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The Savannah Tribune, a pioneer among weekly newspapers, is one of the oldest African-American-owned and operated publications in America. Originally founded in 1875 as The Colored Tribune by Louis B. Toomer, Sr., Louis M. Pleasant and Managing Editor, John H. DeVeaux, The Savannah Tribune was in continuous publication until 1960 under subsequent owners, Sol C. Johnson followed by Wila Ayers Johnson.

This Savannah icon was revived in 1973 by Robert E. James, husband of the current publisher, Shirley Barber James. True to its legacy, The Savannah Tribune, through quality news coverage and state-of-the-art production, continues to serve as the medium of communication and instruction, as well as the journal which primarily chronicles the contemporary and historical life and activities of African-Americans in Savannah, Coastal Georgia and throughout the United States.

1805 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Ph. (912) 233-6128 FAX (912) 233-6140

The Savannah Tribune, Inc.
Shirley B. James –¬†Publisher

Tanya Milton
Vice President/Advertising Director

Tammy Williams
Managing Editor

Tirany Reeves
Senior Graphic Designer

Isaac Taylor – Multimedia Journalist and Staff Writer

A. Camille James – Education Editor

Rachelle J. Gregory – Staff Writer

Zyon D. Smiley –Staff Writer

Frederick D.Gregory – Staff Writer

Walter Moore – Sports Writer

Published weekly by The Savannah Tribune, Inc.
Deadlines for news releases and advertisements:
Fridays 12:00 noon

The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher.

Third class postage paid at Savannah, Georgia


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  • NNPA – Washington, D.C.

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