Black Heritage Festival 2011

By Savannah Tribune | February 16, 2011

Mrs. Amelia Platts Boynton Returns Home to Savannah

By | February 16, 2011

Mrs. Amelia Platts Boynton now 99 years old and one of Savannah’s greatest civil rights heroes will return to her hometown February 17 – 20 with a full schedule of activities. The Ralph Mark Gilbert “Georgia’s Official Civil Rights Museum in conjunction with St. Phillip Monumental AME Church, and Gateway Educational Foundation will bring Mrs. Boynton to talk with students … Continue reading “Mrs. Amelia Platts Boynton Returns Home to Savannah”

The Savannah Tribune Salutes Black History Month

By | February 16, 2011

Hosea Lorenzo Williams was a United States civil rights leader, ordained minister, and later a politician. His famous motto was “Unbought and Unbossed”. Williams was born in Attapulgus, Georgia on January 5, 1926. After a stellar military career, he earned a high school diploma at age 23, then a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree (both in chemistry) from Atlanta’s … Continue reading “The Savannah Tribune Salutes Black History Month”

Savannnah Black Heritage’s Festival Day a “Grand” Success

By | February 16, 2011

The Savannah Black Heritage Festival’s Grand Festival Day was a huge success! Presented by Savannah State University (SSU) and the city of Savannah, Grand Festival Day is considered the highlight of the annual heritage celebration and packed with family-oriented activities that included a health fair, youth talent showcase, workshops, vending, a concert and more. R&B recording artist Donell Jones – … Continue reading “Savannnah Black Heritage’s Festival Day a “Grand” Success”

The State of African American Youth: A Town Hall Meeting

By | February 16, 2011

The#BlockParty Movement presents The State of African American Youth: A Town Hall Meeting featuring Mr. Roland S. Martin on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00pm. in Savannah State University’s Tiger Arena. The event is sponsored by the SSU Office of the President, CLASS, COBA, COST, and Student Government Association. It is meant to discuss the POSITIVE as well as challenging … Continue reading “The State of African American Youth: A Town Hall Meeting”

Esperanza Spalding Wins Grammy for Best New Artist

By | February 16, 2011

Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy for Best New Artist at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Spalding comes as a breath of fresh air among this year’s pop talent. Primarily known as a jazz bassist, the Portland, Ore., native has been a professor at Berklee College of Music. Last March, The Savannah Children’s Choir presented Esperanza Spalding as their 2010 Artistin Residence. She … Continue reading “Esperanza Spalding Wins Grammy for Best New Artist”

What Is the Tricentennial Plan?

By | February 16, 2011

The Metropolitan Planning Commission is launching a communitywide evaluation of the Tricentennial Plan. Throughout the Spring, citizen committees will meet to determine whether the current Plan (adopted in 2006) adequately addresses the issues of community health, climate change, childhood obesity and energy sustainability. Please join MPC Chairman Shedrick Coleman, Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis, Mayor Otis Johnson, School Board … Continue reading “What Is the Tricentennial Plan?”

Southern Region A. Philip Randolph Institute Conference Held in Savannah

By | February 16, 2011

The Southern Region A. Philip Randolph Institute Conference will be held Friday-Sunday, February 18- 20, 2011 at the Hilton Savannah Desoto. Registration fee is $100 and includes opening reception, luncheon and all conference materials. Friday is open to the public. Saturday midday luncheon and conference will have State Representative Al Williams as the keynote speaker. APRI Southern Luncheon only is … Continue reading “Southern Region A. Philip Randolph Institute Conference Held in Savannah”

Union Mission Names Frances Carter New President and CEO

By | February 16, 2011

The board of directors at Union Mission, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reducing homelessness throughout the greater Savannah area, recently named Frances Carter, Ph.D., M.S., the new president and CEO of Union Mission. Dr. Carter has served as interim president and CEO at Union Mission since July of 2010. “During her tenure with Union Mission, Frances Carter has demonstrated … Continue reading “Union Mission Names Frances Carter New President and CEO”

Regents Approve Forensic Science, Teacher Education Degree Programs at Savannah State University

By | February 16, 2011

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents (BOR) approved three, new degree programs at Savannah State University — a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with a concentration in Chemistry or Biology; a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Secondary Education; and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education. The Forensic … Continue reading “Regents Approve Forensic Science, Teacher Education Degree Programs at Savannah State University”