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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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MC Lyte Collaborates with Common for “Dear John” Track

By D. Janell Perry     September 9th, 2014

Contrary to what many may have believed, MC Lyte is still active in the music industry. The pioneering emcee recently dropped a new collaboration with fellow longtime lyricist Common. “Dear John” serves as the first single from Lyte’s upcoming full-length album; this will stand as her seventh album and first LP in her 11-year career. [...]

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Former ‘X Factor’ Contestant Simone Battle Passes Apparently by Suicide

By D. Janell Perry     September 9th, 2014

X Factor alumni Simone Battle was found deceased in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home this past Friday morning. While the 25-year-old’s death is still under investigation, law enforcement suspects it was a suicide. However, no cause of death has been formally announced yet. Battle was a contestant on the first season of X [...]

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“YOLO” Added to the Oxford Dictionary

By D. Janell Perry     August 18th, 2014

The acronym “Y.O.L.O.,” which stands for “You Only Live Once,” has received one of the highest honors in the English language. Oxford Dictionaries, the component of the Oxford family that focuses on current English, revealed the newest words to be officially added to the ranks, and “Y.O.L.O” made the cut. There’s been many debates on [...]

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Happy 103rd Birthday Amelia Boynton Robinson!

By Savoy Staff     August 18th, 2014

Amelia Boynton ­Robinson, the oldest of the surviving veterans of the 1965 Selma, Alabama Civil Rights Movement, will celebrate her 103rd  birthday this coming August 18. Still completely mentally alert and combative, Boynton­Robinson states that not only does she intend to attend the 50th anniversary commemoration of the passage of the Voting Rights Act this coming March 7, 2015, [...]

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President Obama Appoints Dr. Michael Nettles to Key Administration Post

By Savoy Staff     August 8th, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced the appointment of Dr.Michael Nettles to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Nettles is the Senior Vice President and Edmund W. Gordon Chair of the Policy Evaluation and Research Center at Educational Testing Service (ETS). He was previously Vice President of Policy Evaluation and Research from 2004 to 2006 and Executive [...]


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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 [...]


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. [...]


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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