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2019 Oscars Present Diversity & Inclusion

By Savannah Tribune | February 27, 2019

Carter G. Woodson, an American historian and journalist, had a vision of a celebration for the Negro History Week. Now, 93 years later, African-Americans are celebrating Black History. The stars are rising and they’ve given homage to their mothers, grandmothers, enslaved ancestors, and mentors. Sunday at the 91st Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards Show, Regina King, Spike … Continue reading “2019 Oscars Present Diversity & Inclusion”

Woodville-Tompkins 4th Induction Ceremony To Be Held

By Savannah Tribune | February 27, 2019

Woodville-Tompkins High School Hall of Entertainment’s 4th Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Woodville-Tompkins High School. The Meet & Greet begins at 6:00p.m. and the program starts at 6:30. See any member for tickets! Inductees for 2019 are: Pauline Bailey, Mary Davis, Cardell Hall, Claretha B. Holmes, Elizabeth Kennedy Robinson, Roscoe Robinson, Jr., Dorothy Speed, … Continue reading “Woodville-Tompkins 4th Induction Ceremony To Be Held”

The 100 Black Men of Savannah Announces Its 2019 Scholarship Gala

By Savannah Tribune | February 27, 2019

Join the 100 Black Men of Savannah (www.100blackmensav.org) for the 23rd annual Scholarship Gala – an evening of elegance to raise funds for the community outreach programs, scholarships for deserving students and an opportunity to showcase what the 100 BMOS have been instilling into the community the past year — Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm … Continue reading “The 100 Black Men of Savannah Announces Its 2019 Scholarship Gala”

Eleanor Holmes Norton To Introduce Bill To Require Federal Agencies To Advertise with Black Press

By Savannah Tribune | February 27, 2019

Legendary and longtime D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping to accomplish what may not have been possible during the last Congress. Norton, who is in her 28th year in Congress, plans to reintroduce H.R. 7215 which would require all government agencies to report on expenditures for contracts for advertisement and other purposes. Her spokesman Benjamin Fritsch said this week … Continue reading “Eleanor Holmes Norton To Introduce Bill To Require Federal Agencies To Advertise with Black Press”

MLK, Jr. Association To Host Freedom Gala Dinner

By Savannah Tribune | February 27, 2019

Hardie Davis, the first African American elected mayor of the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County, GA, will be the keynote speaker for the MLK, Jr., Observance Day Association’s 2019 MLK Freedom Gala in Savannah. Also, The Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, Sr., often described as the dean of pastors in Savannah, will be honored with the association’s Humanitarian Award. The black-tie event will … Continue reading “MLK, Jr. Association To Host Freedom Gala Dinner”

Johnson Announces His Candidacy For Mayor

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019, Savannah Alderman Van Johnson announced his intention to run for mayor in the municipal election to be held in November. He filed his declaration of intent to raise campaign funds last Friday. Johnson began his announcement with “My name is Van Johnson and I want to be your Mayor!” He acknowledged, “This is not a decision … Continue reading “Johnson Announces His Candidacy For Mayor”

Historical Markers To Be Unveiled In Southside Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

A ceremony will be held Friday, February 22, to unveil one of four new historical markers in the White Bluff and Coffee Bluff area. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Crusader Center, 81 Coffee Bluff Villa Road, and is being celebrated as part of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. The festival is presented by Savannah State University … Continue reading “Historical Markers To Be Unveiled In Southside Savannah”

Women Sharing the Helm of Leadership to Move Our Community Forward:

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS), “Harnessing the Power of Collaboration on the issues of today and tomorrow,” will celebrate National Women’s History Month with a collaboration of leaders and advocates. The HCFS’s 2019 theme is “Women Sharing the Helm of Leadership to Move Our Community Forward.” The monthly first-Saturday forum will be held on Saturday March 2, … Continue reading “Women Sharing the Helm of Leadership to Move Our Community Forward:”

Abrams To Keynote Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Annual Heritage Dinner

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) will host their annual Heritage Dinner, to celebrate “Soldiers of Justice.” The event will begin at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 26th at the Georgia World Congress Center, featuring remarks from GLBC members, and dynamic keynote speaker, 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. The Heritage Dinner offers a … Continue reading “Abrams To Keynote Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Annual Heritage Dinner”

Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed Chairman Of Senate Urban Affairs Committee

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

Dr. Lester Jackson, Georgia State Senator (D- Savannah) has been appointed by the Senate Committee on Assignments to serve as chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs Committee for the 2019- 2020 Legislative Session. Jackson is one of four Democrats appointed to chair a Senate Committee. Dr Jackson will serve on the following committees: Education & Youth, Finance, Health and Human … Continue reading “Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed Chairman Of Senate Urban Affairs Committee”