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Dave Chappelle Hosts Common’s AAHH! Fest in Chicago

By D. Janell Perry     August 28th, 2014

Comedian Dave Chappelle climbs aboard the AAHH! Fest train as this year’s host. Common is set to curate this year’s festival at Union Park in Chicago on September 21. The event will feature artists such as Common, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Lup Fiasco, MC Lyte, Lil Herb and a “special surprise guest” In coordination [...]

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Kevin Hart Pops the Question to Long Time Girlfriend

By D. Janell Perry     August 27th, 2014

Funny man Kevin Hart recently gave his long-term girlfriend Eniko Parrish a life changing birthday surprise. The comedic actor popped the big question during his lady’s 30th birthday shindig. During the celebration, Hart took to a microphone to make his surprise proposal; a video clip of the special moment was recorded. “Which is why on [...]

Motown Records KEM New Album

KEM Tops Multiple Charts With New Album Promise to Love Available Now

By Savoy Staff     August 27th, 2014

As soon as KEM’s fourth full-length album Promise to Love [Motown Records] became available on August 25th, it clinched number one on the iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart and the Amazon R&B Soul Chart. Moreover, the record soared to the Top 10 of the iTunes Top 200 and Amazon’s Top Albums Chart. It’s turning out [...]


BET Networks’ Award-Winning Comedy “Real Husbands of Hollywood” Returns for a Third Season This Fall

By Savoy Staff     August 22nd, 2014

BET Networks announces the “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” season three premiere on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Box office topper Kevin Hart is reunited with the smart satire’s all-star cast including Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Nelly, Nick Cannon and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams. The “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” season three premiere returns [...]

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Dr. Dre Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge From Apple CEO Tim Cook

By D. Janell Perry     August 20th, 2014

Celebrities, public figures and everyday citizens alike are all getting wetted up all for the sake of Lou Gehrig’s disease.   Officially named “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” it’s the newest attempt to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a debilitating condition that affects about 30,000 Americans each year between the ages of 40-70. Today, hip-hop’s [...]

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Kanye West to Work with Paul McCartney?

By Savoy Staff     August 18th, 2014

Kanye West has been secretly recording with music legend Paul McCartney. According to The New York Post, this collaboration could result in an album. The two musicians produced a song that has been reportedly titled, “Piss on My Grave.” No official comment from either artist has been made; however, Kanye was present at McCartney’s show [...]

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“YOLO” Added to the Oxford Dictionary

By D. Janell Perry     August 18th, 2014

The acronym “Y.O.L.O.,” which stands for “You Only Live Once,” has received one of the highest honors in the English language. Oxford Dictionaries, the component of the Oxford family that focuses on current English, revealed the newest words to be officially added to the ranks, and “Y.O.L.O” made the cut. There’s been many debates on [...]

Patti LaBelle Joins Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe for ‘American Horror Story’

By D. Janell Perry     August 18th, 2014

Legendary singer Patti LaBelle joins the cast of FX’s critically acclaimed series, American Horror Story. LaBelle will be the newest addition to the existing cast consisting of actresses Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates for American Horror Story Season 4. The new season focuses on the last American freak show and will [...]

Richard Harvey

Colonial Welcomes Veteran Lawyer Richard Harvey as Chief Compliance Officer

By Savoy Staff     August 14th, 2014

David Motley, President of Colonial’s banking and mortgage operations, has announced the addition of Richard Harvey as Chief Compliance Officer.  Harvey is a highly regarded financial services compliance professional with more than 25 years of experience in building bank compliance infrastructure to exceed regulatory expectations.  In his new position, Harvey will be responsible for further [...]

Charmaine Chapman and Dr. Donald Suggs

A Salute to Black Philanthropy in St. Louis

By Savoy Staff     August 12th, 2014

l to r:  Charmaine Chapman and Dr. Donald Suggs Philanthropy in the African American community is not a new concept. It has grown beyond providing a means of survival for loved ones to allowing African Americans to generously give to causes that benefit others. One of the most successful examples is in St. Louis, which [...]

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