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Wells Fargo Presents $3.3 Million Donation To The Thurgood Marshall College Fund At Its Awards Gala

By Savoy Staff     November 14th, 2014

During the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF’s) 26thAnnual Awards Gala, Wells Fargo announced a new $3.3 million financial investment to the organization, making the financial institution the largest corporate funder of TMCF. The black-tie Gala, held in Washington, DC last night, concluded the scholar leadership development conference for nearly 500 students from across the nation who attend publicly-supported Historical and Black Colleges and Universities [...]

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James L. Chappuis, MD, FACS, Founder of Westside Cultural Arts Center and Anthony Liggins Partner to Launch Collective One Gallery

By Savoy Staff     November 14th, 2014

Collective One Gallery, a contemporary art gallery dedicated to the collective expression and celebration of the arts and artists internationally, nationally, and regionally, announces its selection of Anthony Liggins as Creative Director and Partner.  As Creative Director, the artist is driving the vehicle for collaborations with artists from around the globe, overseeing all aspects of artist and exhibition [...]

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announces New Alliance with University of Phoenix to Give HBCU Students Access to Online Learning

By Savoy Staff     November 14th, 2014

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and University of Phoenix today announced an important new alliance that will allow students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to supplement their courseloads on-campus with access to certain course requirements online using the University of Phoenix online platform. University of Phoenix, one of the largest institutions of [...]

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Jamenda McCoy: Fashion Mogul for Pregnant Women

By Paris Clark     November 11th, 2014

When Jamenda McCoy, lawyer, wife, and mother was pregnant with her children she found it difficult to find maternity clothing. This sparked an idea in her to start a boutique that caters to pregnant women. Now five years later, this idea has turned into a profitable business on the south side of Chicago. Ms. McCoy [...]

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Le Cordon Bleu Congratulates Chef Daryl Shular as One of Two Chefs in the Country to Earn Prestigious Certified Master Chef (CMC) Designation in 2014

By Savoy Staff     November 10th, 2014

Following years of preparation and a grueling week-long exam, Executive Chef and Director of Education Daryl Shular of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta prevailed and on Nov. 2, earned the culinary industry’s highest honor, the designation known as Certified Master Chef (CMC). His achievement makes him one of 68 total chefs [...]

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Oakland Community Gathers For GradNation Summit, Forges Path To 90 Percent Graduation Rate By 2020

By Savoy Staff     November 10th, 2014

America’s Promise Alliance and Oakland Unified School District’s Office of African American Male Achievement today convened Oakland’s first GradNation Community Summit, with major support from AT&T Aspire. The conference focused on increasing graduation rates for boys of color, and will produce a community action plan outlining steps to achieve that goal. The Oakland GradNation summit is part [...]

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Allen B. West Named CEO of National Center for Policy Analysis

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named Allen B. West as CEO of the 31-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy think tank. West, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and former House of Representatives Member (R-FL), replaces interim NCPA CEO and President Dennis McCuistion, who was named to the position in [...]

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Hosts Award-Winning Leadership Institute in the Nation’s Capitol for Nearly 500 HBCU Students

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will come to Washington, DC to participate in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF’s) award-winning Leadership Institute – at the Washington Hilton, November 9-13, 2014. Every year, for the last 13 years, some of the best and brightest students attending publicly-supported HBCUs come together to participate in a professional development [...]

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PepsiCo Foundation Announces Three-Year Partnership With The Executive Leadership Council To Foster Black Leaders

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

The PepsiCo Foundation today announced that it is extending its relationship with the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) with a new three-year grant that will support the ELC’s Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS).  The PepsiCo Foundation will contribute $150,000 to fund the MLMS every year for the next three years, starting in 2015, for a total contribution of $450,000. This [...]

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Comcast and Walgreens Announce Partnership to Address Digital Divide in Florida

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

Comcast today unveiled a new partnership with Walgreens that will extend the reach of its Internet Essentials program to nearly 300 Walgreens Pharmacy stores in South Florida. The announcement took place at a special event at the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) where Comcast was joined by OYC founder and former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning to unveil details about [...]

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