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Larenz Tate talks ‘Love Jones’ sequel and discusses new show ‘Rush’

By D. Janell Perry     July 24th, 2014

Larenz Tate has joined the growing list of Hollywood actors moving from the big screen to the small screen. The 38-year-old stars on USA Network’s medical drama, Rush, as Dr. Alex Burke. His character is the “straight-laced” family man best friend to the lead character of the show. Tate opened up to reporter Chris Witherspoon [...]

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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 [...]

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“Hit the Floor’s” Jonathan McDaniel Releases Two New Singles

By Savoy Staff     July 23rd, 2014

Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel continues to inspire fans with his two new singles, “Like Me” featuring Bobby Luv, and “Dance Is on the House,” which debuted on the June 30 episode of “Hit the Floor” to 3.9 million listeners/viewers. McDaniel plays German Vega in the VH1 series currently in its second season. The rap artist/actor’s latest album “Born a S.T.A.R.” [...]

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Wendy Williams Executive Producer for Aaliyah Biopic

By D. Janell Perry     July 18th, 2014

Talk show host Wendy Williams revealed to fans through her Twitter account that she will be an executive producer for Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic, alongside Debra Martin Chase. Williams also announced that Alexandra Shipp will replace teen actress and singer Zendaya, who was originally cast for in the starring role of the late singer. Shipp, [...]

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Unlocking The Truth Gets Big Break

By D. Janell Perry     July 18th, 2014

A Brooklyn heavy metal band consisting of three teens from Flatbush just caught their big break. Unlocking The Truth, reportedly signed a recording contract with Sony. The group consists of 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins and 13-year-old Alec Atkins on bass. According to the NY Daily News, Unlocking The Truth’s Sony contract [...]

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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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Bermuda’s City Of Hamilton To Host The 40th Annual Conference Of Black Mayors

By Savoy Staff     July 11th, 2014

Bermuda’s Corporation of Hamilton has announced it will host the 40th annual Conference of Black Mayors Convention later this year. The event, which will take place on November 12 – 16, 2014, at The Fairmont Southampton, will convene the largest gathering of Mayors and local officials from around the world. Mayors from cities, towns and villages [...]

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NAMAD and Ally Financial Announce Financial Literacy Initiative

By Savoy Staff     July 11th, 2014

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and Ally Financial have teamed up to advance financial literacy and provide auto dealers with resources to further educate consumers and their employees. Introduced at the NAMAD 2014 Conference in Miami, the “Guide to Being Wallet Wise” is a free toolkit for use by dealers that aims to [...]

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Is it worth finding diverse leaders for your organization?

By Dwain Celistan     July 10th, 2014

In most organizations, the senior leadership is typically not diverse (meaning ethnic minorities or women).  In fact, the Fortune 500 has fewer than 10% diverse CEOs, and the number of diverse leaders in the senior most levels in most large organizations, across all industries, is also in the single digits.  As an executive recruiter who [...]

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