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Harlem YMCA honors Lester Strong, VP & CEO of AARP Experience Corps at 44th Annual Black Achievers in Industry Awards Ceremony

By Savoy Staff     March 21st, 2014

AARP announced that Lester Strong, vice president and CEO of AARP Experience Corps was honored for his commitment to community service at the Harlem YMCA 44th Annual National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry (bai) Awards Ceremony. The event was held March 20 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Lester Strong was the recipient [...]


Lincoln Explores Journeys of Seven Inspiring African-Americans As Part Of New Branded Content Series

By Savoy Staff     March 21st, 2014

In the spirit of continuing its efforts to inspire, The Lincoln Motor Company has created a new branded content series, “The Journey,” a campaign that explores inspiration, entrepreneurship and people who have followed their dreams within the African-American community. Award-winning singer/songwriter and Lincoln Ambassador Emeli Sande’ shares her “Journey of unconditional love” as part of [...]


Nigerian Author Ngozi Adichie Wins Fiction Prize

By D. Janell Perry     March 21st, 2014

The latest novel, “Americanah”, written by the acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Sheri Fink’s book on Hurricane Katrina, “Five Days at Memorial,” also won an award for nonfiction. The biography recipient was Leo Damrosch’s “Jonathan Swift” and Amy Wilentz’s “Farewell, Fred Voodoo” also received [...]


‘Phantom of the Opera’ Welcomes its First Black Lead Norm Lewis

By D. Janell Perry     March 21st, 2014

Norm Lewis has been selected to star as the Phantom in the megahit Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera. This casting is not only significant because of the reputation the musical has gained over the years, but also because Lewis is the first African-American to slip behind the phantom’s mask in this role. The [...]


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Android Wear: Google’s New Smartwatch on the Way [VIDEO]

By Savoy Staff     March 21st, 2014

On March 18th, Google announced their forthcoming Android Wear operating system for smart watches that will interface with multiple handsets running Android and Google’s platform. What do you need to know about this addition to wearable tech? Check out this review by SoldierKnowsBest from YouTube.


Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Provide Keynote Presentation at 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

By Savoy Staff     March 20th, 2014

Acclaimed businessman, humanitarian and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson will share insights into current issues and events, based on his 30-year journey toward becoming the number-one brand in Urban America, at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show this May. Mr. Johnson will address attendees at NRA Show 2014 on Sunday, [...]


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 [...]


Jenell Ross: Automotive Trailblazer by Design

By Edward Cates     March 20th, 2014

Savoy Winter 2013 Cover Story by Edward Cates
Following in the footsteps of a trailblazing father is not a daunting task if you are Jenell Ross, President of Bob Ross Buick, GMC, Mercedes Benz and Fiat based in Centerville, Ohio. Jenell’s meteoric success as an auto dealer has come from hard work and her ability to channel a deep seeded commitment to honor her parent’s contributions to the automotive industry and community.

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Thompkins Marketing Indie Artist George Tandy, Jr. Reaches Top 5 on Billboard Charts

By Savoy Staff     March 18th, 2014

Thompkins Marketing is proud to announce that indie artist, George Tandy, Jr. and his new single, “March” has successfully arrived to the Top 5 of Billboard establishing itself as a breakthrough radio hit. As an indie music release, “March” is moving across radio airwaves like a major release with its recent surge in chart action [...]


50 Cent Debuts First Songs Off Animal Ambition

By Savoy Staff     March 18th, 2014

World-renowned Grammy winning rapper, 50 Cent, will debut the first two songs off his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, today.  “Hold On” and “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It” will be available exclusively on iTunes, and the accompanying music videos will also premiere today at 10am ET and 4pm ET respectively on VEVO. Additionally, Revolt, MTV & [...]

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