NAACP Youth and College Leaders Mobilize in Savannah

By | August 05, 2009

The case of Troy Anthony Davis, a likely innocent man on death row in Savannah, Georgia has inspired young people across the country to take action. Members from the NAACP Youth and College Division are convening in Savannah, this week for a “Savannah Summer Field Experience” to help save Davis’ life and to learn skills that will equip them to … Continue reading “NAACP Youth and College Leaders Mobilize in Savannah”

Savannah-Chatham County Schools Establish a New Record on AYP

By | August 05, 2009

Seventy-three percent, or 35 of the 49 SCCPSS schools made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress), according to the initial release of results by the Georgia Department of Education. That is an increase of 24 points from last year. The district exceeded the state-assigned comparison group of similar districts, in which 70% of schools met the AYP criteria, and also surpassed the … Continue reading “Savannah-Chatham County Schools Establish a New Record on AYP”

Beach Institute Hosts Artist Stacey Brown

By | August 05, 2009

On Sunday, August 9, 2009, the Beach Institute concludes its series, Images of Ourselves: A Contemporary View with an exhibit of works by Atlanta artist Stacey Brown. The solo exhibition of twenty new Savannah inspired works in cracked glass, collage and watercolor will be on display through October 3, 2009. The opening reception, sponsored by the Savannah Chapter of the … Continue reading “Beach Institute Hosts Artist Stacey Brown”

Sleep At Night, Part of the Healthy Lifestyle

By | August 05, 2009

The goal of this column and the goal of the Health Restoration 101 programs are to help to maximize your chances of living a longer, healthier life. Our programs are simple, comprehensive, well documented and easy to follow. Don’t let old habits rob you of your life. We’ve created – A New Formula For Health Success ! by Carolyn Guilford, … Continue reading “Sleep At Night, Part of the Healthy Lifestyle”

During ‘Immunization Awareness Month,’Neonatal care and vaccination go hand in hand

By | August 05, 2009

At first glance, the numbers are dispiriting: African Americans have 2.3-times the infant mortality rate as non- Hispanic white Americans. They are four-times as likely to die of complications related to low birth weight as Caucasian infants. These statistics from the Office of Minority Health paint a bleak picture, one that is further reinforced by the fact that African American … Continue reading “During ‘Immunization Awareness Month,’Neonatal care and vaccination go hand in hand”

The Telfair Pavilion Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

By | August 05, 2009

The American College of Radiology named the Telfair Pavilion at SJ/C a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the only one in Savannah and one of only seven in Georgia. The designation was awarded after a rigorous review of the Telfair’s imaging procedures, patient care, physician training and technologist education and experience. “This designation demonstrates to the patient that we are … Continue reading “The Telfair Pavilion Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence”

The 2009 Savannah Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced, Poster Unveiled

By | August 05, 2009

On Monday, August 3, the Coastal Jazz Association held a press conference at Blowin’ Smoke Restaurant, 514 Martin Luther King, Blvd., to announce the line-up for the 2009 Savannah Music Festival to be held on September 20-27, 2009. Among the performers will be pianist Mose Alison, saxophonist Grace Kelly, Ben Riley Trio, guitarist Jim Hall, and many others. Pictured above … Continue reading “The 2009 Savannah Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced, Poster Unveiled”

Gilbert to Keynote Law Legacy Breakfast

By | August 05, 2009

Mrs. Eloria Gilbert, widow of Ralph Mark Gilbert and long time friend and supporter of W. W. Law is the invited speaker for the W. W. Law Foundation Circle of Friends, W. W. Law Legacy Breakfast on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. at Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Annex. Mrs. Gilbert, a retired educator and civil rights … Continue reading “Gilbert to Keynote Law Legacy Breakfast”

Georgian to Attend Indiana Legal Institute

By | August 05, 2009

Thirty students, including Christopher William Kimbrough of Georgia, are participating in the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Summer Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. ICLEO is a program designed to assist Indiana minority, low income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in pursuing a law degree and a career in the Indiana legal community. Christopher William Kimbrough is the son of … Continue reading “Georgian to Attend Indiana Legal Institute”

Lowery, Poitier Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

By | August 05, 2009

President Obama recently named 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom. America’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. This year’s awardees were chosen for their work as … Continue reading “Lowery, Poitier Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients”