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100 Black Men of Savannah To Hold 22nd Annual Gala

By Savannah Tribune | April 18, 2018

The plight of minorities, especially African-American males, is well documented in social, econom-ic, education, and health data of our community and nation. On February 6, 2018, at Southwest Regional Library Auditorium, Phi Delta Kappa International Chapter 1219 presented the opportuni-ty for interested educators and the community to increase their awareness of how the programs and activities of 100 Black Men … Continue reading “100 Black Men of Savannah To Hold 22nd Annual Gala”

VSU’s Saleem Begins 2018 As Intern at Top Level of State Politics

By Savannah Tribune | April 18, 2018

Valdosta State University’s Haneefah Saleem spent the first three months of 2018 working directly with state senators and representatives at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, trading in lectures and homework for constituent issues and research on legislation that shapes government policy. Saleem, a political science major from Savannah, Georgia, was chosen to work full time as an intern in … Continue reading “VSU’s Saleem Begins 2018 As Intern at Top Level of State Politics”

Abrams Unveils Her Higher Education Policy In Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | April 18, 2018

Joined by Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D-VA), candidate for governor and former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams unveiled her higher education policy in Savannah last Saturday at Savannah State University. Stacey Abrams’ plan for Higher Education and Post-Secondary Pathways has four pillars: Graduating Without Debt; Strengthening Access to Post-High School Opportunities; Supporting Safe, Healthy, Inclusive Campuses; and Helping Students Prepare … Continue reading “Abrams Unveils Her Higher Education Policy In Savannah”

192nd Commencement At Savannah State Is May 5

By Savannah Tribune | April 18, 2018

Savannah State University’s (SSU) 192nd Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m., Tiger Arena. Approximately 400 students will graduate with associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during the ceremonies. The undergraduate commencement speaker will be Marion Orr, Ph.D., ’84. A Savannah native, Orr is the Frederick Lippitt Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Urban … Continue reading “192nd Commencement At Savannah State Is May 5”

Georgia Southern Announces Spring 2018 Commencement Speakers

By Savannah Tribune | April 18, 2018

Three influential Georgians will help Georgia Southern University celebrate the academic accomplishments of graduating students at the 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies. Georgia Attorney General To Speak To Statesboro Campus Graduate Students Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr will speak at the ceremony for graduate students on Friday, May 4, at 1 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse, 590 Herty Drive in Statesboro. Carr … Continue reading “Georgia Southern Announces Spring 2018 Commencement Speakers”

Savannah State University Holds Scholarship Gala

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Savannah State University’s (SSU) President’s Scholarship Gala was held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Net proceeds from the university’s premier fundraising event support student scholarships. With the theme of “An Intellectual Renaissance,” SSU celebrated the rich culture of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance while recognizing the scholars and community leaders of today. During the … Continue reading “Savannah State University Holds Scholarship Gala”

Savannah Civil Rights Legend Vanda Patton Passes At 79

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Vanda Trappio Patton, one of the legendary “foot soldiers” of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah, Georgia, died April 6, 2018, at 79, from age-related illnesses. Patton was among those African Americans in Savannah who at first were doubtful about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s unwavering commitment to the strategic use of nonviolence to end racial oppression in … Continue reading “Savannah Civil Rights Legend Vanda Patton Passes At 79”

Coastal Jazz Presents: Tribute to Duke Ellington

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Coastal Jazz Association (CJA) presents the Duke Ellington Tribute Concert featuring the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and special guest Melvin Jones, Sunday, April 15th at the The Harbor Ballroom, downstairs at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa from 5-7p.m. This is the biggest monthly concert of the year. Purchase tickets today, seating is limited. Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington was … Continue reading “Coastal Jazz Presents: Tribute to Duke Ellington”

Vaden Automotive Celebrates 50 Years and Grand Re-Opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet/Cadillac

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Vaden Automotive is celebrating 50 years in business and held the grand re-opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet and Vaden Cadillac Savannah last Friday, April 6th at 9393 Abercorn Street. Mayor Eddie De- Loach along with members from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries and the leadership from Vaden including President, Jane Vaden Thacher were in attendance. “This year … Continue reading “Vaden Automotive Celebrates 50 Years and Grand Re-Opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet/Cadillac”

66 Young Black Elected Officials Release National Agenda to Combat Police Brutality

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

The National Black Caucus of the Young Elected Officials Network released a new police brutality agenda. The Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network is a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation. The letter was signed by 66 young black elected officials. It calls for a jointed effort to end police brutality and gun violence. “If we are truly … Continue reading “66 Young Black Elected Officials Release National Agenda to Combat Police Brutality”