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Eddie Harrell, Jr. Named Vice President and General Manager of the Cleveland, Ohio Market

By Savoy Staff     March 10th, 2014

Radio One, Inc.announced that Eddie Harrell, Jr. has been named Vice President/General Manager of its Cleveland radio stations. Eddie joined the company in June 2011 as Vice President/General Manager of its radio stations in Columbus. He has had proven success in this market and is now taking on the challenge of the Cleveland Market. “Eddie [...]

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Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Berklee Doctorate

By D. Janell Perry     March 10th, 2014

The Berklee College of Music presented singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte with an honorary doctor of music degree. The musical icon was honored Thursday night during a concert tribute to him. Belafonte playfully stuck out his tongue after being presented the degree. Berklee students and faculty celebrated the life and music of Belafonte by [...]

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Idris Elba as Shere Khan in Upcoming ‘Jungle Book’ Remake

By D. Janell Perry     March 10th, 2014

Idris Elba is the final stages of negotiations to voice the tiger Shere Khan in the upcoming remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new CGI film will be Iron Man director Jon Favreau’s play on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless fable. Elba will be depicting the man-eating enemy of the movie’s [...]

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2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America Announced by Savoy Magazine

By Savoy Staff     March 10th, 2014

Savoy Magazine announced their 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in their 13th Anniversary Spring issue.  The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente graces the cover of the Savoy spring issue and [...]

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PG&E Establishes Standard With $2.3 Billion to Diverse Suppliers

By Savoy Staff     March 7th, 2014

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced that it spent $2.3 billion with diverse suppliers in 2013, accounting for 42.1 percent of its total procurement budget. This total represents an increase of $265.2 million from 2012. “Our focus on supplier diversity has given new opportunities to thousands of businesses, allowing them to grow and hire, [...]

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Weeksville Heritage Center Names Tia Powell Harris Executive Director

By Savoy Staff     March 5th, 2014

The Board of Directors of Weeksville Heritage Center has appointed Tia Powell Harris as the third Executive Director of Brooklyn’s largest African American cultural institution. Ms. Harris, who brings more than 20 years of experience creating, directing and promoting arts education and c for some of the most distinguished institutions in the country, will lead [...]

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Shawn Stockman of Legendary R&B Group Boyz II Men Fuses Fitness and Music with Groundbreaking ‘Beatbike’ Indoor Cycling Gym

By Savoy Staff     March 5th, 2014

Music and fitness lovers alike will find their oasis in Los Angeles at Beatbike Indoor Cycling Amphitheater, co-owned by music mogul Shawn Stockman of legendary R&B group Boyz II Men. Fusing high end cycling with cutting-edge music, luxury facilities, and empowering instruction, Beatbike isn’t just a gym—it’s an experience designed to create the results you [...]

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Taraji P. Henson Nabs New Role in Fox’s Hip-Hop Drama

By D. Janell Perry     February 28th, 2014

Fox’s new hip-hop drama Empire reunites a likely Hustle & Flow duo. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard team up once more to bring this new family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire to a television screen near you. Also starring in the drama is On Our Own star, Jussie Smollett. Henson [...]

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‘Yeezus’ Movie In The Making

By D. Janell Perry     February 28th, 2014

Kanye West isn’t finished dabbling in the film industry just yet. The musical phenomenon only scratched the surface with his American Psycho- Inspired short film, and now he’s ready to take a stab at filming once more. The short thriller began as a promo for his latest album Yeezus; however, it seems to have acted [...]

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50 Cent Parts With Interscope to Join Caroline

By D. Janell Perry     February 28th, 2014

50 Cent recently announced that after 12 years he is severing his ties with Interscope Records, as well as Eminem’s Shady/ Aftermath imprint. 50 has been expressing his frustration with the label regarding numerous issues over the past few years. The rapper signed a distribution deal with Capitol’s independent label Caroline, which may afford him [...]

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