products through 65 Whole Foods Markets and independent retailers along the east coast. [...]


Equatorial Guinea Donates US$100,000 To Memorial To Victims Of Slavery And Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Savoy Staff     December 16th, 2014

The government of Equatorial Guinea has donated US$100,000 toward the construction of a permanent memorial to honor the victims of slavery and transatlantic slave trade. The memorial will be built on the grounds of the United Nations in New York. Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, Equatorial Guinea’s Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism, announced the donation today and said, “President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo [...]


Shonda Rhimes Receives The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award Presented By Roberto Coin

By Savoy Staff     December 12th, 2014

Hollywood’s leading ladies were out on Wednesday morning, December 10th to celebrate The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment: Power 100 with a breakfast in Los Angeles, California. This year jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, sponsored the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award which was received by Shonda Rhimes. The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which recognizes a woman in the entertainment industry who is a pioneer [...]


First Black Woman to Win World Swimming Title

By Paris Clark     December 9th, 2014

This weekend the record was changed when Alia Atkinson, 25 years old, won a gold metal during the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar. Alia swam the Women’s 100 Breaststroke with a new record time of 1 minute and 2.36 seconds. It is said that even Atkinson was surprised at her own win [...]


Tenet Healthcare Names Dr. Freda C. Lewis-Hall to Board of Directors

By Savoy Staff     December 8th, 2014

The board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation has appointed Freda C. Lewis-Hall, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer of Pfizer Inc., as a new independent director. Dr. Lewis-Hall becomes the board’s tenth member. Dr. Lewis-Hall, 59, joined Pfizer as chief medical officer in 2009. In her role, she leads Pfizer Medical, the [...]


Girl Scouts Unveils Portraits in Leadership; Candid Interviews Between Girls And Congresswomen

By Savoy Staff     December 8th, 2014

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the world’s preeminent girl leadership development organization, today announced the release of an inspiring new video series called Portraits in Leadership.  In an intimate and candid series of profiles, Girl Scouts across the country conducted interviews about leadership and life lessons with their female representatives in the United States Congress, asking them about their [...]


Samsung Surprises a Newark Elementary School with $50,000 in Technology to Celebrate Girls in STEM

By Savoy Staff     December 8th, 2014

Samsung announced that the company has provided a $50,000 technology grant to increase access to tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning at the Peshine Avenue Elementary School in Newark, N.J. The school has been selected as the recipient for the donation following their completion of a pilot program that aimed to inspire [...]


Fifth Third Announces $282,250 in Grants from the Strengthening Our Communities Fund

By Savoy Staff     December 6th, 2014

Fifth Third Bancorp today announced $282,250 in grants from its Strengthening Our Communities Fund (SOC). Directed by Fifth Third’s Community and Economic Development department, the SOC is designated for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives and programs to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the Company. Since its inception in 2011, the Fund has [...]


Nelson Mandela Foundation, NorthStar Memorial Group and Skylawn Memorial Park Announce Winner of National Memorial Design Competition Honoring the Late Social Justice Icon, Nelson Mandela

By Savoy Staff     December 5th, 2014

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with NorthStar Memorial Group and Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, today announced the winner of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition. The competition invited U.S. residents to create a permanent memorial in honor of the late social justice leader. The Foundation selected the design submitted by Brian Sell, senior designer and architect [...]


Shonda Rhimes to Be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

By Savoy Staff     December 5th, 2014

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2015 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 13 in Las Vegas. The hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” chronicles the personal and professional lives [...]

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