Cedric “The Entertainer” Urges People with Diabetic Nerve Pain to “Step On Up” and Seek Relief

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

Award-winning comedian and actor, Cedric “The Entertainer,” is getting serious as part of a new program – Step On Up™ – which aims to educate people, including the more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes about painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or diabetic nerve pain, a common complication of the disease. The program, which was developed [...]


RLJ Entertainment Announces Launch Of UMC – Urban Movie Channel

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

RLJ Entertainment, Inc.,  created by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The RLJ Companies and Chairman of RLJ Entertainment, today announced the launch of UMC - Urban Movie Channel (“UMC”), RLJE’s proprietary digital channel.  UMC will feature urban-themed movies as an alternative to conventional subscription-based channels by showcasing the best drama, documentaries, comedies, horror, [...]


Kim Coles (Living Single, In Living Color) Kicks-off Third Season Of Bounce TV’s Stand-up Comedy Series Off The Chain

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

The third season premiere of Bounce TV’s popular, family-friendly original comedy series Off The Chain will be Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET, it was announced today.  Featuring some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene, for season three Bounce TV turns over the microphone to one comic per show and expands to an hour-long format.  Actress/comedienne Kim [...]


Daily Talk Show Just Keke, Hosted by Actress-Singer Keke Palmer

By Savoy Staff     October 17th, 2014

An influential voice of her generation at age 20, Palmer will bow as the youngest talk show host in television history. “Just Keke” will target millennials by covering a variety of topics including social issues, pop culture, fashion, relationships, celebrity interviews and more. The daily talker will feature an innovative set design with a heavy [...]

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Miss Mississippi 2014: Jasmine Murray

By D. Janell Perry     October 15th, 2014

Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray isn’t just using her platform to promote beauty and pageantry, but rather to encourage teens to make positive choices nationwide. The 22-year-old Mississippi State University student originally from Columbus revealed she hopes the Boys and Girls Club of America will one day adopt her platform, “13 Going on 30: Teaching Young [...]

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Carla Harris Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

By Savoy Staff     October 14th, 2014

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, has become Chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization comprised of current and former black CEOs, senior executives and board members of Fortune 500 and equivalent corporations. The focus of the organization is the development of global [...]

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Investing in Women’s Success at Every Level

By Erika I. Brown     October 10th, 2014

At Bank of America, it’s built into our values that we realize the power of our people. One very important way that we demonstrate that value is our efforts to recruit, develop, retain and promote women. We do so through rigorous talent and succession planning, performance management and individual development programs in place at all [...]


Pharrell Williams Drops New Visual for ‘It Girl’

By D. Janell Perry     September 30th, 2014

Pharrell teams up with prolific contemporary Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami for his new video “It Girl.” The visuals are fully equipped with 8-bit video game clips and anime footage, not-to-mention Pharrell flaunting his trademark hat in front of his virtual groupies. The single can be found on his latest album, G  I  R  L. 

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Aretha Franklin Covers Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”

By D. Janell Perry     September 30th, 2014

One of the greatest singers of the past century has taken on one of the greatest songs in recent years. Aretha Franklin covered Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for her upcoming project, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, which debuts October 21 under RCA Records. The 72-year-old singer’s new album will feature other covers [...]

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Kanye West’s New Album Reportedly Complete

By D. Janell Perry     September 29th, 2014

According to Theophilus London’s Instagram, he heard Kanye West’s new album “three time” along with a select group of associates. Although there hasn’t been a lead single, release date or even a title reveal, it sounds like the album maybe finished. London took to Instagram to relay the news through posting a picture of himself [...]

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