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Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Nancy Wilson

By Savannah Tribune | December 19, 2018

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist died last Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, California. She was 81. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011 was influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars. Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little … Continue reading “Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Nancy Wilson”

The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Celebrates The Kiddie Kotillion and Beautillion 2018

By Savannah Tribune | December 19, 2018

On December 9th, The Elmore Theatre at Savannah State University was transformed into a “Winter’s Wonderland” as The Savannah Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. celebrated The Kiddie Kotillion and Beautillion 2018. The winners of the crowns and titles were Ms. Samaria Stanley and Master Ahmed Keen-Avery, Jr. Ms. Samaria Faith Stanley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. … Continue reading “The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Celebrates The Kiddie Kotillion and Beautillion 2018”

Savannah State Confers Three Honorary Doctorates On Alumni

By Savannah Tribune | December 19, 2018

During its commencement on Saturday, December 8, 2018, Savannah State University (SSU) conferred honorary doctoral degrees on three distinguished alumni. Annie B. Andrews ‘83 currently serves as the assistant administrator for Human Resource Management at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she oversees a strategic partnership between FAA leadership and human resource services for over 45,000 federal personnel across the … Continue reading “Savannah State Confers Three Honorary Doctorates On Alumni”

Savannah Native Honored By Black Women Film Network

By Savannah Tribune | December 19, 2018

The Black Women Film Network held their annual holiday party at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta on December 8, where over 500 film and television professionals convened to toast a year of excellence in Georgia’s production industry. The event recognized the work of several industry talent who were involved in hit movies and television shows filmed in Georgia. Among those … Continue reading “Savannah Native Honored By Black Women Film Network”

Woodville Unveils New Neighborhood Sign

By Savannah Tribune | December 19, 2018

The City of Savannah held a neighborhood sign unveiling for the Woodville neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. The neighborhood is located between West Bay Street and Louisville Road and bordered on the west by the Dundee Canal and on the east by Lynes Parkway. The new sign is located at the intersection of West Bay Street and Lissner Avenue. It was built … Continue reading “Woodville Unveils New Neighborhood Sign”

Sen. Kamala Harris Expected To Announce 2020 Intentions

By Savannah Tribune | December 12, 2018

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has never been known to pull-punches. Harris is viewed by those who know her as someone who’s “as tough as they come.” And, she knows that any bid for president in 2020 against the bombastic Donald Trump will take a bit of rhinoceros skin to deal with. “It’s a very serious decision,” Harris told MSNBC’s … Continue reading “Sen. Kamala Harris Expected To Announce 2020 Intentions”

At 92, “49” Still Getting His Just Due

By Savannah Tribune | December 12, 2018

At 92 years of age, Walter Bruce “49” Simmons, Sr. has done a lot for his family, his community and for his personal legacy. But the quiet demeanor with which he carries himself would cause one to neglect knowing the true essence of the man he is without sitting down with him and engaging him in conversation. Underneath the soft-spoken … Continue reading “At 92, “49” Still Getting His Just Due”

6th Annual Tybee MLK Parade and Human Rights Celebration

By Savannah Tribune | December 12, 2018

Tybee IS Savannah Beach!!! All are welcome! Savannah Beach will celebrate Dr. King’s 90th Birthday on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 2:00pm. The Parade Route will begin at 16th St. Walter Parker Pier and go to the Old School Cafeteria. Our theme is “All Life is inter-related in a single garment of Destiny.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Ann Levett, … Continue reading “6th Annual Tybee MLK Parade and Human Rights Celebration”

Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens With Choir Concert & Dance Performance

By Savannah Tribune | December 12, 2018

“Celebrating 30 Years of Black History, Culture and Art” is the central theme of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival scheduled for February 1-21, 2019. Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts are offered for all ages and interests throughout the celebration. Special programs and activities during this festival will serve as tribute to the late Westley W. … Continue reading “Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens With Choir Concert & Dance Performance”

Alderman Van Johnson To Serve As NLC Advisory Council Chairman

By Savannah Tribune | December 12, 2018

City of Savannah Alderman Van Johnson has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the NLC Advisory Board for the 2019 calendar year by National League of Cities’ (NLC) President, Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana. The Advisory Council is made up of past board members who are still in elected local office who provide advice and input to the … Continue reading “Alderman Van Johnson To Serve As NLC Advisory Council Chairman”