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Angela Bassett Set to Make Directoral Debut for Lifetime Biopic

By D. Janell Perry     May 23rd, 2014

Angela Bassett is revealed as the director of the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. The upcoming film is expected to air on Lifetime as an original movie. This film will be the talented actress’s directorial debut. “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the [...]

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Michael Jackson Makes Top 10 History with Single

By D. Janell Perry     May 23rd, 2014

Michael Jackson makes history once again years after his passing. His duet with Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good” makes the late King of Pop the first artist ever to hold a top 10 Hot 100 hit in five separate decades. Jackson by passes musicians such as Whitney Houston, Madonna, Aerosmith, Barbara Streisand and [...]

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Lupita Nyong’o Joins Mexico’s ‘Sesame Street’

By D. Janell Perry     May 21st, 2014

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o joined Plaza Sésamo, the Mexican edition of the popular children’s show Sesame Street, earlier this week for a humorous segment celebrating laughter. “Hello, I’m Lupita. Today I want us to celebrate smile day,” Nyong’o says in Spanish. “Do you know how to laugh? Why don’t we laugh together? Ready, 1, 2, [...]

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Newly Launched Book by Eric McNeal Helps Teens and Young Adults Overcome Failure

By Savoy Staff     May 21st, 2014

Everyone loves to talk about their successes and bookstores are loaded with volumes about how to achieve success. Seminars and workshops teach people how to succeed at work, at love, at weight loss, at fitness, and at life in general. Experts are ready to tell you exactly how to live your life, from when to [...]

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Toyota’s James Colon Received Honorary Doctorate Degree From Grambling State University

By Savoy Staff     May 21st, 2014

Grambling State University (GSU) awarded James Colon, vice president of African American Business Strategy at Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 9.  It is the most prestigious degree the historically black university offers. Grambling recognized Colon for his commitment to diversity in the automobile industry and long-term support [...]

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Robin Roberts to Deliver Keynote at 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

By Savoy Staff     May 15th, 2014

The 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor of Good Morning America, will deliver a keynote address at the event on October 16, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Since becoming co-anchor in 2005, Roberts has helped Good Morning America win three consecutive Emmy Awards. She has also inspired millions of [...]

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Detroit–World’s Newest Fashion Capital?

By Savoy Staff     May 14th, 2014

Photo caption: Tara Hayslett models with cousin Gerald Hayslett at the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (MORC) Kohl’s Caregiver Fashion Show. She is one of some 8,000 caregivers in the MORC system that support 5,000 people with disabilities living in homes in the community. The fashion show is part of the 32nd Annual MORC Caregiver Appreciation Day, [...]

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Sprite and LeBron James Team up to Reward Dedicated Individuals Who Change the Game

By Savoy Staff     May 14th, 2014

For over a decade, LeBron James has made a massive impact on the basketball court, and this summer, he is partnering with Sprite to change the game off the court for four deserving fans. Through the Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James #ChangeTheGame contest, Sprite will award an aspiring musician, a visual artist, an entrepreneur [...]

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Spike Lee Adapts ‘She’s Gotta Have it’ into TV series for Showtime

By D. Janell Perry     May 9th, 2014

One of Spike Lee’s joints is being resurrected and adapted for the small screen. One of Spike Lee’s joints is being adapted to the smaller screen for fans enjoyment at the click of a button. Lee’s classic 1989 film, She’s Gotta Have It, has been picked up by Showtime network, and is currently being developed [...]

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MLT Celebrates 10 Years with a Gala Dinner and Performance by John Legend

By Savoy Staff     May 9th, 2014

MLT is celebrating its first 10 years of preparing high potential minority men and women for senior leadership positions in the private and public sectors with its inaugural gala on May 29, 2014  at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. The Gala will celebrate extraordinary senior leaders, who have made a transformational impact on their [...]

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