Dark and Lovely Partners with Black Girls RUN!

By Savoy Staff     March 28th, 2014

Dark and Lovely, the #1 Hair Care Brand for Women of Color in the world, is excited to announce its partnership with Black Girls RUN!, as their exclusive beauty sponsor for 2014. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to become the leading resource and inspiration for generations of African-American women seeking to develop and [...]


Playtex Gentle Glide Teams Up with Musician Michelle Williams to Lead the Play On Movement

By Savoy Staff     March 28th, 2014

Playtex Gentle Glide is excited to announce the launch of the Playtex Play On Playbook campaign, a social media program celebrating confident women who laugh off life’s curveballs and persevere with grace. Women experience Play On moments every day, whether they are bouncing back from embarrassing stumbles, or not letting their periods stop them from having a [...]

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T.I. Joins Kevin Hart-Will Ferrell comedy ‘Get Hard’

By D. Janell Perry     March 26th, 2014

Rapper T.I. hopes to show off his comedy chops in the upcoming high-profile comedy Get Hard. Rapper T.I. tries his hand at comedy in an upcoming motion picture alongside A-List funnymen Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. According to Deadline.com, T.I. “will play Joaquin, Hart’s streetwise cousin who helps Hart prep Ferrell’s millionaire fraudster for prison.” [...]


Frank Ocean Works on Sophomore Album

By D. Janell Perry     March 26th, 2014

Grammy Award winning artist Frank Ocean shared a picture on his Tumblr account that gave fans something to get excited over. Ocean recently posted an image of him hard at work in the studio on his sophomore album, which was confirmed by celebrity photographer, Nabil’s identical post captioned, “Frank in the lab…Making sophomore album game.” [...]


Morgan Wootten Names McDonald’s All American Players Of The Year

By Savoy Staff     March 25th, 2014

Joe Wootten, Head Basketball Coach of Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, Va., (left) and Douglas Freeland, Director of the McDonald’s All American Games (right) recognize the 2014 McDonald’s All Americans Jahlil Okafor (left center) and Ariel Atkins (right center) as the 2014 Morgan Wootten Players of the Year at the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, March, [...]


Rihanna To Be Honored With The CFDA Fashion Icon Award At The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards In Collaboration With Swarovski On June 2nd

By Savoy Staff     March 25th, 2014

Rihanna will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski on June 2nd at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The Fashion Icon Award is given to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage. Rihanna joins the ranks [...]

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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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