Savannah Music Festival Announces Grant From The Hearst Foundation

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

Savannah Music Festival (SMF) recently received a $75,000 Grant from The William Randolph Hearst Foundation in support of its Musical Explorers program. Developed in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), SMF’s Musical Explorers is a comprehensive music education program reaching more than 10,000 K-2 students and more than 325 teachers at schools throughout the greater Savannah area during … Continue reading “Savannah Music Festival Announces Grant From The Hearst Foundation”

The 2018 Savannah Black Heritage Festival Continues Through Sunday, February 18th

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

The Savannah Black Heritage Festival held Grand Festival Day last Saturday beginning with a Health Fair sponsored by WellCare. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 3pm to open the Grand Festival Day activities hosted by Magic Marc. The Annual Youth Talent Extravaganza featuring local youth talent, Young Authors from DEEP Center and the Line Dancing Seniors were a highlight. … Continue reading “The 2018 Savannah Black Heritage Festival Continues Through Sunday, February 18th”

Mayor DeLoach Delivers State of the City Address

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

City of Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach delivered his State of City address to a large crowd at the Coastal Georgia Center Monday night. More than 200 people filled the auditorium as the mayor touted the City’s accomplishments from 2017 and looked forward to the future. He began his speech talking about Public Safety. “A little over two years ago, when … Continue reading “Mayor DeLoach Delivers State of the City Address”

Savannah Chapter Elects “Top Lady of the Year”

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

Savannah Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. has elected Lady Omie Bradley Flournoy as its “Top Lady of the Year.” Lady Omie has been a member of Top Ladies for fourteen years. She currently serves as 2nd Vice President, Projects chair, chairperson of membership and as a member of Top Teens of America thrust. Lady Omie is a member … Continue reading “Savannah Chapter Elects “Top Lady of the Year””

Senator Lester Jackson Introduces Resolution to Rename Coastal Creek

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

Senate resolution 685, sponsored by Sen. Lester Jackson (D- Savannah), advanced through the Senate Urban Affairs Committee on last Wednesday. Senate Resolution 685 would rename Runaway Negro Creek in Chatham County to Freedom Creek.. The creek on Skidaway Island in Chatham County has had the controversial name for at least 100 years. In the 19th century, slaves were believed to … Continue reading “Senator Lester Jackson Introduces Resolution to Rename Coastal Creek”

Rep. Gilliard to Host Economic Empowerment Workshops

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) will host a series of economic empowerment workshops on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Savannah. The schedule for the workshops is as follows: * 10 a.m., Southwest Chatham Library: Georgia Dream Program; * 4 – 6 p.m., Con Ed Building: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. The Georgia Dream Program, … Continue reading “Rep. Gilliard to Host Economic Empowerment Workshops”

Women At The Table Presents A Discussion on Domestic Violence and “How I Made It”

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

On Sunday, February 18th at 5:00 pm, Women At the Table will feature a dynamic two- part panel discussion focusing on domestic violence and how a young black man from the streets of Harlem achieved success by becoming a master tailor. Our special guest Cheryl Branch, Executive Director of S.A.F.E. Shelter will speak and answer questions on the topic of … Continue reading “Women At The Table Presents A Discussion on Domestic Violence and “How I Made It””

SSU Students Attend Transportation Board Meeting

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

Five Savannah State University (SSU) students attended the 97th annual Transportation Re search Board meeting in Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018, with Roxana Javid, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil engineering technology. The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of transportation professionals, with more than 13,000 attendees – including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators and researchers from government, industry and academia. SSU … Continue reading “SSU Students Attend Transportation Board Meeting”

Presiding Bishop For The National Episcopal Church Preached And Honored A Saint Of Georgia

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

The life and legacy of a Saint in Georgia, loosening the bonds of fear, and experiencing the boundless love of Christ was celebrated when the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia hosted Fearless Faith, Boundless Love: Revival, on Saturday, January 20th. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, often called one of the best preachers in the Anglican Communion preached at two events. The first, … Continue reading “Presiding Bishop For The National Episcopal Church Preached And Honored A Saint Of Georgia”

Black Heritage Month Community Open House

By Savannah Tribune | February 14, 2018

On Sunday, February 25th, 2018 Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St. is offering FREE admission from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. for visitors to explore Savannah’s Black Heritage. This is a family-friendly event featuring activities for all ages. A Journey on the Underground Railroad: An interactive story telling session about an enslaved child escaping to freedom. Enslavement to Emancipation: … Continue reading “Black Heritage Month Community Open House”