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Agent of Change: Laurie Robinson Haden Makes Meaningful Connections

By Savoy Staff     March 26th, 2015

The seeds of a trail-blazing legal career were planted at an early age. “My father was a labor and employment lawyer,” said Laurie Robinson Haden. “He went to UNC Chapel Hill Law School in the 1960′s and was the only black in his graduating class. I would carry his briefcase to the door when he [...]

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John Page, Chairman of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

By Savoy Staff     March 26th, 2015

John Page, Senior Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer & Chief Legal Officer at Golden State Foods Corp., was appointed chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) board of directors, assuming his new role as chairman during the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Page joined ACC in 2000 and joined Golden [...]

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K. Michelle, Yolanda Adams, Estelle and Jussie Smollett to Perform on UNCF An Evening of Stars

By Savoy Staff     March 25th, 2015

Black-ish executive producer and star Anthony Anderson will return to host UNCF An Evening of Stars for the third consecutive year. K. Michelle, Yolanda Adams, Estelle and Jussie Smollett will perform. Estelle and Smollett will perform the special duet version of her single “Conqueror,” as seen on the hit FOX series Empire. UNCF An Evening of Stars, which has been [...]

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Universal Music Enterprises/Motown Celebrates the Artistry Of Marvin Gaye with Multi-Format Reissues

By Savoy Staff     March 24th, 2015

One of the most iconic singers of his generation, Marvin Gaye, “The Prince of Motown,” would have been 76 years old on April 2 of this year. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Gaye was cited for his “huge contribution to soul music in general and the Motown Sound in particular…[his] classic R&B [...]

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McDonald’s and Harlem’s Fashion Row Announce 2015 Lovin’ Student Fashion Design Competition

By Savoy Staff     March 24th, 2015

McDonald’s USA has joined forces with Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) to challenge college students to showcase lovin’ through fashion via the 2015 Lovin’ Student Fashion Design Competition. One grand prize winner will receive the opportunity of a lifetime – his or her limited-edition lovin’ line of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts will be displayed and distributed at HFR’s Shop, [...]

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Black Public Relations Society Of Los Angeles Hosts 2nd Annual Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards

By Savoy Staff     March 20th, 2015

The Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles (BPRS-LA), in conjunction with CBS Entertainment Diversity, celebrated four senior communications executives who have made significant contributions to the PR industry at the 2nd Annual Pat Tobin PR Excellence Awards.  The event was held on March 12, 2015 at CBS Studios Center in Studio City, Calif. Honorees included Roslyn Bibby-Madison, vice president of [...]

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partnering with Apple to Inspire the Next Generation of Talent

By Savoy Staff     March 20th, 2015

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Apple announced a partnership to identify, develop and harness talent from the nation’s community of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The over $40 million multi-year commitment from Apple is the largest and most comprehensive corporate investment ever given exclusively for students and faculty of four-year HBCUs. “Our partnership with [...]

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Great-Granddaughter of Booker T. Washington Shares Her Powerful Story

By Savoy Staff     March 19th, 2015

In addition to Women’s History Month 2015, this year marks 150 years since the end of chattel slavery in America, and 100 years since the death of Booker T. Washington—former slave turned famous educator, founder of Tuskegee University, and the most influential African-American leader of his time. In commemoration of these three significant events in American history, Booker T. [...]

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The Matrix: When to Lean In & When to Move On?

By Merle Vaughn     March 19th, 2015

I’ve written before about my strong belief that different is good. I also strongly believe that change is good. Need proof? Read my bio! In fact, it’s my opinion that the only real uncertainty comes when deciding when to make a change. In other words, how do we know when to “lean in” or to [...]

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Judge Nathaniel R. Jones: Keeping Justice and Fair Play in the Forefront

By Meta J Mereday     March 13th, 2015

From gaining recognition for his efforts towards ending school segregation in the northern United States to serving as an observer for the first democratic elections in South Africa; Judge Nathaniel Raphael Jones has a stellar career with an emphasis on diversity. “Diversity is important to America because it is a term that expresses the treatment [...]

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