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JAMP – James Brown Academy To Appear At Black Heritage Festival

By Savannah Tribune | February 06, 2019

February 9, 2019, The James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (JAMP Band) will be featured in the live concert on Grand Festival Day during Savannah’s 30th Annual Black Heritage Festival. The concert will be held from 6-9 pm at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 Oglethorpe Ave. For those 18 years and older, an all-day admission bracelet for Grand Festival Day … Continue reading “JAMP – James Brown Academy To Appear At Black Heritage Festival”

ESSA: A Roadmap For Achieving Equity In Education

By Savannah Tribune | February 06, 2019

States are in the driver’s seat when it comes to improving their struggling schools. But how can we make sure they’re not taking the “path of least resistance” when it comes to this important work, risking the academic prospects for students of color. Building on the work done by Bellwether Education Partners, which conducted independent peer reviews of all 50 … Continue reading “ESSA: A Roadmap For Achieving Equity In Education”

The 30th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens With Poster Display

By Savannah Tribune | February 06, 2019

The 30th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival opened at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event included a program presented by the Earl T. Shinhoster Leadership Institute, with speaker Dr. Jamal Toure, and a special presentation to the Artists who, through the years, have produced the art, for the Festival’s posters. The Posters, … Continue reading “The 30th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens With Poster Display”

Dr. Benjamin Chavis Presents At W. W. Law Lecture

By Savannah Tribune | February 06, 2019

The 30th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival held their annual W. W. Law Lecture last Monday at St. Philip AME Church. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, was the lecturer. He also presented to students at Savannah State University. Dr. Chavis reminded the audience that the … Continue reading “Dr. Benjamin Chavis Presents At W. W. Law Lecture”

Participate Super Museum Sunday

By Savannah Tribune | February 06, 2019

Local museums including the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and the Beach Institute are gearing up for Super Museum Sunday, February 10, 2019. All three Telfair sites are also participating in the Georgia Historical Society‘s annual event, and are offering free admission from 12–4pm! For a listing of the participating museums visit: georgiahistoryfestival.org/ events/2019-supermuseum sunday/ or gastateparks.org/ SuperMuseumSunday

Hungry Club Forum Celebrates ‘A Potpourri of Soul’: Preserving & Making Black History

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will present its monthly Signature Roundtable and Open Forum on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room of the WBS YMCA. “A Potpourri of Soul: Celebrating, Preserving and Making Black History” will mark Savannah’s premiere community issues forum’s annual celebration of Black History Month. Although we should celebrate … Continue reading “Hungry Club Forum Celebrates ‘A Potpourri of Soul’: Preserving & Making Black History”

The Savannah Community Celebrates the Life of Howard Morrison

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

Howard Jackson Morrison Jr. of Savannah, Georgia passed away last Thursday, January 24th due to complications resulting from a stroke suffered on March 14, 2017, his 47th wedding anniversary. He was 75. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Mary Reynolds Morrison, his children Howard Jackson Morrison, III of Savannah, and Mary Morrison Moore of Atlanta, daughter-in-law Camille Warnell Morrison, … Continue reading “The Savannah Community Celebrates the Life of Howard Morrison”

NNPA Hosts 2019 Mid-Winter Conference In Orlando, Florida

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2019 Mid-Winter Training Conference kicked off last Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Hilton Orlando in sunny Orlando, Florida. The conference, themed “Innovation Training and Global Expansion of the Black Press of America,” included training workshops, panel discussions and presentations. Highlights included a luncheon address and fireside chat with former Tallahassee Mayor and 2018 Florida … Continue reading “NNPA Hosts 2019 Mid-Winter Conference In Orlando, Florida”

Savannah Branch NAACP Officers and Executive Committee Sworn In

By Savannah Tribune | January 30, 2019

The Savannah Branch NAACP held its first Mass Meeting of 2019 on January 27 at St. Paul CME Church, located at 1601 Barnard Street, Rev. Da’Henri Thurmond, Pastor. The Honorable Harris Odell, Judge of Recorder’s Court swore in newly-elected NAACP Officers and Members of the Executive Committee. The Savannah Branch Officers are: President Albert J. Scott, First Vice President, Richard … Continue reading “Savannah Branch NAACP Officers and Executive Committee Sworn In”

Savannah Black Heritage Festival Highlights W.W. Law, History

By Savannah Tribune | January 23, 2019

“Celebrating 30 Years of Black History, Culture and Art” is the central theme of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival scheduled for February 1-22, 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 a tribute to the late Westley … Continue reading “Savannah Black Heritage Festival Highlights W.W. Law, History”