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AME Church and Black Banks Launch New Partnership For Black Wealth

By Savannah Tribune | July 04, 2018

The Black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of Black people. When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, he had just launched the Poor People’s Movement, which quickly fizzled after his death. With this historic backdrop, the African Methodist Episcopal … Continue reading “AME Church and Black Banks Launch New Partnership For Black Wealth”

City Selects New Police Chief

By Savannah Tribune | July 04, 2018

City Manager Rob Hernandez today announced his appointment of Roy Minter as Police Chief for the City of Savannah. Chief Minter was selected following a nationwide recruitment conducted by the Mercer Group, Inc. Earlier this month four Police Chief finalists went through a series of interviews and meetings with key executive City staff, two citizens advisory panels and a law … Continue reading “City Selects New Police Chief”

Advance Voting Continues

By Savannah Tribune | July 04, 2018

Advance Voting for the 2018 General Primary Runoff Election commenced on Monday, July 2, 2018. Political party preference is required when voting in the General Primary Runoff Election. Advance Voting for the Primary Runoff will be held only at the Chatham County Voter Registration Main Office located at 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406. The Advance Voting Period … Continue reading “Advance Voting Continues”

Public Meetings Set for City’s Slight Tax Increase

By Savannah Tribune | July 04, 2018

The City of Savannah will hold three public meetings about the intended slight increase to the City’s millage rate. On June 28 City Council announced a .92 increase, taking the millage rate from 12.48 mills, adopted in 2017, to 13.40 mills. All concerned citizens are invited to attend the hearings at City Hall at the following times: July 5 at … Continue reading “Public Meetings Set for City’s Slight Tax Increase”

Black Women Rule In South Fulton, Georgia

By Savannah Tribune | June 27, 2018

In South Fulton, Georgia’s fifth-largest city, African American women are breaking barriers and making history. For the first time in American history, a black woman has been appointed to every lead position in the newly created city’s justice department. South Fulton, an Atlanta suburb, is a chartered city in Fulton County that celebrated its first year of cityhood on May … Continue reading “Black Women Rule In South Fulton, Georgia”

Hungry Club Explores Savannah’s Real Fireworks & Hot Topics

By Savannah Tribune | June 27, 2018

As we move into the annual celebration of America’s Independence, and the freedoms and values on which our democracy was founded, let us reflect on where we are presently and strategize on becoming “the change that we want to see.” To this end, the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will use its upcoming monthly Signature Roundtable and Open … Continue reading “Hungry Club Explores Savannah’s Real Fireworks & Hot Topics”

Council Approves Design Firm For New Arena

By Savannah Tribune | June 27, 2018

The City of Savannah City Council voted today to award the design contract for the new Savannah Arena to Perkins + Will. The $8,820,000 contract to Perkins + Will, an Atlanta-based company, includes the base building design, interior design, and construction administration for a new Savannah Arena. The Arena will be built on city-owned property near the intersection of Stiles … Continue reading “Council Approves Design Firm For New Arena”

Advance Voting for General Primary Runoff Election Begins on July 2, 2018

By Savannah Tribune | June 27, 2018

Advance Voting for the 2018 General Primary Runoff Election will commence on Monday, July 2, 2018. Political party preference is required when voting in the General Primary Runoff Election. Advance Voting for the Primary Runoff will be held only at the Chatham County Voter Registration Main Office located at 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406. The Advance Voting … Continue reading “Advance Voting for General Primary Runoff Election Begins on July 2, 2018”

Joe Jackson Terminally Ill With Cancer

By Savannah Tribune | June 27, 2018

After his own failed musical aspirations, Joseph Jackson help launches his children to international stardom in the 1960s and 1970s. He managed the Jackson 5 before the group left Motown and was rebranded as the Jacksons. Ultimately, the patriarch is responsible for the emergence of the biggest star in pop music history, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The … Continue reading “Joe Jackson Terminally Ill With Cancer”

Precious Gems Junior Debutante Cotillion Held

By Savannah Tribune | June 20, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the audience in King-Frazier Ballroom at Savannah State University was dazzled, by the talent, beauty, and graciousness of fourteen young ladies as they made their debut. The 19th Precious Gems Junior Debutante Cotillion was the culminating event of a two- year journey for these middle school scholars as Precious Gems sponsored by Moving All Races … Continue reading “Precious Gems Junior Debutante Cotillion Held”