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Breaking Ground for African American Financial Advisors, Charles Winfrey Finds His Niche with ‘The Rollover Company”

By Savoy Staff     June 4th, 2014

Proud to be among a small but growing number of African-American financial advisors throughout the U.S., Charles Winfrey boldly launched his firm The Rollover Company in Brentwood, Tennessee at a unique time in the country’s financial history. When most people think of 2001, images of 9/11 come to mind, but even before the Towers fell, the stock market was going through [...]

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The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

By Savoy Staff     June 4th, 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. The evening’s Womenswear [...]

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Energy Industry Veteran Louis J. Hutchinson, III Joins WGL as Chief Revenue Officer

By Savoy Staff     June 3rd, 2014

WGL Holdings, Inc. announced that Dr. Louis J. Hutchinson, III has joined the company as its Chief Revenue Officer. The newly created executive position will lead all branding, revenue generation and customer retention efforts for WGL and its subsidiaries. Hutchinson brings more than 20 years in marketing and sales leadership positions in the technology and [...]

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In Remembrance of Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

By D. Janell Perry     May 30th, 2014

Venerable poet and renowned author Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at 86-years-old. She was found unresponsive in her North Carolina home days after canceling an appearance at an honorary ceremony due to health issues. Born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928, the St. Louis native was raised on and off in Stamps, Arkansas [...]

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Angela Bassett Set to Make Directoral Debut for Lifetime Biopic

By D. Janell Perry     May 23rd, 2014

Angela Bassett is revealed as the director of the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. The upcoming film is expected to air on Lifetime as an original movie. This film will be the talented actress’s directorial debut. “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the [...]

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Michael Jackson Makes Top 10 History with Single

By D. Janell Perry     May 23rd, 2014

Michael Jackson makes history once again years after his passing. His duet with Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good” makes the late King of Pop the first artist ever to hold a top 10 Hot 100 hit in five separate decades. Jackson by passes musicians such as Whitney Houston, Madonna, Aerosmith, Barbara Streisand and [...]

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Lupita Nyong’o Joins Mexico’s ‘Sesame Street’

By D. Janell Perry     May 21st, 2014

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o joined Plaza Sésamo, the Mexican edition of the popular children’s show Sesame Street, earlier this week for a humorous segment celebrating laughter. “Hello, I’m Lupita. Today I want us to celebrate smile day,” Nyong’o says in Spanish. “Do you know how to laugh? Why don’t we laugh together? Ready, 1, 2, [...]

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Newly Launched Book by Eric McNeal Helps Teens and Young Adults Overcome Failure

By Savoy Staff     May 21st, 2014

Everyone loves to talk about their successes and bookstores are loaded with volumes about how to achieve success. Seminars and workshops teach people how to succeed at work, at love, at weight loss, at fitness, and at life in general. Experts are ready to tell you exactly how to live your life, from when to [...]

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Toyota’s James Colon Received Honorary Doctorate Degree From Grambling State University

By Savoy Staff     May 21st, 2014

Grambling State University (GSU) awarded James Colon, vice president of African American Business Strategy at Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 9.  It is the most prestigious degree the historically black university offers. Grambling recognized Colon for his commitment to diversity in the automobile industry and long-term support [...]

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Robin Roberts to Deliver Keynote at 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

By Savoy Staff     May 15th, 2014

The 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor of Good Morning America, will deliver a keynote address at the event on October 16, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Since becoming co-anchor in 2005, Roberts has helped Good Morning America win three consecutive Emmy Awards. She has also inspired millions of [...]

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